February 9, 2016

Survivor: Kaoh Rong Pre-Show Winner Prediction

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When winter hits full swing, it's easy to feel down but then I remember the upside: Survivor time! After getting swapped with Second Chance, it's finally time for Survivor: Kaoh Rong to shine and I'm pretty darn excited. Season 32 is Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty 2, but the teasers have really shifted focus to the brutal conditions in Cambodia. Will anyone actually survive 39 days to become the Sole Survivor?

And now it's time for the tradition for each Survivor season: Pre-Show Winner Predictions. Every season I pore through CBS.com videos and bios to make my winner prediction.


AUBRY will win Survivor: Kaoh Rong

For the first time ever, I'm pulling out my FRIEND CARD. My real life friend and Survivor superfan Aubry is on the Brains tribe and if I picked anyone else to win I'd be a terrible friend. I'm #TeamAubry all the way and will spend the next few months correcting your spelling of her name on Twitter.

Now it's your turn! Time for YOU to cast your pre-show winner prediction. Who do you think will be Kaoh Rong's Sole Survivor? VOTE BELOW - voting closes right when the east coast premiere begins!

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February 8, 2016

The Bachelor: Going HAM in the Bahamas

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Week 6

Last week's episode left us with the cliffhanger of Ben pre-empting the Rose Ceremonyto talk to Olivia one more time. Ben tells Olivia how all the women think she's a different person behind his back, so she does some damage control to cover her butt for being competitive over her Ben love. Olivia wants to have smart conversations and the other women just like to do hair and paint nails. Don't forget enjoy the open bar! Olivia and Ben return, her rose wasn't re-possessed, and the Rose Ceremony begins. A brunette named Jennifer that's had barely any screentime gets eliminated, which is in no way surprising. She's so low key she doesn't even get a goodbye confessional or limo cry. But this is quickly old news because Ben announces they're heading to the Bahamas - wooooo!

Chris Harrison harshes everyone's Bahama buzz to let the ladies know a 2-on-1 Thunderdome date is coming. But Caila doesn't have to worry, as she gets the only 1-on-1 date this week. The girls are pissed that Caila gets a second 1-on-1 date before others get one (AKA Leah who spends the afternoon sobbing in the bathroom, confused, humiliated, and dreading that he'll dump her on a 2-on-1 without knowing her). Meanwhile, Ben and Caila head on a ol' boat to go deep sea fishing and get to know each other without the company of Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. On the night portion of the date, Ben hopes he can see more to Caila than her overly happy exterior. Caila admit she's feels put on the spot to be super emotional with her and she's like ehh give it time, which then leads to her revealing she feels like she is falling in love and fears she'll hurt Ben and break his heart. Caila knows what she's feeling is love since Ben understands her and the conversation is what Ben needed, or he was as confused as viewers were - not really sure. Caila gets the date rose and they make out over their uneaten dinner.

The group date card arrives and Leah isn't getting dumped on the 2-on-1. Nope that honor is saved for either Olivia or Emily, but more on that later. Ben claims the group date is just chilling on a boat but c'mon, a group date is never just taking shots and shooting the shizz. The girls are worried about swimming with sharks but alas, it is the best, most random group date ever: swimming PIGS!!! Guys, my heart grew three sizes and now I have vacation goals which is to swim with the pigs. But not feed them and that is because the pigs go, for lack of a better term, HAM and are nucking futs for food. Also, please tell me those were all beef hot dogs because... cannibalism. Once the pig stuff settles down, Ben gets alone time with the girls and realizes he can't please anyone there. This is mostly because he clearly favors Lauren B and the other girls are threatened by this (Becca eventually confesses this to Ben). Leah is still pissed that Ben chose to not give her a solo date to get to know him - eventually spreading a lie during the night portion that Lauren B is a different person behind his back. Ben tells Lauren B this and she's shocked, spending the remainder of the night sobbing to the other girls while Leah denies any involvement. The uncomfortable night ends with Amanda getting the date rose while Lauren B still has cry eyes.

Lauren B's cry eyes mostly dry up back at the hotel and the girls all agree they know Leah is the one who spread the lie. Leah is still not content with her status after the group date so she gets gussied up and pulls the ol' Bachelor franchise classic: go to the Bachelor's hotel room. Leah wants Ben to get to know her, then tells Ben that she doesn't think Lauren B is genuine. Leah insists she isn't trying to sabotage anybody, but the only person she is sabotaging herself. This conversation only confirms to Ben that something doesn't feel right between them and he's now realizing there's nothing there to hold onto. He dumps Leah right there in his fancy hotel room. Leah realizes all her actions were a big mistake but it's too late. Leah and her rolling suitcase leave for good.

And then finally it's the 2-on-1 Thunderdome date. Two girls enter, only one comes home with a rose! Last episode, Emily is the one who unleashed the anti-Olivia movement to Ben. Now the rivalry comes to a heated climax (and not the Fantasy Suite kind). Well done to producers on this inspired pairing. The choppy water and miserable weather only cements the perfect terribleness of the situation. A boat drops them off on a private little island where a lonely rose sits upon a piece of driftwood. After a few seconds of awkward silence with champagne, Ben starts his alone time with each girl. Olivia tells Ben she's in love with him, while Emily tells Ben she hopes this date is a strong beginning for them. Ben grabs the lonely rose off the driftwood and asks Olivia to come aside, so Emily is immediately dejected. Olivia's confident smile begins to drop though when Ben says he's not reciprocating the level of feelings that she has for him and ends things with Olivia. The fans rejoice. The women in the house rejoice. Ben rejoins Emily and gives her the rose as Olivia watches from the rocky sidelines being drenched by sea spray. Ugh, girl should've brought a raincoat.

Ben decides to put on his fancy suit and walk on the cliffs to get wet, ponder things, and give off a great Rafiki from The Lion King pose sans lion cub. Ben already has his mind made up and cancels the cocktail party, much to the chagrin of the girls who wanted that extra time to schmooze with Ben. JoJo is particular gets really worked up about not being able to talk to Ben and open up more after their mediocre group date time - then gets a rose. It's a battle of the Laurens for the last rose, but it's no surprise that Lauren B gets the last rose and not Lauren H. 

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February 1, 2016

The Bachelor: The Girls Hate Olivia - Mexico Edition

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Week 5

The gang departs the bright and shiny hellhole that is Vegas for a trip to Mexico City, because based on his description Ben is super into Mexican politics. The girls are excited for the bidet in the hotel.

Ben decides to wake up the girls at 4:20AM to get a sneak peek at them without makeup, which seems to only backfire on Lauren H. Amanda apparently slept in makeup and is ready to go at the crack of dawn, but she's a single mom so early mornings are probably nothing. Ben and Amanda take a romantic hot air balloon ride where Ben pretends he knows a lot of fun facts about the pyramids. After their day together, Ben and Amanda get real over a private dinner. She's in her early 20s and already a divorced mother of two, which she acknowledges is a lot for a guy to handle. Amanda tells all about her failed marriage and how she felt like a failure, which is a lot of honesty to share on TV and to a guy who is still dating a dozen girls. Ben thinks the other dude was a chump because Amanda is a total catch, then gives her the date rose.

Keeping up with the theme of Ben's suppressed obsession with school, the group date girls take a Spanish lesson to understand the language better. Ben takes turns with each girl practicing ways to say I love you, which Jubilee throws major shade at since the repetitiveness means it doesn't matter. The Spanish lesson is group date foreplay for the good stuff: a cooking competition. Everyone gets paired up and needs to buy ingredients and read a recipe all in Spanish. Surprise, surprise: Olivia jumps on Ben immediately and gets to be his partner - yet another kick in the gut to Jubilee. Surely everyone wants her to fall on the grill or slice off a finger as Ben and Olivia basically have a mini one-on-one. Let the record show all these women are fighting over a Ben who can't even toast bread properly. Jubilee might be miserable most of the day, but her and Lauren B's recipe wins the cooking competition.

As if the cooking competition wasn't long enough, there's still a night portion of this date. IT NEVER ENDS. Surprise, surprise: Olivia interrupts Ben's introduction to grab him first. Ben goes out of his way to have a more special alone time with Lauren B, who he is clearly in love with already and ready to pick her right? Everyone is feeling the heat of Ben preferring one (or a couple) woman more than the others, none moreso than Jubilee who is so uncomfortable that it's painful to watch. Once Jubilee finally gets her alone time she's in a super pissy mood, brushing off an attempt at hand-holding right away. She feels overshadowed by the other girls and their one-on-one was ages ago, but Ben feels like she pulls away whenever he makes an effort. Ben admits that he doesn't think anything more will happen in their relationship and ends things with Jubilee, sending her home immediately. Jubilee gets into an ugly taxi because I guess Uber isn't around there and then cries in her interview that she's unlovable. But America loves you Jubilee and I do too! Ben comes back to tell the girls what happened with Jubilee, so JoJo decides this is the ideal moment to interrupt and take him aside. While she means well to make him feel better, girl get some time tact. To end the night on an even worse note, Ben gives the group date rose to Olivia. Worst date ever.

Lauren H is ecstatic for her one-on-one date, proof that Ben wasn't terrified of the sight of her at 4:20 in the morning with her retainer in. Ben explains that Mexico City is one of the fashion capitols of the world, which is news to me but he is the guy that's been reading guidebooks for a week. Trying on silky ponchos and checking out the design studio isn't enough - Ben and Lauren H get invited to walk in the fashion show which they passably do with their amateur walks. Keeping up the act of being models, Ben and Lauren H don't eat a single bite of food on the night portion of the date. Ben is really feeling out whether he sees a romantic future with Lauren H, which is clearly no since she's had little to no time with him compared to the other girls. Lauren H admires Ben's honesty with Jubilee which I hoped was a wonderful piece of foreshadowing. Lauren opens up to Ben about her ex cheating on her and has been afraid to really date again. Ben is able to see a new side of Lauren that apparently doesn't include dumping her on this date, instead giving her the date rose and kissing while a random stranger plays the harp on the street.

And now the drama. Despite allegedly having the best connection ever with Ben, Olivia is super dense about his connections with other women. On her shitlist this week is Amanda, who she believes isn't the right fit for Ben since she already has two kids. The girls are getting totally fed up with her behavior, and that hatred is only sealed with Olivia makes a really poor Teen Mom joke about Amanda to her face at the cocktail party. This is the breaking point for Emily who does the #1 Bachelor mistake ever: talks shit on the girl the Bachelor likes. Ben wonders if maybe the Olivia he's seeing is different than the one girls see (and hate). Olivia cuts in to Emily's time to give Ben a ring and manipulate her way back into Ben's good graces. Ben is not quite a natural interrogator, trying his hardest to ask questions about house life and he's not getting the answers. Ben changes the suspect to question and asks sweet Amanda, who says she has felt targeted by Olivia before. Soon more girls are telling Ben their anti-Olivia sentiments and Ben's head is full of questions. The rose ceremony is about to begin but Ben asks for time alone with Olivia and it's... TO BE CONTINUED! Will Olivia lose her rose? Will the villain triumph like they usually do? Until next week.

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January 25, 2016

The Bachelor: Talentless Show

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Week 4

With the Bachelor mansion full of weird vibes, it's time to hit the road. It's off to fabulous Las Vegas, where the girls shout "VEGAS!" in many forms of staged production and screaming/screeching. But if you give me an open bar and a ridiculous suite at the Aria Hotel I might scream like an idiot too. 

JoJo joins Ben on the week's first one-on-one, a helicopter ride of the Vegas skyline. Well not before almost being murdered by a table blown over by helicopter wind. Man, bringing back the helicopter budget this season was the best decision ever. Also, all the girls see Ben smooching JoJo and get pissy - especially Olivia but we'll get to that later. The helicopter ride gets maybe 15 seconds of airtime before skipping ahead to getting all gussied up for nighttime pretend dinner and talking. JoJo opens up her insecurities about feelings not being returned, like her past relationship that ended only five months ago. Holy rebound! JoJo gets the rose and makes out with Ben while fireworks shoot in the sky.

The group date girls expect to be showing their ta-tas as Vegas showgirls, but instead it's Terry Fator's puppet show. Oh god, I feel such pity for this group. All the girls have to perform a talent as Terry's opening act and unfortunately passing out by a toilet smelling like mimosas isn't a talent. The twins can Irish step dance, Jubilee plays the cello, Leah is a clown, and Lauren H changes the words to "Old McDonald" in a chicken suit. Olivia, always in need of being the center of attention, dresses as a showgirl and pops out of a giant cardboard cake and dances awkwardly. After the show, Olivia has a panic attack because she has no talent and embarassed herself and thinks Ben is "mortified" by her. But Olivia, you and Ben have a secret love language and all is perfect! Ben brings the ladies for drinks at a hotel pool with a waterfall that surely tested all their bladders. He sucks face with Caila, talks through a puppet (poorly might I add) to Lauren H, and kisses feelings-nervous Lauren B. Overconfident Olivia talks to Ben about her ego being crushed by her lack-of-talent show. I wonder if her talent show performance overshadows her cankle anxiety? Never one to be hidden, Olivia interrupts Emily the twin's alone time to get more Ben time to whine, which is SUCH a Lace move. Ben gives Lauren B the date rose because he's super into her and it's obvious.

Becca's one-on-one date starts with an expected gift: a wedding dress. It's a white one because Becca is a virgin, remember?? Becca is escorted in a pink cadillac to a super classy Vegas chapel to get ordained and marry other people. For like a hot second when Ben got down on one knee, Becca legit thought she was getting proposed to and this show was ending, which is the second funniest thing ever (besides Olivia's "talent"). Later, Ben takes Becca to the Neon Museum, a graveyard for all the old Vegas strip signs. I want to go there. Also because Step Up All In filmed there. Becca talks about her past experience and why she's willing to do this dumb show again (the risk is worth it and Chris sucked - in so many words). Oh course the sex stuff comes up, with Ben wondering if it's hard for her to be a virgin but she made a commitment to wait. Ben appreciates her morals and values cause he's a classy dude with religious beliefs. Both of them improv some vows to each other and kiss a bunch. Of course Becca gets the date rose.

The twins are so excited to be in Vegas, their hometown, so it only makes sense one would get dumped there. Yes, the show OF COURSE put the twins on a surprise 2-on-1 Thunderdome date because supposedly Ben wanted to spend time with these two specifically. SUUUUUURE producers who have dreamed about this moment since casting. Ben admits it's hard dating twins so his brilliant date idea is making this a hometown date and meeting their mom. THE EFF?! After hiding all the pics of her ex-boyfriend, Haley encourages Ben to treat the twins as individuals - something the show isn't really into. Emily hopes her sister will get booted so she can get more time. Mom gives Ben the download on her daughters so that Ben can continue to judge and pick a favorite. Ben calls a family meeting on the couch with mom, the twins, and the dogs to dump Haley and pick Emily. Man, there isn't even a limo of shame - Haley can run to her room and cry in mere seconds! Meanwhile, Emily and Ben snuggle and kiss in the limo. That twin bond is so strong right now.

The remaining ladies put on their finest sequin dresses for the cocktail party to see more girls eliminated hours after Haley was left at home with her mom for good. Olivia is furious Jennifer stole her standard move of grabbinb Ben first, so she steals Ben away mere minutes after their convo begins. Olivia decides her talent is not jumping out of cakes but eating a slice of cake in front of Ben, tell him she's falling for him, and reinforce this alleged secret language/bond they have. But Olivia isn't Ben's one and only, as he continues to kiss nearly the entire cast and give a pep talk to Jubilee about how amazing she is (I have dubbed them "Benbilee" so let's make that a thing). The Rose Ceremony happens over a clear platform over the pool, much like the fashion show at the end of Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead. While we're teased at the possibility of Olivia getting eliminated, she receives her rose last again. Eternal Bachelor franchise member Amber and Rachel the unemployed girl with the hoverboard are eliminated.

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January 18, 2016

The Bachelor: The Sky's the Limit (And So Is the Date Budget)

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Week 3

Chris Harrison sucks all the life of the room when he drops off the first date card of the episode. Ben takes flight attendant Lauren B to an airport and she's probably like, "Dude can't I get a vacation from work?" But it's not a day at the office, instead they cruise around in a biplane with little to no stunt action. No one hurls on the plane, unfortunately, but I guarantee a girl in the Bachelor mansion dry heaves from stress over seeing the flyover. The plane drops them off in a remote location with not a house or building in sight, but a hot tub strategically placed for romance and makeout sessions. If this is the season that brings back Bachelor cliches like hot tubs and helicopters, I'm all in. As if planes and hot tubs weren't enough seduction, Ben and Lauren B have a private dinner at the Camarillo Ranch House which I guess should mean something? The conversation flows as Lauren and Ben talk about their dads, which leads to Lauren B getting a date rose AND a private concert date by Lucy Angel. Just pretend you know who that is while basking in Lauren B and Ben's growing love.

The group date girls head out on a soccer date, harking back on the good ol' days of Juan Pablo as The Bachelor. Since Ben is no soccer pro like Juan Pabs, he instead brings out pro soccer players Alex Morgan and Kelly O'Hare to give the girls some training before splitting into Team Stars vs. Team Stripes (it's the perfect place for Waldo to hide). Watching Bachelor soccer is as boring as real soccer and I'm counting the minutes until it ends. Hoverboard Rachel ends up injured, maybe because she's not used to walking since she uses so dumb electric skateboard to move. Team Stripes wins the game and more alone time with Ben, sending all the rejects from Team Stars home (no loss there since it's a team made up of women that have had zero Ben time). Don't cry ladies, there's an open bar wherever you go. Team Stripes, AKA the team with girls Ben is actually attracted to, head to their rooftop cocktail party to enjoy more time. Olivia grabs alone time with Ben first, takes him up to a hotel room to kiss, and then lightly taunts the girls from the balcony. Oh that'll endear you to the group! A group with no mercy for Olivia's ugly toes. Amber, the Bachelor franchise veteran, gets the date rose after finally getting time to open up to Ben - and snag a good kiss.

After a total stressfest that she wasn't Ben's type because she's "complicated", Jubilee gets the other 1-on-1 date of the episode. And not just any date... a helicopter date!! Man this episode is a celebration of all amazing Bachelor tropes. Jubilee is quickly viewed as ungrateful by the other girls after a snippy comment about Ben being late and wanting to ditch her date since she's afraid of heights. The helicopter lands at a gorgeous estate that looks like if the Bachelor mansion got a serious upgrade. The fancy caviar is a bit much for Jubilee, a sworn hot dog lover - cue the phallic jokes! Wine and a hot tub help loosen up a nervous Jubilee, who finally begins to connect with Ben who is all smiles around her. There's a nighttime outfit change before a romantic dinner together which is still unfortunately hot dog free. Ben asks Jubilee to open up more about her hesitance to visit Haiti again, which she explains is because of a bad past that's difficult to face since her entire family died except for her. It's heavy dinner talk but Ben is there for her and it's sweet. This emotional discussion bonds the pair and Ben gives Jubilee the date rose and they kiss.

The cocktail party starts on a real downer with Ben losing two people close to him in a plane crash, but apparently the show must go on. Quickly Olivia swoops in and instead of consoling Ben in a time of sadness, uses the time to discuss her cankle insecurity. Thankfully the other women are more sensitive and provide condolences. The girls are stunned Jubilee got a rose, considering how she's become more isolated from the group. Jubilee uses her time to give Ben a massage and help him de-stress on a down night, which escalates to all the women being pissed someone with a rose is getting alone time. Amber decides to make herself the ambassador to confront Jubilee, who isn't having it and locks herself in a room. Ben consoles Jubilee, so the girls get upset, which leads Amber to come upstairs to say they weren't going to confront her - then proceeds to explain that the girls wanted to talk to her, which was clearly going to be a confrontation. Ben shuts it all down because he likes Jubilee's honesty and bluntness. Nice try girls! Lace then decides it's her time to be dramatic one last time, opting to work on herself instead of dating Ben - she leaves the show. Leaving with Lace are Shushanna and Jami, two girls you pretty much forgot about anyways.

Next week: gambling puns about love in Las Vegas!

[All images credited to ABC]

January 11, 2016

The Bachelor: Blinded Me With Science

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Week 2

The first date card of the season brings the group date ladies to Bachelor High, to remember times of sneaking notes into lockers and giving BJs under the bleachers. Professor Chris Harrison hosts the day, not understanding that professors do not teach at high schools but when has logic ever been a part of this show? The girls pair up in elimination style competitions based on classes: making a volcano erupt in science, bobbing for apples in lunch "class", identifying and placing Indiana on a map (major fail), and sinking a free throw in Phys Ed. Amber and Mandi come out victorious as a team, but a hurdle race on the track chooses the ultimate winner AKA homecoming queen. Barefoot Mandi wins the race by a landslide and rides off in a convertible for alone time with Ben, which must suck since it's not even shown. Instead we fast forward to the group date hotel rooftop cocktail party. Despite his insistence there'd be no kissing, Ben smooches with Jennifer who he has bonded with on night one and the girls are far less chill now. Ben kisses Jubilee after she opens up about being adopted from a Haitian orphanage, then kisses JoJo too. Broke that kissing rule of yours rather quick, Benny boy. Not getting kissed is Lace, who apologizes for her drunk bratty behavior, whines to the girls about needing more time, steals more time, still leaves with no kiss. JoJo ends up receiving the date rose.

Caila and Ben go on the ultimate "ride along" for their first date, which is a tie-in for the movie Ride Along 2. Kevin Hart and Ice Cube arrive to be the most hilarious wingmen ever, or I guess interrupters of love. While Ben and Caila try to get to know each other, Kevin interjects his opinions and Ice Cube encourages Ben to purchase condoms and liquor, and eventually leave Ben and Caila in a hot tub at a store that sells hot tubs and jacuzzis. At least this store has a BYOB policy, though they opted for basic champagne instead of Ice T's suggested hard liquor. Bummer. Later, Ben and Caila share a private dinner at either a closed restaurant or movie set, I honestly can't tell. Caila realizes that there aren't picture perfect fairy tale meetings and is just looking for the right person. Ben gives Caila the date rose, which she gladly accepts. The date unfortunately does not end with NWA reuniting for a Bachelor private concert. Nope just Amos Lee, Ben's favorite, playing his guitar and a song I think I've heard in baby commercials. Ben and Caila slow dance, he sings along while Caila pretends she knows the song, and share a kiss.

The second group date girls head to the Love Lab to use science to prove a bond with Ben. There's retinal tests to see if the ladies look at Ben vs. dull ex-Bachelor Sean Lowe or wine vs. beer, Ben sniffing the women to see who attracts him most, and then getting all handsy with Ben on a bed with thermal heating maps to see who has red hot chemistry with Ben and who is a loser. And to add to the awkward, all the girls get to watch! After the tests are complete, the doctor announces to all the girls that Sam has the absolute lowest score with Ben, while overconfident Olivia (who still uses "WINNING!" like it's 2011) has the best score. A thermal heat map would probably show Sam peeing her pants from her humiliation. Ben escorts all the group date ladies to his Bachelor pad to get to know them more, sending the girls into a quiet rage when Ben picks Olivia and they makeout. Amanda finally gets alone time with Ben and shares that she is a single mom of two young girls, knowing this is important to share and he's not scared of kids so they kiss. Ben appreciates Amanda's openness, but still give the group date rose to Olivia, the quickly rising villain of the season.

The cocktail party kicks off with all the girls hellbent on getting their Ben time. Since she was dateless this episode, Ben talks to football hiking Leah first to talk about being interested in learning more about her. Olivia interrupts Leah's time to quickly try to become Courtney Robertson 2.0 with her "winning!" and talking about how Ben is her man already. Dude, they were both Bens too. Find a unique angle, girl. Every girl in the house hates Olivia already so she'll be around forever for TV purposes, though Ben is totally hot for her. Lace calmly confronts Olivia about being a time stealing ahole, then has another awkward encounter with Ben to apologize and tell Ben in detail about awkward childhood photo. Ben isn't anti-photo though and surprises Lauren B the flight attendant with a photo of the first time they met - ummm like 3 days ago? But Santa Ben is not done with gifting tonight! He gives a blue ribbon for the science fair to Lauren H, then makes hair barrettes with Amanda for her girls. 

So did Lace get a lump of coal? Shockingly no, and in fact she gets a rose. We'll call that a producer's pick, right? The drama of the night happens when LB declines a rose from Ben because she realizes that reality TV poly-amorous dating just isn't her scene. LB's leaving allows for one reject to get another chance and that reject is Amber, who cried all episode about not getting a chance to know Ben. The night ends with sending home Sam, who was destined to fail by science, along with Jackie and Mandi.

[All images credited to ABC]