Plus, cunning Courtney Robertson takes her top off again for Ben during the group date. Poor Ben is heading for heartbreak with these women.
Will Ben Flajnik ever find love on The Bachelor? During the Feb. 6 episode, Casey S. is forced to tell Ben that she’s in love with another man. And Courtney Robertson pulls another manipulative and provocative stunt when she takes her top off during the group date.
Kacie Boguskie gets the first one-on-one date with Ben. They take a helicopter to a private island. During the dinner part of the date, Kacie admits that she was bulimic and anorexic in high school. Because she opens up, Ben gives her the rose.
Emily O’Brien, Nicki Sterling, Lindzi Cox, Casey S., Jaime Otis, and Courtney go on the group date. Ben takes them on a boat ride down a river to a village where the women dress up in the traditional clothing of the local tribe. While the other women refuse to take their tops off to sport the traditional bead and colorful crop tops, Courtney is the only one to strip down. “I’m bare chesting it,” she brags. “Why night? I don’t do anything half ass.” Ben, who is in a loin cloth, notices that Courtney is the only one to participate. Ben and Courtney end up dancing together. They basically have no clothes on.
During the night portion of the date, Courtney again temps Ben to spend alone time with her. “I just want to feel special,” she tells him. “I feel like I need to keep that spark alive. I’m in room 1611. We can just lay there … “
While Jamie is having a private conversation with Ben, Courtney strips to her bikini, gets in the pool and deliberately distracts Ben. “I see Courtney in her bathing suit,” Ben confesses. “It’s very difficult to focus. Obviously I want to look.”
Lindzi gets the rose — and Ben never visits Courtney’s room.
Host Chris Harrison next surprises the girls and asks to speak to Casey S. alone. “It was brought to my attention by three different people that you’re in love with someone else,” he confronts Casey. “Michael is your boyfriend back at home. That’s what I want to talk to you about. We spoke to Michael — he said you guys are still in a relationship. He said you were practically living together before you left.”
“Basically I was completely in love with him,” Casey admits. “He told me from day one he doesn’t know if he wants to get married. A year ago, I broke up with him and [got] back together with him. Maybe I should be in therapy. I think that my perfect scenario would be to fall in love with Ben.”
“I don’t want to be in love [with Michael],” Casey continues. “I want to give up hope that he will change. It’s really come to my attention last night that I still have hope he’ll change.”
Chris pushes Casey to go talk to Ben. “I came into this wanting to get over a guy who I was in love with, I think that I’m not completely over him,” she cries to Ben.
“I wish you had been honest,” Ben replies. “If you felt this way, I wish you had told me sooner. I think that you should go home.”
During the rose ceremony, Ben does not give a rose to Jamie and sends her home as well.
– Lindsey DiMattina
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