What the heck was Jamie doing? I felt so awkward that I started sweating. I'm not sure what she said during “Kissing 101,” but it’s equivalent to this: "So you close your mouth, I'll open mine, and then close it while you open. OK, keep your mouth shut. Ready? Go." Everyone in America who was watching that is now more dumb. Jamie, I award you no rose, and may god have mercy on your soul.
First One-On-One- Kacie B.
Ben and Kacie did what everyone else does on a second date. The two took a helicopter ride over Panama City and then spent the day on a deserted island. They did some things that required working together, one being fishing. A date like this requires a certain personality, and Kacie B. has it. Ben said, “We make a great team."
Later at dinner, Kacie opened up and said she had an eating disorder when she was in high school. I think she still does because she didn't touch her food all night. She and Ben have a good connection and he gave her a rose. Side note: Kacie should never wear her hair like that again. It looks like it got in a fight with a comb and a beaver.
Group Date- Nicki, Courtney, Casey S, Emily, Lindzi, and Jamie
Ben picks the girls up in a wooden boat and they road up river to stumble upon a small village. They dressed up in the same type of clothes as the people in the village and learned a few things such as dancing. Courtney decided she wanted to entertain the village people, and it wasn't by doing the "YMCA," but by not wearing a bra. Courtney stole the show during this portion and the other girls were getting annoyed and frustrated. On Ben's shoulder blade, she painted “B+C=heart.” Well, I think “C+Anything=No Solution.” At the cocktail party, Ben once again played tonsil hockey with everyone except Jamie because she had never played and didn't know the rules. She is now banned for life from that game.
Ben gave the rose on the group date to Lindzi and I think it's her third time to receive a rose on the group date – which she should because other than Kacie B., Lindzi comes off as the only legit contender.
Two-On-One Date- Blakeley and Rachel
Before the date even started, Blakeley was very arrogant and Rachel was intimidated. Ben and the two girls went salsa dancing, which I want to learn now after watching. Blakeley clearly had the advantage over Rachel. Let's be honest here, VIP cocktail waitress=VIP Strip Club Employee. It was so awkward watching them dance while Rachel was standing there alone. That was the definition of a "third wheel."
At dinner, when talking about who he will choose, Ben told Rachel, "I just don't know what I'm going to do." I think he made the right decision when he gave the rose to Rachel. Blakeley and her scrapbook were on the next flight home.
Then, we find out that Casey S. has a boy toy back home named Michael. If it was Kacie B., I would definitely take credit for this, but it's not. It makes sense now why her and Ben had zero chemistry and their talks were lacking...everything. Casey came on the show to try and get over her ex, but realized she still has feelings for him. Once she told Ben, he told her just to leave. Casey was absolutely bawling on her way to the airport. I don't think it was because she was leaving, but because she was in a light blue minivan while every other girl got a limousine when they got sent home.
Courtney- This girl will eventually be the reason this show is forced to move from ABC to HBO late night if she sticks around. The skinny-dipping incident shows her character and, once again, she had to show off her body while Ben and Jamie were talking. She's so annoying that she is funny. Next week it looks as if the girls decide to tell Ben exactly who she is.
Jamie- I can't imagine what her family thinks of her after tonight. She is a very shy person and was definitely out of her element. Her life has changed drastically now and should lay low for a while. Poor thing. She will probably end up writing a book and calling it "Kissing for Dummies."
Casey S., Blakeley, Jamie
My Top Three:
Kacie B., Lindzi, Emily
Send me a DM on twitter, @MikeGDaviesof who you think will win Ben’s heart. ALL of those who win will receive two tickets to a Wolves game. You have until the episode before the hometown dates to send in your winner. If you don't live in Chicago and still win, then go give your best friend a high five.