So, I don’t exactly know where to start this blog. Maybe it’s because I’m used to Brad describing his every move to our resident on-set therapist but I’m not sure if Ben ever even made his appearance on this episode. I know he met with the rose master himself, Chris Harrison, and he managed to woo an old matron (not without noticing she had a wedding ring on first), but did we see more personal videos than any season before? I know more about chicks that got the boot at the end of night one than I knew about girls that made it past episode three of my season!
Night one always seems to be a major episode for us viewers but if you follow me on twitter (marissajustmay) you know I walked away with plenty of impressions but only of a few girls.
1) No matter how many girls get personal videos, there is ALWAYS a crazy.
Jenna (while I love her) is clearly a product of production. At first glance she is totally normal. Fun loving blogger living in a opportunistic city. Then you hear her inner thoughts and kinda get the impression that if she could stuff Ben ala Kirk’s dad, she’d have him in her basement forever. Dancing on the line of obsessive with love and a little crazy for love, this girl doesn’t know when to show her cards and when to hold a poker face. Let’s hope next epi we don’t see her in a meat dress.
2) No matter how much screen time you get, there is no guarantee of a rose.
Baconator, Miss Detroit that was too good for a convo, Miss accent from a billion countries that did Arizona so wrong. You think that just because they got some screen time they get far in this show. Whelp, thanks producers for throwing that bend in the normal show pattern. This season (by episode 1) we learned that no matter how much we may see of a contestant there’s no guarantee they make it past that episode. I’m grateful this is the case because I don’t think I could deal with seeing human skin curl up like it’s on a griddle and a chick with an English accent yet dressed in who knows what be on a date with the chill, normal Ben.
3) We all have our favorites.
Ladies, you did me proud! These four girls are ones I pick to go very far. Sweet and cute with stand-out personalities, I’d pick each and every one of them to be my besties . Forget the fact that Emily currently goes to my alma mater (go Heels!) and that Nicki and Kacie are both brunettes, like myself, but these chicks seem to have a great outlook, are super cute, AND know how to grab a guys attention (whether it be by looking fab or by having a killer entrance via a smelly quadruped).
There was SO MUCH going on this epi that I had a hard time grabbing ahold of all the antics that went on but this is what I DID catch:
an old lady
some confusion (y’all asked for diversity. NOW you have it)
some girls decided to roll out of bed, skip the free hair and make-up, and meet Ben
the sun heart has made its return
and Ben has brought his funny side
…Ben has PLENTY to juggle over the next two months. I’m hoping my girls I picked make it far. If not, at least they can come out of social media hiding and find a new friend in me soon
As always, you can catch my live tweets of every episode on twitter @MarissaJustMay. See you next week…here’s hoping Ben makes more than a 3 minute appearance and lays the smack down on some of our chicks that seem to be flying on their own.