Ben and Lauren Season 1 Episode 8 Recap: Vegas, Baby!

On Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? Season 1 Episode 7, the couple and friends hit Vegas for bachelor and bachelorette parties. 

Together, yet not together forever … yet.

Ben Higgins Smiles for the Camera on Ben & Lauren

If you watch Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? online, you know that they have a long way to go … and this week was no exception.

Going to Vegas was always going to be a testing time for Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell. They have had a whirlwind few weeks, with a lot of arguing. 

That was all put to the side after they helped someone fix their home up last week, but did it was away all of their pain?

We kicked off with the couple heading to Vegas for their bachelor and bachelorette parties. The odd thing about the party was that barely anyone knew about the pair calling off their wedding. 

Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell Pendant

When Ben met up with his bros, he informed them that he and Lauren had been undergoing couple’s therapy to try and get back to the great couple they once were.

Lauren didn’t cave to her gal pals. Instead, the twins did it for her. This made Lauren happy because she did not have to run through everything yet again. 

Basically, the whole point of the episode was to bring Ben and Lauren back together in a big way. It was pathetic and blatantly scripted, but we’re a sucker for a happy ending. 

Ben and Lauren on Vacation

When their Vegas trip was coming to a close, their close friends and family surprised them with a display of the couple in happier times to show just how far they have come together. 

This paved the way for Ben to reveal the wedding was very much back on and a huge party kicked off. There was loads of alcohol, drunken chats. It was a true Hollywood ending. 

“I think we’re going to plan a wedding,” Ben said.

Lauren added, “I think we’ll live happily ever after.”

Ben Higgins & Lauren Bushnell Engagement Photo

Now, we don’t know what’s next for the couple, but there could be a second season of the show. That would probably involve kicking the cheesy post-show tagline. 

It’s pointless and adds nothing to the show. There will need to be a lot of changes to keep viewers interested in another season of the show. 

The twins can stay, but can we please ditch the consistent Bachelor alumni from showing up? Do these people not have friends outside of that circle?

Another season could be good, but only if producers dial back how goofy the show is. We love you, Ben and Lauren, but we hate how manufactured your show is. 

What did you think of the finale?

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