Hooray, the rose ceremony! Someone's going home! Chris Harrison prattles on about how the last time they were here, it was the first night, and Ben hadn't managed to kiss everyone yet!
Ben comes out and tells them his heart is beating out of his chest, and it was an incredible week, and he thanks their families. Blah blah most difficult decision blah blah don't want to hurt you blah blah eye-opening week.< p>Let's get culling! Courtney. Oh, godDAMmit. Lindzi. Chris oozes out of the shadows. "Ladies, Ben, it's the final rose tonight. When you're ready," he says. Well, don't interrupt! The final rose goes to Nicki.
Kacie keeps smiling, but it looks like something is cracking behind her eyes. She hugs the other women (well, Lindzi and Nicki, anyway) and then Ben walks her out to a lobby, where they sit down on a bench and she starts to cry, and Ben says, "This breaks my heart" like YOU'RE dumping HER, you idiot, and Kacie tells him not to be broken-hearted, which is kind of spineless, but on the whole she handles it with grace and aplomb and he sees her off into the waiting limo, where she's free to cry alone in peace. "Why does it have to hurt so bad?" she says, adding she had no clue it was coming. "Why am I not good enough? Like, I don't get it," she wails. "This is why I don't love! This is why! I loved him and I don't know what to do now!" God, I feel dirty just watching this. "What the fuck happened? WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED?" she sobs.
Ben comes out and has the gall to talk about how tough it was on him to dump one of his girlfriends, but he manages to pull through and tell them that the next place they're going is perfect for falling in love. It's an alpine adventure in Switzerland. May I suggest a visit to an army knife factory where an unfortunate accident might occur?
Daniel is a writer in Newfoundland with a wife and a daughter. He's confused because he didn't completely hate Courtney this week. Follow him on Twitter (@DanMacEachern) or email him at email@example.com.