Episode Recap
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The Bachelor is officially upon us, and we couldn’t be more excited to meet the ladies that will be vying for Nick Viall’s heart.

Here’s a breakdown of the first episode (on a need to know basis, of course):

  • Ben Higgins, Sean Lowe, and Chris Soules had a pep talk with Nick, telling him how to handle the next couple months and giving him advice for making his relationship stick.
  • A girl named Alexis wore a left shark costume and claimed to be a dolphin all night (see image above).
  • Jasmine G. brought Neil Lane with her. She showed Nick what engagement ring she would like.
  • Nick once hooked up with a girl at Jade and Tanner’s wedding, and that girl, Liz, has come onto the show this season. They began talking about how they did, indeed, know each other, but quickly got interrupted.
  • Corinne, a woman on the show, has a nanny. Her family also owns a multi-million dollar company…
  • A whole lot of women wore red dresses.
  • Rachel had the biggest impact on Nick, earning the First Impression Rose.

 

So… who went home? Angela, Briana, Ida Marie, Jasmine B., Lauren, Michelle, Olivia and Susannah.

Until next week!

Well, we made it through the first episode and have wrapped up the limo intros. With that behind us, bring on the hot tubs, cat fights, group dates, and everything else that makes the Bachelor so amazing.

Kicking off the first group date was a card reading “always a bridesmaid, never a bride”. Entering a garden and greeted by a photographer, half the girls were told to dress in wedding dresses ranging in style from 70’s conservative all the way to an Eve inspired ensemble. The other half of the girls were less pleased to hear that they were to dress as bridesmaids.

During the photo shoots, most of the girls took the romantic wedding theme to heart with an innocent kiss here and there while Corinne took things to a whole new level with a risky move taking her top off for the camera.

Not surprisingly, the girls were pretty unimpressed with this move but her strategy apparently worked out well for her because she won some alone time with Nick after the date. Drama continued to boil over throughout the end of the group date as it always does but in the end, Corinne walked away with the group date rose.

Danielle received the first one on one date and also our first helicopter date but it wasn’t your average helicopter date. This helicopter date landed on a yacht in Newport Beach and also included our first hot tub date… on a yacht. For how beautiful the setting was, the conversation turned heavy when Danielle revealed to Nick that she had lost her fiance to a drug overdose a few years back. The two had a great and otherwise uneventful date which ended with a rose for Danielle.

On the second group date of week one, Nick chose to take the girls to a museum about breakups of all places. As if it isn’t awkward enough to go on a date with five girls, Nick kicked the awkwardness up a notch by showing the girls an exhibit with a dead rose and the engagement ring that he had picked out for Kaitlyn. Continuing along the awkward theme, the girls were then instructed to act out a breakup with the man that they were trying to start a relationship with.

Liz took this as an opportunity to reveal her past with Nick in front of a live audience making everyone incredibly uncomfortable (including us viewers at home). With the cat out of the bag, Nick and Liz had a long overdue conversation about their night together after Jade and Tanner’s wedding culminating in the not-so-happily-ever-after dismissal from Nick.

Episode 2 was filled with a lot of drama and we are expecting nothing less from the duration of the season. From the previews, it looks like we can expect lots of drama, lots of interesting dates, and lots and lots of tears. Can’t wait!