With that being said, here we go!
Can’t He Just Kiss the Girl?
Week 5 gets off to an exotic start in the ancient city of Ciang Mai, Thailand, with Ash taking Ben F. out for a 1-on-1 date. Ashley says she wants to take the guys on real life dates instead of crazy extravagant dates. (This definitely makes sense, since we all know the real world doesn’t usually involve private helicopter rides.) Ashley takes Ben to the market, and Ben says he feels like he is on vacation with his girlfriend.
Later that day Ben and Ashley are near the ruins and according to Ciang Mai beliefs, you cant kiss at the ruins. Ben decides to follow the tradition, but in my opinion — that is crazy! Hello — this guy is on a TV show trying to fall in love. Besides, it isn’t like Ben is from Thailand, which means you don’t have to follow their traditions.
After a great day, Ben decides to get into a deep conversation with Ashley about how he’s been an emotional zombie the last four years since his dad passed away. A little deep for me, but apparently Ashley liked it because Ben got the rose!
Group Date– Group Fight!
Constantine, Ames, Nick, Blake, Lucas, Ryan P., J.P. & Mickey are headed out with Ashley for a day of…. fighting?
Well, we guess love is worth fighting for!
This date was my favorite thus far because the boys suited up for a little Muay Thai fighting. To add a little background, I took Kempo Karate for 11 years so this date hit home for me. By no means do I think fighting is the answer to everything; and I admit, most girls think fighting is a turn off, including my wife. But if you are ever in a situation where you need to defend yourself, or your girl, then its good to know that your capable of doing it!
Ames says he has never been in a fight in his life. C’mon Ames! You paid all that money for school at Harvard and Yale and you didn’t take a self defense class? The last time I checked catching an ass woopin’ is part of growing up!
I don’t think any of these guys have ever been in a real fight. Everyone was freaking out when they saw the Muay Thai fighter get knocked out! Dude, they are kick boxers — that is what happens! Mickey, man, you should be ashamed of yourself bud! We are from Cleveland, and fistfights are part of living in that city.
The first fight was Blake vs. Lucas. From my vantage point, Blake did a pretty good job and he ended up winning.
The second fight was Mickey vs. J.P. J.P. was the smaller guy and still won! Mickey — I know some good Karate studios in Cleveland; maybe you can trade some of my boys for cooking lessons!
The third fight was Ames vs. Ryan P. and of course Ryan won. Ames ends up with a concussion and gets sent to the hospital to get a cat scan on his dome. Ames, buddy, you need to hire a self-defense instructor instead of taking lessons on your 15th language!
The last fight was Nick vs. Constantine, which I might call, the big boyz. Constantine won, which pretty much sealed the deal for sending Nick home. Let’s face it, we really didn’t hear another peep outta Nick until his exit speech.
When the cocktail party starts Ames is still at the hospital so he’s naturally the talk of the evening at first. Finally he shows up and everyone sees that he’s ok.
After all the fighting and the super eventful day, Ashley sits down and gives Blake the group date rose.
William Throws Ben C. Under The Bus!
Ben C. & William decide to “guide” Ashley to love. Basically, Ben and William ended up rowing Ash down a river. William starts out the date talking tons of crap about Ben, and makes huge claims that Ben is there for the wrong reasons. William even says that Ben is ready to go home and hit the online dating sites. What blows me away is that Ashley believes every word that William tells her and immediately sends Ben C. home!
Um, did I miss something here? Michelle Money told Ashley before the show even started that BENTLEY was trouble and she disregards it, and does what she wants? Then when William starts making claims about Ben C. she just decides to send him home, no questions asked? Maybe we should have had William write Ashley a letter saying Bentley is trouble, and then maybe she would have listened?
I am not going to lie I had my questions about William. I don’t know him, but because he is an Ohio boy I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt, but this guy honestly reminds me of a 18 year old kid from my high school. I was glad Ashley sent him home on this date, as well. It was time! The exit speech was the most depressing one yet. Pull yourself together!
Cocktails or Boo Hoo About Bentley?
Ashley sits down with Chris Harrison and drones on about how much she misses Bentley. “I just need to ask him a few questions,” she says. Without saying it, Harrison basically says that if Ash can get through tonight that he will get her a chat with Bentley! Ashley then says, “I know people are gonna think I am crazy for wanting to talk to Bentley but I just have to.”
Honestly, I get that she needs closure and I don’t think its crazy. The thing I find a bit nutty is that she would take William’s word straight away, but doesn’t take the time to listen to her girl Michelle Money? Please feel free to enlighten me!
Onto the rose ceremony:
1. Ben F.
8. Ryan P
Ben C, William, and Nick all went home!
Next week you guessed it — Bentley jets to Hong Kong and all the guys start to second-guess Ashley! YAY more drama!