-Time for Ben’s date with Lauren and, no, it wasn’t minutes after Caila had just left. There is always a day in between each overnight date, although there was once a time where there wasn’t. And that’s just totes gross. Ben and Lauren take a small boat out to a place where they will play with sea turtles and let them free. I think the pigs in the Bahamas are pretty pissed at this date. By setting these turtles free, they are helping them survive. Hey, how come no one who won an Oscar on Sunday night went up there and got on their soap box about freeing the turtles? Leo can tell us all about global warming, and that one chick in the biker jacket can spew out her takes on society, but we can’t get anyone wanting to free the turtles? Sad. They set the turtles free to go out into the ocean, yet the second they hit the water, they’re bombarded by the tides. Good luck Cecil!
-Lauren is blown away by the turtles. “These are pretty amazing creatures…they live for 100 years…hopefully I could be with Ben for 100 years.” Easy there Lauren. You’re not going to be with Ben for 100 years. How about you start at 100 days and then just take it from there? Lets not get ahead of ourselves here. Hell, he loves another woman just as much as you and told her so 1,563 times in Jamaica like he did you, so, tap the brakes a bit. Ben tells Lauren what happened when he talked to her sister on the hometown date and that he’d started crying. He thinks Lauren is too good for himi. “You’re smart, sweet, sensitive…it’s crazy.” Funny, because Lauren says the same thing back to him thinking he’s too good for her. These two are really trying to fish for compliments here even though both have known since about Vegas they wanted to knock the stuffing out of each other on the overnight dates and have probably set up a timer to when that day came. You know, kinda like how the pervs out there had a timer set up for when Mary Kate and Ashley Olson turned 18. Really? Is there a reason that was ever a thing? Now there’s one currently going for Bindi Irwin. Makes a hell of a lot more sense than Mary Kate and Ashley.
-They head to an area where some local Jamaican band is playing. Unfortunately, it wasn’t Shaggy. Because if they would’ve turned the corner, and this sh** would’ve been bumpin, it’s on…
They might’ve not even waited til they got into the room to play hide the sausage. Although, considering Ben’s love for two different women, maybe this one would’ve been more appropriate…
Damn, Shaggy had some bad ass songs back in the day. Have fun trying to get either of those out of your head today. I may or may not have downloaded them off Itunes already. Back in the day, I had both singles on cassette tapes. I had two full shoe boxes full of cassette singles and I know those were two of them. I’m sure they are still around somewhere collecting dust. Now that we’re in the day and age of downloads, isn’t it amazing how we used to have to listen to music? Crazy.
-So at dinner they have a pretty typical conversation. Ben: “It’s so good to be around you and share something so cool with you.” Lauren: “We are like really far into this whole thing, it’s just scary. I feel good about us, I just don’t know where you stand with others.” Well Lauren, let me tell you. He’s not to hip on Caila so you don’t have to worry about her. She’s a non-factor. Yeah, Ben might’ve spent the night with her and woke up in the morning to serve her breakfast, but that was just him being nice. He would’ve sprinted out of there if they would’ve let him. Don’t worry. He ain’t about that. Lauren: “You are legitimately the man of my dreams.” All while they’re showing this, they’re doing cutaways of her ITM’s to where she’s scared to tell him she loves him. Yet, for a month we’ve known he told two girls this episode he loves them, soooooo, shut up Lauren. We know it’s coming from you. Especially since we saw it on the commercial all episode. It’s like the show tries to build suspense even for the unspoiled people, but then spoil it themselves.
-Time for that magical moment. “Ben and Lauren, welcome to the island of Jamaica. Hope you’re enjoying your stay.” Should you choose to forgo your individual rooms, please use this key to stay as a couple in the fantasy suite. And if you say yes Ben, you will forever get first class upgrades, free peanuts, and have the ability to become a member of the Mile High Club.” Once they’re back in the room, things get really steamy. Lauren: “I need to let my walls down and open up to Ben.” Let walls down = open my legs. Lauren: “I’m kind of afraid and just felt this way for a long time. I am completely in love with you…you’re the man of my dreams.” Ben’s response: “I’ve known I’m in love with you for a while as well.” Then the rest of the night and into the morning is basically the two of them constantly telling each other back in forth “I love you.” Because they’ve been together for about 5 weeks at this point, they’ve had three 1-on-1’s, he met her family, and they’ve had no phone calls, emails, texts, sexting, or any contact really outside of their dates. And they’re both goo goo ga ga in love with each other. Sure they aren’t. And hey, I’m not saying it to be a skeptic. Listen to former contestants from this show. People who experienced it. Leads like Jason, Ali, Ashley – they’ve all said it. You’re not in love with someone you barely know. You just think you are. But this should be nothing new to anyone.
-Do I think Ben is capable of having strong feels for two different women? Absolutely. Do I think he was really in love with both of them? Not a chance. I’m not sure what motivated Ben to tell Lauren that since we normally don’t see the lead ever say this. The only one I truly remember saying “I love you” to one of his final girls was when Brad told Emily that. Others have said the word “love” I believe, but to flat out come out and say “I love you” or “I love you too” after the contestant says it to the lead is highly unusual. If it has been done, we never see it because that basically gives the season away. So do I think Ben was forced to say it to both since he said it to one of them? I don’t know. I haven’t heard either way. But being honest, it was a pretty stupid thing to do. He’ll easily get out of it when this is all over and no one will care once they seem him happy and engaged to Lauren at the ATFR, but for the next two weeks will bored, hopeless romantic, housewives be screaming about it to their friends? Absolutely. The “Bachelor” wins, because that’s all they care about.