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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:07 PM

Fantasy suites, y'all! Time to get down and dirty!

As usual, Courtney is only girl Ben seems even reasonably comfortable around. Only when you're truly comfortable do the silly, random stories from your past pop up (Hey, Cow! I might play next time I'm....near a cow).

Edited by mylittlehipster, Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:10 PM.


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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:08 PM

Nice bow tie. What a schmuck.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:09 PM

So apparently Ben feels better now because Courtney apologized? Um, when exactly did she apologize?

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:10 PM

If they showed them in correct order, Courtney got sloppy thirds in the Fantasy Suite. Gross, I hope there was a day or so betweeen "dates". Can you imagine him spending the night with another woman, showering (and we know how grubby he can look), and then taking you to the Fantasy Suite the next night?

Kasie, go find yourself a nice southern boy. Ben wasn't right for you and you deserve better.

Ben, who are you trying to kid? You were going to let Courtney get away with any answer, don't try to act like you were going to get tough with her.

Oh dear Nicki, that dress at the Rose Ceremony did you no favors.

Does Linzi have bad skin she is trying to cover? I don't understand the orange face.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:11 PM

Well the desperate "is there any way we can rehabilitate Courtney at the last minute" edit was pretty apparent tonight. But no matter what they have her say, they can't make her say it like she actually means in.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:12 PM

Was it just me, or did Nicki seem slightly crazy during her date with Ben? Everything she said was just... rambling and nonsensical.

And I agree, her dress at the rose ceremony was awful for her.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:15 PM

Those voice overs were hilarious and so obviously after the fact! There is no way Courtney feels remotely badly about how she treated the other women. Oh Fleiss. That is your best redemptive arc? Weak at best.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:16 PM

Do they really all sleep with him? Maybe I'm a prude but I couldn't do it knowing he had gotten or was going to get with two other girls in the same week.
Why do they always act surprised with the fantasy suite card. They obviously know about it. It's been on every season.
Emily, Ali, and Ashley watching Titanic was sickening. Fake cheesy mess.
The producers must have paid Kasey a lot of money to make a fool of herself like that.
Nicki's dress wasn't flattering. She is by no means overweight but she has a larger framed body type and the dress didn't work for her.

Edited by Laurie4H, Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:23 PM.


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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:21 PM

Titanic 3D for inspiration? You know, the movie where the male love interest dies? Maybe not the best choice for Emily.

Ben is just awful. There are no winners this season. Well, other than the lucky bachelorettes that are sent home. When Kacie was speaking with him, you could see his eyes glaze over. No matter what his TH's say, I doubt Ben is having any reservations about the preying mantis.

Edited by sidekickgirl, Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:23 PM.


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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:23 PM

He said it to Chris himself, his feelings didn't change at all. So I'm guessing the producers prodded him to confront Courtney about the drama with the other girls and it really didn't mean much to him in the moment.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:28 PM

I really can't stand Kasey B. --what a little witch! She used much nastier language when talking about Courtney then Courtney ever used about her or anyone else. And her " other fish in the sea" line was so out of context. She made it sound as if Courtney had said that about her own relationship with Ben which wasn't true. I wish Courtney had simply said she felt uncomfortable with other girls dating Ben when she had already developed strong feelings for him. Sorry, Team Courtney.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:29 PM

Best line of the night-- Ben to Nicki after cutting her: "I've had a pit in my stomach all day."

Damn, I was hoping against hope they (except for Courtney) would tell him to fuck off. And Lindzi didn't even get a hot tub-- just horrifying rappeling. You couldn't pay me enough. And then all those terrible "Leap of faith" analogies made me want to scream!! Enough already. Those dates would have completely sucked if not for the travel porn.

Thing that drove me almost insane: Can Courtney leave her fucking hair alone for two seconds? She NEVER stopped playing with it!! No wonder it's all oily looking.

Ben-- will you ever fucking shave? That is not a good scruff, that is a crappy, ugly scruff.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:29 PM

Yes, Kasie had to be put up to that. She didn't look comfortable being there at all. I'm glad she didn't beg him to take her back though. Didn't like how he callously sent her out the door after she dared to speak ill of Courtney. That's how it came off to me anyway.

I swear that some of the Courtney voice-overs sounded different than other ones. Like they added them in later. Oh, but they would never do that on this show [/sarcasm]

Ben looked like a dweeb a lot of the time tonight. With the plaid shirts, top button buttoned, bow-tie, Shemp hair, I don't get the thrill about this guy.

Ugh Emily. She may be a sweet girl, but she looks so plastic. I mean she's pretty and all, but her hair, teeth, boobs, etc all seem so fake a re-done. And she appears to be living in the lap of luxury, her house is huge! Am I supposed to feel sad for her, because she has the look a lot of guys go for. I'm sure she could "find love" without being on TV, but I'm guessing the "being on TV" part is a drawing attraction for her.

Hmmm...at seeing Ashley and Ali. Especially Ali giving advice on all of this seeing is it didn't pan out for her. Oddly enough, I actually think that Ashley and JP might last. Don't know exactly why, but I do. Never felt it so much with Ali and Roberto, though.

Looking forward to the Women Tell All episode.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:29 PM

the movie where the male love interest dies? Maybe not the best choice for Emily.


Yes, I thought that was pretty insensitive. But god forbid ABC passes up a promotional opportunity.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:32 PM

Well the desperate "is there any way we can rehabilitate Courtney at the last minute" edit was pretty apparent tonight. But no matter what they have her say, they can't make her say it like she actually means in.

Yeah, they waited way way too long to try the rehabilitation. When they were editing the earlier episodes they had to have seen how she was coming off. And then they throw this "rehab" crap in at the last minute? I call shenanigans. I'm still trying to figure out the end game but they did this all for a reason.

Edited by SanLynn, Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:34 PM.


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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:34 PM

Why is Ben SO cold? He looked like he wanted to smack KCB after her interlude with him. "How dare you rehash all the mean things Courtney has done - she finally fakely apologized and I can go back to just focusing on getting it in with a model .. I hate you even more than I did before, Kacie.B"

It's like, don't even bother trying to tell him she is a bad person - he DOES NOT CARE! He is a jerk and she is too and they deserve each other. Gosh I really can't stand him! And please note that out of the three dates and what we saw - Courtney is the only one Ben said "I'm falling in love with you" towards.

Did anyone notice the zoom in on the spider? Courtney reference, anyoneee?

I actually really liked Nicki this episode, I thought she was sweet and genuine. I knew Bennyboy wasn't gonna pick her though.

Why was Ben acting so nervous about rappelling? He climbed up a freaking bridge, swam with sharks, fell down into the ocean .. and now he's acting like this is the hardest thing he's ever done? Oh my dad.

Courtneys apology was so insincere .. gosh, I just kept rolling my eyes the whole time.

Wasn't there a spot in the promo from way back in the beginning of the season with a voiceover from one of the girls saying "I don't think I can do this" etc. in regards to being proposed to? Does anyone else remember this?

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:35 PM

Ugh Emily. She may be a sweet girl, but she looks so plastic. I mean she's pretty and all, but her hair, teeth, boobs, etc all seem so fake a re-done. And she appears to be living in the lap of luxury, her house is huge! Am I supposed to feel sad for her, because she has the look a lot of guys go for. I'm sure she could "find love" without being on TV, but I'm guessing the "being on TV" part is a drawing attraction for her.

Exactly what I was thinking. Attractive but fake. Some men would think she was hot. Others wouldn't. But I doubt she is lonely. Is that really her house?

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:38 PM

And she appears to be living in the lap of luxury, her house is huge!


Big, nice houses are A LOT cheaper in Charlotte, NC. I'm from NY and everyone always jokes here about how you can get a mansion there for the price of what you get a fixer-upper for in NY.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:44 PM

Big, nice houses are A LOT cheaper in Charlotte, NC. I'm from NY and everyone always jokes here about how you can get a mansion there for the price of what you get a fixer-upper for in NY.


Definitely true. I live in NC (albeit not in Charlotte) and seriously, the prices that some people pay for houses in other states can get you a HUGE house here.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:47 PM

How dare you rehash all the mean things Courtney has done - she finally fakely apologized and I can go back to just focusing on getting it in with a model


HAHAHA... that sums up his thoughts exactly. You can tell he is just going through the motions listening to anyone except Courtney.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:47 PM

With his center-parted greasy hair, bow ties and slack jaw, Ben looks exactly like Alfala from Lil' Rascals. All he's missing is the cowlick!

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:51 PM

I might just be a cynical bitch, but was anyone else thinking that the whole dinner date between Ben and Courtney may have been filmed after the fact as some more damage control?! The only thing they talked about was how 'sorry' she was for acting the way she did, when at that point she had hidden all of that from Ben, and then oh look, the fantasy suite card. I got the feeling TPTB may have got them to throw on the same clothes and redo the 'date'.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:51 PM

Just some random ramblings...

Nikki's scarf was pretty...but yikes, was she ever in need of a manicure. And I agree with those posters who mentioned the faux Greek goddess dress did her no favors. I think she knew she was doomed the minute he called Lindzi's name for the first rose. At least his kiss-off speech was better than most...although his voice sounded so harsh when he repeated "I had my doubts." WTF does he think he is?

I thought it was odd that Lindzi went rapelling in fashion boots...I lost count how many times I heard the word "open" and "vulnerable" during their adventures. And she had some weird thing going on above her right eyebrow at the rose ceremony.

Courtney's fake rehabilitation made me chuckle. I wanted to put my fist through the screen every time she flipped her hair. Her Black Widow/Tarantula outfit at the rose ceremony channelled her inner Elvira.

Ben = Blech. There are no other words.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:57 PM

Definitely true. I live in NC (albeit not in Charlotte) and seriously, the prices that some people pay for houses in other states can get you a HUGE house here.


Emily's daughter's grandfather, Rick Hendrick, owns the most valuable team in NASCAR (estimated to be worth $350 million).

It's safe to say that she hasn't had to worry about mortgage payments, or expenses for her daughter.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:57 PM

she had some weird thing going on above her right eyebrow at the rose ceremony.


Maybe her makeup rubbed off above her eyebrow and left white skin there? I am fascinated with her orange makeup and wondering if she is trying to cover bad skin. I think she wears thick foundation so that's why she has to wear the lipstick. I notice they never showed too many closeups of her face, when they did her hair always seems to be obscuring a lot of it.

I still think Ben is taking her to the finals because he figures she is quiet and won't get loud and confrontational on him when he rejects her. And no I don't read spoilers, it just has been so obvious he wants Courtney.

Edited by over30patheticgroupie, Feb 27, 2012 @ 10:58 PM.


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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 11:04 PM

Ben was still rocking the Shemp hair (though without so much as an ounce of Shemps style), but the bowtie had me thinkin Alfalfa. I kept expecting him to break into "I'm in the mood for love".

And while Emily has never been the most emotive of Bachelorettes (save for when it comes to little Ricki), I think the dead look on her face was because she had to spend time with Dinbat #1 (Ashley) and Dingbat #2 (Ali).

Not that I really needed a refresher on why I hate Ashley, but the whole Titanic 3-D thing just reinforced it big time. You know Ashley, maybe JP does look at you the way Jack Dawson looked at Rose, but nobody wants to hear it. It mostly comes off sounding like " I have the best fiancee in the world, but don't worry, you'll find someone one day". It reminded me of when they showed her at the beginning of Brad's season and she was working on a patients teeth and she asked the patient "do you have love in your life?". So fucking obnoxious.

And Ali is really no one to talk about finding love on The Bachelorette. While she and Rubber Toe did last longer than the usual pairings, in the end they flamed out nicely.

This almost ruined my wanting to see Titanic again. But then who am I kidding? Of course I'm going to see it again. Not even the dolts on The Bachelor could ruin it for me.

Edited by reggiejax, Feb 27, 2012 @ 11:08 PM.


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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 11:06 PM

Love that Ben's primary complaint to Courtney about her treatment of the other women was that it made it harder for HIM.

Still a smarmy dick to Kacie. Cold as ice.

Also noticed he seemed way more reverent/respectful toward Lindzi and Courtney when giving them the fantasy suite option whereas he was pretty smug with Nicki, telling her she'd already dropped the L-bomb and acting like there was no chance she'd turn down the chance to sex him.

God, Ben is gross.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 11:11 PM

So apparently Ben feels better now because Courtney apologized? Um, when exactly did she apologize?

Well, she apologized to him. And since the only thing Ben cares about is himself and how things affect him, he could care less whether she apologized/s to the other ladies.

Why is Ben SO cold? He looked like he wanted to smack KCB after her interlude with him.

A lot of people cut him slack for that last season after the humiliation of a rejected proposal, but the way he jumped to immediate anger with Ashley was a red flag to me. And this season, he's turned icy cold on Jenna, Samantha, Casey S., Emily, and Kacie. He completely shuts down when he's displeased and I find that a terribly unattractive trait in a potential mate. He sucks.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 11:17 PM

Titanic 3D for inspiration? You know, the movie where the male love interest dies? Maybe not the best choice for Emily.


OMG, this cracked me up for some reason. It's kind of like the producers saying "Yeah, Emily, we know the last love of your life died horribly... maybe the next one will too!" (Yeah, I know there is obviously some sort of marketing tie in, but still... it's most of Emily's sob story).

Also, Ashley, I liked you on your season, but you don't have to wear underwear to the movies.

As for the show, Ben is such a tool. He really shows absolutely no emotion towards these girls. Nicki is crying her eyes out saying that she was in love with him, and he just sits there with this dumb, stone-faced expression. Seriously, as much as Ben has encouraged the women to open up, he hasn't opened up at all. I wish they would all just walk out on him and tell him to get bent.

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Posted Feb 27, 2012 @ 11:19 PM

I really can't stand Kasey B. --what a little witch! She used much nastier language when talking about Courtney then Courtney ever used about her or anyone else. And her " other fish in the sea" line was so out of context. She made it sound as if Courtney had said that about her own relationship with Ben which wasn't true. I wish Courtney had simply said she felt uncomfortable with other girls dating Ben when she had already developed strong feelings for him. Sorry, Team Courtney.

Why Kacie doesn’t ‘get’ is that it doesn’t matter who Ben proposes to – he’s not going to propose to HER. The fish in the sea comment she told Ben about it a lie. I also don’t buy the “I just don’t want you to get your heart broken” bs. Kacie and Emily – so jr. high school. Sheesh.

As far as the other Emily (Maynard) - Bachelorette - ho hum. Ricki, Ricki, yes we already heard about Ricki back when you were in love with Brad.

Edited by azure4, Feb 27, 2012 @ 11:23 PM.