'Bachelorette' Recap: Ashley Hebert Gets Charmed By Player Bentley Williams, But He's Bad News!

Mon, May 23, 2011 11:24pm EDT by 5 Comments
Courtesy of ABC

Courtesy of ABC

Ashley, run for the hills! Despite his charm and good looks, Bentley’s not the one for you! Constantine, Ben F. and Ryan P. are much better catches for you!

Bachelorette Ashley Hebert should have listened to her friend about contestant Bentley Williams. He’s on the show for all the wrong reasons!

“I spoke to a past contestant and they made me aware that somebody that’s coming on the show is here for not a good intention,” Ashley tells host Chris Harrison before the limos arrive. “His name is Bentley. Apparently he’s coming on the show to promote his job. It might not be true.”

But Ashley has an open heart. “I want to give this guy the benefit of the doubt,” she continues. “You have to give people the chance. I’m going to pretend like I didn’t hear anything.”

When Bentley gets out of the limo, Ashley’s quite surprised by his good looks. And once they are inside of the mansion, she pulls him aside to confront him about the rumors she’s heard. “I need to see if he’s here for the right reasons or not,” Ashley explains.

Bentley tells Ashley his story. “I’m from Tampa, Fla. now living in Salt Lake City,” he says. “I have a daughter named Cozy — she’s like everything to me. So much of who I am is a father.”

“I was married for a couple of years,” Bentley adds. “We’ve been divorced for a couple years [and] I think I am in a healthy spot.”

Bentley reels in the line: “If there’s ever a question mark, I’d be the first to tell you.”

Ashley’s hooked! “I’m pleasantly surprised,” she admits. “If I didn’t know about all this speculation, he’d be right up front.”

But Bentley’s true colors show when Ryan Park gets the first rose. “Even though I’m not overly attracted to her, I’m very competitive,” Bentley says out of ear reach from Ashley. “That should be mine.”

In previews, we’re left with more harsh words from Bentley. “I couldn’t give a s**t about her,” he says.

And we see Ashley break down in tears. “My heart is totally broken,” she cries. “Why this? Why? I’m ready for my happy ending and I thought it was with him.”

Is Ashley crying over Bentley? Only time will tell.

Tim McCormack is the first guy to go home on the premiere episode. He doens’t even make it to the rose ceremony before he passes out drunk. Ashley has some of the other guys carry Tim out of the mansion.

Frank Carpenter, Jon Ellsworth, Anthony Santucci, Mike Burns, Rob Dahm, and Chris Malhomme are the other guys Ashley sends packing.

– Lindsey DiMattina