Ben will meet the families of Kacie B, Lindzi, Nicki and Courtney before deciding which three women will go with him to Switzerland and which woman will be saying goodbye.
We already know that Ben values family. In the trailer for tonight’ episode he says it is “super important to me and I need a parent’s approval before I go through with this to the very end.”
But don’t expect it to be all plain sailing for Ben tonight. If your daughter was on The Bachelor looking for a husband, wouldn’t YOU be just a little bit concerned. Certainly one girl’s parents give their daughter the third degree, questioning how she really feels about Ben, and her father even saying he wouldn’t approve of a marriage proposal right now.
Who is that?!!!
If you really don’t want to know, then stop reading right now because what follows are tales of some super-protective fathers, one of whom may just have been the cause of a certain girl’s elimination tonight?
Kacie looks so happy when Ben arrives at her Clarksville home. But her parents aren’t so happy. (She told them he was coming, right?) These guys are honest and loving, if a little rough around the edges. And I like that Ben’s date with Kacie is a picnic on a football field named after her grandfather.
But the last thing Kacie wanted to hear coming out of her Dad’s mouth after getting so far in The Bachelor season 16 is that he wouldn’t approve of Ben marrying her, but that’s exactly what he says. And her mom backs him up! Oh Kacie is gonna kill you when she sees all this air!
Lindzi’s parents don’t do their daughter a who heap of favors either in Ocala, Florida, telling Ben how deeply emotionally damaged she was in her past relationship. But on the horse farm Lindzi opens up to Ben a bit more about that too.They enjoy a shopping spree to turn him into a cowboy. She also warns him her dad is protective of her following her divorce and Ben will have to work hard to win him over.
But what about when Ben visits Courtney’s hometown of Scottsdale? Surely that’s fine? She has after all spent all season getting her hooks into Ben at the expense of all the other girls. Actually, no; that hometown date doesn’t go so well either.
Courtney’s mom says what I have been screaming at my TV all season: she “is skeptical about whether Courtney is really in love with him.” Actually I have been screaming a lot worse about Courtney but Ben seems to have gotten over his fear that Courtney will never get on with anyone, even if they aren’t women competing for his affections. You just can’t help those who don’t want to be helped, can you?
I think you will love Ben’s facial expression when the Black Widow…I mean Courtney… tells Ben she has a “big surprise” for him, before he notices that they are sitting right beside a wedding party…in the place where she has always wanted to get married.
And she gets Ben writing his wedding vows while she does the same…
But Courtney lives to fight (with the girls) another day, and it’s Kacie who gets eliminated tonight. Well at least she didn’t have far to go home.