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The Bachelor 16 - Ben

The Bachelor Ben Recap Including the WTA Taping Date, Pics of Courtney & What Game Show Was She Previously On?

-So lets talk about what happened next, and that’s Chris coming in to tell the girls he needs to speak with Casey S. Looks like everything I informed you about three months ago was dead on. When I heard about this back in October, I knew there had to be some truth to it because too many people were telling me it was the case. I didn’t know if Casey and Michael were officially a couple, but I could tell it was one of those situations where it was obvious she was really close to this guy and went on the show just to be on TV and had no intention of ever being with Ben. Chris went into a little more detail in his blog today explaining how exactly he knew about Michael. Here’s what he said:

“We heard from Casey’s former boyfriend and a couple other people that Casey had spent serious time with him leading up to the show and that she still had serious feelings for him. In fact, her ex-boyfriend explicitly told us that he was currently in a relationship with her.”

-Let me just say, that explains a lot then. Pretty much confirmed what I’d heard back then and tried to follow up on. Of course, once I announced it was Casey who had a boyfriend back home, his name was Michael Patak, and even posted a picture of them, there were a few people close to her emailing me saying that wasn’t the case. Well, obviously it was. She practically admitted it last night. With a little brow beating from Chris in the process. You notice how when he first approached her with it, she was like, “No, that’s not it.” Then the more he badgered her, she basically just gave in? Geez Chris. What’s the big deal? We’ve had alleged boyfriends and girlfriends in the past on this show (Frank, Wes, Rego) and none of them were forced to leave. You let it play out. Man, they must’ve been really hard up for some drama this episode because, frankly, the whole thing was so anti-climactic since no one gave a sh** about Casey all season. She’s barely said five words all season, so the impact the show thought they would have with this whole scene pretty much fell flat.

So many good moments from this scene. Lets point out a few:

-Why did Chris arrive with his ipad in hand? Could he have put it away for a few moments at least? Didn’t want to lose his spot on Angry Birds or something? And why is his ipad cover orange? Very feminine, Chris. Not to mention, you bought the cheapest ipad cover out there.

-When Chris starts telling Casey about the situation, he says, “The details of y’alls relationship been brought to my attention.” Look, I know Chris is a Dallas boy, and went to college in Oklahoma, but have we ever heard him say “y’all” in 23 seasons on this show? Where the hell did that come from?

-When Chris is talking to Casey outside, all the girls are standing at the window watching, then all sudden in a moments notice it’s like someone told them, “Hey, you’re in the shot. Move it!” and they all scatter at the same time.

-As Chris and Casey were walking the hallway looking for a place to talk, it was like Chris forgot where to go. Why not just do it in the hallway? Why did they have to maze through the hotel to shoot it outside? Oh that’s right. So the other girls could watch.

-Chris: “Are you still in love with Michael?” Casey: “I don’t want to be.” Translation: Yes, I am. And I need therapy. Can the show hook me up with some free sessions from that dingo 80’s band wannabe you brought on for Brad’s season?

-Is there a reason Chris sat in on Casey and Ben’s conversation? He said nothing, his ipad was sitting on the seat in front of him, is he that much of a voyeur? Either offer some advice or get out of the room, buddy. This is there time together. You’re nothing but a nuisance at this point.

-Did it really matter if they spoke to Ben about this issue. Same thing that I said for Blakeley pertains to Casey, but even more so with her. At least Blakeley had a few big moments this season. Casey has basically been mute for five episodes, so it’s not like anyone cared if he kept her or let her go. I mean, would you keep a chick clinging to a dude back home that doesn’t want to marry her, wearing an ugly blue romper who’s barefoot in Panama? I’m guessing Emily would be able to detect how many bacterial infections Casey picked up walking through Panama barefoot. Last thing we need is another “Outbreak” happening on US soil because you can’t throw a pair of flip flops on.

-Casey confronts Ben. “I came into this waiting to get over a guy that I was in love with who doesn’t want to marry me.” What a wonderful reason to go on a reality TV dating show. Casey, you’re a genius. How’d that work out for you? You were basically ignored for six episodes, got a foot fungus in Panama, everyone who emails me calls you Kacie S and the other one Casey B, and you left the show with probably the most heinous, awful cry known to mankind. And if you think for a second that wailing won’t be repeated by me in Thursday’s live video blog, you are sorely mistaken.

-Casey: “I don’t want to be with someone who doesn’t want to marry me.” Great, then why are you saying you need to figure things out when you get back to home? Man, you know what would’ve saved Casey all this heartbreak? If she would’ve emailed Dr. Reality Steve before she left for the show. This might’ve been the easiest one to answer. If the guy you say you’re in love with, and the guy you want to marry, has told you that he doesn’t want to marry you, then leave. Anything you do that doesn’t revolve around leaving and never speaking to him again, sorry, it’s on you. If you think you’re gonna change his mind, you’re not. Sorry, but you deserve what you get with this guy. Why would you want to be with a guy who told you he didn’t want to marry you anyway? Oh that’s right, because women are crazy. How could I forget? Sorry Casey. Don’t feel sorry for you at all. This guy isn’t even playing games or beating around the bush. According to you, he’s told you he doesn’t want to marry you. Do you need to be hit over the head with a frying pan for it to sink in? If you continue to pine over a man who’s told you he doesn’t want to marry you, that’s your fault, not his.

-With that said, I’m wondering what Michael’s motivations were in all this? It doesn’t make a lot of sense. If you don’t want to marry her, what the hell were you doing informing the show you guys were dating and she was still in love with you? Sounds like Michael wants to have his cake and eat it too. This is like a bad soap opera. Something tells me we’re not getting the full story from either side, and probably never will. I have no idea if these two are back together or what. Haven’t heard anything since around mid-November. Michael comes across as petty, jealous, and insecure if he really told Casey he has no intention of marrying her, yet calls the show to basically say, “Hey, that’s my girl on your show and she loves me.” How backwards is that? But all in all, we can chalk this storyline up to one universal feeling: “Who cares?” I told you about this three months ago and no one gave a rat’s ass about Casey this season anyway. Well, apparently except for Blakeley if you listen to her interview.

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  1. Dianne

    February 9, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    Wow, oh wow! Would you people PLEASE chill? You are all getting way, way, WAY too serious here..and your posts are just not acceptable to read. Take it easy, relax, and realize that what Steve is putting down here is about a TELEVISION SHOW, and not real life! Steve does what he does, and he does it best. If you don’t like what your reading, then stop reading and take a step back. Geesh!!

  2. locondcoco

    February 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    karynr: it’s “COULDN’T care less”, becuase if you COULD care less, well, then just do so. Sorry, if you did it once, maybe twice, i would have let it go. but you said it like 15 times per paragraph.

  3. esayer

    February 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    I think Courtney is by far the funniest contestant the show has ever had. She knows it’s a joke, and she’s playing it up. She’s being real, she’s saying how it is. Love love love it!! If I were one of Ben’s girls, I bet I’d be friends with her. She does not beat around the bush like everyone else does. Life is too short to be anything but honest, and that’s what she’s doing. Go girl!

  4. esayer

    February 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Oh, and one more thing…I have NO IDEA why you all love Eminemily so much! She reminds me of the ‘popular’ girl in my class in HS…total bitch and makes weird faces all the time. She is so not cute. Do not understand…

  5. karynr

    February 9, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    I’m so sorry if using the incorrect terminology a few (not 15) times bothered someone so much. Now can I go back to the real reason I come onto this site :)! The ENJOYMENT of reading everyone’s comments regardless of typos, etc.

  6. carol

    February 9, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Diane, your comments are so condescending and believe it or not, no one died and put you in charge. To tell commenters to “relax”, “chill”, “take it easy”, or “take a step back” is inappropriate and you might want to take your own advice. All of the comments are completely appropriate for this forum and totally “acceptable to read”. This is precisely the right the place to express one’s thoughts about the show, its characters and/or this blogger.

  7. offisurswife

    February 16, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    It was 2 toothbrushes on the counter against a mirror….not 4 toothbrushes. Just pointing out….

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