Ep 4: All Hell Breaks Loose at Summer Camp
Um, who knew Salt Lake City was so gorgeous? Maybe everyone but me? I have got to to pull a Fievel and Go West! Ok, geographical expedition impulses aside . .
Episode 4 finds Benjamin and his entourage venturing outside of their comfort zones and into the great outdoors. Come to think of it, the dates are mostly activities you’d find at a summer camp: horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, fly-fishing, roasting marshmallows, being lowered into caves. (Ok, the last is less summer campy and more token bachelor face-your-fear-of-heights-datey.) Ah, the things we do for love.
Let me start with this: If a guy ever took me fly-fishing on a date, I would be one happy girl. No joke! I loved this date! Simple and out-doorsy. Not to mention, you put every girl in terribly oversized overall waders and it levels the playing field. And assuming no off-camera boozing took place in the river, Ben gets to see the girls without his wine goggles in an environment more challenging to catch his attention than half nakey in a hot tub.
Speaking of hot, this is NOT:
The first one-on-one of the week was New York City-slicker Rachel. Here, the girl that usually has a heck of a lot to say has us literally listening to the crickets around she and Ben. If not for the helicopter ride, I would have totally forgotten all about this date. I don’t doubt the same stands true for them! Listening to their conversation was excruciating! Rachel, girlfriend, did you really talk about wrinkles and crows feet during the highly coveted one-on-one time? Ay ay ay, lady! But somehow, you mustered up just enough charm to snag that rose. Kudos.
The second one-on-one date is with cute-as-a-button Jennifer. Glad she got
the chance! We see a refreshingly normal and sweet girl who puts on a brave
face, drops into the cavernous waters below, and gets the ultimate prize- a
Ben F kiss. Swooooon!
Back at the house, Courtney is winning. She’s winning all the time, everyday, in case you may have thought she was losing. She always wins. Don’t forget it. Ben literally took the bait on this one. Sigh.
Okay so who really likes Ben? Who is there for the “right” reasons? Here’s what I got:
1. Kacie B: She is genuine in her feelings, so much so that she is already in tears at the thought of not getting another one-on-one date soon. And I mean real live tears!
2. Nikki: More real tears!
3. Jennifer: Clearly truly likes Ben, and a-to-tha-dorable.
4. Emily: Down to earth.
Speaking of Emily, this week brought us a whole lot-o-honesty. While
it is the basis of every relationship, new and old, it can also be a gift and a curse when the girls start to be honest on The Bachelor. This episode, we see poor Emily fall victim to this “being honest with the bachelor” curse. We as the viewers think, “how could Ben not appreciate the only girl that is brave enough to be honest about the resident hell raiser?” If this does in fact lead to Emily’s demise, I will turn off my TV and not watch the bachelor again!
. . . until next week, of course. What? I need my fix! =)