And then there's Courtney sitting with her BFF Casey and making a wish by blowing out a candle, which is totally something a worldly woman and not a 12-year-old girl does, and she wishes for Emily to be gone.
Rose ceremony. Harrison tells the women that Ben says this is the most "pivotal" week he's had as the Bachelor, whatever that's supposed to mean. Then Ben comes out and keeps calling them "girls," like Blakeley isn't 34 damn years old.
Anyway, the roses! Who gets 'em? Lindzi. Jamie. Rachel. Courtney. Casey S. Blakeley (ending what seems to be a panic attack on Blakeley's part). So there's just Emily and Jennifer left, and the rose goes to ... Emily. By keeping her hanging on, she's been appropriately punished for speaking out, but there's no way this show is letting go of the Emily-Courtney conflict just yet.
So Jennifer, who is much too good for this show, walks out with Ben. She fights off the tears as she tells him she understands, that he needs to find his own happiness. When she's alone, however, she starts blubbering, and wondering what she did wrong. She cries so hard she gets the hiccups. So, you know: funny and sad at the same time.
Ben tells the rest of the women that they're going to "the most glamorous city in Central America." Uh, you're going to have to give a little more information. It's Panama City! I like that Ben clarifies that he's talking about the Panama City in Panama, and not Panama City, Honduras.
Daniel is a writer in Newfoundland with a wife and a daughter. He assumes that the countries visited by The Bachelor don't have extradition treaties with the U.S. for cultural crimes against humanity. Follow him on Twitter (@DanMacEachern) or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.