Marissa May: An Insiders’ Look at Episode 2
Hello, again! Second episode of The Bachelorette is in the bank and I’m already addicted! I’m really excited to get to know each of the guys better to figure out who may be best for Ashley – and who would be best for me!
When that first date card arrives it makes everything very real…it’s the start of the journey to find love and while everything is in their hands, I know they hope the good luck Gods are on their side and hand over a one-on-one date!
First one-on-one goes to Will and you can see the disappointment pass across some of the front-runners’ faces. While I was never in that position, I saw Ashley S. go through it week one so I can imagine what some guys are feeling. Often times being a front-runner means waiting a while to get a one-on-one because the bachelor or bachelorette may already know where they stand and need to figure out what they think of others that may be on the fence.
Some of you may have thought Ashley’s date with Will was cruel or awkward, but I thought it was a great way to break the tension and see how light-hearted William was. He was a great sport and, by the middle of the date, had won me (and many of you) over to become one of my faves!
The group date card comes and I.Am.So.Jealous! First official week and the guys are already traveling! Just when I think the show can’t top the previous season they pull out Vegas from the get-go! I love that all the guys jumped in and really tried to come up with unique dances to impress Ashley. While Ash is a dancer, I know the effort they put in outweighs their skill and I’m betting the effort wasn’t lost on her.
Second one-on-one and it comes down to a coin toss to determine who goes! Let me tell ya, if I were put in that situation I would’ve been ticked! Yes, it’s only week one, but time alone is so valuable. Mickey opened up to Ash and I see them having a romantic connection but I don’t know if I see a big enough spark between them to lead into a full-fledged relationship. It will be interesting to see what path they take.
Cocktail party time, and the claws are already coming out! Some things that stood out for me: great move by Nick teaching Ashley some cute dance steps. Bad move by William interrupting time between Ashley and Nick, since he already has a rose. Throughout the cocktail party you hear William rubbing in the details of his date and he crosses that cocky/confident line I talked about last week.
It’s crazy how quickly a guy can go from being loved to being hated! Will definitely dropped in my book and if he keeps the cockiness up, I don’t see him lasting long. Again, Bentley drops plenty of one-liners that leave us wishing he were gone last week. Keep in mind Ashley doesn’t hear any of his interviews so all she knows is Bentley is a guy that has a way with words and is making overtures about his serious intentions with Ashley. I’m pretty sure many ladies out there have been attracted to a guy they shouldn’t want, but Ashley has to see for herself before she realizes Bentley’s wrong for her.
I’m slightly adjusting my front-runners: JP, Ryan P, Blake and Ben C. Ben C. managed to sneak his way in and I think he may start to win Ashley over in the coming weeks!
Can’t wait for next week and hopefully some nice looking pool-side shots of the guys!