And now we are reminiscing about Shawntel's return and all the women giggle when they recall that some of the names they called Shawntel were so vile that they can't be played on television, even on this show. Shawntel comes in, so then we watch a montage of her total cul-de-sac of an appearance on this season. Honestly, Shawntel was like when a show advertises an episode by announcing they're going to be killing off a character, and then they kill off a character introduced just the previous episode. Anyway, Shawntel really looks less than impressed when she watches the other women talk about her enormous thighs and how much uglier she is in television. God, this must be Rush Limbaugh's favorite show.
No one appears too proud of herself as Shawntel talks about how awful it was to hear comments about her being a bitch, which is one thing, but also comments about her body, which is quite another. And now Elyse is talking about how blindsided she was when Shawntel showed up, and referring to how her "stupid, famous" quote "Who is she?" came out. Well, she's one for two in the categories of adjectives that apply to her quote. And now Emily and Jaclyn are explaining that the reason everyone hated her was because she didn't properly genuflect to the other women when she showed up. You can understand why the women would be upset, because how could they possibly expect ONE MORE WOMAN competing for Ben's attention? Erika tries to pretend her remark about Shawntel's huge thighs was because she herself has huge thighs, like NICE TRY ERIKA. And then Emily tells Shawntel she's gorgeous, no matter what anyone says, and Shawntel says she doesn't regret coming back. Yeah, no, it was a great idea, Shawntel. Worked out for everyone.
And now Chris Harrison is trying to tell us that it seemed like a PhD candidate was the perfect match for Ben, which is BEYOND preposterous, and then he brings up Emily's rapping and people applaud. Then we watch the Emily montage, including her climbing up the bridge, and making out with Ben while fireworks go off, and then her feuding with Courtney, and then her making the ill-advised decision to warn Ben off Courtney not once but twice (including his slightly creepy warning to "tread lightly"), and then her exit (which really ought to be known as "victory" when it comes to The Bachelor, like it's reverse-Survivor).