Episode 4: (In Phuket, Thailand, 12 down to 11)
1-on-1: Ames Brown. At some point, they end up sitting at the edge of the water in the sand in their bathing suits. Ames gets a boner I’m sure. He gets a rose.
Group Date: At a local orphanage where the guys are building and painting stuff all day for the kids. Since Ben F. is the artistic one of the bunch, he ends up impressing Ashley the most and Ben Flajnik gets the rose.
1-on-1: Constantine Tzortzis. He gets a rose.
Rose Ceremony Elimintion: West Lee.
Episode 5: In Chaing Mai, Thailand, 11 down to 8
1-on-1: Ben Flajnik. According to the press release, they go shopping at an outdoor market, visit an ancient Temple, then end the night with Thai music, dancing, and fire eaters. Ben gets a rose.
Group Date: Eight men compete against each other in Muay Thai boxing, tournament style. Kinda similar to Ali’s guys wrestling in Portugal, except much more manly and less oily. Ryan beats Ames and accidentally gives the guy a concussion, sending him to the emergency room. Blake beats Lucas. Constantine beats Nick. JP beats Mickey. Constantine and JP bow out of the competition, so Blake and Ryan have one final match. Blake ends up winning and he gets the rose later that night.
2-on-1: Ben Castoriano and Will Holman. Both are sent home on this date.
Rose Ceremony Eliminations: Ben Castoriano and Will Holman already eliminated on their 2-on-1 date. Nick Peterson sent home at the ceremony.
Episode 6: (In Hong Kong, 8 down to 6)
This is the episode where Bentley returns and makes an appearance. If you didn’t read Chris Harrisons conference call with the media on Wednesday June 1st, you can read the summary here. One thing I think that was clarified in this conference call, is now we know why Bentley returns to the show in Hong Kong. Look at Chris’ answer when asked about reports that Bentley returns:
Will Bentley return to the show? Chris wouldn’t confirm a Bentley reappearance later in the season (Reality Steve says Bentley does return), but he said Ashley “definitely has a hard time moving past this” and the only reason they would allow Bentley back on the show is if Ashley wanted it. It’s her call.
So there’s your answer. When Bentley returns to the show in Hong Kong, Ashley is fully aware he’s coming back and is the one that asked for him to return because she needs some sort of closure from him. I guess the reasoning he gives her in episode 3 for leaving doesn’t sit well with her, and three episodes later, Bentley is still on her mind, so they bring him back per her request. He comes back, they talk, she gets her closure, and he leaves. He does not go on any dates, doesn’t see any of the guys, and he’s not part of the rose ceremony.
1-on-1: Lucas Daniels. He gets a rose.
Group Date: Three 2-man teams competing in a dragon boat race. They have to run into Stanley Market and get random strangers to join their boat to compete in the race. Ames/Mickey vs. Ryan/Blake vs Constantine/Ben F. Ames/Mickey finish 1st, Ryan/Blake finish 2nd, Constantine and Ben F. bring up the rear finishing 3rd. Ryan ends up getting the rose on this group date.
1-on-1: JP. He gets a rose.
Rose Ceremony Eliminations: Blake Julian and Mickey McLean. Updated: Mickey actually walks out at the cocktail party, and doesn’t even make it to the rose ceremony.
Episode 7: (In Taiwan, 6 down to 4)
1-on-1: Ben F.
Group Date: Ames, JP, Lucas. JP gets a rose.
1-on-1: Ryan. He gets sent home on this date.
Rose Ceremony Elimination: Ryan Park sent home on his 1-on-1. Lucas Daniels eliminated at the ceremony.