Courtney pulls the most obnoxious and daring trick yet. She convinces Ben to get naked and canoodle with her in the ocean.
Cunning Courtney Robertson has no reservations when it comes to convincing Ben Flajnik to fall for her. During the Jan. 30 episode of The Bachelor, Courtney gets mad when she doesn’t get the group date rose. So, she decides to win her own way and surprises Ben with a skinny dipping adventure in Puerto Rico.
Nicki Sterling gets the first one-on-one date. They get caught in the rain so they duck into a shop. After it stops raining, they go for a walk to sightsee. They pause for a while to watch a wedding. During the night portion of the date, Nicki opens up about her divorce. Nicki admits that she “lost trust” in her husband. Nicki gets the rose.
The group date goes to Lindzi Cox, Courtney, Jennifer, Kacie Boguskie, Emily O’Brien, Rachel Truehart, Casey S., Jamie Otis and Blakeley Shea. The girls have to play a baseball game to see who will get to attend the beach party later on in the evening. The girls are split into two teams, but Lindzi gets to play for both teams. Courtney’s team wins, and the losers have to return to the hotel.
Kacie B. gets the rose during the night portion of the date. “I like watching you, I like being with you,” Ben tells her. “What I think I like most is your ability to get me to open up. You listen.”
This doesn’t sit well with Courtney, so she steals him away. “All I could think about is you,” she tells Ben. “Ideally it would be you and me and a bottle of wine and skinny dipping, getting crazy. Maybe we can orchestrate something.”
Elyse Myers gets the second one-on-one date. Ben and Elyse go on a private yacht for the day. But the night portion doesn’t go so well for Elyse. “I think my relationships with these other women are so far past than what we could get to,” Ben tells her. “I can’t give you this rose.” He sends her home.
Courtney surprises Ben in a robe upon his return from his date with Elyse. “I don’t know if he’s ever skinny dipped with a model before,” she tells the cameras. “It could be fun.”
“We can do something else out there,” Courtney tells Ben. “We felt so frisky.”
Ben complies. “She has taken it upon herself to magically appear on my doorstep,” he says. “Why not? Are you going full nude when you go in?”
Both Ben and Courtney completely strip down and run into the water naked. “I feel like I’m winning,” Courtney brags.
Ben feels guilty going into the cocktail party. “Courtney and I shared a very intimate moment,” he explains. “I feel kind of crappy about what happened.”
Courtney starts to tell the girls about her secret with Ben. “I like to be in my birthday suit as much as possible,” she smiles.
Emily then decides to warn Ben about Courtney again. Ben doesn’t like this. She returns to the group in tears.
Luckily, Emily gets the last rose during the ceremony. Ben instead sends Jennifer home.
– Lindsey DiMattina
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