‘The Bachelor’ premiered Monday night and, obviously, there was plenty of drama in the jam-packed first episode. Lots of shade was thrown from one lady to another, but especially towards Tara who was so ‘wasted’ during the rose ceremony she nearly fell over!
The first meetings and rose ceremony of any Bachelor season are pretty much trademarked by tension and awkwardness and Monday’s premiere was no exception. This season, many of the evening’s cringe-worthy moments were brought to us by Tara, a girl who got so drunk that when it came time for Bachelor Chris Soules to hand out his roses, she could barely stand up!
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Even though Tara was a hot mess for most of the evening, at least she owned up to it!
She shamelessly explained, “My best friends are Jameson, Johnny Walker and Jack Daniels. I’m a f–kin’ train wreck.” Well, the first step is admitting you have a problem, right?
During the actual rose ceremony, in the tensely quiet room, Tara’s drunken mumbling took center stage, and Chris actually stormed out of the room! You’d think that would mean Tara’s chances of getting a rose were pretty much done after that right? Well think again.
Chris did in fact decide to keep Tara around, so maybe he too wants to make friends with Jameson, Johnny and Jack. Cue the other ladies’ eye rolls, and seriously catty comments. The claws were out.
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The rest of the episode was just as tense, with the number of women dropping from 30 to 25. The first impression rose went to Britt who partook in a steamy make out sesh with Chris after receiving the special rose.
The first official rose ceremony rose went to Kaitlyn who, earlier in the evening, had made some questionable jokes about Chris and his ability to “plow” her field. Okay then.
Ultimately, the five unlucky ladies sent packing were Reegen, Amanda, Nicole, Kara and Kimberly— that last one is up for debate, though, as Kimberly actually came back in to steal Chris, leaving us to wait until next week to see what happens. Ah, Bachelor, you always keep us coming back for more!
What do you guys think? Were you as uncomfortable by Tara’s drunken shenanigans as we were? What do you think of the ladies Chris chose? Let us know!
— Casey Mink