Bachelor Ben Recap: This little piggy

Bachelor Ben Recap: Episode 6 —

Raise your hand if you are thoroughly confused, yet completely satisfied after that head scratcher of an episode? I have yet to figure out if Caila really likes Ben, but I do know she suffers from all the feels. I’m too lazy to Google if “swimming with pigs in the Bahamas” is a thing. I’m inclined to think that ABC chose the much more affordable package where swimming with pigs replaces swimming with dolphins during hurricane season. Also, what kind of world do we live in when I feel sorry for Olivia and Leah is running around with her pants on fire? And when did lace swimwear and denim panties become this season’s statement necklace?

Thank goodness Ben is growing out his chest hair and Our Host Chris Harrison is still around to represent what mature swagger looks like. It’s nice to have some normalcy to combat the illusion that anyone knows what is going on this season.

The following information you are about to read is of personal opinion. However, if you or someone you liked on Instagram happen to personally know, sort of know, is friends with the Plexus peddler who is obsessed with Chip and Joanna Gaines like me and looks exactly like one of the contestants on the show…none of this is personal and I’m sure they are all lovely people.

Our episode begins where the last one left off: What is the fate of Olivia’s rose? Harrison has just summoned the bachelor to wrap things up at the cocktail party and Ben requests a private audience with Olivia far enough away from the other girls that they can’t hear what’s going on, but close enough that they can see hand gestures and facial expressions. Mama Amanda and Twin are taking bets that Olivia is a goner.

Ben opens his dialog with a vague statement: “I’m confused by the things being said.”

This is only the beginning, Ben. Buckle up.

Olivia compiles a hefty defense. She opens with the ever-popular “there’s a target on my back,” playfully reminding Ben that he’s somewhat responsible for how she’s been ostracized by the group. He does have a habit of tossing roses her way, including the first impression. But never fear! She’s totally got this. The girls hate her because she’s aggressive and they don’t know how to handle her confidence. Plus, she doesn’t like to do their hair or paint nails. She likes to read and think.

She wants to talk smart things.

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She garnishes the conversation with a few salty tears, a winning smile and an escort back to the group with her rose still in hand. Twin involuntarily rolls her eyes. Olivia tells the camera that she’s not going anywhere and everyone else can suck it. She will not be including this clip in her potential news anchor reel.

Along with Amanda, Lauren H. and Olivia, roses go to Caila, Lauren B. JoJo, Becca, Leah and Twin. Jennifer makes her way to the rejection limo. The girls are sad for a hot second, because Jennifer is a good girl who deserved Olivia’s rose. They get over it as soon as Ben announces the next stop on their journey to find love. Pack your bikinis, sunscreen and several candles in case the electricity goes out, because we’re going to the Bahamas! Hooray!

The ladies arrive at a random hotel that is not the Atlantis. Harrison pops in looking tan and handsome, smelling of sea spray, Caribbean rum and thrilling escapades. He delivers somber news — the dreaded two-on-one date will be arriving this week. But first, Caila scores the one-on-one.

This annoys Leah to no end. In case you forgot, Caila has been on a one-on-one date. Olivia has been validated three times with a date rose and Twin technically had alone time on the ride back home when Ben dumped Other Twin. She’s pissed and she’s questioning everything.

Ironically, I questioned Ben’s decision to saunter into the ladies’ hotel room wearing a gorgeous sky blue shirt blatantly open for all to see his budding chest hair. Tighten up, Ben. You look like a pirate.

Ben feels that he and Caila didn’t really get to visit during their first one-on-one because Kevin Hart, Ice Cube and Amos Lee were highly distracting. The camera cuts back and forth from Ben and Caila deep-sea fishing to Leah crying about life not being fair. Not only was she forced to sleep in the teeny, tiny bed that was wedged between the wall and another bed, but she feels like a fool for being there in the first place without ever having had any alone time with Ben.

Cut to Caila feeling great! She’s so petite, the fishing belt doesn’t even fit around her hips. How darling! Cut to Leah wiping her mascara away pondering why Ben would keep her here this loooooonnnnggg if he didn’t like hhheeeeerrrrrrrrrr. Over to Caila catching a big fish and kissing it! Back to Leah questioning why the universe would allow her to come on the show when she could have met Ben in a bar down the street from her house. Can’t he take a leap with her? Cut to Caila and Ben taking a leap off of their catamaran. What lovely editing. I hope the boys in the booth win an Emmy for this piece of television genius.

That night, Ben decides that there has to be more to Caila than holding her fishing belt and making out. He wants to see if she can be vulnerable. No one smiles that much and he needs to get to the bottom of this mystery. He broaches the subject by asking Caila how she would react if someone was struggling around her? She calls a spade a spade and counters with, “I feel a little put on the spot to be vulnerable right now and I don’t want to do that.” Ben handles the moment with grace. He specifically asks, “Do you think I’m the one for you?”

Caila:  I feel like I love you. Don’t know why I feel I can’t share. Maybe it’s because I feel like I’m not ready. Your greatest fear is feeling unlovable and my biggest fear is I will hurt you.

Here’s what we learned when we passed around the feeling stick:

Ben — feels confused
Ben — feels he needs to know EXACTLY what Caila is feeling
Caila — feels her mind is feeling different from her heart
Ben — feels confused again
Caila — validates Ben’s feeling of confusion
Lincee — feels that saying “feel” over and over doesn’t necessarily confirm you feel anything
Ben — feels like he’s willing to sit and talk until he understands the feels
Caila — feels she is falling in love because she feels like she’s understood
Lincee — feels that Caila’s definition of love is abstract
Caila — feels that she is a confusing person
Lincee — feels that Caila just made sense for the first time in 10 minutes
Caila — feels that Ben wants to be loved
Lincee — feels like saying, “Duh.”
Caila — feels that she wants Ben in her life
Caila — feels that Ben makes her happy
Ben — feels that the most attractive quality about Caila is that she’s confusing
Ben — feels that in the weirdest way possible, this was the best date of his life
Lincee — feels that everyone is slowly suffering from sun stroke
The ABC Intern — feels that Lincee is right and forces the contestants to hydrate more
Ben — feels he should give Caila the rose
Caila — feels that she wants to give a rose to Ben too
Lincee — feels that this date is a lesson in double talk
Ben — feels he should whisper “come here” to Caila
Lincee — feels that she might swoon
Lincee — feels she should share this GIF with the IHGB community

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Flight Attendant Lauren B.
Lauren H.

As the names are rattled off one-by-one, it’s clear to Twin that she will be tackling the two-on-one date with Olivia. Olivia isn’t scared at all. Even though she’s the exact same age as Twin, she compares her to a tiny bird and is annoyed that she will have a small child tagging along on her date with Ben. Twin calls Other Twin to share the juicy news. Other Twin siphons some Wonder Twin power through the phone, insisting that there’s no need to send the monkey. Twin’s got this.

The group date girls slip into their lace-themed bikinis, denim panties and silky robes that are doubling as swimsuit cover-ups. Ben tricks them into thinking they are going to chill on a boat and drink rum all day long. Untrue. They are actually going to swim with dolphins, manatees, stingrays, PIGS! It’s easy, really. All you have to do is dangle a hot dog in front of them and they will swim up and eat it out of your hand! If you want them to go away, simply cross your arms over your chest. Who wants to pet Peppa?

Much like the Super Bowl, this entire idea was a hot mess. It was a Cinemax version of Lord of the Flies. Pigs were jumping onto scantily clad women even though their arms were in the official submissive pig position. Several were emotionally scarred and will probably never feel the same about eating bacon again. Even JoJo was attacked for wielding the bucket of hot dogs. At first I thought the pigs were crazy because random tourists ventured out to Pig Island to feed them remnants of their fallen brothers and sisters. I guess that’s why Ben shouted on more than one occasion, “These are CHICKEN hot dogs.”

If we compare the date to the sloppy Super Bowl game, we can use context clues and assume an entertaining halftime show was conveniently edited out. Surely there was a little “Uptown Funk” going on between Lauren B. and Ben. Why else would all the girls behaved the way they did? Talk about a mood swing. This was more like a mood theme park.

A lesser man would have blamed swine flu and ignored the icy glares. Not our Ben. He decides to address the misfires and starts with Leah. One might guess that Leah would handle herself like a pearl before the aforementioned swine. One might be wrong.

Leah peppers Ben with a list of WHY questions. Why didn’t he give her the one-on-one date? Why am I the group date groupie? Why is Lauren H. wearing a doily bathing suit? Why don’t you like me? Why am I here? Why can’t I stop touching my hair? Why does Mama Amanda say “like” so much? Why are you so cute?

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Ben asks her to stick with the date and just have fun. Who cares if the pigs have formed a protective barrier around the edge of the island and everyone is forced to get crotch rot as they bob in the water with pool noodles all afternoon long? Life is an adventure to be lived!

Becca is the first to score some dry, on-land alone time with Ben. He asks how she is feeling and Becca launches in with the inevitable, “It’s clear you have a connection with Lauren B. Today messed with my head.” He thanks her for her honesty and rewards her with a kiss. The same goes for Amanda. He wants her to “stay that girl” that he was attracted to before he accidentally ruled the world with Lauren B. earlier in the day. She agrees to not only do that, but also commits to wearing her signature off-the-shoulder blouses. Leah is next in line to sit with Ben on the confessional couch.

Remember that scene in Friends when Phoebe eats the end of Chandler’s sandwich because the babies want meat? And Joey comes up to her holding two steaks saying, “If you’re going to do something wrong, do it right!”

Leah makes the decision to out-Olivia with her illusions of grandeur. She informs Ben that Lauren B. is basically not here for the right reasons. In one afternoon, she becomes fluent in the language of BS and starts flinging it everywhere. The producers rush to grab Lauren B. so she can interrupt Leah before her nose grows even longer.

Ben immediately tells Lauren B. that someone on the date told him that she’s not the same in front of him as she is in front of the other girls in the house. Lauren is crestfallen and heads to the other girls to cry it out. Leah walks in and innocently asks what is up with Lauren B’s tears and how did she know to wear waterproof mascara? Lauren fills her in. Leah’s responds without a beat, “I didn’t say anything.”

She knows that a camera is on her, right?

Psssst, Leah. WE CAN BOTH SEE AND HEAR YOU. You do not have the power of invisibility. Did the ABC Psychotherapist miss her flight from Mexico City? Shouldn’t the ABC Intern have some of the happy pills to pass around in emergencies like these?

Amanda gets the rose. It was a safe choice. Later, she rubs the Twin’s arm as she and Lauren B. do the math to figure out who spread such a vicious lie. Crazy – Olivia = Leah.

Meanwhile, Leah marches over to Ben’s suite and proceeds to bash Lauren B. for another 20 minutes. Ben sees right through the charade and puts the kibosh on all the gossip. He tells Leah that there’s something missing (integrity) between them and that he hasn’t felt the spark since day 1. It’s time to say good-bye. He’ll walk you out.

Leah tells the camera that she didn’t see that coming. Oh Leah. Take two Zoloft and call Olivia in the morning.

Sweet, adorable, f-bomb-loving Twin goes full Pocahontas with her date attire. She shimmies into a Native American-themed fringe bikini top, white denim panties and her negligee robe. Her fake eyelashes are fierce, her pink lip gloss is flirty and her hair is fabulous. Olivia takes one look at Twin’s wardrobe and opts for a natural look. She puts on a modest, lace-inspired royal blue one piece and jorts. Her make-up is minimal. It’s the quintessential, “One of these things is not like the other. One of these things will be left on an island.”

Ben takes the ladies out onto a boat with gale force winds pushing at least 50-miles-per-hour. Ben begins shouting something to the girls about what a wonderful date he has planned, but I can’t make out what he’s saying due to the roar of the sea. I assume they are going to learn how to categorize hurricanes.

The boat pulls up to a tiny island. I prepare myself for aquatically proficient pigs. They never arrive. The girls use Ben as a shield as they make their way up onto the beach. The ABC Intern’s four-poster bed was clearly swept away. All that’s left is a beach towel held down by rocks and a rose bolted to a piece of driftwood.

Ben wastes no time stealing Olivia away first. She has wisely used the hair tie on her wrist to tame her wayward locks. Poor Twin is left to fend for herself, crying under the relentless effects of her weave whipping into each cornea. Ben pulls Olivia behind a dune. She proceeds to tell him that she’s totally cool with people hating her, she’s an introvert, she’s at peace with who she is, she’s in tune with her body, she’s strong and confident, she likes news, politics, religion and deep intellectual things are her jam. From the moment she met Ben, she knew he was the one. She’s in love and will kiss him now.

Olivia claims it was the best conversation EVER. I wonder if she actually heard Ben say anything or if she was listening to the voices in her head?

Twin drinks Olivia’s Kool-Aid and dominates her time too. She wants today to be the beginning of their journey, she wants Ben to know that she is in this to win this, she was to be more vulnerable, she knows she has a lot of growing to do and she wants him to watch her grow!

Someone get the woman a hair tie. Please. It’s annoying everyone, including Ben. She thinks she looks like this:

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…but she really looks like this:

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Ben thanks both ladies for not hating him for dragging them out into the middle of a hurricane. The ABC Intern politely reminds them that they all signed a contract, promising to not hold ABC responsible for any bodily injury or death that may occur on the show. With that said, it’s time to land this plane so they can all take cover.

Ben grabs the rose and Olivia and walks her away from Twin. Through heavy winds and rain, he tells Olivia that he can’t reciprocate her feelings of love. She’s actually speechless in that moment. Ben wanders over to Twin, gives her the rose and hightails it back to the boat, leaving Olivia literally sinking in the sand at the edge of the water. One courageous helicopter pilot braved the weather to capture the money shot of Olivia standing lonely on the island as the production crew huddled together under a tarp near the edge. Kudos to the Intern for tossing a few rose petals into the water to make the moment more poignant.

Our Host Chris Harrison arrives at the rose ceremony green room. All the girls are shocked to learn that there will not be a cocktail party tonight. They will have to get their free booze and clarity elsewhere. Amanda, Caila and Twin wait patiently as Ben easily hands out roses to Becca, JoJo and Lauren B.

Lauren H. is sent home. She holds it together for the most part. I don’t think she did anything too terrible that will hinder her from securing a nice kindergarten teaching job at a school districts a few counties away from where she used to teach. Maybe she’ll find a nice boy at Tanner and Jade’s wedding on Sunday night? Who knows?!

What did you think of this episode? Did you expect Olivia to go home? Why was Leah such a liar? And who are your final picks? Remember, THIS IS A NO SPOILER ZONE!

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February 9, 2016 12:19 pm

Fabulous as always, Lincee! My final picks are Lauren B. (can we finally call the lone survivor of the Lauren pack just “Lauren” now?), Amanda, and JoJo. I think he’s got the hots for Caila but her behavior on their last date planted some fatal seeds of doubt in his mind.

I was so proud of Ben last night for seeing through Leah’s nastiness. I actually stood up and cheered when he politely sent her packing. I think he’s the most down-to-earth of all the bachelors I’ve seen on this show. He appreciated how bizarre it was to be on one date with multiple girls he cared about and went out of his way to reassure them. He’s darling. I can’t even process my feelings about the pig date. Bless the heart of whomever planned that one.

Favorite lines: “It was a Cinemax version of Lord of the Flies. Pigs were jumping onto scantily clad women even though their arms were in the official submissive pig position. Several were emotionally scarred and will probably never feel the same about eating bacon again.”


“Crazy – Olivia = Leah.”

Thanks for the laughs, Lincee. You brighten every Tuesday!

Kari K
Kari K
February 9, 2016 1:10 pm

“Crazy – Olivia = Leah.” – Yeah, this was a close second favorite for me.

And I agree with you on him seeing through some of the BS with these girls. He’s such a doll.

Kari K
Kari K
February 9, 2016 12:19 pm

Oh I couldn’t wait for this one to come out today. They gave you soooo much material to work with. Alas, as much as I can’t stand Oblivia, she was entertainment for her lack of introspection. Poor guy didn’t get a word in edgewise with her.

So many good lines this time, but this one’s my favorite! “Oh Leah. Take two Zoloft and call Olivia in the morning.”

Good stuff as usual, Lincee!

February 9, 2016 2:50 pm
Reply to  Kari K

Oblivia!!! Love it!

February 9, 2016 12:26 pm

Okay — was it just me or did this seem like Budget Bachelor? I mean we’ve had Tahiti, Fiji, London, France, but these gals get the Bahamas? Really — and not even Atlantis (as you mentioned).
And then the swim with the pigs because …. that’s a thing? Right?
And we get the mini boat to face the hurricane winds to go to a tiny spit of land for the two on one?
I don’t know — maybe the Bachelor franchise is saving all their money for the big Bachelor 20 extravaganza.
But let’s all take a moment and realize that we’ve lost Olivia — my personal favorite crazy and Leah, an up and coming crazy. I think we’ll see one or both before the season is over. One can only hope!!

Erin D
Erin D
February 9, 2016 10:35 pm
Reply to  Mary

I’m with you! Is this a terrible new trend where Bachelor Nation doesn’t pony up the money to take everyone to exotic, far-flung locations? Poor Kaitlyn & co. spent the WHOLE TIME in Ireland last season. Ireland’s a great place, don’t get me wrong, but it doesn’t compare to previous seasons’ extravaganzas!

Quilting Hottie
February 10, 2016 8:22 am
Reply to  Mary

And in HURRICANE SEASON, no less. There is definitely a budget crisis in Bachelor Nation.

February 10, 2016 3:35 pm
Reply to  Mary

Budget Bachelor has been slowly happening over the last couple of season. Some of the dates are downright awful.

Cindy S.
Cindy S.
February 9, 2016 12:29 pm

Crotch rot….HAHAHAHA. I cracked up over there.

Yes, not only do they never have tissue around, they don’t have elastic bands for the hair in the wind.

I would LOVE to swim with pigs!!

Cindy S.
Cindy S.
February 9, 2016 12:30 pm
Reply to  Cindy S.

Cracked up over THAT.

February 9, 2016 4:53 pm
Reply to  Cindy S.

The crotch rot line. Best one this week.

February 9, 2016 12:30 pm

I love how you always describe Chris! I was so happy that Olivia went home. I couldn’t believe that Leah threw Lauren B. under the bus like that. I mean, it came out of no where for me. I was so glad when Ben saw through her BS and sent her packing in the gentlemanly way that he did. I am excited to see who the final two are! Just from what I have seen, my final picks are Lauren B and Amanda. It seems like they have the best connections. Caila seems to be too shifty and I don’t see him as taking that chance with her. I love Becca, but I don’t know that she will make it til the end. Thanks for the awesome recaps! I look forward to these every Tuesday! Will you be recapping the 20 year celebration on Sunday?

Rolo Tomasi
Rolo Tomasi
February 9, 2016 12:36 pm

Anyone else think Olivia is 28 and not 23? Not that it matters but 23 seems like a trying to maximize my on air time potential as opposed to reality based.

This year seems a bit producer based, even more so than usual. Olivia is saved only to be cast off on some storm ravaged island for the sake of the Twin who at this point has really done nothing and for all intents and purposes has a career as a Twin and lives in the bedroom next to her sister at mom’s place. Leah realizes she is going nowhere so a producer tells her to try to sabotage the obvious favorite in exchange for a future spot on Bachelor Pad. She puts forth some weak effort slamming LB that isn’t corroborated by anyone. The production crew throws together LB crying and Peter Brady speaking vaguely about some doubt in the back of his mind so now she can’t appear to be a slam dunk.

Did anyone get a like count on Amanda this week? Last week she had to be in like the 50’s but this week she like wasn’t on screen as much so maybe more like 20 but like I could be off. Amazing. Like amazing.

February 9, 2016 1:42 pm
Reply to  Rolo Tomasi

YES. I have thought Olivia looks a lot older this whole time. Maybe even early 30s…I am 42 and I looked 23 when I was 23 not 34.

February 9, 2016 4:13 pm

Olivia looked so much better/younger when she didn’t have all that eye makeup on.

February 13, 2016 10:01 am
Reply to  Rolo Tomasi

I think we gave Olivia too much credit for being mature because she looks older – but her age explains her behaviour. She was aware when she put her foot in it with the Teen Mom comment and tried to apologize, but I think her only exposure to children was that show, so she related childcare issues to Teen Mom. Something a 23 year old would do! By the time Olivia is 30 she will be as awesome as she thinks she is. Our impression of her is highly biased by cruel post-production.

February 9, 2016 12:50 pm

The pig date was one of my favorite dates ever. Had to back it up and watch a couple more times. Loved it. Did you notice Lauren teacher seemed to know about Leah’s visit to Ben? I thought that looked fishy

February 9, 2016 2:55 pm
Reply to  baseballmama

I thought that was odd too, but I doubt Leah told Lauren H. that she was going to trash talk Lauren B. the whole time — probably just that she needed more time with him. Soooo glad Leah was sent home.

February 9, 2016 12:53 pm

I can’t believe no one is talking about the trailer for the final episode…..does he pull a Mesnick?? It looked intense!! Possibly the MOST DRAMATIC ROSE CEREMONY EVER?? 🙂

February 9, 2016 1:44 pm
Reply to  Zandi

I always fast forward through the previews so I’m surprised when watching the show – sorry! 🙁

February 10, 2016 6:52 am
Reply to  Zandi

Zandi, I was screaming at the TV, “He is pulling a Mesnick!” during the previews. Should be interesting to say the least.

February 10, 2016 1:33 pm
Reply to  UALass

Totally agree – he pulls out his cell phone and calls the first girl back?! Amaazing

February 11, 2016 11:15 am
Reply to  Kaitlin

OR…is the editting just so good that he makes a call to his “siser”..(does he have one?) just before the final 2 arrive to say he’s made a decison, get some last minute advice, pep talk….. I was trying to recall if Ben has said anything that might hint at what happens during his talk shoe circuit, but I think he has only mentioned the season in the briefest of comments….
This was the first indication that thing might not go as planned……

February 9, 2016 12:57 pm

Oh Lincee, you never fail to make me laugh out loud! This episode was worthy of a few rewinds in my book but the best one of all was at the very end when JoJo was chasing “the bat”. Did you see this? Becca huddled against the wall trying to not pass out from laughing so hard, Caila calmly just chillin’ on the couch and then the realization that it was just a giant moth. Priceless.

On Saturday a video about pigs swimming at a beach in the Bahamas started showing up on my newsfeed…well played, ABC Intern. This may have been your best trick yet.

2 on 1–Twin had a hair tie on her wrist. Somethings just can’t be explained…

The Friends reference was on point, as was the Pocahontas picture and the use of the runway GIF not once, but twice.

Best moment from the recap- ” Tighten up, Ben. You look like a pirate.” He really is better than that; I just had to shake my head.

Becca is my top girl, always has been and always will be (I just hope he sees it too). I think JoJo’s stealing a piece of his heart as well as Amanda and Lauren B. I am already heartbroken for our boy on the final episode, he is so torn and he has all the feels! This is going to be “the most dramatic ending yet”!

February 9, 2016 10:25 pm
Reply to  SueAnn

Yes! I saw the hair tie too! Glad someone else noticed. Clearly she rather have the gusts of wind covering her face with her hair than use it!

February 9, 2016 12:58 pm

Twin actually had a hair tie on her wrist! I could not figure out why it wasn’t being used.

February 9, 2016 1:00 pm

I think the best line to sum up this episode is “Come at me, bro”… I can’t believe you didn’t mention that completely embarrassing cringe worthy moment.

February 9, 2016 1:03 pm
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February 10, 2016 10:12 pm
Reply to  Trudi

Olivia has had a lot of hilarious liners:

– “I want to talk smart things.”
– “Come at me, bro!”
– “Funkadelic.”
– “Shazam.”
– “Religion, politics, literature are my jam.”

Where is she from?!!

February 15, 2016 7:00 pm
Reply to  Trudi

YES! Olivia’s “Come at me, bro” was amazing….lol!

Tanya T.
Tanya T.
February 9, 2016 1:07 pm

I too wondered why they were bobbing in the ocean and not walking on the beach. The rocks looked killer sharp and there was not a flip flop or sandal in sight. So maybe that is the answer. But, I laughed so hard at the CROTCH ROT line!! So stinking funny!

I’m Lauren B. for the win. Wondering who he calls at the final rose? Mom? Sister? Girl he just sent home?

February 9, 2016 11:03 pm
Reply to  Tanya T.

My guess is that he is calling the final girl’s father before he proposes. Just my prediction – since Ben is a class-act Bachelor! 🙂

February 9, 2016 1:08 pm

I really liked Leah from night one, and throughout the season despite her lack of airtime. I was disappointed when she threw Lauren B. under the bus. I’m not even a big fan of Lauren B., she seems to lack any kind of depth and I don’t really see any emotional connection with her and Ben, just physical attraction. If Leah was REALLY feeling that way about Lauren I’d think maybe they’re giving Lauren the good girl edit and there’s something we’re not seeing, but it was really obvious it was jealousy and ego and living in the bubble that cause her to act like that. I truly lost respect for her when she lied about it to Lauren’s face. Not cool.

However, I really think that whole Leah thing was producer manipulated, big time. I’ve heard they pretend to be your friend and are rooting for you. “What do you think of Lauren B stealing all of Ben’s time? You should stand up for yourself!” or “It sucks Caila got the date and not you, you should have gotten it. How do you feel about that?” Or maybe even “You should call Lauren out, it may help you stand out so you can go to Paradise.” She still shouldn’t have gone along with it at ALL, it’s a horrible thing to do. But I really think this was a producer ploy.

February 9, 2016 1:13 pm

My daughter and I were screaming at the TV for someone to get Twin a hair tie during the two-on-one date also but at one point she brings her left hand up (in an attempt to tame said hair) AND SHE HAS ONE ON HER WRIST. What?!

February 10, 2016 6:33 pm
Reply to  Shannon

Coincidentally, my daughter noticed the same thing 😉

February 9, 2016 1:21 pm

last night’s episode was ridiculous… ridiculously good! Leah came out of left field with her lies. I think Caila needs to go too… she just doesn’t seem genuine. I want for Becca to “win” b/c I think her and Ben seem great together but she comes off a little boring and almost cold or something. I was really pulling for the kindergarten teacher… she seemed like a great fit for Ben… I think this always happens, they bachelor always goes so gaga over the girls that are throwing themselves at him that they don’t think about the long term, who they could actually make it work with. Amanda is sweet and a bit more mature, JoJo is okay too… Lauren B is probably my pick for the final woman standing … er the one Ben calls back on the phone?!? Did you guys see the previews? I’m so confused by that and LOTS of crying. I’m personally not into criers but I really like Ben. I loved all the GIFs and pictures you added into the recap! especially Ben’s wink! my favorite quote besides “…everyone is forced to get crotch rot as they bob in the water with pool noodles all afternoon long” is “And when did lace swimwear and denim panties become this season’s statement necklace?” Thanks for the awesome recap!!!

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