Since this show wasn’t good enough with its normal hijinks and girl drama, Jimmy Kimmel was brought on to liven things up. Was Jimmy down in the ratings and felt he needed to remind everyone he was also ABC? It is the most gimmicky season I’ve seen in a while, and it’s certainly not slowing down soon.
Jimmy shows up with an Amazing Jar, so every time anyone says amazing they owe a dollar. He also brings the first date card which goes to Kaitlyn. It sounds like extravagant is going to be the new word for the girls, but then again the date card did sound over the top. Everybody took the card at face value as it explained joining an exclusive club for sweeping views and hors d’oeuvres, but Chris and Kaitlyn end up at a Costco. It’s a normal date and they seem to enjoy themselves a lot and get to know each other. The realistic dates like this one always make the couple seem much more accessible, like they would actually survive in the real world. Making dinner together and joking about each others laughs was cute.
When Jimmy shows up he tries to make Chris and Kaitlyn uncomfortable the whole time, but they end up having a great time together. It’s good to see how comfortable she is around Chris and how much she can joke around with Jimmy. He is cracking them up and playing a really good, straight laced third wheel.
Britt, Jillian, Becca, Tracy, Mackenzie, Kelsey, Amber, Ashley S, Juelia, Samantha, Nikki, and Carly get the competitive group date. They have to shuck corn, find an egg in a chicken coup, crack the egg without breaking a yoke, milk a goat, drink the milk, move manure, and catch a pig. Whoever catches a big first gets some one on one time with Chris taking photos like the American Gothic painting.
In the evening, Carly (who won the challenge) immediately pulled Chris away for some one on one time and then he is off making out with everyone. Mackenzie gets upset that he’s kissing so many girls, and then passes that concern onto Britt. I guess he’s being a bit of a man whore, but that IS the Bachelor. Mackenzie ended up acting like a jealous teenager, but then again she’s barely out of her teenage years.
Whitney gets the second one on one date to a winery. They got the memo to both wear pink which is nice, but then they notice a wedding and decide to go crash it. Whitney is very keen to infiltrate and catch the bouquet but Chris isn’t sure. “There’s something about weddings that’s romantic.” Thanks for stating the obvious Whitney. After the initial awkwardness while Chris wasn’t able to blend in, they ended up dancing with the bride and groom and getting completely accepted into the wedding reception. His journal entry at the end made it sound like he was falling in love with her. He’s so excited when she accepts the rose that it sounds like he’s about to cry. It’s a first date, they need to cool it on planning their wedding.
Jimmy lets everyone know there’s a pool party this week instead of a cocktail party. Juelia pulls Chris aside to tell him about her husband’s suicide which ends in tears and Chris showing he’s able to deal with it. Jillian really needs to deal with her butt, because she always has a privacy square. Is she constantly wearing thongs or is her butt taking over her shorts so much that we can’t see it? Jade gets a tour of Chris’ house (and bed) while Jillian waits for him in his hot tub. Ashley I has a tantrum about Jillian not giving Chris up to the rest of the girls, which is a good play for Jillian. Ashley I and Mackenzie were acting like such teenagers, how embarrassing. Ashley’s kissing looks terribly awkward, as always.
Kaitlyn (one on one), Becca (group), Whitney (one on one), Jade, Samantha, Juelia, Mackenzie, Jessica, Britt, Megan, Carly, Ashely S, Nikki, Jillian, Ashley I.