YIKES! Who knew post-‘Bachelor’ life would be THIS crazy! On the Oct. 18 episode of ‘Ben & Lauren’, Chris Harrison offered them the opportunity of a lifetime! But, it caused some major drama! They dealt with that, along with where we left off — The ‘dreaded’ double date with JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers! Get the insane details in our recap!
Are we watching the Bachelor or Ben, 28, and Lauren, 26? Although we love both, it was hard to decipher this week. JoJo Fletcher, 26, Jordan Rodgers, 28, and Chris Harrison, 45, all made appearances in the second episode of the season.
We picked up right where we left off — Ben and Lauren’s highly anticipated double date with JoJo and Jordan. At this point Ben has never met Jordan and Lauren is still dreading everything, with the occasional eye roll still.
The couples met in an empty restaurant (normal). And yes, it’s as awkward as you thought it would be. As they sat across from each other, there was pure silence — Until JoJo broke the ice with, “Were you so annoyed with how much I talked about you this season [of The Bachelorette]?”, to Ben (obviously referring to her season). Um…luckily there were mimosas. Once they got comfortable the couples exchanged stories of their experiences in the Bachelor franchise and discussed post-life.
Although the date started off awkward, it ended pretty well. Lauren was FINALLY over JoJo because she realized JoJo and Ben finally have “no chemistry” together. We’re glad to see the there’s no tension between the couples, so everyone can close that speculated chapter.
Ben and Lauren end up getting a date card from Chris because, that’s also normal. He met with the couple and offered to put their wedding on primetime TV, so “millions and millions of fans” can watch their special day. Well, Lauren didn’t hesitate to accept Chris’s offer since he promised, “a pretty big checkbook to work with and a wedding planner!” However, Ben was a bit overwhelmed and stressed. His feelings obviously caused Lauren to be insecure that he was unsure he wanted to marry her. Let the drama begin.
So, they clearly have a lot to talk about. But, instead of doing that, they confide in their friends and family. Oh and Ben confides in some of the Denver Broncos players, because again, that’s normal.
After a series of fun activities between the two, clearly avoiding the televised wedding conversation, they finally discussed the elephant in the room. Their conversation went smooth; Ben put his stress aside and realized they were in it for the right reasons and agreed to put their wedding on TV. Alls well that ends well. Here’s to seeing their wedding on the small screen!
If you thought this epsiode was entertaining, you’re really in for a treat next week! In the upcoming previews, Ben and Lauren go camping with some of your favorite Bachelor and Bachelorette stars — Chad Johnson, Lace Morris and many more. The drama really unfolds when Chad and Lace get into it!
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