The Bachelor

Courtney Robertson Issues a Tearful Apology to Bachelor Contestants

03/02/2012 at 04:30 PM EST

Before the rose comes the thorns.

Of all the words fans have used to describe ever-controversial Bachelor frontrunner Courtney Robertson, "remorseful" doesn't come to mind.

One of Ben Flajnik's favorites from the start, the model has been far from kind to the other women on the show, collecting enemies as fast as she's racked up the roses.

But on a preview of Monday night's special episode, "The Women Tell All," Robertson tearfully apologizes to ousted contestant Blakeley Shea.

"Courtney, I just wish you'd retract the things you said about me," says Shea. "You said I was a stripper on national television and it hurt my feelings."

On the verge of tears, Robertson's gaze wanders, much to Shea's chagrin.

"Courtney, I'm tying to be nice to you and you're not even looking at me," says Shea, a VIP waitress. "I wanted you to say: Blakeley, I really take that back … and say, I'm sorry."

Struggling to speak, Robertson, 28, says, "I take it all back."

At another moment, it's Shea, 34, who gets an earful, this time from Samantha Levey, also sent home by Flajnik.

"Why are so many of us such good friends, yet you couldn't be friends?" asks Levey, an advertising account manager.

"Because I'm a lot older than you and I'm more mature than you and I don't bother myself with small-minded people," answers Shea.

The 26-year-old Levey counters that Shea is just a bully.

The "Women Tell All" special airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. One week after that, Flajnik will choose between Robertson and fellow finalist Lindzi Cox on the season finale.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!
  • Exclusive Royal Tour Diary

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

blog comments powered by Disqus

From Our Partners

Watch It

What to Watch Today

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters