“This Is Why I Don’t Love”
The final four take a break from exotic vacations this week and bring Ben home to visit their families.
Ocala, Fla., with Horse Girl
Sarah: Lindzi’s estate/plantation includes a horse track (with horses) and two cute little dogs. She’s an only child, and her parents are dull, which I suppose is preferable to crazy. She spent most of the time talking about an old boyfriend who broke her heart, but Ben said he had the best time ever. Maybe because he realized how rich she was?
Chris: How were horses a part of her life before she was born? Was she fathered by a horse? And why weren’t her parents more skeptical of Ben given the success rate of past "Bachelor" relationships?
Clarksville, Tenn., with Baton
Sarah: Kacie B. greets Ben with a marching band and baton routine at the local high school football field. Even though he knows that her dad does not drink, Ben brings her parents a bottle of wine as a gift anyway. Both parents show their concern and bring up to Ben that they don’t want them to live together before marriage. He’s gonna dump her this round, too much pressure!
Chris: They had better be careful because getting freaky on public school property can land you on the sex offender registry. Kacie B. says she has great examples of love in her life and cites her grandparents. I wonder if they met on a reality TV dating show.
Fort Worth, Texas, with Divorce
Sarah: Ben needs a makeover, but not a Texas makeover. Nicki takes him to get cowboy boots, belt and hat … and now he looks more awkward than usual. I almost fell asleep during this segment. Not enough drama!
Chris: Isn’t it funny that Nicki’s dad expresses remorse for “giving her away” to her first husband too quickly and then approves of Ben after only knowing him for a few hours? Poor judgment must be genetic.
Scottsdale, Ariz., with the Model
Sarah: What happened to that crazy bitch Courtney? All of the sudden she’s really nice. She takes Ben to a local park decorated for a wedding, whips out paper and pens and tells Ben that they are going to write their wedding vows. They write decent enough vows, recite them in front of a pastor and exchange rings, but thankfully are not actually married.
Chris: Courtney’s mom has the eyes of a rabid wolverine. That helps explain Courtney’s weird facial tics.
The Big Decision
Sarah: Ben could be attractive — if he washed and/or cut his hair, had other facial expressions besides the surprised look and didn’t slobber when he kisses. I get physically ill when he kisses one of his four girlfriends. Ick.
Chris: I’m glad Chris Harrison got a lot more screen time in this episode—he deserves it.
Why Are There Three Roses?
Sarah: I thought that after The Bachelor meets the families, he dumps two of them and then takes the final two to an exotic location to meet his family in the finale. Tonight, he’s only dumping one. Please leave a comment below about this discrepancy. I’m not surprised he dumped Kacie B. — her dad sealed her fate when he asked Ben to let her go if he wasn’t going to marry her in the end.
Chris: Nicki is definitely the underdog. I never thought she would get this far. Ben sent home the one girl whose parents didn’t approve of him instantly.
The Final Three
Courtney, 28: “Model”—Our bet to win it all.
Lindzi C, 27: “Horse Girl”—She’ll be in the final two.
Nicki, 26: “Divorce”—Not sure why she’s still here. Maybe Ben knows she can handle heartbreak?Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun