Anyway, she's there to talk a little more about why things didn't work out for them. I guess The Bachelor takes place in a parallel universe where people don't have phones and email. He says he didn't see them together, or something, but also he cared about her so much that dumping her was him protecting her, or something gallant. She alludes to her parents' position on sinful cohabitation and implies that she would have been up for it regardless. "It's nice to have answers, but it doesn't make it any better," she says. What the hell were you expecting?
Then there's this: if he chooses Courtney, he'll get his heart broken. "Any reasons why? I'd love to hear them." She says Courtney seems in this to win it. As opposed to Kacie, who is thrilled to have lost, I guess? Oh, and Courtney has expressed the apparently heretical position that if it doesn't work out with Ben, there are other people out there. Obviously the women here need to feel that if Ben rejects them, they should get on an ice floe and float out to sea, never to be heard from again. That hurts her, given how she cares about him. Ben doesn't have much of a response, but he walks her out of his room, and they hug, and Ben looks uncomfortable, says he doesn't know what to say, and they don't even really say goodbye.
Then Kacie LIES DOWN ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOTEL HALLWAY. Kacie, in the span of ten minutes, has gone from my favorite to maybe worse-than-Courtney status for me. Finally she gets up and walks out of the hotel and I hope someday (like TOMORROW) looks back on this and laughs. You know, like the rest of us.
So now Ben's confused. He feels like he'd made his decision, and then Kacie knocked on his door. He wonders whether he's being played, after Courtney brought up "the fact that Courtney's not a nice person." Ha ha, "the fact" she's not a nice person? Awesome.
Chris Harrison comes in for some man-bonding, and Ben calls him "buddy" which is like sunshine to a flower, and Ben says he's "confused and cloudy" and he didn't have any regrets beforeKacie showed up. Uh, if the regret is that you shouldn't have taken Courtney this long, DUMP HER TONIGHT, genius.< p>Chris Harrison asks if he wants Kacie in the Rose Ceremony tonight. Oh, that is not a good idea, dude. Fortunately, Ben says something vague about how too much has happened.