It was down to the final three on The Bachelor last night, which meant Ben got to roll around in the hay in Switzerland with Lindzi, Nicki, and Courtney before kicking one of the ladies to the curb. Season after season we must painfully watch one of the most awkwardly forced scenarios of the show — the reading of the fantasy suite cards — as the bachelor and each of his three contestants/girlfriends pretend to not know what the card is ("Oh, what's this?") and then act like they just want to spend more quality time with each other ("We just talked all night!"). Ben tried unsuccessfully to hide his excitement before practically running to the fantasy suite with each of them, but after the hot tubs, fireside fondue, and professions of love, it was Nicki who took the limo of shame back to the States.
The second most awkward part of the show (well, besides Kacie flying all the way to Switzerland to get closure from Ben) was the introduction of the next Bachelorette, Emily Maynard. Emily went on a "date" with past bachelorettes Ali Fedotowsky, and Ashley Hebert, where she got to try on dresses, get advice, and then attend a screening of Titanic in 3D. It seems a little odd that Emily's getting advice from Ali, who's no longer with her pick from the show, and Ashley, who not only lost out to Emily on Brad's season, she basically spent her entire Bachelorette season comparing herself to Emily and being compared to Emily by her contestants. Emily should be getting advice from the real success story of the franchise: Bachelorette Trista Sutter.
Watch the clip for yourself now, and get excited to hear "My Heart Will Go On" every episode of next season's The Bachelorette!