And now there is a "sneak peak!" of next Bachelorette, Emily, who stands around her amazing house where she lives with her adorable daughter, feeling sorry for herself because no one is currently sleeping with her. Given how pretty Emily is, this is either contractual because she's doing The Bachelorette or she's got real problems.
So she heads off to L.A. where she hangs out with Ashley and this other former contestant whose name I can't remember. I could try to find out, I suppose, but I'm quite OK with not remembering who this person is. They try on clothes and put on makeup and audit some UCLA philosophy classes and take a limousine (past throngs of people being paid to pretend they're paparazzi desperate for pictures of them) to go see Titanic in 3D, which is one of tonight's advertisers, which is why we see half the movie too and listen to the three of them say stupid things about love.
And now is the time where Ben gazes out into the Swiss mountains and talks about how all his fears are laid to rest now. This means that we're getting the now-obligatory visit from a spurned contestant. It's Kacie, doing her best to act nervous as she knocks on Ben's door. He appears genuinely surprised to see her, but we know he has the brain of a goldfish with the attendant poor object permanence. He probably doesn't know if she's been gone for a week or three years.
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.