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The Bachelor 2012 Season 16 Recap: Fantasy Dates, Nightmare Return

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Last night Ben Flajnik and his three remaining girls went to Switzerland for the Fantasy Dates. But did a returning contestant turn a dream into a nightmare for Ben and his prospective suitors?

Ben flew first class and had plenty of time to waffle on about how he is falling in love with each of the girls that is left. Hey, just a thought but maybe that’s why so many of the Bachelor relationships fail: because you end up n love with several people. Anyway, Ben made it clear he appreciates how each of the girls is different.

Nicki got the first date and set off with Ben in a helicopter. The views are spectacular and I liked how Nicki said Ben made her feel safe. So they settled down for a picnic and lots of kissing and of course some yelling and yodelling from the mountains. Cue some clichés about how Nicki’s love for Ben is at an all time high!

They carried on getting to know each other over dinner. Ben gave her the Fantasy Suite card and we see them last in the Jacuzzi. You can make up the rest for yourselves. But all I can say is: what a bizarre end to a non-relationship!

The next Fantasy Date went to Lindzi, who was super-excited to see Ben. For the first time I think I recall, I don’t get this show. Like, Ben was doing…IT…with Nicki the previous night, most likely. What are you: sloppy seconds? Calm down, woman!

Lindzi wasn’t so happy to find out her date was rappelling off a ledge. In fact, she was freaking out. She was clearly terrified of heights, nasty Bachelor producers! But it turned out to be a bonding experience and Ben and Lindzi held hands all the way down.

After the trauma she got to make out in a pool with Ben and we got a repeat of the previous night. She’s falling in love, he’s falling in love and let’s go sleep together for just this one night.

OK, so he didn’t say that part but we all know that’s what’s happened with one of the girls at least, right?

Lindzi and Ben had dinner and then made out on the porch before closing the door on us, so the clearly made out in bed later too.

The last Fantasy Date went to Courtney: a train tour of Switzerland. She seems to have cast a spell over Ben, who was impressed at how willing she is to learn. Hey if he thinks that, Next week’s Tell All should be quite something to see.

Over a picnic lunch they played “Hey Cow,” their own invention of a game where you yell “hey cow” and if the cow looks up, you win. Seems like animal torture to me!

Courtney finally said se felt bad for her behavior in the house and seemed worried it may cost her the game…uh, Ben…cost her Ben.

Ben seemed happy to hear her apology about how she behaved with the other girls, although they have yet to hear it. So the two of them had dinner and made out in the hot tub of the Fantasy Suite.

After the Fantasy Dates we got a look at Emily Maynard, the next Bachelorette. She got a makeover, although she’s already beautiful, I think. And Ali Fedotowsky and Ashley Hebert. And they get to see Titanic 3D.

Things were then interrupted by a knock at the door. It was Kacie, back to talk to Ben. She had felt a strong connection with Ben and wanted to know why she was dumped. Will he tell her it’s because of her Dad? No, of course not. He said they both want different things and he can’t give her what she wants. He still cares about her so this rejection is his way of protecting her. She left, more confused than ever, after again warning Ben about Courtney. He just shrugged, no idea what to say.

So, we reached the final rose ceremony before Ben proposes. It’s a big deal, host Chris reminded us. Nicki was sent home in tears, having been hugged by BOTH girls. Yes, even Courtney. Poor Nicki was in love and then she felt a fool for being rejected.

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