Jamaica, ooo I wanna take ya, to Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty momma!
Somewhere Amanda starts crying when she hears the reference to “momma.” Don’t fear Amanda, you’re in a better place…than Caila.
Ben and his three remaining ladies head to Jamaica for some private sexy time, profuse overuse of the word “love,” and an endless supply of clothing that looks like it could fit an American Girl Doll (yet, somehow, these ladies shimmy their bodies into the tiniest garments known to man.)
Sorely missing is any reference to Jamaica getting a bobsled team.
I pose this question every season, and this season is no different: how would you feel getting the last overnight date? So. Gross.
First One-on-One: Caila
Caila (luckily) gets the
least disgusting first overnight date. As the theme of Jamaica is less is always most definitely more, Caila wears her shortest pair of jean shorts that show just enough butt cheek with her boldest croppiest sports bra. When in Rome.
Ben takes Caila on a Huck Finn raft and the two of them float into a stream of complete silence. The longer the silence lasts, the mores taciturn Caila becomes. I find myself starting to break out in a cold sweat as I watch this uncomfortable scene unfold. Someone get these two some alcohol.
And then, what do you know. A little shanty (the original food truck) awaits them in the jungle. The ABC producers give Ben and Caila a coconut full of rum to liven up this date.
At dinner Ben says yo Caila, why were you so weird today? Caila, loquacious from her liquid courage, waxes on and on about who knows what and then finally says, “I love you.” Ben responds with his favorite words: french kissing. Caila tells Ben she’s ready to take advantage of the fantasy suite. It’s perfect because Ben is ready to take advantage of Caila.
Second One-on-One: Lauren
It was a tough decision but Lauren wins the “most ill-fitting, way too small, why are you wearing your clothes from grade school,” award! Congrats, Lauren! Lauren’s crop-top, spaghetti-strap, SWEATER tank top sends the message, I’m mysterious and also very confused. Her jean shorts that are so short and tight causing poor Lauren to waddle, send the message, I’m down for a wild time, even if it hurts.
Ben takes Lauren to release a sea turtle nest into the ocean. I can’t tell you how many times in my childhood my mom had us on the side of the road frantically trying to rescue turtles. You think that’s a joke. But it’s not. I can only hope their efforts were more successful than ours.
As if the jean shorts and sweater crop-top tank weren’t bad enough, Lauren decides to dress like a salmon for dinner, wearing a crop top/ pencil skirt combo made of spandex from the Charlotte Russe “Working The Vegas Strip” collection. Size XXS.
Lauren forgoes her individual room key in hopes of fornicating with Ben. When they make their way back to the fantasy suite (sponsored by Sandals), Lauren tells Ben she is in love with him and also, like, she can’t believe how lucky she is. Ben breaks all rules and does the one thing he’s forbidden from doing on this show– he tells Lauren he loves her too.
The morning after, Lauren keeps saying Ben’s her person. No it’s LOBSTER. Come on. Watch an episode of Friends!
Third One-on-One Date: JoJo
JoJo greets Ben with her signature jump and straddle. I envision if I greeted my husband like that, I would flatten him like a pancake.
The pair helicopter to some hidden waterfalls. I can only think that it reminds me of Gooseberry Falls in Minnesota. Minnesota: just as exotic as Jamaica. Our new slogan.
JoJo says she’s never seen anything like this before. Come to Minnesota, JoJo. We have waterfalls up the uff-da. To celebrate, Ben and JoJo go skinny dipping. Actually wait. JoJo is wearing a bathing suit, it’s just flesh-colored and very very similar looking to underwear.
Even after seeing Ben’s awful oblique tattoo, JoJo decides to spring the “I love you,” words on Ben. Much to JoJo’s complete shock, Ben replies, “I love you too.” Somewhere, ABC producers hoot and holler with glee. They’ve got Ben, the three remaining women, and millions of women sitting at home sipping chardonnay from a box, right where they want them.
JoJo is legit flummoxed. She could have sworn the producers told her he was in love with Lauren. Oh well, she reasons, guess they were wrong!
During the dinner portion of their date, I got distracted and started researching how to make cheese at home. In case you are wondering, it sounds difficult.
Back to the Bachelor. There is discussion about the creepy brothers, but JoJo just chalks it up to the bros being protective older siblings. Bros will be bros. She says they will love him eventually; Ben is unsure if he will love them eventually. But alas, forget the brothers, it’s time to consummate this love in the fantasy suite. For the third night in a row. With a different woman each night. Ick.
The Morning After
Ben wakes up and realizes that since he told two women he loves them, he has to keep them around for at least another week. That means Caila needs to go.
In classic Bachelor fashion, right when Ben comes to this realization, Caila shows up at Ben’s patio. 10 bucks says the ABC producers told Caila Ben really wants to see you, you should totally go surprise him!
Caila wears her cutest pastel tie dye sports bra for her big Ben surprise. I feel like getting dumped while wearing a sports bra is worse than getting dumped in regular clothes. Caila senses something is wrong and she’s right. Ben apparently enjoyed the sex with the other two a little more. All I can think is Caila has the most perfect little body! I must hit the gym when I’m done eating cookies and reading how to make cheese. Caila handles the situation as well as possible – I have no doubt Caila will go on to great things. At the very least, hair commercials.
At the rose ceremony, Lauren smugly tells JoJo she’s not nervous, especially after seeing JoJo’s dress that looks like it belongs on an episode of Saved by the Bell. Both women falsely believe they’ve got this in the bag. Ben appears and tells the women, the three of us are going to be so happy together!