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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Rose Recap: The Bachelor Episode 6

It was the cliffhanger heard round the (bachelor)nation: Ben asked to speak to Olivia before the rose ceremony and then fade to black.
After a quick recap of last week's episode, we jumped right back in and we finally got to see what happened.
Ben told Olivia she's been a topic of conversation and asks how she's doing.  She says she's just "different" from the rest of the girls.  She doesn't like to paint her nails, she likes painting and "talk smart things."  She tells him she's intimidating because she's confident.  Then the tears start as she says the situation is hard.
Conversation over.
Let. Down.
Olivia then proceeds to show the entire world what a classy lady she is by saying "Come at me, bro." and "Suck it!"
It's rose ceremony time and here's who's safe: Caila, Lauren B., JoJo, Becca, Leah and Emily.
Jennifer is sent packing.  No more Ben and Jen.
Next stop: the Bahamas.
Chris Harrison arrives to announce the dreaded 2-on-1 date is this week.
But before we have that, it's time for the 1-on-1 date and it's for Caila.  For those keeping score, she get's the first second 1-on-1 date and Leah is NOT HAPPY.
Ben arrives and sits beside Leah on the couch and she is not looking at him at all.  She ends up in the bathroom (where else?) crying.
Ben and Caila go deep sea fishing but we don't see much of it because we're too focused on Leah's melt down.
Ben tells Caila she smiles a lot and she responds with saying she's not 100% sure she's ready to cry on his shoulder.  What a breath of fresh air.  At least she's realistic and honest.
But in the same breath she goes on to say she feels like she loves him but that she's not ready to open up and she's worried she's going to break his heart.
Then when Ben asks her if she wants to be there, she says she feels like this is real and ends up getting the rose.
Honestly, I was so confused during their conversation, I couldn't follow along.
The group date card arrives and it's for Lauren B., Becca, Amanda, JoJo, Lauren H. and Leah.  This leaves Emily and Olivia for the 2-on-1 date.  
Leah is upset that she's not on the 2-on-1 date; she's the only person in the history of the show to be upset that she's not on that date.
Olivia says she's not worried about her date because Emily is "young."  Last time I checked, they both "claimed" to be 23.  That's the same age.

Leah starts the day out by saying she wasn't sure she was going to go on the date.  Girl, this is your only chance to leave your hotel room.  TAKE THE DATE!
The group sets out for Ben's private island.
Becca is reasonable and worried about sharks when in fact, she should be worried about swimming pigs.  That's right, swimming pigs.  
What I want to know is were the pigs brought out just for the date or do they live on that beach?  Also, can you imagine all the poop on the beach and in the water from that many pigs?
Ben then hands out chicken hotdogs for everyone to feed the pigs. 

Back in the hotel room, Emily calls Haley.  How does Emily keep getting a phone?  Also, is Emily's occupation still considered "Twin" since Haley was fired and sent home?

Back to the group date, the girls are upset because they think Ben is ignoring them.  Let's face it, group dates are awkward.
Leah finally gets her chance with Ben and tells him she feels like he doesn't want to get to know her.
After Becca tells Ben his connection with Lauren B. was very obvious, he decides it's time to reassure the girls and tell them why he's kept them around.
Leah uses her alone time with Ben to talk about the girls and says Lauren B. acts differently around Ben than in the house.
Then to top it all off, when Lauren B. brings it up to the girls, Leah lies to all their faces and says it wasn't her.  (Is anyone else thinking the off the Shaggy song?)  Someone's pants are ON FIRE!
The group rose goes to Amanda.
Once they're back to the hotel, Leah says she needs to do something extreme so cut to her getting ready and then sneaking out.
She says her whole reasoning for going over is to talk about Lauren B. and convince him she's not the girl for him.
Let's just go ahead and call this what it is: Leah realizes she hasn't had much screen time and knows this will get her some.  This makes me sad.  I wanted to like Leah.  In fact, up until this episode, I did.  I liked that she's an event planner and that she's from close to Ben.  This week has proved differently though.
Leah is lying through her teeth about Lauren B. and is making me so mad.  She tells Ben that Lauren B. doesn't care about the situation and that she isn't genuine.  All this, of course, after Leah tells Ben that she's not there to talk badly about Lauren.
Ben decides enough is enough and tells her something is missing and says something doesn't feel right.  He then says it's best for them to say goodbye.
It looks like that plan of hers backfired.
How appropriate that it's stormy out on the day of the 2-on-1.
Olivia talks about how this is her first almost 1-on-1 date with the man she knows she's going to marry and then talks about how they're writing their love story.
Their boat ride looks just miserable.  The weather, the wind, the waves, not fun.
Olivia gave in and pulled her hair back and I want to reach through the TV and give Emily my hairband.  The wind is not being nice to her hair.
Ben steals Olivia away and she says her love with Ben is ever-growing and constant, she then goes on to talking about herself the whole time she has with Ben.
"Deep intellectual things are my jam." -- That is a direct quote from Olivia.  Then she goes into telling Ben she's in love with him.
It's Emily turn with Ben and she tells him how ready she is and that she wants him there for all the experiences life has to offer.  Ben also helps Emily with her hair because it's blowing EVERYWHERE!
Ben grabs the rose and asks Olivia to take a walk with him.  He then tells her he doesn't reciprocate the feelings and she isn't getting the rose!!!!!!!!
He gives Emily the rose instead and the two hop on the boat leaving Olivia on the island where she still remains today.
Olivia's tears are so fake and there isn't any emotion whatsoever while she's talking.

Ben decides against a cocktail party and goes straight for the rose ceremony and all I can think is what a waste of hair, makeup and dresses.
Becca, JoJo and Lauren B. (along with Caila, Amanda and Emily) are all safe.
Lauren H. is sent home.

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