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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:01 PM

Ben decides whose home he is going to invade.

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:04 PM

Ironic how Kacie compared Courtney to a black widow spider, and then we see Courtney nonchalantly handling a wild tarantula. I can't tell if Courtney's trolling everyone, but she definitely knows how to manipulate everyone.

Emily, you deserve so much better. Part of me is hoping that the press release of “Emily” being the bachelorette is wrong, and they actually meant this Emily instead. I’d be much more excited to watch this Emily find love.

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:05 PM

I was glad that Emily left with her dignity mostly intact and that when she choked up, it was about finding someone in general, not Ben in particular. She is going to be the star of TWTA.

Awesome parallel of Kasie doing the black widow thing and then the tarantula scene in the outtakes.

Ben almost seemed to show a human side this week. He said some nice (if scripted) things to Emily on their date. There is still zero chemistry between him and anyone, though.

He should not be allowed to wear tank tops.

Edited by Amath, Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:17 PM.


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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:06 PM

It's official: Ben is hopeless. Even being less than impressed with Ben, I couldn't help but root against Courtney tonight. She can cry in individual interviews all she wants, it won't convince me that she isn't a vile person.

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:07 PM

What's with Ben having these women do stunts they are scared of and then kissing them while they are scared out of their minds? Weird.

If it was anybody else but Courtney who told him they were not going to accept a rose if they didn't get a one on one date he would have gotten pissy with them and sent them home. No Emily, Ben is not perceptive. He has been set on Courtney and the rest of you women are just along for the ride.

Lindzi needs to lose the orange face with the pale lips.


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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:07 PM

Just imagine the hair a kid would have if he had Lindzi and Ben for parents. It's a given it would always be disheveled.

Ben's greatest comment of the night: him being afraid of being with a woman other people don't like. Welcome to your world with Courtney, Benny!

It grosses me out every time I see him go in for a kiss and he runs his tongue out (I guess) to lick his lips first. Gag!

I just don't see anything these girls say they see in him. They all deserve someone so much better than him, well, except for Immature Courtney. She and Ben make a perfect, vapid couple.

Edited by Macthekat, Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:10 PM.


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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:08 PM

So Emily’s obsessive blathering about Courtney finally did her in. Kinda funny because she was so sure Ben was gonna send Courtney home. Nope. Buh-bye, Emily!

The tarantula was a plant . . .lame.

It was obvious to me that Ben was not into Rachel at all.

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:13 PM

Man, Courtney has Ben's balls locked in her little fists, doesn't she? Give the girl her due, she KNOWs how to manipulate. And seduce, something the others seem oddly unskilled at. Or maybe they are really just not that into Ben and who could blame them?

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:15 PM

Ugh. More leap of faith and element of danger dates. Why doesn't he just make them take up maces and club each other until there is just one standing?

Twenty eight is far too OLD to do the baby talk and the flouncing back to her place after getting a rose. That tarantula was a set up-No way she would have handled a wild tarantula. Depending on the species, they can be nasty.

Ben isn't cool enough for me to compare him to Dr. Zaius anymore-He just looks like a goofy, beat up sock monkey.

I would have punched him in the face if he pressured me to dive with sharks. Even nurse sharks are unpredictible, and you are totally out of your element. If only one of his final four lived in Louisiana or Florida and forced his weenie ass to get in the water with alligators.......Hell, a barracuda in his face would probably cause him to soil his shorts. HATE.

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:16 PM

Does Ben not see Courtney sniffing her roses and gloating over the girls who didn't get one during the rose ceremonies? Does he not hear her snide little remarks at the rose ceremonies? That's not in private ITM's - it's right out there in the open. I give Emily great credit for not just slugging Courtney for good measure on her way to the 'reject' boat. If my 10 year old daughter acted that way, I'd yank her out of whatever competition she was in and ground her.

I get not wanting to be friends with the other girls, but don't sit there and be an absolute brat to them. I cannot wait to see her post show spin and how she will be blaming the 'editing' for coming across as an awful person. I didn't watch Jake and Vienna's season, but what was she as disliked by all the other girls as Courtney is this season?

random thought, but it struck me that Emily had a very pretty cry - no hiccups, sniveling, blotchiness, or weird faces that some of the other ladies have displayed.

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:16 PM

Ben is hellishly dense...and rather unsightly to boot.

I knew the second the other women started mouthing off about Courtney going home that the succubus would be around for another week. Ben's stupidity reared it's moppish head when he pulled her aside to ask his scathing interrogation questions:

"Are you here for the right reasons?"

Um...gee. How is a fame whore going to answer that?

"Ben, you know what? I'm not here for the right reasons. Thank you for pulling me out of my bitch fog and allowing me to see the truth. Now, off you go! Go find love!"

I hope Ben and Courtney wind up together...because they both deserve one another.

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:19 PM

It was obvious Rachael was going home. Zero chemistry. And yes, if anyone but Courtney had said they weren't sure about taking him home, that would have been his excuse to get rid of them. In the previews, the families don't seem all that thrilled with Ben. LOL

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:23 PM

"Do you have any, um, real friends?" Bwahaha. Most perceptive thing Ben has said all season. Too bad he didn't hear the answer, which amounted to, "no."

Also, tank top? No. Just, no. Never. Ever. Never. No, Ben, no.

Emily is way too great for Ben. You dodged a huge bullet there, Emily. But at least you got a trip to Belize out of the deal.

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:26 PM

I felt bad for Emily that she didn't get a rose, but it was kinda funny that she was so sure it was Courtney going home and not her. Courtney is kinda vile, but she's pretty funny. She reminds me of that woman on MadTV, Stephnie Weir. She had that one character who was the twin of a genius but she was kinda dumb. That's who Courtney reminds me of. LOL

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:26 PM

I didn't watch Jake and Vienna's season, but what was she as disliked by all the other girls as Courtney is this season?


She was certainly disliked, especially by Ali, who brought it up to Jake. Of course Jake didn't reward her for it, and after Ali left voluntarily and asked to come back, Jake declined her offer. Ratting out the other women rarely gets anyone anywhere, and it shouldn't--it's cutthroat enough without creating an incentive for them to endlessly backstab each other.

That gets you a situation like in Ashley's season where, on a two-on-one date, William pulled Ashley aside and said the other guy on the date had been talking about online dating. Ashley sent the accused home right there on the spot. No one thought that was fair--not the guy she sent home, and not the audience, if I remember correctly from TWoP and TMTA.

I really like Emily, but every time she would open her mouth I'd go, "please don't mention Courtney. Please don't mention Courtney."

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:29 PM

Oh good lord. There is just so much wrong going on here. But on the positive side-- travel porn! I loved it. I so want to go to Belize now (as if I didn't want to do it before). The blue hole was absolutely gorgeous.

Could there have been any more of those corny analogies like "leap of faith", "taking steps," yada yada infinitum. Oh, and didn't every girl/woman/whatever say they were "falling in love"? I think Courtney was the only one who didn't say it. Also, Kacie totally nailed it when she called Courtney "conceited." Ya think?

So on to the Lindzi date: I think they said "leap" about a hundred times. And Lindzi's wardrobe choice was questionable as the open back of the dress really highlighted the back and clasp of her bra.

Emily had the date that I would have gotten since I absolutely HATE seafood, so the producers would no doubt have chosen the lobster date for me, definitely. But on to Emily, since this was her date and she didn't seem to mind the lobster. Her dress as well as her dimples were adorable. She pretty much poured out her heart and Ben was still chewing (on his repulsive lobster) after which Ben had to, of course, start kissing her tongue first. My eyes cannot unsee this grotesquerie. Meanwhile, back at the hotel Courtney was being her usual asshole self by dissing Emily and fake crying and wiping her nonexistent tears with a tissue. Boo freaking hoo. She just gets uglier every episode, especially when Emily left at the end. How original: "Seeya, wouldn't wanna be ya" in her eeny weeny widdle baby voice. The only time I didn't actively hate her was when she picked up the tarantula. That was sort of awesome, although obviously a plant. Still many people won't even touch spiders. Oh, and a new drinking game tonight could have been taking a swig every time Courtney said "snap."

Okay, answer me this: Why in the hell does Ben continue to call Kacie "Kacie B." even though the other Casey is gone? Isn't that overkill? I hope he isn't still calling her Kacie B. on the hometown date.

The crowning Courtney quote of the night: "I'm not worried about Kacie. She's just a little girl in a little boy's body." Seriously? Then "I lost the spark, babe," to Ben. Wow, that scared the shit out of Ben, didn't it?

The best thing about the group date is that we got to see Rachel's tramp stamp, which on top of her nose stud shows us just how classy she is. Also she sounds like a three pack a day-er.

Is it me or does Lindzi have a weird eyebrow thing going? Like maybe there was an eyebrow ring in there at some point?

Finally, I totally, TOTALLY wanted to slap Courtney when she was making those stupid faces when Emily mentioned the possibility of leaving and having to say goodbye to the other girls. Oh, and how lovely when Court made those shooting gestures. Totally made her seem even more psycho than usual.

All in all, a great show!!

Edited by Wibnix, Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:42 PM.


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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:29 PM

Courtney just plays him like a fiddle...she's the only one who makes him prove how much he wants to be with her. The others show their desparation to show how much they like him and prove themselves. Courtney keeps him off balance and desparate to prove himself to her.

But how couldn't he here her catty "see ya, wouldn't want to be ya" after Emily didn't get a rose.

And Ben once again seems to think that when someone is afraid all he has to do is kiss them. Actually, that's his go-to tactic for everything, not that there seems to be much chemistry with any of the women.

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:31 PM

Mr. MML and I's evening was spent praying Emily got sent home so she could find a guy with a higher IQ than puppy boy has.

And is there something wrong with Courtney? Her motions are so abruptly twitchy (hey! rhymes with bitchy! heh) they almost seem uncontrollable.

Gorgeous, gorgeous scenery. Pretty cheesy swim with the sharks date, though.

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:31 PM

Belize is a beautiful as Ben is dumb.

I'm thrilled Emily got a great date and a wicked cool adventure (lobster fishing? Hell yes!) to finish off her stay in bachelor land - but I am really sad to lose her from my tv. Huge girl crush. HUOOOGE.

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:35 PM

Oh, yeah, Kacey has the best curly hair ever in the history of hair.

And I totally call late addition damage control with some of Ben's talking heads--his hair looked longer and they just didn't seem to mesh.

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:44 PM

Oh, the crowning Courtney quote of the night: "I'm not worried about Kacie. She's just a little girl in a little boy's body." Seriously?


I laughed so hard when she said that. I actually said, out loud, to the TV, "Yeah, I wouldn't talk about anyone else's 'little boy body' if I were you, bitch."

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:47 PM

More leap of faith and element of danger dates


Next time on The Bachelor.... Ben has the women play Russian Roulette to prove that relationships are a leap of faith.

Courtney = Christopher Walken



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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:51 PM

And Lindzi's wardrobe choice was questionable as the open back of the dress really highlighted the back and clasp of her bra.

I saw that. Tacky, tacky, tacky.

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:52 PM

Does Ben not see Courtney sniffing her roses and gloating over the girls who didn't get one during the rose ceremonies? Does he not hear her snide little remarks at the rose ceremonies? That's not in private ITM's - it's right out there in the open.


After the way she went off on the other women during their one-on-one date, I don't think Ben can claim ignorance of who Courtney really is.

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:57 PM

I stayed in those EXACT condos last year when I went to Belize!! I saw them walking up the pier and screeched. I loved the little plug they got in there with the sign at one point. I wonder if Scott the landlord was as interested in the ladies as he was in my group of girlfriends when we were there. But the condos and Belize in general were absolutely gorgeous. It did make me feel a little dirty that Courtney hung out on the same pool lounge chairs as I did, tho. At least I was there first. Ahh and he and Emily were drinking Belikin beer! We went through tons of that! Good stuff!

Ben and Courtney deserve each other. It is SO beyond obvious he is completely snowed by her. She is manipulative and evil. She's got his balls in a vice grip and sure knows how to twist them. And her comments throughout about the other ladies and then sniffing her rose while gloating snidely at Emily was just disgusting. I have to wonder how Benny Boy is doing seeing all this now. Her little ITMs are so fake - she's not that good of an actress. At. All.

I really don't remember much else. Lindzi seems like such a non-entity. Nice girl, very pretty. Blue Hole was cool but would have scared me shitless too. Most awkward conversation ever - ABSO-LUUUTE-LY! Such a cute date with Emily. Courtney must have poisoned him on her because they actually did seem to have a connection - glad she left with some dignity cuz she's a great girl. I would totally watch a season with her as the B'ette - she's hilarious! Group date looked fun but awkward. It was obvious that Ben didn't want to be that cozy with Rachel but felt obligated. Hmm.

Edited by Vexer, Feb 13, 2012 @ 11:00 PM.


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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:58 PM

who else saw courtney's little dramatic balcony scene during the triple date? i was kind of hoping we'd lose her in the Belize ocean but she just doesn't seem to disappear.

i kind of thought nicki was going home tonight.

you could totally tell ben was sweating when courtney said she wasn't feeling it (boohoo).

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 11:00 PM

I am glad that Emily is far away from scuzzy Ben, but I am a bit sorry that we won't get to see her family. I had hoped she would be cut after next week so we could meet her family. I didn't want her to "win" this season since she is so much better than Ben.

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 11:08 PM

The previews fooled us into believing that Ben was going to confront Courtney after speaking with Kacie, Nicki and Rachel. However, it seemed to be just the opposite. The reason they kept cutting away to the ladies was because the conversation would have ended the show right then and there. I believe it went something like this: Ben: “I am in. Are you sure you are in?” Courtney: “Yes, I am.”

The voiceover where Ben expressed concern about being with someone that no one likes was taped after the show started airing. That is why he wasn’t on camera. They are trying to do damage control, but I think it is a little too late.

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 11:14 PM

Okay, answer me this: Why in the hell does Ben continue to call Kacie "Kacie B." even though the other Casey is gone? Isn't that overkill? I hope he isn't still calling her Kacie B. on the hometown date.


This bugged me to no end. I thought "you threw the other Casey unceremoniously to the wolves last week, you can't even give Kacie the dignity of calling her just Kacie instead of Kacie B at this point??" Ugh. Douche.

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Posted Feb 13, 2012 @ 11:14 PM

Chris: "Ben knows EXACTLY what he's going to do tonight so there's no need for a cocktail party."

Ben: "I just needed a little extra time with Courtney before the rose ceremony."

(paraphrased, because I was too in awe of the hypocrisy to catch the exact verbiage)