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'The Bachelor' episode 5: 'Why not? Why the hell not?'

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Well, there you have it, rose lovers. The great Skinny Dipping Incident of 2012 has come and gone (for those of us on the East coast, at least; spoiler alert if you haven’t seen tonight’s episode) — was it everything you hoped for? I’ll admit I was a bit disappointed that Courtney didn’t actually ‘fess up to the other “ladies” about her extracurricular ocean activities with Ben… but I guess I can wait for The Women Tell All. As for the rest of the episode? One elimination surprised me, the other did not. Another thing that surprised me? How well some of the “ladies” play baseball. And I’m awfully curious to see what happens to the poor bachelorette who gets bad news from home next week. What about you, Bachelor nation? Do you think Ben will ever come to his senses about Courtney? Will Emily ever shut up about Courtney? And was that the ugliest collection of rose ceremony dresses so far this season? Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click for Kristen’s Bachelor episode 5 recap and Chris Harrison’s exclusive Bachelor blog), and in the meantime, let’s talk Bachelor!