The first 20 minutes or so was spent reminding us how Jason, the bachelor, had been "rejected" by Deanna last year and how glad he was to have been on that show because now he knows he can love again, blah, blah, blah. We were also subjected to watching the 25 girls share why they are perfect for Jason. Another good reason to record these shows - fast forward through the dumb parts.
Something I found odd, but then again maybe not so odd was that Jason brought his son Ty with him to Los Angeles. I'm not a parent so I'm not sure if it is better to be with your child and subject them to the craziness that is The Bachelor, or not have them be part of the show, but have to leave them for a several weeks. I can see why he wanted to bring his son, but it's still a little odd.
Finally, Jason was introduced to the 25 women one at a time. One at a time the women stepped out of the screaming limos to meet "the man of their dreams". Some were nervous, some were cool, and some were just silly. As it turns out four of the women are single moms.
Then the cattiness, I mean cocktail party began. This is the 2nd most "train wrecky" part. The girls fought for time with Jason and when they weren't with him, they were bad mouthing whoever he was with. One girl had memorized his MySpace page but promised she wasn't a stalker, one girl said she quit her job to be on the show to meet him, and one read him a poem she had written. Another had Jason make a hot dog in front of her so she could size him up, another share that she created vision boards and those visions usually came true, while two others danced salsa with him.
The host, Chris Harrison, joined in the fun by announcing there would be a vote. Each girl would choose the person who they most wanted to see leave. That sent everyone into a tailspin. While the women debated who they would vote for, Jason gave out his first-impression rose to 29 year old Nikki.
After the vote, Chris announced that single mom Megan had the most votes. She was shocked and the others were all smiles. However, Chris shared with the group that Megan wasn't leaving empty handed, she was leaving with a rose. That pissed a lot of girls off and even though Megan was saved, she called the girls "f---ing b--ches"(Happy Wife had to fill me in on what she said cuz I couldn't understand over the bleeping.) I wonder if that rubbed Jason the wrong way.
Jason handed out 13 more roses to the women he wanted to remain in the house which sent 10 women home.
After the rose ceremony is the most "train wrecky" part on the show. Most of the women were fine with it, mostly just embarrassed to be chosen to go right off the bat, but there are always a couple who fall completely apart...over the guy they met like an hour before. This time it was Jackie, the wedding planner, who told us that she had already planned her wedding to Jason ten times. Wow, I bet he regrets that decision!
My favorite part of the show is the previews for the following episode. It seems things get very heated this season and the claws come out with bitch slapping and everything! Plus, it appears that Deanna will return and wants Jason to give her another chance. I know, are you just dying? Tune in Monday night to see episode 2 of The Bachelor.