Happy New Year’s if I haven’t said it already!
Now I know that I am considered late on this post. I normally post my Bachelor/Bachelorette recaps the day after the episode airs; however this year it’s going to be a bit different.
I want to take my time writing each and every post. I want you all to enjoy reading it as well. That’s why I will be posting on the Saturday after each episode airs. Yes, it is 5 days after the fact, but this is not only going to be my recaps, I am also going to be sharing my thoughts and opinions. This is also gives everyone a refresher before the next episode is is set to air – 2 days after.
With that said – Let’s get started!
Just like that another year has passed.
It’s been one year since Arie broke Becca’s heart and got engaged to Lauren.
A little recap? Sure why not.
If you don’t remember, (or are just tuning in), after Becca’s terrible heartbreak Bachelor Nation decided to make her The Bachelorette.
And that is where the entire country was lucky enough to meet Colton Underwood, a sweet, genuine guy whom is also a virgin. (yup, you read that right.)
Colton made it to top 4, and that’s when Becca pulled the plug.
Colton was so insistent on finding the one person for him.
That’s why he joined Bachelor in Paradise and began dating Tia (who he had a relationship before meeting Becca). His relationship with Tia was volatile, and in the end they decided it was best to end their relationship once and for all.
Everyone loved Colton so much, they related to him, and couldn’t get enough of him. Just like with Becca, the decision was made for Colton to be the 23rd Bachelor & first virgin Bachelor as well.
So this brings us to Monday, January 7, 2019.
We see Colton meet 30 women. One of them could become his fiance when all is said and done.
Monday nights episode was a little out of the ordinary. There were more than just 1 live viewing party.
And even though it was entertaining, and enjoyable, I know that if you’re reading this is because you want to know what crazy things the women did. You want to know Colton’s reaction. But most of all, you want to know who received the most talked about first impression rose.
Let’s start with the limo meetings, I’ll try to make this as quick as possible. But before I start by saying that a lot of the meetings weren’t as memorable as you would think.
And the first one to walk out is —
She’s a bit of a firecracker. She mentioned something about her not dating a virgin since she was 12 years old. —– Let the Virgin jokes begin.
I really liked her. She genuinely wants to get to know Colton because she’s heard of his big generous heart. I think she’s gonna be top 10 to say the least.
This is the girl that has Colton beat when it comes to experience. She has never been kissed, but she didn’t mention it the entire first night.
When you speak in spanish, that is definitely one way to catch The Bachelor’s attention.
Miss North Carolina. She is absolutely beautiful. One thing is for sure, she is definitely read to be engaged to Colton.
She did what any woman would do. To be able to participate – I mean to be able to find love, Sydney quit her job. It doesn’t matter to me. I like her and her determination in teaching Colton how to dance, which may be an impossible task.
She is the oldest from the bunch, even though she looks very young. Not much else to say about her just yet.
All she has to say is that she could be the Tahzjuan for Colton.
I am obsessed with her. I literally have a girl crush on Cassie. First off let’s start with the fact that she didn’t feel the need to wear a prom like dress on night one. She wanted Colton to see her for exactly how she is. She was also very honest when telling Colton that she had butterflies upon meeting him. How cute was it when they let go of the butterflies that were in her box? Love them together. She is definitely a front runner in my eyes.
Very nervous. And that was the only thing I remembered about her.
She brought a red cherry balloon to pop it in front of Colton. She popped his cherry and doesn’t need to talk about virginity anymore. Joke number 2? or 200?
She brought a Georgia Peach for Colton to eat. Since she is from Georgia, this means that she is also a sweet Georgia Peach.
She took his V card. I don’t know why they think this is cool.
Oh the Sloth. She took forever to make her way to Colton much less finish a sentence.
Her name is just so complicated, so to us and everyone else, she’s Onyeka.
Erika McNutt. And that is why she brought a big bag of nuts for our Bachelor.
Miss Alabama, and yes she knows Caelynn. She was third runner up and Caelynn was first runner up. Ouch.
The fashion police has arrived. She seems a little, hmm, I don’t know. There’s just something about her that does not make her my favorite.
Not much really. Hi & Bye.
Another Hi & Bye. She is pretty though.
A blonde Chinese chick. She is gorgeous, and spoke to him in Mandarin. You thought Spanish was going to be the only other language? You were wrong.
Language # 3? Croatian. Oh jeez.
Super sick. So the poster boards were necessary since she wasn’t able to speak much. She does love dogs though.
This is the most talked about girl from even before the season started. She spoke to him with an Australian accent, even though she really isn’t Australian. You have to do whatever you have to do to stand out right?
Now her meeting with Colton wasn’t that memorable. But here’s something that had people talking – She wore the same dress as Heather. Oh wow.
She is another one of my favorites. I mean look at that face. Another cutie patootie. What did she bring in the box? Nothing because the box was supposed to hold Colton’s favorite brand of under wear. And if you saw Bachelor in Paradise you know that he is not a fan of wearing anything under his pants, shorts, slacks.
Football is her life. So yeah, she’s pretty much in.
She brought a picture of her dog photo shopped with Colton’s dog as well. Kinda creepy? Yes. Memorable? Maybe.
She is the DJ from Florida. Now Catherine doesn’t arrive by herself. She arrives with her dog Lucy. She decides to leave Lucy with Colton until her journey is over. I don’t know how I feel about that.
Cinderella has arrived. Late to the party, just like in the fairy tale. All she wants is a happy ending, and maybe she’ll get it with Colton.
As soon as Colton walked in, he gave his speech, and was not even standing around for more than 1 minute when Demi stole him first. First to get out of the limo, first to talk to talk to Colton.
Now, this is where the women start to get angsty because everyone wants to have time to talk to Colton.
Woman after woman continued to steal him. Everyone only getting a few minutes in between.
And then of course, Chris Harrison arrives with the most coveted First Impression Rose.
Thing are about to get a little crazy!
What did the women do to try and get a rose on night one?
Hannah G. did calming Breathing Technics with Colton. Sydney brought a Four String Quartet and slow danced with Colton. Elyse fished with Colton in the pool. Tayshia took Colton to her “land” where they played carnival games, which included Colton giving her a piggy back ride.
Caelynn finally gets her turn with Colton. After a light-hearted, fun conversation, Colton shares his first kiss of the season with her.
The Sloth’s turn is up. She finally reveals herself. And yes, she is beautiful. The only thing is that she talks a lot, and talks a lot faster than The Sloth.
After this, Colton needed to stop talking for a bit. This is where he has his 2nd Kiss of the evening with Katie. Remember her? She took his V card right out of the limo.
Okay so we all know that the first episode is never complete until someone interrupts someone else.
This is where Catherine comes in. She interrupts Colton’s conversation not once, but 3 times. Of course the women were bothered. Onyeka decided to confront Catherine about this. Well after this, Catherine took her conversation with Onyeka, threw it in the pool and interrupted Colton one more time.
Luckily for all of us, this did not go in her favor when it came to receiving the First Impression Rose. The rose everyone wants and the rose only one person received that evening.
& that person is –
With that, Colton receives his 3rd and last kiss of the evening.
Everyone knows that after the First Impression Rose is given out, the party is pretty much over, but the party really can’t end until a few women [unfortunately] go home.
22 Women receive roses and those women are –
Caelynn, Katie, Alex B., Hannah B., Onyeka, Caitlin, Annie, Kirpa, Heather, Elyse, Tayshia, Courtney, Cassie, Demi, Nina, Erika, Sydney, Bri, Angelique, Tracy, Nicole & Catherine.
The remaining 7 are sent home –
Alex D. The Sloth, Devin, Erin, Jane, Laura, Revian & Tahzjuan
I feel so bad for these ladies, yet I am so excited at the same time.
I can’t wait to see what unfolds this season! Will Colton find love? Will Colton lose his virginity? Will Colton propose to the last lady? We just have to wait & see every Monday 8 P.M. / 7 P.M. Central
Reminder: The next recap will be posted on Saturday, January 19, 2019!