On a one-on-one date Ben Flajnik and Emily O’Brien scale the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, while the group date is fake snow skiing in San Francisco before trolley tour date with Lindzi Cox.
Then comes our first real shock of the season. Brittney leaves the show! She is the one who was introduced by her grandma on the premiere. After the group skiing date she dress with the other girls for an after party at the Tonga Room, but then she voluntarily leaves the show.
More excitement! After filming of Bachelor 16 ended it came out that while in San Francisco contestant Samantha Leavy fell for producer Bennett Graebner. Nothing physical ever happened between the two, but Samantha told producers she didn’t want to be on the show anymore because she had feelings for someone else.
But she doesn’t leave on episode 3. Producers convinced her to stay another episode. This storyline may never make air because Bennett is married with kids. Samantha eventually leaves in Utah, with some reason cooked up to explain her quitting. But really, it’s the affair that did it: just so you know.
With all these people leaving, it makes a change to see someone coming back into the game. It’s Shawntel Williams, the mortician from season 15. She arrives to date Ben Flajnik at the cocktail party before the rose ceremony at the Farimont hotel. But Ben wasn’t feeling the love and she doesn’t get a rose.
That’s perhaps not such a surprise, but Erika Uhlig fainting during the rose ceremony while Ben is passing out the roses certainly is!
So who do we see the end of on Bachelor season 16 episode 3? Brittney has already gone and Shawntel never got a rose. The night goes from bad to worse for Erika; after fainting, she also fails to get a rose. Jaclyn Swartz also goes home.