The Bachelor Ben FINALE – 2016
I wanted to quick do a post before this is all really old news!! Work has been insane this week, as I have had to go into DC for some training, and then the Metro got shut down, such drama…lol similar to drama on the show – ok not really.
Anyway, we all know who won so I won’t pretend you don’t!
The episode started live with Chris saying “this will be the most dramatic finale ever”…and jokes about saying that before. Well Chris, I do believe you have gotten your dramatic finale! He then hints there will be a wedding on after the final rose. Hmmm. Well Ben you did say that you were ready last week! Both families are there, and Neil Lane, and Ben’s pastor…They were ready!!
Cut to Jamaica. Cue Sandals promo. LAUREN STOP WEARING THOSE SHORTS. I mean really? They aren’t your best look.
Great JoJo has them on too. Good Lord – is that a promo too?? Shockingly JoJo’s covers more of her body and are cuter.
Both girls are very confident, after all Ben told them both that he loved them.
Ben meets up with his parents and tells them that he loves both girls. Momma has no poker face and I love it!
Ben assures them they will understand soon enough.
Lauren shows up with flowers and wine.
Ben tells them, that on their first date, Lauren said she wanted to meet his parents…Dad and Lauren are alone, and he tells her that he sees a twinkle in Ben’s eyes!
What he meant – why should he love you more than the other girl? Papa asks if Lauren is in love with Ben, and she says yes, and that she has told Ben, and has felt this way for a while. She asks him if he thinks Ben is ready for marriage, and he says yes, and then turns the question on Lauren. Of course she says she is.
Now Momma is gonna take a go at Lauren. They end up holding hands…
They have an interesting convo that was very realistic. Momma isn’t buying it. Lauren assures her that she is ready for real life with Ben, not just the rosy times. Momma got emotional telling the camera to hear that someone is ready for this is emotional for her. She ends up with Ben and tells him that she can tell this is difficult. She asks him if they know that he loves both of them, and be says no – they don’t know.
Lauren and Ben make out and tell each other how much they love each other.
JoJo – shows up with a conch shell with lilies…which are both interesting choices….
Ben and JoJo tell his parents, that made out instead of looking at the Hoover Dam. Um ok.
JoJo and Papa site down and talk. She tells him, that she loves Ben very much and he is her best friend.
Naturally both girls tell mom that they told Ben they loved him, and that he said it back. JoJo says that Ben makes her very safe and comfortable, momma told JoJo that is what he says about her. She tells momma that she loves Ben, and momma is for sure team JoJo, and can’t/won’t hide it.
JoJo and Ben make out and whisper sweet nothings to each other.
Ben goes back to talk to his parents. Papa says he can’t propose to both ladies, and he says that they both would accept a proposal. Momma says they were both very different. Dad seems to be Team Lauren. Well maybe not, he liked JoJo too. Mom says she will be disappointed that he says bye to either of them.
They keep teasing us with poor Ben’s pastor.
Lauren shows up -in you guessed it denim shorts. The SAME DENIM SHORTS SHE HAS WORN IN EVERY EPISODE! Ok maybe not, but it sure seems like it.
Lots of grinning and making out. Again with the “too good to be true”. He says to the camera that he and JoJo have been tested, yet he and Lauren haven’t, um? Neither relationship has had any glimpse of reality, and he has to know that? Right.
Can I just say – Lauren looks good, but those shorts! OMG she looks BIG in those shorts. It is very perplexing to me. I mean she can’t hide anything in that bathing suit.
Now for their evening date. Lauren says she can feel Ben is seeming stressed, and different, and that makes her nervous. She admits that she doesn’t know what Ben and JoJo’s relationship is like.
They are boring, and keep saying how ready each other are.
He tells her – no matter what happens, you have made me a better person, and made it worth it. They both cry. Lauren is scared.
She says she can’t picture her life without Ben.
Now JoJo. Ben tells us with Lauren it has been great from day one, and that it took longer for JoJo…Lauren hasn’t taken a step back, but JoJo has caught up.
They basically repeat last weeks date. Bathing suit isn’t as hawt, but pretty much a repeat of last week.
She keeps telling us that they are best friends…well that may have been it – they are both in friend zone – they both seem very steamy though with each other. They talk about the future, and how their lives would work etc. She asks him something, and doesn’t get the response she wanted, and says – is this because there are two people here. Again friend zone – he is pretty honest with her and tells her he really loves both of them. He didn’t even hint at that with Lauren? did he? She says she wonders if she loves him more than he loves her.
They have a make out date in the evening. JoJo says she is really concerned now, she wants to know if they both have the same feelings for each other. They have a deep conversation about all that is going on. He is very distraught. He tells her that what he feels for her, is deeper than anything I have ever felt, and she immediately smirks. She keeps asking what are his concerns. He says there isn’t a concern. She rolls her eyes. She puts the pressure on him and says this is the last date with him, and the next time she seems him he will either make her the happiest person or break her heart. He tells her she is his best friend. She keeps wanting a sign that it is her. They end up on the floor in the bathroom. Um you realize, that the cameras are still going to be there. She finally says – you love her too? and He says yes, and says he told her as well. Whoa this is intense. She tells us that she left the evening knowing that he was in love with two people at one time.
She says she loves Ben, like he is the only one for her, and he doesn’t feel the same. (well honey you will be having 25 others for you soon – spoiler alert!)
Ben meets with Neil Lane, and he admits to Neil that he loves two different women. He says he can see a life with both women. He says with JoJo the they love each other, and that it won’t always be easy, but it will be real and he will always know where she is at all times. JoJo makes him feel like a better man. Lauren is someone he fell for from the moment he met her, he says he doesn’t know what life looks like when things get hard. He says he loves Lauren and their relationship is incredibly real. He says seeing the ring makes him know who it is.
Now it is time for the rose ceremony!! Who is it gonna be?
You always know when the first one arrives – they are the rejected one.
He says he can’t picture life without Lauren.
JoJo walks up and says Ben has always promised not to blindside me….well brace for it. Omg, is he really gonna let her do this? She pours her heart out to him. BEN – stop her. OK – now this whole thing pissed me off. I can’t believe he didn’t stop her from saying all of that.
Ben tells her, that he came into the show not knowing if he would find love. He says with JoJo it was always real. He didn’t know if he could find love, he found it with her, but he found it with someone else more. He says, I don’t want to say goodbye or let go of JoJo. (Lauren is gonna love that!) She says she doesn’t know what to say, and she felt blindsided. She says you say you love me, that I am your best friend – where did it go wrong. He said, it didn’t. She says she is gonna go, he of course asks to walk her out, I think she said if you would like to. He says again, that he hasn’t stopped loving her – again – how is that gonna bode for your future? I mean really?
Ben says, JoJo is the one that leaves hurting, he says he doesn’t deserve JoJo, and says how wonderful she was and she was always the first person to come to him during this process when he was hurting. He says he is about to get down on one knee to propose, and he was confused about that because of JoJo, cause that is how much he loves her. Again PRESENT TENSE.
JoJo is speechless in the limo, and quite poised. Gunning for Bachelorette already. She says she wants to hate him, but she can’t.
She wants love she can count on, and that they really mean it and aren’t going anywhere.
Now the phone call – Ben calls Lauren’s dad, and asks for his permission to propose to her. He of course says yes!
They compliment each other, naturally. She tells Ben how much she loves him and talks about their journey. She says their first kiss was her last first kiss she ever wants to have. She quotes Grey’s Anatomy again with “you are my person”.
The proposal was quite cute. He stops her, and says Lauren, you are my person!
I thought this was a cute picture from People:
It was a great season ya’ll and i loved recapping it for you. I haven’t watched the After the Final Rose yet, and will and will probably have some things to say – and will post! If not, See ya’ll in paradise!