Which guy got kicked off ‘The Bachelorette’ during wacky premiere?

20 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘The Bachelorette’ Season 11 Premiere: Kaitlyn and Britt Butt Heads, One Guy Gets Kicked Off.

Surprisingly, though, the two women in question – Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson – say the discomfort dissolved almost instantly as they greeted their 25 suitors. Britt, 28, admits the set-up was “so weird,” but says her experience as one of Chris Soules’ prospects on the last season of The Bachelor took away most of her first-night anxiety. “I didn’t have as many nerves as I felt like I would,” says Britt. “Last season, getting out of the limo, I was so nervous it was paralyzing. Back when the unpopular decision was announced in March, host Chris Harrison claimed it was because the producers and “Bachelor Nation” were divided.

The episode was all about the season’s novel twist, with both Kaitlyn and Britt forced to fend for votes in order to be anointed the official rose distributor. As the women described their thoughts leading up to the limos’ arrival, it was clear they were on very different pages, as Britt was as confident as ever, while Kaitlyn was not relishing the thought of competing. Then, instead of letting Britt and Kaitlyn fight over the men in a Thunderdome of Love, which would be uncivilized and one of them might break a nail or something, the men will choose who they will woo. It’s just different.” The most unexpected outcome of the competitive courtship, says Kaitlyn, was that the ladies got past the initial weirdness of greeting the men side-by-side and managed to develop a sort of camaraderie: “I think we actually had a really fun time with it,” she says. “We’d kind of look over at each other and laugh.

So now the story is that the men were “divided as to which girl they thought they could fall in love with” and “it seemed unfair to make that decision for the men.” What seems unfair is for women who’ve already had to compete against each other on The Bachelor to do so again in this circumstance, when they’re supposed to be the ones in control. Chris Harrison’s explanation of getting such a mixed reaction from the guys that the producers decided to let them decide just didn’t sit right with us, mostly because we were still operating under the illusion that the suitors were picked for the star, not the other way around. This later led to Kaitlyn running into the house to tell the already-arrived men that she loved meeting them, which clearly rubbed Britt the wrong way.

Among the memorable arrivals were Shawn B., who Britt confessed to the camera to be falling for, only for him to quickly tell Kaitlyn that he had his eye on her. Then there’s Josh, a 27-year-old law student who is putting himself through school as an exotic dancer (basically a “real” life version of Danny Castellano from The Mindy Project). In other news, one of the guys kissed a plant goodbye in his intro package, so at least these men seem entertainingly crazy enough to help us forget about the twist as soon as this stupid vote is over. That episode will be just an hour long and presumably will end with a rose ceremony for the men so we can put this nonsense behind us and get on with the season.

In terms of risky but overall successful moves, JJ stood out with his “I’d like to puck you” joke to Kaitlyn, while plant-kisser Tony made the mistake of saying the exact same BS about his views on love to both women. “I’m sorry for being awesome,” said Ryan the overly drunk a–hole right before Shawn, the amateur sex coach, showed up in his hot tub car and Chris rolled up in a cupcake, and we remembered why we love these shows so dang much: They’re completely insane. There is also a healthy array of blokes with incredibly soporific-sounding jobs, like, investment bankers, former investment bankers, insurance agents, international auto shipperzzzzzz. After Ryan repeatedly used the phrase “horned up,” threatened one guy with rape and got handsy with Kaitlyn, Chris Harrison — no, Ryan, thankfully it was not “Chris Hansen,” the erstwhile host of To Catch a Predator — pulled him aside and asked him to leave. He slapped Kaitlyn on the ass, deemed her “Ryan approved,” took off all his clothes, asked if this was the “Gay Bachelor,” and asked another man, “Why am I not raping you right now?” Luckily for us and everyone involved in this show and also the entire world, Chris Harrison took matters into his own hands and kicked Ryan off the show hopefully before he even picked a rose-shaped hole for his rose-shaped rose.

Then there’s the guy who shows up at the mansion with a giant cupcake, which either Britt or Kaitlyn can drown their sorrows in if the men choose wrong. Welder Joshua is from Kuna, Idaho, which sounds about as big as Bachelor Chris Soules’ hometown of Arlington, Iowa, but extra points to Joshua for making a metal rose. The men continued to do their best to prove themselves, which, for Clint, meant showing Kaitlyn a drawing he had done of Harrison riding a Triceratops. (Watch your back, Chris Pratt.) A number of the men admitted to being uncertain about who deserves their rose, with some of them changing their minds. The other guys, however, did get to pick boxes for their roses and we felt like we were watching a strange version of Survivor where everyone was well-fed and wearing make-up.

Before the show begins, Chris Harrison reminds viewers that change isn’t easy and that we will all get through his awkward, painful process together. Restaurant manager Jared, from Warwick, R.I., fancies himself a superhero called Love Man, out to rescue the Bachelorette “from all the evil men in the world.” Uh, knock yourself out, Jared.

Chris Harrison even pulled a full Jeff Probst when he said, “I’ll go tally the votes!” and we’ve got some new ideas for what the next season of Bachelor in Paradise (our actual new favorite show) should be like. So pull out your favorite adult beverage, grab your Kleenex, sprinkle your couch with rose petals and get ready to walk hand in hand with either Kaitlyn or Britt on their journey to find love. Some were clearly on Team Britt, like healer Tony and musician Brady, who rated her a “solid billion” on a 1-to-10 scale (who says this show is prone to hyperbole?). Louis, Mo., who prattled on about how life is like a bunch of puzzle pieces, kissed his plants goodbye and showed up to meet the women with an unexplained black eye.

The limos pull up, and as the 25 men spill out, it’s clear that Britt is winning (or those sneaky producers want it to seem like Britt is winning) as all the men flock to her and Kaitlyn stands there like a fourth-grade nothing in gym class. Personal trainer Ben Z., from San Jose, Calif., lost his mom when he was 14, but it still feels “like it happened yesterday,” which frankly seems a little worrisome. The guys had some time to think about what a wife means to them, and the more wondering we heard about, the more easily we were able to predict the end of the episode: a big fat “To Be Continued” spread across the screen. Then along came stripper Josh who not only danced for the women but made them run their hands along his heavily tattooed chest. “Britt, have him,” Kaitlyn said.

Britt was getting excited about Shawn B., a personal trainer from Windsor Locks, Conn., when she overheard him tell Kaitlyn, “You are the reason why I’m here.” Then Kaitlyn ran into the mansion to say hi to the guys, which had Britt sniffing about how Kaitlyn wasn’t playing by the rules and it was “disrespectful,” except nobody was holding Britt down and preventing her from doing the same thing. Kansas City “junkyard specialist” Ryan M., who had been getting increasingly drunk and obnoxious inside, came outside and yelled that the car sucked. Just when the tension was starting to decrease, along came Harrison, minus the triceratops, to tell everyone the voting room was open and ratchet it back up.

Didn’t stop him from telling Shawn that everything about him sucked, though. “I hate to do this, but you’re clearly not here for either one of these girls or for a sincere reason,” Harrison said before sending Ryan back to the junkyard. Ryan had already spoiled his ballot by throwing his rose against the wall, so it’s not like we have to worry about some drunk guy casting the deciding vote. Ben H., a software salesman from Denver, David, a real estate agent from Orlando, Kupah, an entrepreneur from Boston, and Corey and the Cory, the Bens, Shawns, and Ryans are all blending into a crowd of spray tans, white teeth and implied cologne. The Cocktail Party: Kaitlyn kicked things off with a knock-knock joke (“Knock knock!” “Who’s there?” “Two Bachelorettes!” “Two Bachelorettes who?” “Two Bachelorettes, that’s the joke!”) while Britt tried not to cry while telling the room that she’s looking for a best friend.

The women get slightly panicked looks in their eyes, but try to swallow it down to continue their flirting and run their own personal get-out-the-vote drive fueled by eyelash batting, sweet smiles and sultry looks.

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