After a typically baffling conversation with Jenna (who is, if not completely sober, at least less drunk than before) is mercifully interrupted, she goes off to cry under a bedspread. Then Blakeley, who is maybe a little more concerned about what the other women think of her than she's willing to admit, also goes off to cry, or at least pretend to be sad in a corner of the luggage room until Ben comes in to encourage her not be such a goddamned baby.
Thankfully, we're into the Rose Ceremony now, where Kacie B., Courtney and Blakeley are already safe. After Harrison's usual unnecessary speech, Ben rambles on about how he didn't know if coming on this show would work (at which point I'd like to remind him that he's been on this show once already, so he should be aware of how well it doesn't work.
Getting roses: Jennifer. Emily. Elyse. Jaclyn. Erika. Rachel. Lindzi ("That's me!" she squeals). Nicki. Casey S. Samantha. Monica. Jamie. And the last rose goes to Brittney, which eliminates Jenna and ... oh, I don't know, Shawn? Jenna, who takes it about as well as you might expect, hogs all the screen time with her instantaneous mental breakdown.
"These girls distracted him. These girls are good. I don't know!" she says. She can't believe this is happening, she's mortified, she thinks she deserves love and she's always been trying to find it.p>In stark contrast to Jenna's utter destruction is Ben's genial good humor as he tells the remaining women to pack their bags for San Francisco. You have to figure that the Sonoma Chamber of Commerce is more than happy with that decision.
Daniel is a writer in Newfoundland with a wife and a daughter. As much as he hates to admit it, he probably would have, if he were in Ben's position, given a rose to Blakeley too. Follow him on Twitter (@DanMacEachern) or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.