David Good’s Bachelor Blog: Episode 5

The 11 girls and Ben arrive in Puerto Rico!

Nicki gets the first one-on-one date. The card says “Nicki lets find a new love in old San Juan.”

Nicki has one of my favorite personalities on the show. She is very sweet and upbeat. I like her for Ben.

They whisk off in a helicopter and when they land they are suppose to have a date that is outside and walking through the town but it is pouring rain. She is handling it so good and not worried about her make-up or hair and really rolling with the punches. That is such a turn on to a guy. She can just be herself! 2 more points for Nicki!

They sit down at dinner and talk about her 1st marriage. I think that is good to a point but I would not want to hear too much about it. I think Ben got the answers he was looking for. It’s hard for some guys to accept that a girl has been married before but she is very open about it and I think eased his mind.

The group date card comes in and says, “Diamonds are a girls best friend.” This means Elyse is going to get the one-on-one date with Ben and she is super excited. She has only been on 1 group date to this point.

For the group date Ben takes the girls to the Gigantics or Gigolos or Gigantesites or some Puerto Rican baseball team’s field where the girls team up to compete against each other for a group date. This is a great date because I love an athletic and fit girl and this is one way to see who is competitive and has some athletic background. This would be so much fun.

Ben picks Lindzi to play both teams so no matter what she gets to go on the group-group date later. Good choice. Still like her a lot.

Ben says he loves baseball but watching Ben throw reminds me of a 10-year-old right-handed girl throwing left handed. Maybe it’s not his strong point or they just showed a few bad throws. We will let this one slide. Every guy should be able to throw a baseball though. It’s hard to trust a guy who can’t throw a baseball.

Blakeley gets major points for her competitiveness and athleticism! She is my MVP of the game. She is a sore loser though but so am I, so whatever.

Courtney describes Blakeley during the game. “Who knew strippers could play baseball” and then she says, “there’s no crying in baseball.” I know she is evil but give her some credit. That was hilarious.

Team Blue lost and just looks so defeated. I feel bad for them. The tears are flowing eyeliner and face paint running and smearing everywhere.

Ben takes Kacie B. away from the rest of the winning group and gives her the rose on the group date within the group date.

As soon as Ben gets back from that Courtney grabs up Ben and asks him for a walk along the ocean.

Courtney calls the other girls square with hand Jesters then asks Ben to go skinny dipping. He says, “I’m sure it would be fun” but they don’t go in and walk back to the group. That sucks. Not very often you’re in Puerto Rico with a smoking hot girl walking on a beach and she wants to go skinny-dipping. You better believe he is running that through his head over and over again.

Elyse is going on a one-on-one date. She is a pretty cool chick and so down to earth. I like her. The card said “let’s find love somewhere private.”

Wow! They are going on a huge private yacht. I love boating and that is one awesome yacht. What a cool experience for both of them.

They seem to be pretty relaxed with each other for their first one-on-one and are having a good time jumping off the side of the boat, swimming and looks like an awesome date so far.

The end date is a dinner for the two of them on the beach. The date seems to be taking a turn for the worse. Ben is grilling her a bit and seems like he is just not into her and looking for reasons to send her home. You can tell by his eye contact and tone that he is sending her home.

Yep he is sending her home. Ouch. I feel bad for her. Ben really does not have a bad thing to say about her or a real good reason but I understand where he is coming from. It just was not there for them and you could even see it when they were talking. It was different than the girls he was into.

Back in the house they come and grab Elyse’s bags and the girls are all shocked. Courtney is just going off saying “it’s bitter sweet, sweet for me bitter for her.” Everyone knows that but it’s just a rude thing to say. She is really annoying me. Her comments are off-putting and just flat out rude. The problem is they don’t make sense. They are not funny; they are in front of the group and disrespectful.

Ben is walking into his room and Courtney surprises him and says she wants Ben to keep good on his promise to go skinny dipping NOW! Ben thinks he shouldn’t do this, but is doing it anyway.

Whew…she might be a horrible human being but she has one hell of a body on her. I’ll give her that. The real question is, did they knock boots in the water? What do you think? I’m going to go with YEP 100%! You don’t get the fire truck out unless there is a fire.

Ben says he “feels crappy” about it the next day. Has anyone lost respect for him or are you ok with what he did? I would not have done that. I would not be able to face the other girls after that and could wait to go later on in the show when it’s narrowed down to that point.

Emily has time with Ben and apologizes for talking about Courtney last time they had time alone and then continues her one-on-one time by TALKING ABOUT COURTNEY? Could not make this up. I’m sorry this is mean but that’s just the dumbest part of stupid I have seen on the show yet and if I were Ben I would have sent her home right then and there.

Needless to say, after Ben tells her she needs to be careful what she is doing and saying she ends up crying the rest of the time.

Rose Ceremony Time!

WHAT? He sends Jennifer home? Wow. I can usually pick out who is going home but did not see that one coming. AWWWWW I like her. She is so sweet. Jennifer you should have went skinny-dipping with him. JK.

Next week we go to PANAMA!

I would like to note that last week I said some things playing “the devils advocate” just to look at things from a different perspective about Courtney. I do not agree with her actions at all and am pretty sure she is actually the devil.

Go Now And Check It Out…

Have a great week!


  1. Hi,
    I think its “hand gestures” not jesters. Jesters is a term for Courtney’s personality since she is a fool.

    Comment by season — January 31, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

  2. Nice blog. In all fairness, I can see why Ben’s decisions are panning out the way they are thus far. Elyse openly stated she had a good job, her college finished, but was tired of being single. Afterwards, she stated she left her job for the show, as well as missed her friend’s wedding. I think Ben was a wee bit confused by their talk and perhaps Elyse was nervous and her communication wasn’t coming out the she wanted. It’s tough to watch the tears, but I’m sure lessons learned for all, as well as growing experiences. I’m gaining more respect for Ben for the decisions he’s making because he’s demonstrating his ability to connect, read people, and just how much his heart is into this experience. He doesn’t want to get hurt.

    Comment by elizabeth — January 31, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

  3. Great blog!
    I do think they “knocked boots”.
    And absolutely I lost respect for Ben… it seems a little early to be doing that. And knowing he is going to be shown on national television… I’m surprised and disappointed.

    Comment by LK — January 31, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

  4. I find it confusing that on The Ellen Show Ben mentions that he wishes a mole would have told him about what was happening in the house. WTF dude. Emily tried to be the mole and she was told to forget about it.
    And what about the 2 inning ballgame that ended up tied, and went to extra inning. Where Blue team led in the 3rd, again in the 4th, and 5th. And then in the 6th inning Red takes the lead. And ballgame over!!! Why does a game go from 2 inning to 6 innings when tied? PRODUCTI0N maybe???

    Comment by Divr — January 31, 2012 @ 5:56 pm

  5. And, oh yes. I would like to have been at the table when Ben and his sister first talked after she saw a couple of the episodes. Especially the last one. Does anyone have the slightest thought that they are still together. She was there for her career, and him for his lust and the winery.

    Comment by Divr — January 31, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

  6. Courtney did have some funny comments this last episode – but she is just so damn evil. I keep trying to like her but the minute I start to she says something mean again.

    And yes, I believe they had sex. What guy wouldn’t?! LOL.

    Comment by Jennifer — January 31, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

  7. Great blog, Dave. You’re right on the money with this one. Yes, he and Courtney “knocked boots”. What a jerk! Now maybe I see why they say he picked her in the end. How would any of the girls feel watching that episode? Yikes.

    Comment by Phoebe — January 31, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

  8. Dave- great blog. It’s very interesting to see a mans perspective on this whole Courtney fiasco. I agree with you 100%, i think it was completely out of line for him to go skinny dipping with skanster while he till has so many women left. He felt bad going into the rose ceremony because…. He pulled his fire truck out for sure. He basically admitted to it himself. Gotta be honest, thought the guy had better morals, and some integrity. They deserve each other and she is on the show to win, not fall in love. He made a comment last night about only proposing 2X well my friend…. Change your wy of thinking About women and maybe the 3rd time will be a charm because #2 isnt going to last much longer than the 1st try did.

    Comment by Donna Taylor — January 31, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

  9. Dave, curious to know if you feel Ben will be accepted into the Brother Family any more than Jake was. I honestly feel that is what he has in the back of his mind. Hook up as much as he can during the season and then join the Family and enjoy some of the rumored benefits. It was interesting that Natalie, Erica and Jackie all said they thought Ben is a good bachelor.

    Comment by Divr — January 31, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

  10. Dave great blog, I agree with you about the skinny dipping, I did loose respect for him because he still has other women with feelings on the line and he does not even consider their feelings, he even said that in his blog and I just want to slap him for that. Where is the respect he should have for them? Also I disagree with your Emily comment about sending her home, women always want to protect the people they care for and I feel like that is what she was trying to do, she wants to open his eyes to how Courtney acts and he is thinking with his wrong head!

    Comment by Roberta — January 31, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

  11. For the first time in Bachelor history, full frontal naked contact on screen (under water). Crazy! There were DEFINITELY shenanigans going on under the waves. I want to see the B-roll of them getting OUT of the ocean. Man – that camera crew must have been STOKED!!! hahahaha

    Great blog, Dave. Always love reading your perspective. I agree about playing devil’s advocate usually…but yeah, Courtney is just the devil. Sadly. It’s tough to say what this is going to do (if anything) for her career. I know “all press is good press,” but man…seems extreme!

    Comment by Penny Farthing — January 31, 2012 @ 9:48 pm

  12. I lost respect for Ben and he is under Courtney’s evil spell and the more I watch the sadder I become. I relate it to the Jake and Vienna thing, she was NOT the fan favorite and won, and look where they ended up. Yes she is pretty, but Ben was stupid. Skinny Dipping? Really?! He had to have had sex in that water with her, there is no way they could have not! He should feel ashamed of himself and if Courtney isn’t the one he ended up picking, I’m sure he had a hell of a time trying to come up with something to say to the girl he did choose. Casey B is my favorite and after seeing Ben’s actions with Courtney, ESPECIALLY so soon in the show makes me thinks she is too good for him. Sometimes I wish that the Bachelor/ette didn’t pick past people to go on the show because almost every time they end up picking people who are the wrong choice, and they end up doing things that make you not like them. Everyone LOVED Ben, he seemed to be such a good guy and using the excuse of being a “guy” gives him reason to do that with Courtney is a lame reasoning. There is no excuse, he let her temptation get the best of him. I’m so upset by it all.

    Comment by Kody — February 1, 2012 @ 12:39 am

  13. For you to say that you would of NOT done that, it says tons coming from you. You are obviously a straightfoward guy and say it how it is. You love women and I would of expected it from you. As the saying goes,”dont judge a book by its cover”. In that note, props on your morals or whatever you want to call it. Also, I am glad that coming from a guy you think Courtney is the devil, I second that!

    Comment by JMonterroso — February 1, 2012 @ 12:51 am

  14. How on earth could he pick anyone BUT Courtney after that sexing in the ocean…because if he proposed to anyone else I’m pretty sure the engagement was off the moment that episode aired. And it has to be said, did anyone else think that Courtney just looked like a robot idiot saying over and over again “you’re only in Puerto Rico once”…didn’t she say that she was there 2 months ago? Who did she have sex in the ocean with then? I hope you got some good antibiotics Ben!

    Comment by Amy — February 1, 2012 @ 8:15 am

  15. Thanks for all the comments. Love the feedback. I am going to say this though. People are giving me a lot of backlash saying I would have skinny-dipped with her. Later on in the show yes I would have but not with 11 girls left. There is a time and place for that but I just don’t think it is yet. Everyone knows when it comes down to 2 or 3 girls that you might marry that stuff is bound to happen. You don’t just buy a car without test driving it. I get that and that is ok. But you don’t test drive a 2009 then go on years down the line and buy a 2012. I’m just saying its to soon and I would have a hard time even looking the other girls in the eye, thats all. My next blog is going to explain somethings that might upset a few people but its just a fact. Be sure to check it out next week…… Have a wonderful weekend

    Comment by David Good — February 1, 2012 @ 8:35 am

  16. I 100% agree with your blog this week.

    Ben and Courtney did knock boots…no question there. Like you stated had he done this with 2-3 girls left my reaction would have been a complete 180 from how I felt Monday night. I like you reference to test driving a car…so true!

    What an inconsiderate moron.

    Comment by Lauren — February 1, 2012 @ 11:15 am

  17. I don’t know about everyone else but all I kept thinking during that skinny dipping stint was that all of America now knows what you basically look like naked and what about the whole production crew that was filming… A little awkward, no?

    Comment by Candice — February 1, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

  18. ….ok, i guess i have to chime in here….ben is behaving like a 7th grade boy who has just got his first shot at a HOt girl….(when it comes to she-devil.)…i know emily is taking a lot of crap about some “unspoken rule” about NOT telling the bachelor/ette about someone’s “bad intentions!”….call me a “Crazy “EYE-Talh-YEN” (Italian)….but in my book, that’s called “Loyalty!”…..i tell ya, i may sacrifice myself, in vane, or in spite of myself, or however ya want to say it……but, at some point, if i thought my sweetie was being fooled by 2 faces of selfishness….. i DEFINITELY WOULD warn my potential “hunny” about someone’s BAd intentions….there is a way to do that, without sounding jealous or catty….but i guess it is hard to get that across when so much is at stake!…but i give emily “Mad Props” for tying..you can tell she is SO frustrated at his lack of insight, and really wants to warn him about the evil force…….also, as someone stated above…ben said on “Ellen” that he wished there was a “Mole” in the house to warn him about some of the women’s behaviors!…..UH, Bennie, there WAS,…..IS….her name is EMily!….the fact is….this dude does NOT WANT TO KNOW….!….NOt yet, anyway…..his jr. high b*ner is still at full salute!…..you can see how he even got “mad” BOTH times, instead of at least questioning this behavior at least a little!….and the fact that he “warned” her …to “be careful”….shows you where his crotch, i mean loyalty is!…..if someone was “PLayin Me”….i would not only appreciate the “heads up” i would kind of be “pissed” that nobody told me …..after all was said and done…..in my opinion, ..he does not only NOT want to know….he is IGNORING what he sees!……..he’s been “whipped” but good on some nasty scratch…..and must see this thing thru!…nonetheless, i like this guy….but the “schooling” he will get after this show airs is gonna be “school of hard knocks” for SURE!!!……and dave, what are your thoughts on kaci b!?…i love this girl….and she was SO good at softball, like she is at everything!!!…she is just HOT, and natural, and cool!!!……..and the fact that ben gave she-devil the “fire engine” right after giving kaki b. the rose….is just sad!….my girl did not deserve that!…..also , is it me….or does everyone else think that she will NOT treat men even worse than how she treats women…. when she does not get her way!…..oh boy, bennie has NO idea the wrath he will experience if he “crosses” her!….trust me…this behavior is not “saved” just for the gals!…she seems to be an equal opportunity offender…..such a bummer for this guy!…..to be watching this back on monday nights with his friends and family and whomever he picked….horrible and embarrassing experience!…..UG!…..his father would not approve, i’m sure, if the “spoilers” are correct….but i choose to believe he picks kaci b…., but can only pray she can forgive his “lust for the other gals!”…..this was Emily Maynard’s problem with Brad…if ya think back on her one on one interview w harrison!……..oh well…..hang in there ben….ya live and ya learn.!….it’s easy to pass judgment from one’s living room in their jammies….but being swept away in “The moment” with a lack of experience, can get ya in that position!……looking forward to the next blog…..upset me or not!…..xo

    Comment by Pamela B... — February 1, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

  19. It’s GESTURES…hand gestures. Not jesters. Those are clowns.

    But, then again, maybe hand “jesters” is better in this case.

    Comment by lauriel — February 1, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

  20. David can you address the “final 4″ on the first nite that Jesse and Richard discussed in their Smackdown? I am also still curious if Ben will be accepted into the Bachelor Family. I agree with your added comments about the hooking up. At a later time it is expected, but not now with 9 other girls still in the house. Surely this doesnt abide by the “Man Code” rules.

    Comment by Divr — February 1, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

  21. We all knew this episode was coming and I was disgusted then. BUT what killed ALL my respect for Ben was watching him deliberately take Kacie B aside and give her the rose. Then he gets his engine oiled by Courtney! Ugg!

    You can tell that Courtney has her legs wrapped around Ben in the ocean. There`s no question they boinked! again – Ugg!

    I hope all them ladies find out and walk away. I`d never continue with a man who just did the dirty dog with a dirty dog! So disrespectful.

    Wonder if he called his family to heads-up them on his `moment of weakness`. I bet his dear sister and mama weren`t too keen when they had this eye full. I can`t wait to hear from his sister after this is all over. Ben you are in big doggie doo-doo when sis gets hold of you.

    The `After The Rose Show` can`t come soon enough for me!

    Comment by Carmen — February 1, 2012 @ 6:45 pm

  22. great blog dave :) had me laughing! loved the closing comments!

    Comment by Jessica — February 1, 2012 @ 8:03 pm

  23. I am not really a huge fan of yours based off comments I’ve heard you make in last years “Bachelorette Smackdown” so I kinda went in to reading this blog with a grain of salt. I find your comment about “every guy needing to know how to throw a baseball” really dumb but to each his own.

    With that said, this blog was surprisingly pleasant and inoffensive. I was really happy to see that

    If I try and say that I don’t like Courtney on the show, I would be lying. Because honestly, at this point, Courtney gets more screen time than Ben. She has the running commentary through the entire episode. Nothing happens on the show without us hearing Courtney’s opinions about it as she cradles her little goblet of blood (aka glass of red wine). I think without Courtney this season would be incredibly boring because Ben doesn’t really have the dynamic personality to carry the show. A problem I have often noticed with the protagonists of the show. Whether thats their actual fault or the producer editing to only show certain aspects of the Bachelorette and Bachelor that makes this series very one-note.

    I think that this season is just pointing a lot of flaws and showing that a lot goes in to casting. And casting pretty girls or handsome guys that arent allowed to show any forms of real personality besides their “sad backstory” is not going to have viewers connect.

    For gods sakes I just want to see one date where someone gets asked what their favorite book or movie is. But I guess it’s too much to expect…

    Comment by FallonA — February 2, 2012 @ 7:57 am

  24. i think courtney is hysterical! the other girls on this season are SOOOO BORING. snooze fest really. courtney is evil, sadistic, sarcastic…basically what i want to see in a reality “love” show. anyone who thinks that this show is about finding love is delusional. how many seasons has it been, 22? 23? and one couple worked out (trista and ryan). this show is about the experience, having fun and fame. period. can’t wait to see all the drama that explodes once everyone knows ben chose courtney. going to be a crazy!

    and no i haven’t lost respect for ben – never had any to begin with!

    Comment by kate — February 2, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

  25. Pretty sure they knocked boots. Also odd that Ben keeps Emily around after warning her to mind her own business twice. Why not send her home when its clear Courtney is the one he wants? What’s so ironic however he says he wants to come clean with the girls about the skinny dipping (but doesn’t) ehoes that of Ashley Hebert’s situation in Hong Kong when she told the remaining men about Bentley. Would the girls reacted the same way? Probably worse. Heck they all might do a Micky McLean and leave! I’ll give points to Ben though for keeping quiet. Nothing wrong with skinny dipping with someone you like but with 9 other women still around maybe it would have been better had it been closer to the final four or AFTER the show had wrapped up. It was just done too early!

    Comment by Maria C — February 4, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

  26. Gonna have to retract the giving Ben points on being silent and not coming clean. What I should say is I give him points for realizing skinny dipping with evil Courtney might not have been a good idea! :)

    Comment by Maria C — February 5, 2012 @ 5:57 am

  27. Ben deserves Courtney. He PICKED Courtney the moment he choose to do that. If he picked any other girl in the end it wouldn’t have lasted past that episode and that is a fact. He is not in this for love, lust more like. On to bigger and better things, let’s have some integrity morals and respect with our next bachelor. Girls like men, my boys.

    Comment by Shanelle — February 5, 2012 @ 6:39 pm

  28. Not sure they “knocked boots”. Seems like that would be really hard to do standing up in the ocean with the waves and all. Not to mention how much drinking has been going on. Be funny if they attempted but couldn’t finish because of his drinking. Poor Ben. He is such a boy. He is gonna get eatten alive by that scarey girl. He obviously isn’t the shy guy we thought he was!

    Comment by Elizabeth — February 6, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

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