Scary date with Lindzi Cox: Lindzi and Ben attempt to take their relationship to new heights with a spectacular helicopter ride over deep ocean waters before arriving at Belize’s famous Great Blue Hole. Flying high above the water, Ben informs his nervous date that they will be jumping into the Hole from the helicopter. As terrified as she is, this usually bold bachelorette is more scared that she won’t get to take Ben home and needs to trust him to keep her safe and take a leap of faith. That night at dinner, sparks fly as the discussion turns to the possibility of a hometown visit. But will Lindzi expose her serious side and tell Ben how she is feeling about him? And will it be enough to secure a hometown date?
Local lovers date with Emily: The next individual date goes to Emily, who wants to get back in Ben’s good graces. They stroll through town on the island of Caye Caulker, bicycling, playing basketball with the locals and even diving for lobster. This time the connection between the two seems clear, but will Ben offer Emily a rose and a hometown date?
Date with Courtney goes bad: Courtney goes on the last one-on-one date as the couple goes on a romantic picnic among some ancient Mayan ruins. However, this outspoken bachelorette surprises Ben with her reticence about taking him home to meet her family. And then things get even worse when the dinner talk turns to the other bachelorettes. Ben’s feelings for Courtney become more confused. He needs to rethink his relationship with her and whether he can see a future together.
Kacie and Nicki talk to Ben about Courtney: Ben wakes up Kacie B., Nicki and Rachel at 4:00 a.m. – so they can go diving with sharks! Rachel is petrified and needs Ben’s help to calm her down, while the other two women are afraid they haven’t gotten any time with the Bachelor. At the dramatic after-party, Kacie B. and Nicki open their hearts to Ben and reveal they are falling in love with him. One ecstatic woman gets the rose and the hometown date. But tensions still rise as two of the women confront Ben about Courtney and how she might break his heart. How will Ben react to another attack on this woman?
No cocktail party for you! When the women arrive for the cocktail party, they are hoping for one last chance to make a favorable impression on Ben. But the determined Bachelor has cancelled the cocktail party. He pulls Courtney aside to confront her before he makes his decisions, and at the rose ceremony he narrows the field to the four lucky bachelorettes who will take him to their hometowns to meet their families.
The six women still in the running toward becoming America’s Next Top Bachelor Dumpee are:
Courtney, 28, model, Santa Monica, CA Emily, 27, PhD student, Chapel Hill, NC Kacie B., 24, administrative assistant, Clarksville, TN Lindzi C., 27, business development manager, Seattle, WA Nicki, 26, dental hygienist, Hurst, TX Rachel, 27, fashion sales rep., New York City, NY