Ugh, even for this show, this is awful. Ben helps Emily up the bridge the only way he can think of: with a kiss. The music crescendos and the two pinheads make it to the top of the bridge and we're forced to listen to them congratulate themselves about how there's nothing they can't do together.
At dinner, Ben and Emily talk about his proposal to Ashley, which is painful for everyone, and then Emily talks about trying online dating, and how she got matched up with her brother, but she never explains whether she got lucky with him.
Anyway, back at the hotel, the group date card has arrived, and I think some of the women going on the date have actually been added to the show since the last episode. And the date has something to do with a "leap list" which I refuse to believe is an actual thing, especially when someone explains that it's a list of things that you want to do before your next big milestone like getting married or whatever. So it's like a bucket list, only stupider?
Back at dinner, Emily explains that she wants the rose because that's the way she moves forward in her relationship with Ben. I guess we can safely say she doesn't have a fear of the obvious. Ben talks about how his father married his mother because he thought she was smarter than he was, and he wants to live up to his father, and I hate to tell Ben that from what I've seen, that's a pretty broad dating pool for him.
And then Emily gets the rose and fireworks go off, and Ben says it's a private fireworks show for them, which demonstrates a tenuous grasp on how fireworks work. Case in point: all the women back at the hotel can see them, and they react the way the Wicked Witch of the East reacts when she gets water thrown on her. What a world, what a world!
For the group date, Ben and the women load up in some product-placed cars with some skis. They're going "snow skiing," says Ben, which is what humans call "skiing."
So what's happened is this show shuts down an entire hill in San Francisco with fake snow. Because it's warm in San Francisco, the women strip down to their bikinis. Even though I presume the snow is cold. There are plenty of ass shots of the women doing their best to remain upright, because lord knows the Bachelor doesn't want you to wind up on your back. At one point Kacie B. gets turned around and heads for the bottom of the hill ass-first. "Butt-skiing backwards is on my leap list," says Ben. Three episodes in this season and everything he says makes me want to punch things.