We feel you, Ben. May we suggest some champagne to dull the pain?
Here for the Right Reasons
Amanda: There's a lot of debate about whether or not this show is the right venue for single parents to find love, and whether or not the lead should allow a parent to stay when he/she knows they won't be the last one standing. I'm not going to get involved in that argument. I'm just going to say that Amanda's girls are adorable, she looks like an awesome mom, and I don't think she's going to have any problem dating from now on.
Status: No Rose
Caila: Something about Caila's dad creeped me out. More than just about anything, I would have loved to be a fly on the wall during the episode when Ben called his baby girl a "sex panther."
Joelle/JoJo: I'm torn. I like JoJo, I really really do. But it really felt like her entire hometown date was totally orchestrated by production. From the flowers on her doorstep to the phone call to her ex to her strangely bombastic and overprotective brothers. Why exactly was the one brother so skeptical of Ben? He's basically been him before. He should be supportive. The whole escapade just didn't ring true to me. Although JoJo's mom is amazing and deserves her own show.
Lauren: We can drop the B now, right? We all know which Lauren we're referring to? You know, the one that Ben LOVES?
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