Last week’s episode ended in Ben pulling Olivia aside to ask her about some of the things he’s heard about her from the other women. Olivia writes the whole thing off as her being smarter and more confident than the other women. She said she simply doesn’t want to be friends with the other women.
“I want to talk smart things”
Ben doesn’t send Olivia packing, he sends Jennifer home instead. Who is she and how did she stick around this long?!
Now, they’re off to the Bahamas!!
Chris Harrison arrives at the door to tell the girls there will be one-on-one, group and two-on-one dates. He leaves the first date card. It’s for Caila! Leah is butt hurt she hasn’t had a one-on-one date.
I hope Caila goes home. She reminds me of a five year old. Also, why has no one talked about how weird it is that she saw Ben on TV and decided to leave her boyfriend for him… I mean Ben is great, but I need the girls to start talking about that WAY more.
Caila and Ben get on a boat. Leah runs to the bathroom to sob. Did anyone know who Leah was until she started whining and crying? She’s really filling Jubilee’s shoes nicely.
Caila and Ben have a really confusing conversation about love. Caila says she isn’t ready to be vulnerable. Then she says thinks she loves Ben, but then follows it up by saying she is afraid to break his heart.
So now we’ve determined that Caila is the most confusing human being on this planet…
I’m so lost. The look in Ben’s eyes leads me to believe he is just as lost too.
Caila gets a rose. UGH. I WANTED HER TO GO HOME! Apparently Ben and I aren’t on the same page anymore… this is how it ends…
Lauren B., Becca, Amanda, Lauren H., Leah and Jojo have a group date.
The girls meet Ben on a boat and ride to a private island. The island is full of swimming pigs. Honestly, I didn’t know pigs could swim. That really threw me for a loop.
Ben tells the girls to feed the pigs CHICKEN hot dogs. It’s important to note that the hot dogs were chicken so we know the pigs weren’t eating their siblings or something.
“This is like a bar in Dallas. There’s just pigs everywhere.”
The girls are mad Ben isn’t talking to them. Ben focuses most of his attention on Lauren B. and the girls are NOT having it. Ben can’t figure out what he’s doing wrong. He’s such a people pleaser… how sweet!
Leah tells Ben she’s super pissed she hasn’t had a one-on-one date. She continues her conversation with Ben later by throwing Lauren B. under the bus for no reason.
The conversation is out of nowhere so I’m really confused. Also, what is with this ribbed henley Ben has on?! Does the Bachelor franchise have some kind of deal with a henley company because these guys and their weird henley shirts must go!
I’m really confused…
Then, Lauren B. is telling all the women about her conversation with Ben and how someone was saying mean things and Leah just sits there pretending it’s normal. THIS IS WEIRD…
MAYBE LEAH IS TRYING TO SECURE HER SPOT ON BACHELOR IN PARADISE! If that’s true YOU GO GIRL!!! POWER MOVE
AMANDA GETS A ROSE! YAAAAAAAY!
Leah goes to talk to Ben alone and Ben is super straightforward and says things are going nowhere, which is SUPER obvious.
Ben sends Leah home to cry more.
NOW, It’s time for the two-on-one date we’ve all been waiting for! Emily v. Olivia
Emily calls Haley to tell her she’s in the Bahamas and has a two on one. Total douche move. Is that conversation not awkward?
TIME OUT: How weird would it be if Emily made it to hometowns and Haley was there?!
Anyway, Emily and Olivia are off to a tropical island to chat with Ben. There’s a lot of wind to ruin the girls’ hair lol.
Olivia says she’s falling in love with Ben.
Liv is feeling confident… I’d tone it down, Liv.
Bye Liv. It was fun while it lasted…
Great trick play on Ben’s part bringing the rose with him to send Olivia home.
Then, Emily and Ben ride back to the island on the boat and leave Olivia stranded. Poor Liv has to watch them ride off together.
Ben cancels the cocktail party, which I think is a total power move. STRAIGHT TO THE ROSE CEREMONY WE GO!
Roses for everyone except Lauren H. UGH.
Who Got the Boot:
Jojo’s red group date dress
Leah’s red swimsuit
My Favorite This Week:
I’M VERY MAD LAUREN H. WENT HOME! She is my favorite (again). She’s awkward and real. Future Bachelorette? POSSIBLY.
Can we talk about the fact that there is quite a lack of subject-verb agreement on this show? They need to hire a grammar coach.
You can watch the full episode here.
Up next: Kids, mysterious phone calls, and of course tears. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s to come!