Doesn't The Bachelor's Blakeley Shea know there's no crying in baseball?!
When the 34-year-old VIP cocktail waitress and her fellow Bachelor contestants trekked to Puerto Rico with Ben Flajnik on Monday's episode, she eventually turned a corner in her relationship with Flajnik, but it wasn't an easy road to get there.
During a group baseball game date, super-athletic Blakeley limbered up to play as part of the blue team and while the reality star put on a good show, she was beat by the red team, led by Flajnik favorite Courtney Robertson. The all-important prize for winning the baseball game in overtime: An intimate mini-group date on the beach.
"Tonight's game meant more to me than anyone else. I try to be strong but tonight was very, very difficult for me," a distraught Shea fumed as Robertson and her teammates headed to the beach with their bachelor. "When I see Ben connecting with other girls, I feel like I'm being left out."
Later, when it came time for the pre-rose ceremony cocktail party, Shea decided to make her move. Cornering Flajnik after summoning the courage to tell him "something really important," Shea shared her a-ha moment.
"I've always wanted to find love and always wanted it be right. That's why I'm still single," she reasoned during her one-on-one time with Flajnik. "I just didn't ever think that someone like you would ever be interested in me. I never thought I deserved somebody like you. I just wanted you to know that I've found something inside of me that [makes me realize] I deserve it."
Blindsided, Flajnik was able to turn his attention away from Robertson and sympathize with Shea. "I'm glad to know that you're capable of opening up," he told her. "I'm glad you've come to this point and you're here."
While Shea earned a rose during the final ceremony, two other women — Jennifer and Elyse — weren't as lucky, with Flajnik ditching them at the rose ceremony and, in Elyse's case, over a one-on-one dinner date.
"I just wonder what I did wrong. I wanted to be loved and love someone back. I just don't get it," a heartbroken Jennifer whimpered after her elimination.
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