Unseen Bachelor 16 Footage: Ben Flajnik's Date With Nicki Sterling Takes an Emotional Turn [VIDEO]

And, believe it or not, the person doing the emoting isn't Nicki Sterling. Bachelor Ben Flajnik opens up to the sweet divorcee, as she has done with him in the past. But is their connection beyond platonic?

Bachelor Ben Flajnik Defends Skinny Dipping Date, Explains Why He Dumped Jennifer Fritsch in Season 16, Episode 5

Poor Jennifer Fritsch is not going to have good memories of Puerto Rico. First she's responsible for her team losing the baseball group date, then she's the only one dumped at the rose ceremony on The Bachelor Season 16, Episode 5.Sure Elyse Myers also got the boot in the same ep, after she confessed that she missed her best friend’s wedding to be on The Bachelor. Ouch! But Jennifer’s departure was more of a surprise since he actually seemed to have a connection with her (as a opposed...

Chris Harrison Compares Ben and Courtney to Jake and Vienna [VIDEO]

Ben Flajnik and Chris Harrison are brothers for life, and they spent a lot of time together while taping The Bachelor Season 16, so it makes sense that they would talk a lot about Ben’s beauties, as Chris revealed to The Insider. It also makes sense that Courtney Robertson was a big topic of conversation. Turns out  we're not the only ones seeing a lot of Bachelor 14 redux action, ala Jake Pavelka falling for The Girl Everyone Else Hated, Vienna Girardi."It reminded me a little bit...

Ben Flajnik Questions Casey Shteamer's Feelings for Him — Unseen Bachelor 16 Footage!

In a word: awkward. (But maybe it would've been less awkward if Casey didn't... possibly... have something else on her mind?)

Ben Flajnik to Casey Shteamer: “Do You Even Like Me?” — Unseen Bachelor 16 Footage!

Warning: Slight spoilers ahead... Proceed with caution! It's nice to see Casey Shteamer actually talking to Ben Flajnik, since she's gotten almost no screen time on The Bachelor Season 16 — other than defending her BFF Courtney Robertson. That said, awkwaaaard!

The Bachelor 16’s Skinny-Dipping Scene: Courtney Robertson’s Mother Responds

Last time we heard from Mrs. Robertson, she was said to be questioning the hotness level of Bachelor Ben Flajnik. Now she's weighing in on the big skinny dipping scene coming tonight on The Bachelor Season 16, Episode 5 — when her daughter, Courtney Robertson, reveals her bare butt to America.While she has concerns about how Courtney’s "84-year-old grandmother is going to feel watching that [episode] with her church group,"  Sherry Robertson adds to Life & Style that...

New Sneak Peek of Tonight's Bachelor Season 16, Episode 5: Will Ben Flajnik Be Team Courtney or Team Emily? [VIDEO]

Will Emily O'Brien's fixation on model Courtney Robertson be her "demise," as Ben Flajnik warned in a previous episode?
Tune in for an all-new Bachelor tonight, January 30, 2012 (8/7c)!

'The Bachelor' preview: Skinny dipping, baseball and yachts

"Bachelor" Ben and his 11 remaining ladies take off for sunny Puerto Rico in the latest episode. According to the episode description: Nicki, the sensitive divorcee, learns that she will have the first one-on-one date. Ben picks her up via helicopter and the two escape to the mainland. They set out to explore charming, historic old San Juan when a thunderstorm strikes and they need to run for cover. Soaked through, they exchange their clothes for some authentic garb and then, coincidentally, the pair happen upon a local wedding. The next day, Ben surprises nine women with a trip to the famed Roberto Clemente Baseball Stadium. It's all good fun as the group enjoy their time in the field. But then Chris Harrison informs them they will be playing a game against each other to decide who will get a beachside after-party with Ben. The losers will go back to the hotel. Ben chooses one...

Bachelor 16 Uncensored! Ben Flajnik's Bachelorettes Without Makeup... or Pants! [VIDEO]

Ben Flajnik's bachelorettes may have a reputation for being cattier than past seasons, but this bit of unseen footage shows a group of fun-lovin', carefree gals we'd much rather hang out with. Maybe if they'd show this goofier side around Ben, he'd be less inclined to run off and skinny dip with Courtney Robertson. (OK, maybe not.)

'The Bachelor' Sneak Peek: Courtney Seduces Ben with Skinny Dipping

As we saw in last week's Puerto Rican preview, and as some ABC copywriter had a field day describing in their weekly press release , the climax of Monday's Bachelor episode will be the "sizzling tryst" between Courtney Robertson and Ben Flajnik. The model will offer the Bachelor her own special sort of "nightcap": A midnight skinny dipping stint, made all the more romantic by the presence of a camera and light crew to capture it all. In the sneak peek below, we see how it all goes down. In just her underwear and a robe, Courtney goes to Ben's room with a wine bottle and glasses in hand, saying that she's "making good on her promise" with "something that might refresh him, rejuvenate him." So they talked about this before -- and though he seems surprised, Ben doesn't hesitate to strip down and cozy up to Courtney out in the ocean. "I don't know if he's ever skinny dipped with a model before. It could be fun ," she says. Any excuse to remind us that you're a model and that you're insufferably cocky, right Courtney? Watch Ben and Courtney go on their nude dip -- and don't worry, the naughty bits have been blacked out: