And Samantha wasn't wearing her pageant sash when she exited. We also did not get to hear from her as she was driven away. After reading Chris' Blog (now posted) where he doesn't mention her, I'm siding with those who think her exit was engineered by production so they wouldn't have another scandal involving a production member and a contestant.
Courtney is becoming delicious to me...I mean really the girl knows how to land men - so funny that she landed the only fish and earlier had compared landing a fish to landing a man. Anyway - she is a hoot for all her passive aggressive behavior and poor Emily is a fish out of water in comparison. Sorry - had to carry that analogy just a bit farther.
I agree that Kacie B is beginning to sound like Chantal, but he did take her to his room for a quiet reassurance talk. The thing is that he would have given her the group date rose but felt Courtney needed reassurance then and there. Courtney played that whole scene so well. Glancing at him under her eyelids...looking away in a shy manner...brushing her eyes directly toward his. Oh, so subtle. The only truly annoying thing in her almost perfect performance is the way she constantly stokes her hair curls. I guess all actresses have personal quirks that need to be trained out of them.
Hearing that Ben learned of a buddy's death two days before shooting started kind of puts a different spin on what seems to be a bland approach at times. At this point they are only about 2 1/2 weeks into filming and he must still be hurting. He's liking the girls with the laid back attitudes - those that don't push him too hard and he's keeping the brunettes around. Remember his clip at the start of Ashley's season when he said he was having bad luck with blondes and wanted to see if it got any better with brunettes? Will that come back to haunt him?
Interesting show this season for the personalities.