Yeah, yeah, yeah…I have been HORRIBLE about doing blogs the past two weeks. And I know I started my last blog like this, too. BUT this week was the finale and I can’t leave y’all hangin’ when it comes to my final thoughts. There were many moments I screamed at the tv, went “huuuuuuh?!” and, yes, even smiled. Here we go…
Coming into this episode I COMPLETELY forgot that the family gets to meet the girls! I had such high hopes that the mom and sis would slide in and save Benny Boo Boo from the evil clutches of Courtney. And this face gave me hope:
Lindzi walks the plank first and mom comes out with guns blazing. Tough questions are being thrown at Lindzi and, even though she was crazy nervous to start the day, she answers with heart and sincerity. +1 for Lindzi.
Sister Jules is up next and she wastes no time throwing the bait. Julia wants to know all about this other
desperate hopeful woman left in the game journey that doesn’t get along with others. Lindzi passes with flying colors by not throwing anyone under the bus, keeping things focused on her and not Courtney, and keeping negativity away. See, Court? It IS possible to go through this process and not bad mouth anyone!
The women loooove Lindzi and think she’d be a great fit. So do we. Which is never a good sign.
Ben gives a little background on Courtney and this is Julia’s reaction:
Love. Her. The direct stare into the camera asking “Are you KIDDING ME? a MODEL?!” is priceless.
Ben decided he wanted to channel Courtney’s most recent fashion spread for this date and decided to wear a J.Crew cardi…from the women’s catalog.
Major bonus,though: Ben’s hair looks the best it has all season!! I guess the saying is true…God doesn’t give with both hands. Can’t have it all, Benny boy.
Courtney spends her moments with Julia and the moms and they do a great job of asking her important questions. Courtney doesn’t do tooooo poorly when it comes to answering them. Other than lying straight to their face when she says they know everything. Everything, Courtney? Did you share the moonlight brownchickenbrowncow rendezvous in the ocean? Thaaaaat’s what I thought. Then again did we really expect her to bomb this portion of the test? I figured she’d put on the best front imaginable and win the fam over. Darn, her. I bet it’s from all of that worldly modeling experience. Go-sees are tough work, peeps.
I had to pick my jaw up off the floor about 50 times during the rest of this meeting. Hearing Julia say that she was blown away by Courtney had me throwing my shoe at the TV, screaming and completely taking back every positive word I ever said about her. I have never backtracked about someone so quickly. Officially. Hate.Her. (ok, not really, but you get the point) Moms and Jules must be suckers for the baby voice. Baby voice means covering real voice. Covering real voice means something to hide. Something to hide means she’s a LIAR.
Then we get Ben talking through his thoughts on the women-or rather talking through Courtney-with the fam. And we’re pretty much told that he is picking Courtney now that he has their approval of her. And now I no longer have a full pair of shoes or a functioning TV. Kinda funny he states that he knows hurdles are going to come their way and that he will stick by her. Ohhhh, the irony. We’ll get to that later…
Next up…final dates with Ben. It’s this point in the show I wish I had watched it through DVR rather than live so I could fast forward. Laaaaaaame. Creepy date in a suspended gondola, mushy talk from only Lindzi, awkward snow angels, annoying baby talk from Courtney. Ah…but the TV Gods are looking down on us. A love note! Let’s take a deeper look…
So she’s an excessive comma user, pulled out the dad card, wants to name their future children Joe or Forest (if either of those names are related to Ben’s father then that’s sweet…if not…what’s the inside joke to this one??) and still thinks mix CDs are cool.
I was really hoping to find some crazy talk or horrible grammar…but it’s actually kind of sweet. And I’m pretty sure my fingers are starting to disintegrate after typing that.
So D-Day arrives! Helicopters! Capes! Cruella De Vil?
You know what you say to someone you are about to get on one knee for? “You’re what I’ve looked for in a woman.” “I want you to know that I have fallen in love with you.” Errr…or to someone you are about to DUMP?! I FLIPPED out when I heard these words come out of his mouth. Although, it couldn’t have been easy saying these things to her face (which is why he shouldn’t have). Here is Lindzi as Ben is
sugarcoating things letting her down easy:
And then literally ONE second later:
Talk about someone who completely ate his own words! Do we need to remind you of this, Ben?
Scrub to 5:40 - 6:20
Whelp, time to dance with the devil.
“You love me?! I was beginning to doubt my go-to getting nakey move!”
“This ring is heavy!” “Oh my gosh it’s beautiful.” “I love it!”
Ok, ok, I honestly can’t be too hard on the girl. Her initial reaction to Ben proposing had me coughsmilingcough. But I can’t help but notice she had more of a reaction to the ring rather than Ben professing his love FOR THE FIRST TIME.
Next blog post I will get into my thoughts on the ATFR and where Ben and Courtney are at now. As a little hint: my thoughts have softened a little bit on this couple but I am not backing down from my original opinions. Give me a couple days to gather this one