Ben knows the best way to learn if these women are wife material is to take them to Sin City. There is so much to test in Vegas. The following vices can all be assessed:
- and people who like Celine Dion too much
Ben wants a woman who can let her hair down, pretend she loves buffets but really only eats a salad, has no qualms about wearing shirts as dresses in public, drinks all night long without throwing up, and does, indeed, let her heart go on.
Amazingly enough, the first thing out of Olivia’s mouth when she hears they are headed to Vegas is that she wants to see Celine. Sorry Olivia. You’re out.
First One-on-One Date: Jojo, you set my heart on fire.
Oliva is not threatened by this because Ben is hers. Ben is her piece (?) and she is zen with Ben.
For Jojo’s date, she decides that less is more. Less shirt and less shorts = more likely ABC will need to use the privacy black box during this date. Remember when Bermuda shorts were in style? These chicks definitely don’t remember that. All they’ve ever known are 1 inch inseams.
Or maybe she wore barely any clothes so she wouldn’t add unnecessary weight to the helicopter that picks them up? As the helicopter lands, its propeller causes gale force winds so Jojo and Ben, naturally, hide behind a cocktail table and make out in plain view of the other ladies. They spend the helicopter ride making out, which begs the question, why go on the helicopter ride? YOU’RE MISSING THE VIEW. COME ON.
After the heli ride, Jojo talks about her ex boyfriend, they make out more, and the date is over. Most boring date ever.
There is some famous ventriloquist who is hosting the group date. The girls all comment that they grew up watching his show. I’ve never heard of this dude. Is this an age gap thing? Do you think the girls have ever heard of Mr. Rogers?
The puppet announces the women are going to put on a talent show for Ben and 1 million other drunk people. Immediately, I think Olivia’s talent will be stuffing her fist into her giant mouth. That’s got to be what she’s best at, right?
Olivia ignores my suggestion and instead puts on a showgirl outfit, which is basically a sequined bikini with a feather boa, and she thanks for lucky stripes for the foresight to shave this morning. Her plan is basically to shimmy around and point. That’s her talent.
To my shock (and slight disappointment), all the other women have actual talent! The twins do a really good Irish dance, Jubliee plays the cello, someone who I think is unemployed makes ballon animals, another girl juggles, some girl bongs a beer.
And then it was Olivia’s turn. She started out strong by popping out of a cake. But then things took a serious turn for the worst. She would have been better off if she cried and ran off state. Instead she bobbed around awkwardly, not dissimilar to a bird, and kicked her legs around. Ben hung his head in embarrassment. Olivia silently wonders if she can audition for the Rockettes. No. No you can’t. When she goes to hug Ben, reality sets in that the performance was not up to Ben’s standards. She starts to cry and realizes she was not wife material.
Undeterred, Olivia puts on her best 70’s negligee that lets her ladies hang free and heads to the cocktail party where the theme this evening is who needs pants when you can have a shirt cover almost all of your naughty bits. Sure hope you shaved today too Caila. Caila decides as soon as she gets Ben alone that she’s just going to throw her legs over his lap and start making out with him. Conversation be damned. Ben describes her as a sex panther. I start to throw up my dinner.
Ben seems drunk as he plays with the puppet and talks to the kindergarten teacher, whose name I do not know because she gets no screen time. He makes the teacher make out with the puppet.
Second One-on-One Date: Becca
Becca, the virgin, puts on a crisp white dress and meets Ben at the Little White Chapel. This date is so dumb I don’t even want to blog about it. I’d rather count the number of gray hairs on my head, clip my toenails, scoop my cat’s litter-box, wash moldy Tupperware, or listen to sports radio than rewatch this date and blog about it. That’s how boring and dumb it is.
First Ben fake proposes, then Becca changes into more 70’s lingerie, and then they awkwardly marry people who are either drunk, related, underage, or actors. Don’t you love when the person officiating your marriage has their chest hair on full display? Nothing says romance like another man’s chest hair.
I am just over Becca. She’s got the personality of a wet rag. Is there anything in there? SO BORING. But I did notice that she’s trying to show slightly more signs of a pulse this season, which led to a heated debate during this week’s show with my friends- is Becca here for Ben or is Becca here to try to be the next Bachelorette? *note – she’ll never be the Bachelorette because zzzzzzzzzz. What do you think? Take my poll.
Surprise Two-on-One Date: In it to Twin it
The Twins, who nobody can tell apart, are headed out with Ben on an impromptu hometown date.
The mom, also a bottle blond, is basically like the Twins’ cool older sister. She reminds me of the mom from Mean Girls.
Haley takes Ben to her bedroom – it appears she still lives at home with her mom and twin – and there are photos all over of her ex-boyfriend. Emily tells Ben her connection with him is deeper than her twin. Ben is easily swayed and decides Emily is the twin he’d like to keep pursuing. Emily looked more upset by Ben’s decision than Haley. We need to find these girls a set of identical twins who also don’t want to be without their twin. Why not just tell them both to stay home – you know you’re not marrying them. PS – did you see those shots sans makeup? I didn’t even recognize them!
At the rose ceremony, Olivia gets the last rose, or as she rationalizes, the best for last. The bartender and the unemployed chick go home. BYE, Amber. Don’t let a cocktail hit you in the face on the way out. Amber curls up in a fetal position on a pool lounge chair that earlier hosted a drunk naked passed out girl and the ABC psychotherapist is summoned with the good drugs.
Next week, the women head to Mexico for tequila, tans and tears.