The girls are all vying for his attention so that they can make an impression and survive the first rose ceremony.
Desiree says it’s like we are all at prom waiting for a dance. Kacie B talks to Sean first and you can tell there might be a spark. He saw her as just a friend, but now that she’s made this big gesture, he’s open to exploring this new option. Next, Desiree tells Sean that she’s a bridal stylist and designer. They discuss how their personalities came from having siblings and they bond over that. He gives her the second rose of the night. Kacie B is left wondering why she wasn’t given a rose. Now the rules have changed on the roses and the girls are distraught over the game changer. The girls take this opportunity to tell Tierra that she wasn’t given the only first impression rose and prove how catty girls can be. Then Ashlee is given a rose and the girl’s insecurities are heightened. They need to be validated by getting a rose or that means they aren’t worthy or beautiful enough.
My favorite part of the night: the Drunk Girls. Any girl that’s ever been at a college party or in a sorority is familiar with these girls. The wedding dress girl, Lindsay, decides to get hammered and immediately regrets it. She says “I wish I was more sober right now.” I was applauding her drunkenness because this show definitely needed a pick me up at the hour-and-a-half mark. She wants to show Sean that she is a goofball and that the wedding dress was a prank. She tries to push the joke even further by asking him for their first dance. While they’re dancing, she goes for it and asks to make out as well. Sean, being the gentleman that he is, tells her that he’s more conservative than her and that he’ll just kiss her on the cheek. Lindsay wasn’t able to communicate anything except the feeling of it being last call before the rose ceremony. Sean was not in the slightest bit drunk and her attempts of a sloppy drunken make out are squashed.
Lindsay was just the pre-game of drunk girls because Ashley definitely wins the award of most awkward obvious drunk. Remember her from the recap part one, the Fifty Shades of Grey cat girl? Well, this time she decides to get everyone’s attention by booty shaking her way to the top. Sean and another girl are talking and Ashley decides to shake her booty in front of the girl he’s talking to. They can’t even talk because Ashley’s dancing is so ridiculous and her black sequin dress is really working for her. Sean finally talks to her in an effort to stop the outrageous dancing. She pulls out the tie from her dress and attempts to drunkenly appear sexy. Sean says I have not forgotten about the tie and I also brought my rape whistle. The Christian has jokes except he’s not Christian Grey. Ashley goes on to say how her mom already loves Sean. She says, “When you got dumped by Emily, I called my mom and said that is the guy I’m going to marry. Since that day, my mom calls you ‘my son-in-law’ so you know my mom already loves you.” Sean, uncomfortably replies, “I’m glad your mom accepts me and you, but I might need to learn more about you.” To the cameras, he calls her “fifty shades of drunk” which is a very accurate nickname. After Sean ends the drunken conversation, Ashley walks back to the lobby where the other girls are seated and falls flat on her butt down the stairs. Reality TV catches it all and no writer could make all these events fall so well into place.
Back to all seriousness, Sarah, who was only born with one arm, needs to talk to Sean and wants a rose to validate that “I’m good enough to get to know and it’s a huge symbol of confidence, empowerment, and love.” I understand that she wants to be seen aside from her disability and the rose gives her a sense of being like everyone else. She definitely deserves this and acknowledges her one arm to Sean. He doesn’t seem to mind and gives her a rose for being a sweet girl and easy to talk to.
Finally, the rose ceremony begins!
Amanda, Leslie M, Kacie B, Kristy, Daniella, Taryn (the first girl to cry), and Lindsay (how is that possible, oh you ABC producers) are given roses. The girls who didn’t get a rose feel humiliated and each exit is interviewed. Kelly is embarrassed she sang a song on national TV, Ashley H says it’s been years since she’s been in love and she’s very devastated, and the other girl Lacey (from my hometown of Valencia) wasn’t interviewed.
Just by seeing the previews, there is always a Bachelor villain (Tierra), girl catty drama, and girls getting emotionally hurt and sometimes physically hurt due to challenges. Tune in next Monday for another wild dramatic ride and validation for female viewers that there are girls crazier than us!