Oh, man. Because Courtney needs that reassurance -- that reassurance that poor Samantha was looking for -- he goes and gets the rose for Courtney. He tells us that it wasn't his plan, earlier in the day, to give that rose to her (we get a shot of poor, poor, Kacie B., the Betty Cooper to Courtney's Veronica Lodge), but she needs the reassurance. When you combine that with the fact that Ben appears to be a dumb, dumb person, voila: a rose for Courtney.
Seeing the rose, Courtney's emotional level seems to go from zero all the way up to one. He stammers out how he can't promise things will get easier, but he wants her to be her. "Courtney, will you accept this rose?" "I will. She do," she says, rewarding him with a kiss. Kacie B. seems shattered. She tells the other women that she and Courtney seem to be opposites. But I'm done with Kacie B., remember? My decision has never felt so good as when Kacie B. tells us that you can wait years for a love like this. Yep! It's rare to find a guy who will leave you in the cold to reassure an insecure manipulator like Courtney or any one of the dozen other women he's dating, so when things don't seem to be working out, it can be hard.
And now Jennifer is getting ready for her date with Ben. Courtney, as usual, doesn't see Jennifer as much of a threat. I may be reading more into this than necessary, but since Courtney's a model, I find it telling that the only thing Courtney thinks Jennifer has going for her is that she's cute. No mention of Jennifer's personality. Then again, it's not exactly in Courtney's best interests to compare her personality to anyone else's.
Anyway, this date for some reason appears to involve rappelling into some kind of crater, so we get to see the difference between a bachelorette's interview -- in which she says her reaction was, "Aw, HELL naw" -- and how she reacts in front of Ben, which is to keep the smile pasted on at all times, for fear that you be accused of not being willing to take a chance or give it your best, or some such bullshit. Oh, and naturally Jennifer's strapped into a harness wearing a bikini, so this is some serious spelunking that's going to be going on here.
Back at the hotel, the other women are discussing how to solve a problem like Courtney. I would literally rather watch them all reading books than listen to them discuss the show. At least we could make fun of the shit these dingbats would be reading. Then Courtney comes out and the room goes silent and everyone sits around awkwardly.