I don't know, Kacie B. seems to be working it pretty hard. She tells us -- while we watch him give her a fly-fishing lesson -- that Ben always makes time for her on group dates. Courtney shows how much she doesn't care about Kacie B. by telling us how cute and sweet and annoying Kacie B. is. Wow, even by the low standards this show sets, Courtney is remarkably personality-free. She tells us she's going to turn the group date into a one-on-one date.
Back at the house, the bachelorettes are somewhat excited about Courtney's awfulness shining through on a group date, but Ben, incredibly, seems smitten. "Courtney gets it," he tells us. We watch a conversation in which Ben says "Mustard is my favorite condiment" and then they both say "Dijon" and they're making last night's date with Rachel look like an Algonquin round table of repartee. And then Courtney catches a fish. "I caught the fish!" she sing-songs for us, like maybe she thinks that there's only one fish in any body of water. "In many ways, I feel like I caught him today," she says. Well, it's not as easy as catching gonorrhea, Courtney. Stick around on this show for long enough, and you'll find that out too.
Over to the Waldorf Astoria for dinner. Courtney is telling us about how the group date is not that hard and she's expecting to get a rose. Everyone toasts, and Ben congratulates himself for picking such a great group of women.
Time for the parade of one-on-one time. Ben pulls the super-cute Casey S. aside, where they talk about being in love. Back in the group, Nicki's decided to go steal him away, and she does so to express her gratitude that Ben has taken her on a group date in every setting. To evoke some don't-send-me-home sympathy, she tells him that her boss died just before she came here, which taught her to seize the moment. Ben one-ups her by telling her a good friend of his died TWO DAYS before he came here, so I guess he wins. Then talking about how people close to them have died has apparently made them horny, and they start kissing.
Out comes Samantha, who, like Nicki, has been on three straight group dates. Unlike Nicki, however, Samantha seems to be a little worried about what this means. Ben explains that the group dates are to see how people get along. Jesus, he gets really harsh when he says that he doesn't see enough from her to deserve a one-on-one date, and in fact they may as well end this now. Apparently he doesn't feel she's sufficiently grateful for the group dates, because there are other women who haven't had the group dates she's had.