Ben thinks Courtney could be the one — but then Kacie flies across the world to warn him that Courtney will break his heart. Will Ben still give Courtney a rose?
Ben Flajnik is down to three remaining women — Lindzi Cox, Courtney Robertson and Nicki Sterling — on The Bachelor. During the Feb 27 episode, they travel to Switzerland for the overnight dates. But after the three intimate dates are done, Ben receives a shocking visit from eliminated contestant Kacie Boguskie, who has traveled across the world to warn him that Courtney doesn’t love him.
Nicki gets the first date. The take a helicopter ride to have a picnic at the top of a mountain. During the night portion of the date, Nicki accepts the fantasy suite card. Ben pops some champagne. They seem so “at ease” together as Ben puts it.
Next, Ben takes Lindzi repelling to the bottom of a canyon, and then they cozy up in a jacuzzi. Like Nicki, Lindzi also takes the fantasy suite invitation. She spends the rest of the making out with Ben on a big, puffy bed.
Courtney goes on the third overnight date. During their cute picnic, Ben and Courtney get into an argument over why Courtney is always so rude to the other girls. “I tried really hard to be nice with them,” she says. “They’d jump on me. Maybe I said something that was hurtful at the time.”
“It’s pretty messed up,” Ben replies. “I don’t want to get into it.”
But the conversation continues over dinner. “This did bring out the worst in me at times,” Courtney confesses. “I think that I could have handled myself differently. I don’t want you to feel like I’m being fake.”
Ben accepts Courtney’s apology. “I think there’s more good than bad,” Courtney continues. “I think that I’ve been totally immature at times and looking back I could have done things differently. I’m sorry.”
Kacie surprises Ben in his hotel room. First, she asks Ben for an explanation as to why he dumped her — but then she warns him about Courtney’s evil intentions. “I don’t want to see you get your heart broken again,” she tells Ben. “I feel like if you were to choose Courtney you will get your heart broken. I’ve watched her for a while. It seems like she’s in this to win it and she’s made comments, ‘If it’s not Ben, there are other fish in the sea.'”
Ben’s shocked by Kacie’s words. “There are still questions I have about Courtney and her motives for being here,” Ben admits.
Unfortunately, Ben decides not to listen to Kacie’s advice and gives Courtney a rose. He sends Nicki home instead.
– Lindsey DiMattina
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