Ben gets the date card and the one-on-one date.
"As much fun as we're going to have, I bet there's going to be some serious conversation." -- Ben
Kaitlyn isn't always happy, so she's ready to show that side to Ben. To really show this, she makes Ben row across the ocean? lake? pond? while she just talks out of her ass.
If I wanted to show someone my "other" sides I'd be the one rowing the boat. Not the one enjoying someone else's hard labor.
Ben LOVES walking around islands and thinking about "the vikings."
What does that even mean?
Ben's outfit, categorized as expensive Great Depression wear, does not fit him. He looks like a khakis and sweater vest type of bro. Instead, he's wearing an updated "Newsies" outfit.
Ben and KaityCat are discussing what is and is not husband and wife material. WE ALSO LEARN THAT BEN FEELS UNLOVABLE. Listen, that's sad. But, if a man said that to me I would not be able to keep a straight face. I would also run. Like, he's cute, but I don't have time to tell him how lovable he is.
Would you ever be able to be like, "babe, pick up your damn socks, please?" or would it have to be like, "oh my gosh, angel honey, your cute-ass socks belong somewhere other than this floor and as great as it is that you left them here, I would love, love, love if you moved them."
Ben is all, overnights don't mean physical!
Kaitlyn is all, oh shit, are you a virgin?
Kaitlyn is taking Shawn, Nick and Joe on a group date.
Shawn is ready to get back into things and move this relationship forward. Translation: Shawn is ready to stop acting like a baby gUrl.
Kaitlyn cannot believe Shawn didn't kiss her the other day. So, they kissed and EVERYTHING IS BETTER NOW.
Kaitlyn like, can't even believe she has to drop this bomb on Shawn.
"I hate when people don't see things coming." -- KaityCat
Nick interrupts Shawn and is all, "Did you have a good week?"
Like, W T F.
"I'm a grown woman. I can do what I want." -- Kaitlyn
Nick has an entire conversation about the sex'n with his hand in his mouth like my 2-year-old nephew. So, he is basically mumbling and whisper. He's a whispy-mumb.
Meanwhile, Joe is still sitting around in his puffy vest contemplating just "being himself."
Kaitlyn comes to get Joe and he's ready to let her know how he feels about her. The two meander to a bench in the middle of nowhere.
Joe has a really great time with KaityCat. KaityCat asks Joe if he is worried about being engaged. HE IS NOT WORRIED AND HE IS GOING TO PROVE THAT BY INTERRUPTING HER WITH KISSES.
"I could be happy only kissing you for the next 60 years." -- Joe
"What? Did I stutter?" -- Joe
He literally said that.
Kaitlyn starts the "pack your bags" speech. She just can't imagine saying goodbye to you. She needs to know things, but she just...
"Are you upset with me?" -- Kaitlyn
"Why would I be upset?" -- Joe
"Why are you upset? You chose this."
Kaitlyn asks for a hug and Joe says, "I guess."
Joe asks Kaitlyn what to do and then says, "I don't have shit to say to you right now."
FINALLY. A REAL BREAK-UP.
It feels like all of the dudes have spent most of these season sitting outside being cold.
Is that their fault or the producers? Put on a damn coat. Like, you are sitting on TV shivering.
Kaitlyn doesn't feel right about handing out a rose. She feels great about Nick and needs more time with Shawn.
Shawn just needs a night to relax and just laugh.
If this guy drinks one more Guinness on this show I am going flip my shit.
Kaitlyn knows she cannot let Shawn find out about the sex'n from anyone than her. WHAT? WHAT MAKES YOU SAY THAT?
She just wants to hang out, but she does have something on her mind.
He takes a drink.
I want to drown a small rabbit in Guinness. I can't look at it anymore.
"I just know that I want to be honest...I don't want you to find out later...I just want to be so honest...Ummm... You know I had that one-on-one date with Nick? At night, we went back to my place and I just feel like it went too far. And... We had sex." -- KaityCat
Head nod. Head nod.
Wipes his mouth with his shirt sleeve.
Deep breath. Clears throat.
"Do you regret it?" -- Shawn
She says NO.
Shawn cannot figure out why she is telling him that.
He needs to re-group in the bathroom.
He walks to the bathroom and pulls his pants up to his chest.
Shawn comes back and obviously, he's upset about it. Mainly, he's upset because he doesn't like Nick.
Shawn doesn't want to make this about Nick. He is here for Kaitlyn. He is going to man-up. That's why he wants to do.
"I can't be upset, right? ... I obviously am." -- Shawn
Shawn already looked like a baby gUrl last week and now, when he really can act like a crazy person he knows he can't because he already played that card.
To the credit of the "relationship," everyone is going to have a past in a new relationship. Unfortunately, Kaitlyn's past is also her present. I imagine Shawn actually went and destroyed his hotel room as soon as the cameras were off.
IT IS A NEW DAY.
Jerad already got that fresh suit on and he wants to let her know EXACTLY WHERE HE IS AT.
Now, Shawn is back on his, "she told I'm the one" train and is prepared to "walk away from love."
ChrissyPoo comes in for a math lesson and is all, "there are four of you, only three get to see her naked."
KaityCat's mind is made up. NO PRE-ROSE CEREMONY COCKTAIL HOUR.
If I was Kaitlyn I would be so over talking to these bros about their damn feelings. But, also, I wouldn't put myself in the situation to have to listen to these bros talk about their feelings all the damn time, because I wouldn't go around sex'n on TV.
Shawn gets the first rose AND HE NEEDS TO TALK TO HER.
"Okay." -- Kaitlyn
Shawn just doesn't understand... WHY HIM he says. SHE ASKED HIM HOW HE FELT ABOUT HIM.
Then, he brings up "the one" talk again.
"I think I am here to explore other relationships. Because at the end of this, I will never explore another relationship. It will not happen. Telling you that you were the one half-way through was a mistake. I had no business doing that when I had other relationships to explore." -- Kaitlyn
"I am here to explore other relationships." -- Kaitlyn
So, now she's Lewis and Clark. Give her a compass!
So, "explore" means sex'n?
Then, Kaitlyn lets Shawn know that he needs to shut the hell up and let her figure this shit out. She plays the trust card and he wipes his mouth with his shirt again.
Shawn accepts the rose.
He's not that into exploring, but he knows he can "explore" with her later, in the fantasy suite.
Shawn is now only referring to Nick as "the other guy."
So. Baby boy Jerad DOES NOT GET THE ROSE.
Jerad still doesn't know about all the "exploring."
This kid would have ended up in therapy for YEARS had he found out.
Like, he would need one of those therapy dogs to walk around with him for the rest of his life.
It's time for Nick's one-on-one date. They go to a church to just chat. Nick grew up with a religious background. I have no idea what that means. His parents met in a church and he used to go to confession.
"I'm realizing that my relationship with him isn't just physical. It's kind of spiritual, too." --KaityCat
After the church chat they head to a bar and share a few "first" stories.
Then, they ask a local for marriage advice.
Before they leave, Nick makes the entire bar participate in a toast. It's really easy to rally a group of drunks. So, no points for Nick.
At this point, everyone has talked shit about Nick, so Nicky is ready to talk shit about everyone else.
There's just one person he has no respect for.
"I don't really respect people who brag about being eskimo brothers with famous country singers." -- Nick
Nick has tried to talk to Shawn. Shawn won't talk to him. Nick is worried about Kaitlyn.
Kaitlyn feels like she's made SUCH. GOOD. DECISIONS.
Have you ever felt more sad for a person after they have said something like that?
Literally, she said "good decisions" and lightning struck.
That was not an accident.
Nick wants to be able to tell Kaitlyn ANYTHING.
But, she cannot figure out why the two of them keep saying bad things about each other.
Really? You can't?
Kaitlyn gives Nick the fantasy suite surprise card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I thought that already happened. So, after all of this, they just get to do it again.
Nick can never get enough of Kaitlyn, so he just wants to wake up to her.
They head to a fake old jail cell and GIGGLESGIGGLESGIGGLES.
Everyone is such a good sport.
They head back to the Ramada Inn and talk about heading back there for an anniversary someday.
You know why I don't trust Nick?
That ring he wears.
He actually got a bigger one by the end of the episode.
That. And he keeps saying, "I can't get enough of you."
That's why I say about pizza.
The next morning the two get to enjoy some Ramada Inn room service.
Kaitlyn wants us to believe that she only ate chocolate (off of his body!!!!!!) during the fantasy date.
Shawn just can't take it.
HE HAS TO TALK TO NICK.
Are hotels laws different in Europe? That hotel really gave up Nick's room number like that? NO.
PRODUCERS TRYNA TRICK ME!!!!!!!!
Shawn just wants to be honest. He doesn't want to spend any amount of time getting to know Nick.
"I think you're shit." -- Shawn
Honestly, this is absurd.