This week's episode of The Bachelor marks my favorite hour of each season — The Women Tell All special! So get your smack-talk ready and let's get to recapping.
But wait! After Chris Harrison introduces the women, we get a sneak peek of the recent Bachelor Nation reunion in Las Vegas. There's lot of making out, a few faces we haven't seen in a while and a lot of casting possibilities for the next season of Bachelor Pad (Ed, Ryan P and Stacey, to name a few.) We also get a glimpse into a possible rekindling of flames between previous Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky and Frank, who left her season for a girl that he's still with.
Nine weeks into The Bachelor and one woman is still a major topic of conversation: Courtney. After three successful fantasy dates, last week's eliminated contestant Kacie returned to warn Ben (again) about the trash-talking, supremely confident model. We chatted with Chris Harrison, who tells us that Courtney continues to dominate the conversation in next week's Women Tell All episode. Plus: What went wrong with Nicki that lead to her exit?
It's fantasy date week on The Bachelor, which means lots of "love," lots of hot tubs and lots of alone-time for Ben and his ladies.
First, Ben flies to Switzerland, where he reflects on his time with the remaining women: Nicki, the dark horse, laid-back Lindzi and Courtney, the trash-talking model. As Ben ponders the final two weeks, he concludes that he's ready to take the next step in life.
Nicki has the first fantasy date with Ben in Interlaken. A helicopter picks them up and whisks them away over the Alps. After a breathtaking ride, they arrive on a mountaintop to have a picnic.
On this week's episode of The Bachelor, we're heading to the girls' hometowns where Ben finally meets the ladies' families and must ultimately break one woman's heart.
Ben travels first to Ocala, Fla., where he's greeted by Lindzi on horseback. Lindzi explains that they're going to do some carriage-riding and then uses a metaphor to compare falling off horses to getting your heart broken. Lindzi is ready to get back in the saddle and be in love. After riding, the two have a chat about Lindzi's (clearly jerk-y) ex-boyfriend. She reveals that they lived together and was sure they'd get married. Ben is happy she's opening up and says she likes seeing this serious side to her.
The ladies arrive in Belize, where Chris Harrison meets them to say how important the week is and that it will lead to hometown dates. (No pressure!) Lindzi receives the first one-on-one date so Ben, sporting a nice muscle tank, picks her up. They helicopter over the gorgeous ocean and Ben tells her they'll be jumping out of it into what's called The Blue Hole. They gain the courage to do so and share a kiss before they jump and many kisses as soon as they land.