We return back to Shawn confronting Nick about being….Nick. Oh, I mean, he says he is manipulative, arrogant, and cocky. He says that if Kaitlyn ends up with Nick at the end, he’s fine with that because that means they weren’t mean to be.
Nick tried to throw back the whole “eskimo brother” issue. (For those who don’t know what “eskimo brother” means, it’s the ridiculous term used for guys who have slept with the same girl. The term can be used for females as well, you use sisters instead.)
The alleged situation Nick is trying to bring up, is he thinks Shawn was “bragging” about bring that with a country singer. Shawn says he wasn’t bragging, and the conversation basically just ends. (You know I’ll only cover important things.)
Ben will be having his date with Kaitlyn, she says he is, “Ridiculously hot.” And I am pretty sure that’s all she thinks/cares about. She also says that he can tell he isn’t a player, and I am wondering if he thinks this of her. (Keep in mind he doesn’t know she slepted with Nick.)
The two go on a horse back ride, and Ben asks his horse to make a good impression. I think the horse has better chance at finding love on this date.
They feed some donkeys and then have to drop the bucket and run when the donkey’s won’t leave them alone. They saddle back up and ride over to a picnic next to a lake that looks on to a castle. (Again, I’m pretty sure there is only alcohol in the basket.)
Ben says that he gets more am excited to see her, and is getting more comfortable. He also shares that he is falling in love with her. Basically, he says he wants to dive in and start a life with her.
That night they have “dinner” at the castle. (I’m pretty sure at this point that the food on the table is fake.) Ben recounts their time together in a toast. He is excited about this experience with her, and also shares that he had his 26th birthday during the show. Kaitlyn is older, and he doesn’t think of it as an issue.
She says that he is a sweet and mature person, but doesn’t tell him about Nick. They both think that time together gets better every time. Ben says that she is always happen, she says it is because of him.
She hands him “the card”, and says that spending the night is a big step in a relationship. She wants him to be 110% sure. (110…..really? Let’s just not.)
He comments that he hates the other guys in this, but love spending time with her, and she is someone he can see himself with. He is excited about the fantasy suite and says, “Best sleep over ever!”
Kaitlyn says her feelings for Ben are getting stronger.
They liked waking up together in the morning, they had a fun night, and she didn’t want to say goodbye to him. She also says that she didn’t expect to fall in love with him. (She says this in a way that hints at maybe she was hoping for something to go wrong so it would be easier to send him home.)
Shawn arrives for his date with Kaitlyn, and is presented with a present. He opens it to find a bright pink polo shirt, like you guys, this is PINK! (So naturally, I like it.) They will be golfing, abs he is very excited about it.
The polo gets paired with bright royal blue pants. Stop, I love these colors together. Such great styling.
Shawn wants to make a bet before they play. Kaitlyn says if she wins, she gets what she wants; and if he wins, she gets what she wants. Shawn laughs and agrees. Shawn is also very good and teeing off and driving the ball.
They enjoy playing a few holes, then Kaitlyn says she wants to play “Truth or Dare”. Shawn picks dare, and of course, she tells him he has to stream the golf course.
She says he can keep his socks on, and use his “little glove” to cover himself. (Well there goes his confidence.) She quickly says “Big! Big glove!” and he agrees to do it. While stripping down we see he’s wearing, what looks like, black running pants under his golf pants. That doesn’t look uncomfortable.
Ah yes, Shawn got his own “black box” and from what we could see, he looks pretty good naked. While he is making a putt, Kaitlyn steals his clothes and runs away. Well, better grab your little glove, Shawn.
During the “dinner” portion, (at this point, I am sure all the food is fake) Shawn shares he enjoyed laughing with her.
Kaitlyn starts off with the ol’, “I hate to bring this up, but…” and brings up Shawn’s hatred for Nick. Because this is what every guy wants to do on a relationship.
He shares that he talked to him, and is very honest about what he said. He finished by calling Nick a smooth talker. Then it’s Kaitlyn’s turn. She shares what Nick had to say about him, and Shawn gets REALLY fired up, and says Nick is delusional.
1-on-1 with the camera that she needs to know Shawn will be a loyal husband. Gee, that’s fresh coming from you, Kaitlyn. Back at their fake food dinner, Shawn says Nick acts like a 16 year old girl. “This really made a mess of things.” says Kaitlyn, almost like she had no idea it was going to happen.
She feels that it would be better to talk off camera. He reads “the card” and they decide to head right to the room. (Also, did anyone else notice that Chris Harrison’s hand writing changed?)
The next morning he leaves and it just doesn’t look like things went that great. Shawn looks as if he is on a war path. He walks outside and oh good, look who’s waiting, Nick. “What’s up, Shawn?” Oh Lordy, this isn’t going to end well.
Nick wants to talk to Shawn, but Shawn really isn’t having it; so Nick follows him inside anyway. Nick tries to throw around a bunch of accusations, but Shawn cuts him off. He tells Nick that of his name comes out his mouth again, it won’t end well. Nick quickly asks, “Are you threatening me?” (Settle down, Cornholio!)
Things get heated between the two, Shawn dominates the conversation, calling Nick a smooth talker. Shawn finishes it by telling him he doesn’t want to see him, and tells him to get the f*ck out.
Nick, to the camera continues making comments about how he thinks Shawn isn’t a man. He didn’t know he was Kaitlyn, and felt he was “bragging” about it, and that wasn’t “classy”. (Really Nick, because you didn’t tell the WHOLE group about your off camera time, give me a break.) Nick tries to sound like such a good guy, but just fails. Also, Nick, if you’re going to keep making comments about “how to be a man”, you might want to give your sister her pants back.
Rose Ceremomy Time!
Kaitlyn tries to start, but gets upset and leaves the room. She is starting to fall in love, and it’s breaking her heart. She doesn’t want right make the wrong choice. Once calmed down, she heads back into the room and starts again.
Nick, then Shawn, get the two roses. Ben will be going home.
Kaitlyn doesn’t know how to say goodbye to Ben. She tells him that he will find a great girl, and she is frustrated it isn’t here. He says it won’t be easy not to see her.
She heads back in, worried about the hatred between Shawn and Nick. She gives them hugs, and then leaves them with their champagne glasses. They mill around, really awkwardly for awhile, mess with their clothes, finish their required daily dose of alcohol, and….well…really?! Are they trapped in there?! Someone release them!
Oh my gosh, okay, now we move on to “Hometowns” or better yet “Everyone just go to this hotel, we’re doing it all here this year because we are way cutting back on our travel and just yeah…just go”.
Nick at least was released from the room in Ireland, darn. He shares with Kaitlyn that the best part of his day was talking to her (prior to the show). He has no reservations about her, and loves her.
His family, however, was very nervous about him coming on the show again. He had his heart broken during Andi’s season. A few of them tear up before Nick arrives with Kaitlyn.
His family is surprised that it is already down to two. Nick’s sister talks to Kaitlyn, shares her nervous feelings about it. Nick’s little sister asks Kaitlyn about Vancouver, then follows that by asking if she loves him. Kaitlyn says that she cares for him a lot.
While talking to Nick’s mom, Kaitlyn focuses on the conversations they have and for how “goofy” he is. Notice she never once says anything about the “physical” side of their relationship, that we have heard about all season.
Nick’s mom asks him to compare it to Andi’s season. He says he was over confident, and this time he is following his heart. He says that she is great at making out. (Oh, he’ll touch on the physical side, but really, just making out? Okay.) He does tear up talking about how happy he is with her; and his mom is so beautifully nervous for him.
The two head back to her room, both feel they had a great day, so they make out. Nick tells her he loves her. “Promise?” Kaitlyn asks, he says with all his heart. Nick then asks her if she wants babies someday, at least that’s what I think he says. Kaitlyn doesn’t question a life with Nick.
The next day it’s Shawn’s turn. He says that Kaitlyn HAS to get along with his family. They are excited that it is down to two.
Shawn’s sister wants to know how many serious relationships she has had, and talks about how exclusive Shawn is about having girls meet the family. Kaitlyn shares about their initial attraction. Shawn’s other sister wants to know about the other guy, and if she and Shawn have spoken of a future.
Shawn’s sister thinks Kaitlyn is nice, and that they have different personalities that they bring out in each other.
Shawn’s dad, well, he might feel different. He starts a conversation with him by starting with, “What the hell’s going on? This is nuts.” His Dad does ask if it has changed him, what makes her different. He barely gives him a chance to answer. Shawn, ugh Shawn, why did you do this? He tells his Dad about the off camera time in San Antonio when she told him he was the one.
Back in his room, Shawn tells Kaitlyn that he has something to get off his chest, and says he loves her. She kisses him. She tells the camera that it was overwhelming to hear. He says he was disappointed she didn’t say it back, but maybe she couldn’t.
Kaitlyn heads back to her room, and starts crying. She didn’t think the day was going to go so well, and now feels confused. Yet again hoping for something to go wrong so she can make the “easy” choice.
Oh man, how will this all end?
I’ll tell you one thing for sure, I am excited about next! MEN TELL ALL!!! Oooh yes! Finally!
Until then, be well all!!