Casey starts to cry about how hard it is because she wants to be with someone who wants to get married, like Ben. "I hope you're not mad," she says. "The heart wants what the heart wants," he says, not really understanding that she means she hopes she gets to stay. He says he doesn't sugarcoat things, and then he doesn't: "I think you should go home," he says. Harrison walks her out, and she cries in the hallway, hugging Harrison, while Ben goes and hits his mark on the balcony that is optimal for looking contemplatively out at the water. Casey is wailing and keening out in the hallway while Ben says a lot of things that aren't, "Jesus, get it together." He bundles her off in a minivan, of all indignities, to start her long trip back to Kansas.
Then Harrison goes back to the hotel room to tell them that Casey has left. "She was in love with another man, coming on this show." The women all look appropriately aggrieved. Then he delivers a warning from Ben: "Be open to finding love. OR ELSE." If anyone here isn't completely open, this is the time to step away, Harrison tells him. Casey is still bawling
"With this heavy news, we do have a cocktail party to get ready for, and a rose ceremony," Harrison hilariously says, adding that this might change their conversations with Ben tonight. "I hope it does," he says, gravely.
Then Casey, still crying, cracks me up: "It wasn't Ben! Now I have to find someone ELSE!" she wails.
And now it's cocktail party time! Ben shows up to tell the women that they can be very honest with him, because at this point he has feelings for all of them, and he's really happy they're all there. Nicki's up first, and she wants to explain that she's always been open and honest with him, which is almost too thrilling to contemplate. While a succession of women have some time lock lips with Ben, Jamie is still too timid to make any kind of move. "I need to show him that I'm sexy, that I'm a woman, that I will be able to please him and make him happy," she says. You also need a time machine to go back to the '50s. Then she keeps using "prude" as an adjective, as in "I'm definitely very prude. I always knew I was a little prude, but damn, I'm really prude."