Des and Kasey try to put the Brian debacle behind them and head to Sunset Boulevard, so they can dance down the side of a building. Been there, scaled that. Next they head to the top of the same building for a night of romance. Too bad Mother Nature is a witch and sends a strong message -- this date is OVA! Instead of heeding the wild wind’s warnings, Des and Kasey attempt to salvage the date by jumping into the freezing rooftop pool. Kasey kisses Des, but Des is emotionally drained from her stealth attack on Brian. Des and Kasey go inside and sit in a stairwell. Des gives Kasey the rose for being a good guy. #poorkasey  

Second Group Date

The second group-date card arrives for Dan, Bryden, Zak W., James and Juan Pablo, and reads “Who Will Be The Lone Man Standing.” Dan is someone we haven’t seen before. He is a beverage distribution specialist, which means he works the register at the 7-11. His claim to fame is that he is in charge of the Slurpee machine. Back to the date: The guys are picked up in a stagecoach and Des throws a stunt man off a balcony. The sole purpose of this date is to shamelessly promote the next Disney film, “The Lone Ranger.”

The guys get dressed up in cowboy gear and learn how to be stunt men. This is just as stupid as playing dodgeball, but is slightly entertaining when Dan splits his pants getting on the horse. Perhaps he had one-too-many Slurpee and burrito combos. Juan Pablo plays his part in Spanish and wins the challenge. His prize? A private screening of "The Lone Ranger." Des and Juan Pablo sit on hay bales and eat popcorn. At one point, Juan Pablo attempts to feed Des a piece of popcorn, but misses her mouth and the popcorn falls down her dress and lands on her right breast. Being the man-whore that he is, he reaches into her dress, picks it up and places it in her mouth. Then he leans with his tongue and they make out for the rest of the movie.  Juan Pablo is quite the player and something tells me this isn’t his first rodeo.

Nighty night

Later that night, Des and the boys sit around a campfire. Des hasn’t sucked face with enough guys the past 24 hours, so she and Bryden make out in a tree. When she is done with Bryden, Zak is next, but gets no action. Zak and Des just talk, and Zak does the throw-the-head-back, open-mouth-laugh move, which shows his mouthful of very white teeth.

James gets one-on-one time with Des and tells her that his Dad has pancreatic cancer. In addition to the spot on his Dad’s pancreas, James puts Des on the spot and asks her if he should stay and waste his time with her, or return home to his dying Dad. Instead of insisting that he go straight home and be with his father before he drops dead, Des gives James the group-date rose. James and Des end the date with some kisses. With all the men Des kissed in the past few days...

Pool Party

In lieu of a cocktail party, Des decides to throw a pool party, because it is easier to get people half-naked at a pool party. Before she can even step one foot out of the Bentley, Ben, who is wearing one of Des’s tank tops, steals her away for a quick ride and some sneaky one-on-one time. After a quick ride, Ben and Des pull into the driveway, kiss and head into the pool party.  But not before being spied on by Michael G. and Mikey T. Michael G is mad!! He says “why does Ben feel the need to steal her away and take underhanded measures to get more time with her? It doesn’t make sense.” Uh, Michael, it makes perfect sense, you fool! I have been watching this show for 26 seasons -- there are no rules. Who died and made Michael G. the Bachelor/ette rule police?

Mikey T. says that Ben deserves a punch in the face. Michael and Mikey bring Ben out front and tell him they aren’t going to be his friend. As if Ben gives a crap. Ben says, “it’s called 'The Bachelorette' for a reason, it’s not called 'Let’s Make Friends.'”  Ben is 100% right.

Brandon hasn’t had enough off-camera therapy this week and can’t get over the men who abandoned him and his mother. He tells Des that he will never hurt her, he thinks about her all day, that he is falling in love with her. He leans in to tell her a secret -- “I’m needy, damaged goods” -- but instead tries to give her a kiss. #epicfail

Rose Ceremony

After what seems like an eternity, it is finally time for the rose ceremony. James, Kasey and Chris have roses and are safe. The remaining roses go to Bryden, Juan Pablo, Zak W., Brooks, Drew, Zack, Brad, Michael G. and Mikey T. The final rose goes to Ben.

Upon hearing Ben’s name for the final rose, Brandon looks shocked and confused and is thinking #WTF.  Des basically says “It’s you, not me” and tells him there was no chemistry.  Brandon says “once again, someone left me.” For Brandon’s sake, I hope that Paulie is in the kitchen keeping an eye on the knives.

Next week: Atlantic City and more Ben drama.