For starters, he could have stayed much much longer – and gotten a free trip to Phuket . Wes – he of the girlfriend back home – stayed around long enough to go to Spain. I mean, it’s not a bad way to see the world. So, kudos to Bently for cutting out when he did.
He attempted to spare Ashley’s feelings (at least to her face). Ok, yes, the things he said to the camera were rude and unnecessary, but I have no problem with his saying he was leaving for Cozy. The ultimate result was the same—he was leaving. Who cares if she doesn’t find out why until much much later. Really, no good can come of telling someone that they’re a Butterface.
At least it was realistic—I mean, when was the last time that a really show contestant really stopped being polite and started getting real? I just can’t believe that EVERY SINGLE GUY on that show is enamored with the Bachelorette. I would like to believe that Chris Harrison is the human equivalent of a sorting hat—magically matching people up where they’re meant to be—it’s just not true. There are just too many moving pieces – like chemistry, background, compatibility, that make it statistically impossible for the Ashley to be everyone’s perfect wife.
Also, ya’ll, Bentley is stupid. This fact alone means he will never make the short list for Super Villian. He didn’t stick around for the free vacations, he named his daughter COZY, and he somehow thought his 15-minutes on the Bachelorette would HELP his business. As Kimmy Gibbler would say, he’s dumb, D-U-M.
So while I feel for Ashley, I really do, it could have been much worse. She still has time to move on and find someone great (My vote goes to JP, who is ADORABLE!)