The Bachelor

2002, TV Show

The Bachelor Episode: "The Bachelor"

Season 16, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: Ben escorts the nine remaining bachelorettes to Panama for a visit to an Embera Indian village and, for one gal, a one-on-one date on a deserted island. Before three are sent home, there's also a two-on-one date that features salsa dancing. Next stop: Belize.
Original Air Date: Feb 6, 2012

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Season 16, Episode 6
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Length: 01:25:35
Aired: 2/6/2012
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The Bachelor Episode Recap: Week 6 Season 16, Episode 6

Ben and the ladies are in Panama City, where hopefully Ben's hair won't succumb to the hot and humid weather. He leaves the date card and it goes to Kacie B. The two take a helicopter ride to a deserted island, where they check out the three things Kacie chose to pack: A monkey man, a cork screw/knife and a bag of candy. Ben brought a machete, fishing net and matches. Both worry that with not much to do, they'll run out of things to talk about. But with lots of laughs, it seems like they'll be just fine, not to mention Kacie finds Ben's coconut-cracking skills extremely hot.

At dinner back on the mainland, Ben and Kacie talk about their day-to-day routines, and Kacie really opens up. She shares with Ben that she feels she matured at an earlier age due to an eating disorder in high school. She says learned she doesn't have to be perfect and feels relieved she told Ben. Ben, in return, says he's liked her from the beginning of this journey and that there's so much more to learn about each other. Hence, he hands her the rose.

Emily, Nicki, Lindzi, Casey S, Courtney and Jamie meet Ben for their group date on a boat navigating the Chagres River. They pass a group of kids playing soccer, so the group follows them to  a remote village. The ladies grab the women and take them into huts where they have them put on authentic outfits. Courtney, of course, decides to bare chest it. Ben, meanwhile, sports a loin cloth.

Lindzi and Ben share some time that night where he enjoys her easy-going nature. The two have a passionate kiss before it's time for some Courtney alone time. She plays the "hard to feel special with all these other girls" card and then makes sure to drop her room number to Ben for later. Jamie takes time to chat with Ben and they talk about her lack of showing him how she feels. She wants to kiss him, but sees Courtney in the background and can't muster the courage. (And Ben cannot focus at all with Courtney half-naked.) Emily is up next and says she has another man in her life...the chief from the village. Ben starts laughing when he realizes she was joking. Emily then goes back to the group and apologizes to Courtney for speaking out about her in Park City. Instead of accepting it, Courtney says she doesn't forgive and forget and they'll never be friends. Lindzi, meanwhile, gets the group date rose.

Blakeley and Rachel have the dreaded two-on-one date, which features salsa dancing. Rachel becomes hopeful because she and Ben have chemistry during their dance, but Blakeley certainly gives Rachel a run for her money by using her sexuality to score points. Dinner is a bit awkward and tense, so Ben takes some alone time with each girl. Rachel uses her time to give him kisses, while Blakeley tears up and presents him a scrapbook. Ben is ready to make his decision and goes with Rachel. Blakeley gets up from the table, storms out, and cries hysterically.

Chris Harrison shows up to the hotel room before the cocktail party, which is never a good sign. He steals Casey S. away to say that it was brought to his attention by three different people that she's in love with somebody else — Michael, her boyfriend at home. Casey calls him an ex-boyfriend, but Chris says they spoke to Michael and he confirms they're still in a relationship. Casey continues to deny it, but then she goes into a weird explanation that doesn't make sense at all. Chris point blank asks, "Are you still in love with Michael?" and she says, "I don't want to be, but what I want is to give up hope that he'll change ... I still have hope he'll change. I don't know what I feel." Chris suggests they talk to Ben about the situation. He wishes she had been more honest with him early on about having conflicted feelings and she apologizes and goes into the ugly cry. "I don't sugarcoat things," Ben says (yes, we know that), and adds, "I think you should go home."

At the cocktail party, the ladies are encouraged to be open and really share how they're feeling about Ben. Jamie takes her cue and grabs him so that she can finally kiss him. She tells him what she's planning to do as she straddles him and kisses him, but then doesn't. Stop.Talking. They kiss some more, giggle, Jamie talks, and that's the gist.

It's time for Ben to hand out three roses to the four remaining women (Lindzi, Kacie and Rachel have one already). The roeses go to Nicki, Courtney and Emily. I guess Jamie's bold moves didn't work for Ben after all.

 

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Ben and the ladies are in Panama City, where hopefully Ben's hair won't succumb to the hot and humid weather. He leaves the date card and it goes to Kacie B. The two take a helicopter ride to a deserted island, where they check out the three things Kacie chose to pack: A monkey man, a cork screw/knife and a bag of candy. Ben brought a machete, fishing net and matches. Both worry that with not much to do, they'll run out of things to talk about. But with lots of laughs, it seems like they'll be just fine, not to mention Kacie finds Ben's coconut-cracking skills extremely hot.

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Premiered: March 25, 2002, on ABC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: True love (or a TV facsimile thereof) gets the reality treatment in this long-running dating game, in which a successful bachelor romances a number of beauties. The list of possible paramours is reduced each week until he gives a final red rose to one of them. The series spun off 'The Bachelorette', a spate of rip-offs and very few lasting pairings.

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