Recap: The Bachelorette Week One (Part Two)

Stop reading now if you don’t want spoilers on the season premiere (part 2) of The Bachelorette (original air date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015).

Ah the suspense! We’re thisclose to finding out who will be this season’s Bachelorette – Kaitlyn or Britt.

And those cruel, clever Bachelorette producers have drawn it out over a two-night television event. After all the #putyourroseinmybox votes were counted this season’s Bachelorette will be…Kaitlyn!

Yays! I adore Kaitlyn and she’s super entertaining so this should be a fun season. I also like Britt, and watching Chris Harrison tell her she wasn’t chosen was gut wrenching. He does mention that the vote was close, so that’s something??

After sending a tearful but stoic Britt home in a limo, Chris finds Kaitlyn to break the big news. He messes with her by saying “unfortunately……we had to send Britt home.” Oh Harrison you tease! Kaitlyn looks equal parts thrilled and sad for Britt, and she expresses feeling bad for being so excited. Ah, what a “sweet girl”, as Chris calls her. But not so fast with all that excitement Kaitlyn because now that you’ve been anointed it’s time for some Bachelorette business: you still have to send some dudes home in a rose ceremony tonight. Kaitlyn calls her mom to share the great news and mom says to get off the phone and go meet “my future son-in-law.” Shawn B and Ian are particularly THRILLED when Kaitlyn enters the room to begin her reign. It’s time for most of these men to make a second first impression, because now Kaitlyn has the power and will choose who goes home. Welder Joshua presents Kaitlyn with a steel rose. Tony the healer is thinking he might need to go home and “dig his own well” now that Britt has left. Jared confesses that he voted for Britt which Kaitlyn “appreciates”. I guess ultimately it’s better to find out sooner rather than later. Musician Brady had major sparks with Britt and he’s visibly bummed. Kaitlyn vocalizes her fears that the Team Britt men won’t be too disappointed that she’s the Bachelorette. When chatting with JJ, Kaitlyn becomes super into him after he mentions having a daughter. Dentist and cupcake car enthusiast (and all around cutie) Chris makes an impact by inspecting Kaitlyn for cavities with his tongue. And there we have the first kiss of the season! Ultimately, the first impression rose goes to Gosling-esque Shawn B. who has apparently developed a bit of a drawl as the night has gone on. He scores the rose and the second kiss of the night.

We head into the rose ceremony and tensions are high. Tony inexplicably makes the cut. Brady interrupts the action to announce his plans to stalk Britt forever. Ok, not exactly, but after saying his goodbye to Kaitlyn, Chris Harrison offers to hook him up. Back at the rose ceremony, a few Britt boys make it through (like Jonathan and Jared) and ultimately a bunch of men whose names I can’t be bothered to write here got sent packing including the hot tub car guy and the stripper. Kaitlyn and her man harem end the ceremony with a champagne toast.

And with that week one of what promises to be a steamy season of The Bachelorette comes to a close. and holy shit snacks Nick V. from Andi’s season is back!

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