Anyway, no one is killed by or even loses a limb to any of the sharks, and the four of them retire to the beach where Ben can continue to find out if any of the women aren't comfortable with him meeting their families, which is so useless I can't even stand it. I mean, he's essentially asking, "Are you comfortable getting a rose this week?" Who's going to say "no" to that? I mean, Courtney did, but Ben was skinny-dipping-Stockholm-Syndromed to realize that. So, Rachel: yes. Nicki (who says "really real" again): yes. Kacie: yes.
Back at the house, Courtney is telling Lindzi and Emily that she assumes Ben is exhausted on the group date because of the late night they had last night. Ben's not too tired to kiss all the women on the group date. Anyway, he picks up the rose and lists all the reasons why each of them were awesome in their own way today, and then gives the rose to Kacie (who, despite being the only Kacie/Casey left, he is still calling "Kacie B.").
Following Courtney coming out on the balcony and seeing Kacie getting the rose and saying mean things about the other women, we see things get a little awkward on the group date when the women are united in warning Ben about Courtney. Nicki's leading the charge by warning him to "tread lightly." They all just want him to be happy, of course.
So it's cocktail party time, where the women sit around discussing how important these roses are, except for Courtney, who makes faces and then tells everyone to lighten up. "Ben's not the only guy in the world" she says, pointing out that whatever happens it's not their last chance at love. She's not wrong, but on this show, that sort of sentiment is like casually talking about how much you enjoy torturing animals, and Emily reacts with proportional shock.
Then Chris Harrison comes out to inform them that Ben's got his mind made up about what he wants to do so there's no point in having the cocktail party (since when is getting drunk not a good enough point?) and they're going straight through to the rose ceremony. Courtney babbles at us that she's ready to get rid of some women tonight. "See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya!" she says. I continue to think that Courtney may be an alien trying to pass for human.
Anyway, I somehow missed that the one-on-one dates didn't have roses riding on them, so I was a little confused when things started, although I guess it makes more sense than having a rose ceremony to give out just one rose. Anyway, Ben comes out and greets the women, and tells him how this week in Belize was incredible and the best week he's had and he got great insight into all of them.