‘The Bachelor’ Season 17, Episode 2: Sean Lowe Desires To Be Everyone’s BF/BFF
This week’s leg of the journey toward reality Tv love begins with a whole lot of six pack. Sean’s abs elevate weights. Sean’s abs proceed to raise weights. Sean’s abs wash off within the shower. (I am starting to sense a pattern here, “Bachelor” producers. I know what you’re doing … and I am unable to look away.)
Over on the mansion, Chris Harrison pops by to ship his every day dose of sunshine and a date card to the women. Sarah (in case you’ve got forgotten, she’s the woman with one arm) gets the first one-on-one date and naturally everyone else is “happy for her, but in a bittersweet means,” as AshLee places it. They get even more jealous when Sean arrives to select his first lady up in a helicopter. “Wassup Ladies?” says Sean, doing his best impersonation of a V-necked, mid-’90s pop star. He’s very excited for some one-on-one time with Sarah, because “Last evening I used to be with 26 women. And that is arduous!” (Cue 27 “that’s what she stated” jokes on Twitter.)
Leaping Off A Constructing Means True Love
Sarah and Sean’s romantic helicopter ride drops them off on high of a very, very tall constructing. Sean informs his date that he’s taking her for a champagne toast … at the bottom of the very, very tall constructing. So they simply must free-fall 300 ft protected only by harnesses to get the romantic booze. NBD, right? Sarah’s (understandably) terrified, however as a substitute of doing what any normal individual would do and adamantly refusing to jump off a building into L.A. visitors with a stranger, Sarah is comforted by the fact that “Sean knows [she] can do it.” In order that they “take this plunge collectively,” bringing us the first awful terrifying-challenge-is-a-metaphor-for-trust line of the season.
After surviving the 300-foot fall, they alter into fancy clothing, sip red wine and “open up.” Sarah tells Sean that she was once barred from zip-lining as a kid because she had a disability, and the way traumatizing it was to be advised she could not do one thing that she knew she may do. The story is touching … up till the point where her she says her dad instructed her that “that is why you need to search out a man that is gonna be sturdy.” So… we guess Sean and his six-pack fit the bill? All of this opening up means a make-out session is on the best way. And sure sufficient, Sarah gets a rose, Sean gets a kiss and after one date Sarah declares that she’s “falling in love.” Because that is super regular.
Career Purpose: Be A Romance Novel Cover Mannequin
While Sean is free-falling 40 toes per second with one girl, the other 18 are going stir-crazy at the mansion. Luckily a group date card arrives and Kristy, Amanda, Brooke, Lesley M., Danielle, Robyn, Catherine, Katie, Selma, Diana, Taryn, Kacie and Tierra (I still can’t differentiate half of these ladies from one another) are invited to “capture the romance.” And btw, Tierra is completely NOT there to make mates.
The women pile into a limo, say “Woo!” loads and drink mimosas. Once they present nap queen t shirt up at another crazy mansion, they’re instructed that they will be collaborating in a photograph shoot … for Harlequin romance novel covers. In case you did not know, Harlequin’s PR department informs us through Sean that they are “probably the most trusted name in romance.” Then the women get break up into groups with corresponding costumes/hair/makeup: cowgirls, vampires, historical and “sexy” glamor. The photograph shoot provides plenty of alternatives for the the ladies to rip off Sean’s shirt, pet his abs, peck him on the lips and glare at one another.
(Photograph Credit score: ABC)
Lesley M. wears a crop prime and snags the first kiss, Tierra arches her eyebrows and informs the digicam that she’s “not right here to get damage,” and Kristy will get excited because she’s knowledgeable mannequin. Unsurprisingly, Kristy wins the challenge together with her “Seduced” cover shot. Nonetheless, if that is how she conducts herself professionally, we’re a little bit bit concerned for her life after “The Bachelor.”
Afterward, they have a pool get together as a result of … abs! Some highlights:
–Lesley M. and Sean make a “connection” — 80 percent as a consequence of the fact that she was sporting a sexy cowgirl crop prime a couple of hours prior. Despite the actual fact that they’re “feelin’ one another” neither one can get it collectively to start out a make-out session.
–After bemoaning the truth that she’s a “traditional Southern lady,” Lesley throws her roots apart and goes back for the kiss.
–Kacie B. tries desperately to get out of the buddy-zone and it (sort of) works.
–Catherine says she’s “vegan however I love the beef.” Huh?
–Daniella cannot remember if Tierra’s name is Tierra or Tiara.
–Sean tries to consolation Tierra and make her “really feel special” because she’s moping.
–Katie feels awkward and after pow-wowing with Kacie B. she decides to take her super-intense hair and go away “Bachelor”-ville. Girl is just too normal for actuality television.
–Kacie B. gets the rose for being “brave.” Tierra wants to punch her.
“The Bachelor” Meets MTV’s “Punk’d”
Desiree gets the final date card of the week and is ecstatic as a result of it is her birthday! Meanwhile, Sean meets with Chris Harrison and we learn that instead of a metaphor-laden, extravagant helicopter journey, Desiree’s getting a prank played on her… as a result of Sean needs a lady with a sense of humor who’s his BFF. (Bad luck, Desiree.)
Sean takes her to a faux gallery where a fake exhibit is being shown by a faux artist. The faux gallery proprietor tells Sean and Des that the exhibit is all about Chernobyl. (No thought whether both of them know what Chernobyl is.) After being left alone while Sean “steps out” for an “interview,” the most costly piece comes crashing to the bottom and the creepy faux artist arrives pissed off at Des. After she’s been completely shaken up, Sean exposes the entire thing and proposes they return to his place for some dinner. “You owe me,” she says. I completely agree.
Let’s Simply Be Besties
Back at Sean’s L.A. digs, he and Des bond over steak, purple wine and their mother and father. Desiree’s mother and father are apparently nonetheless really in love and so are Sean’s! OMG! And both of their dads always support their moms! Double OMG! They’re each “feelin” it (which is quickly to be a Sean Lowe catchphrase), so that they strip down and get into the new tub with some champagne. They focus on the that means of love and marriage and Sean offers Des the rose. There’s some more “feelin” of each other and Desiree says Sean already looks like her boyfriend. She seems to have conveniently forgotten his 17 other remaining lady associates, but apart from that obvious delusion she’s positively an early frontrunner.
Sean Is Oh-So-Confused … However Not About Race
Finally, it is cocktail party time! Let the champagne flow much more freely than in the hot tub and let the “drama” really ramp up. We get our first actual time on-display screen time with Lindsay, last week’s sizzling-mess-in-a-wedding ceremony-dress lady. She’s surprisingly sober and surprisingly charms Sean. We learn that she’s an military brat and also needs to marry her BFF. What a match made in one-week-of-actuality-Television heaven! Now Sean is confused as a result of he like likes everyone. Whereas he is scratching his head making an attempt to decide who to send home, the ladies have stopped obtrusive at Tierra and started glaring at Amanda, who they name a “darkish cloud in the room.” Amanda stares at everybody and refuses to talk whereas sipping tea out of a mug. (Her choice of beverage alone makes her a “Bachelor” pariah — no white wine?)
Clearly everybody watching final week observed that the “Bachelor” solid wasn’t fairly as white-washed as it normally is. Robyn, one of the African-American contestants, decides to ask Sean about this increase in racial range. To his credit, he is totally open to talking about race on-digital camera (which it is seriously onerous to think about previous Bachelors doing), and he tells Robyn that “that is the very best question I’ve gotten all night!” He says that he does not actually have a physical sort and that he is dated women of all colours. “Folks take a look at me … and assume, ‘he most likely goes for white women who are blonde,'” however “it’s the mind and the woman behind the bodily look,” he says. (Everybody swoon now.)
The producers are on a “cultural” kick, so they resolve to have Selma get tremendous pumped about instructing Sean some Arabic. “He’s learning about me and my culture!” she declares. Sorry Selma, however it would take greater than 5 minutes. Afterwards, we go back to the important things … like how nap queen t shirt crazy Amanda has turn out to be. However in fact she turns on her pleased face for Sean, just in time for the rose ceremony.
Chris Harrison Still Knows When There’s One Rose Left
For some unknown nap queen t shirt motive Sean is still tremendous “optimistic” about this “emotional rollercoaster.”
Safe: (Kacie, Desiree and Sarah already have roses.) AshLee, Lindsay, Robyn, Jackie (wait… who?), Lesley M., Selma, Catherine, Kristy, Leslie H., Tierra, Taryn, Daniella and ::Insert pause for Chris Harrison to tell us that this is the final rose:: Amanda.
Eradicated: Brooke the group organizer and Diana the single mom. So long, ladies whose names I did not remember.
More free-falling! Make-outs! Shirtless Sean! Live performance! Longest kiss ever! Extra making out! Arms on thighs! Tierra’s rude! Ladies are ruthless! Ambulance! Tierra’s in a neck brace! Pray that she’s Ok!