Getting to the final four on 'The Bachelor'
February 14th, 2012
03:06 PM ET

Getting to the final four on 'The Bachelor'

"The Bachelor" continued its tour of FIFA's CONCACAF region last night with a stop in Belize. This is a "crucial" week, one of the six remaining contestants notes, as Ben must eliminate two women in preparation for next week's "hometown" dates.

This week, there will be three "intimate" one-on-one dates with no roses on the line, as well as a group date where one of the three women on it will advance to next week.

The first one-on-one goes to Lindzi the horse lady, with the clue being, "two halves make a whole." I presume they'll spend their day putting bagels or English muffins together.

Meanwhile, Nicki, the dental hygienist who cries in every episode, cries about Lindzi getting the first "intimate" date.

It's date time, and Ben is wearing one ugly outfit. Seriously, he looks like he's in his summer pajamas. He also has a haircut that my wife got last week, and the Mrs. wears it 50 times better.

After the proverbial helicopter tour of Belize, Ben and Lindzi reach a body of water called "The Blue Hole," where Ben proposes they jump out of the helicopter and dive into the water below. Lindzi appears scared out of her wits about this, but does Ben opt to turn the 'copter around and, say, go shopping? Since this is "The Bachelor," Ben merely gives Lindzi a smooch and the two take the plunge.

Later that night, Ben notes that if he and Lindzi keep going "on this path," it's "great." I've looked at that several times, and I still don't know what that means.

Emily the epidemiologist gets the next "intimate" date, and she's excited. She's not sure what she's doing on her date, and she may not know what or where Belize is, but she's still excited. The clue on her date card read "Do you Belize in love?" I'm guessing they'll be checking out the world's worst Huey Lewis and the News tribute band.

As usual, I'm wrong, and the dynamic duo instead promote the Belize tourism board by visiting a variety of local merchants. Ben and Emily buy coconuts, play basketball, go dancing and apparently flirt with a fisherman to go lobster diving for their dinner. Whatever happened to just going to a seafood restaurant where they have lobster tanks?

The two have dinner, where Ben notes their date reminded him of San Francisco, only without cable cars and "Too Close for Comfort" references.  Emily says she and Ben lost some time due to her feud with Courtney, but now she's able to focus everything on Ben.

Speaking of Courtney, she has spent the first part of the show sulking about whether she's going to get a one-on-one-date, as she hasn't had one in weeks. She threatened to walk away from the show and reject a rose if she has to go on another group date. As usual, the other women complain about Courtney complaining. Nevertheless, the model got her wish, as she'll be going on the third and final "intimate" date.

Ben takes Courtney to a Mayan temple, and the model seems excited that human sacrifices may have occurred there. I actually agree with Courtney - a human sacrifice would help this show overtake "The Voice" in the ratings.

Alas, Courtney complains about everything during what appeared to be an eight-hour climb up the temple. She whined about Ben, the other women, the economy and the like.

But have no fear, as Ben is there to tell Courtney that he's always liked her, complimenting her for "hanging on" all these weeks. Ben praises Courtney for standing out on the group dates and for being a tad "weird." (Note to Ben: This is a classy show, so the word you're thinking of is "eccentric.")

Ben says he's eager to meet Courtney's family, and I am too. I always thought Courtney was a mad scientist's experiment involving the DNA of Katie Holmes and Brooke Shields.

I should also note that Ben once again made no effort to dress himself for his dinner date with Courtney. To her credit, Courtney wore a nice, summery dress that one could see her wearing to a fancy eatery or an outdoor philharmonic performance. Ben, on the other hand, is wearing a plaid shirt and khakis combo that screams "Saturday afternoon at the hardware store."

When it's group date time, Ben uses this opportunity to break into the ladies' suite and wake up Rachel, Kacie and Nicki to go shark diving.

Ben opts to give Kacie the rose, while the three warn Ben to "tread lightly" with Courtney, saying she may not be on the show for the right reasons.  This leads to Ben asking Courtney for a private chat before the rose ceremony to answer the allegations against her. Courtney merely says that the two of them will be happy together, adding that she's always been "honest and open" with him.

We finally get to the rose ceremony, and Emily and Rachel get the boot. That means Courtney, Kacie, Lindzi and Nicki get the hometown dates.

Next week, it's hometown date time.

What did you think of last night's "Bachelor" episode?

soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. moon627

    i have to say ithe show's gotta be "fixed" to make Ben look like he's falling for Courtney.

    there is no way he could possibly not notice that she is brain damaged from too much hair dye or something ... she's always got her fingers in her hair twirling it and scratching her scalp (scabies?) and her voice reminds me of Looney Tune cartoons ! 🙂

    i bet Ben has already decided to choose Kacie since Day 1 and the producers want to keep Courtney around for ratings

    February 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Roxanne

    Send Courtney home "NOW", enough is enough,she is so self centered,arrogant,conceited,Twit.They where right on when they said she was the" Black Widow"

    February 16, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. Stevie

    I am going to Belize 😀

    February 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Debbie

    He's so stupid. He's clearly not thinking with his brain. Courtney is such a evil B*****. No wonder she doesn't have any g/fs. Her guy friends only hang out with her for one thing. She only knew Ben for a few days and already taking of her clothes. What a little S***.

    February 15, 2012 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. Over.x.kill

    @Sokman u sound like that f@g mad rap3r.

    February 15, 2012 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Sokman

    The skinny dipping chick was pretty hot

    February 14, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. donita

    I think Ben and Courtney are both "weird" so they make a perfect couple. The other 3 girls are too normal for him. Remember what his family was like on the last show? WEIRD

    February 14, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. RamblinRosie

    I thought Brad "Mulligan" Womack was the most boring bachelor the series has featured. Not even close. Ben is as clueless as a tree stump and his hair looks like an Arbor School dropout deadheaded it on a caffeine bender. Can't wait for this to be over and the next round of B'Ette with GoodieTwoShoes Emily and her Daddy seeking, semi-virginal exploits down south.

    February 14, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Lilly

    He's the most stupid bachelor. After he heard the girls advise, he still giving rose to Courtney. How damn is he. This show is getting so stupid.

    February 14, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. JP

    Why are the guys on these shows so blind? They always seem to go for the nastiest girls (aka Vienna, Courtney). Or it is just made to look that way to help the ratings? If Ben picks Courtney, they deserve each other!! I am done with this show.

    February 14, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lori

      I am right there with ya...I have watched this show from the beginning of them airing it many years ago...this is by far the worst one, and I will find something else to watch if this cortney continues to be on thsi show and he picks her...omg...what is he thinking...she is as fake as it comes....

      February 15, 2012 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  11. Booo

    This show is dumb and chose to come here and comment to tick off those who actually waste the short lives they were given following this crap!

    February 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • jana

      I'm sorry but dumb doesn't come close to this re tarded show! I see by 'so many' posts many ppl agree with us. Get ready here it comes-u took the time to read *which I didnt* the blog and it comes!lmao

      February 14, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. strawberry goodness

    Your probably right ! 🙂 Thanks 🙂

    February 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mike

    Didn't Courtney also comment before the rose ceremony, "he's not the only guy in the world". This being Valetine's Day, it sure would warm my heart if my wife wrote, "I love you honey, but you're not the last guy in the world". Courtney is one Prozac pill away from being the mental health mascot...

    February 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ruby Brandt

    I heard that the final rose goes to Courtney. Is he an idiot or what? She is a ramp and their family must be horrified..

    February 14, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. strawberry goodness

    We arent supposed to be talking about this. Everyone is supposed to be focused on Whitney Houston right now. I didnt even go to school the last 2 days. My family is in mourning.

    February 14, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • careful

      shame on you. Whitney Houston wouldn't want you to miss school so that you can mourn her death.
      Live your own life in reality... get to school

      February 14, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • JULIE

      your not on the right page if you want to talk about whittney

      February 15, 2012 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary Beth

      Courtney is the game player of all time. She could care less about Ben. She is looking for an acting role and career, not a husband. Everything she does is calculated. I want to scream at Ben and say "Wake up, you idiot!"

      Strawberry--mourning for Whitney? Staying home for two days? She is in a better place. Say a prayer for her family and get out there and live your life. And don't make the same stupid decisions that she did. Let her life be a lesson on what NOT to do.

      February 15, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  16. sandra

    Send Courtney Packing and take her arogant self with her.

    February 14, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |

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