Ben Flajnik Reflects on Blakeley Breakdown, Casey Confession, Kissing Lesson, Group Date Fiasco

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The Bachelor star Ben Flajnik is blogging all about the events of this week's episode, which saw tensions rise on the dreaded two-on-one date and beyond.

Flajnik sure had a lot on his plate Monday, with a nude Courtney Robertson, a bawling Blakeley Shea and a two-timing Casey Shteamer, among other issues:

Excerpts from his take on the episode below:

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On Kacie B.: "I sometimes worried that we would run out of things to talk about, but we were able to "survive" on an island together while keeping a smile on our faces, then learn more meaningful things about one another."

"I really appreciated Kacie opening up the way she did. It takes guts to tell someone the things you're not proud of, and I respect her even more for turning it into a positive."

On Courtney: "Group dates have always been difficult for me, but they've gotten harder as time goes on and as feelings have developed. It's not easy balancing relationships while trying to make everyone feel special."

That's why I was drawn to [Courtney Robertson] during the daytime portion of the group date - she made it a point to spend time with me. I always knew how she felt and she made sure to let me know that she was thinking of me."

"I will admit though, I wasn't pleased when she got in the pool during my time with Jamie. I know she was just trying to let me know that she's interested, but Jamie has a tough time opening up and having Courtney there wasn't helping."

On Blakeley: "I actually had a great time that afternoon and it wasn't until the dinner when things got really hard. Blakeley had been an open book since day one and I experienced more growth with her than I did with almost any of the women."

"She never ceased to amaze me with her openness. I knew I had to decide whether or not I saw her as my wife. I could've easily dated Blakeley for another few weeks but I knew in my heart it wasn't forever so I decided to let her go. "

On Casey S.: "Watching it now I realize I could've been more sympathetic to her. She was clearly involved with a guy that wasn't appreciating her but all I could hear was that she was still in love with someone else."

"I had just sent Blakeley home, and I kept thinking, 'How could you let yourself be here still if you're not that into me?' I can't change the way I reacted but I do hope Casey S. finds a man that appreciates her like she deserves."

On Jaime's kissing lesson: "Having Jamie walk me through one was sexy in theory, but it was so awkward in the moment! I wanted to make her feel comfortable and I know she was really working hard to put herself out there."

"Still, I felt like I was taking advantage of her in some way. I knew there wasn't enough time left to get to a place with Jamie that we needed to so I had to let her go."

"She is one of the sweetest, most sincere women I've met and I hope she finds a man that is ready to go from 0 to 60 with her."

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Ben Flajnik is a 28-year-old winemaker from Sonoma, Calif. Rather than his affiliation with Evolve Wines, Ben is best known for coming in... More »
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