Monday’s episode of The Bachelor
was the much-anticipated Women Tell All
special—and the ladies did not disappoint. From the first few minutes of the one-hour special, the reunited contestants were going after each other for snarky words and rude behavior caught on camera. Who was the primary target of the women’s anger? No surprise here: Courtney Robertson, this season’s villain.
Though Bachelor Ben fell for Courtney (she’s one of the final two going into next week’s finale episode), and it’s rumored that Courtney is the one who ultimately won his heart, the professional model acted like a different person with the majority of her housemates. She mocked the other women, rubbed her prized roses in their faces, and did everything she could to seduce Ben. But on Monday’s special, Courtney showed a soft-spoken side; she looked somber as she told host Chris Harrison and her fellow contestants how much she regretted her behavior. She even offered a tearful apology.
What did the scorned women (and Ben!) think of her teary appearance? PEOPLE
magazine collected their reactions in their own words!
the most recently eliminated woman, who made it to the final three:
"I just don't buy it. If they're together, I don't see it lasting. Just watching the show and seeing her actions and comments would be enough to break them up. I don't really buy anything about her including the apologies or the tears. I think she showed up tonight because she looks bad to the viewers, to us, and to Ben."
, the “VIP cocktail hostess” whom Courtney called a stripper:
"She said sorry. Whether she meant it or not is the question. I want to believe her. However, it is really hard to backtrack when you've gone so far and dug a hole so deep. I would be willing to open the door to the opportunity to see if we were compatible as friends. I would potentially like to see a friendship with her, so that's why I cared enough to want an explanation and an apology."
, the innocent southern belle who was initially believed to be the show’s frontrunner:
"[Courtney] will definitely not be a bridesmaid at my wedding. Can you imagine that toast? Not a flower girl. Courtney won't even be invited to my wedding ... I hope she was being completely genuine in all that she said, but ... I have a hard time believing that somebody could act that way for so long [without] some sort of motive and not be a mean-spirited person."
one of Courtney’s only friends in the house:
"I was happy to see her. After hearing what everyone had to say, it seemed the girls' feelings about Courtney have gotten a lot worse than they were in the house. Watching her on TV ... riled them all up. They think she only has a mean side because most didn't get to know her. That's not true. She is a great friend and funny."
, The Bachelor
himself – and Courtney’s rumored fiancé:
"When I walked out there, I could tell something had riled the girls up. She said some mean things and that's not cool, but she is actually a sweet girl. Nobody gets to see [that] because of editing and stuff, which is sad. Unfortunately, I don't think this will be something that gets resolved. I don't see a world where all of these girls hang out together and get along. Too much has happened and too many feelings were hurt."
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