The Bachelor Blog: Zombies, Tractors Invade Episode 2


This "Bachelor" junkie was left on edge as I waited to watch the conclusion of the premiere of season 19, and I know I was not alone. 

If you are not a diehard fan like me, let me refresh your memory. Kimberly did not receive a rose at the end of the first night. But instead of taking it like a champ, she went back into the house and asked for some alone time with Chris. That's where we were left hanging. 

Episode 2 began with her plea for another chance. Being the understanding man he is, he let her back in the house. I thought the jaws of the other women were going to hit the floor as she walked back into the mansion. I can't say I blame them. He should have stuck with first instinct. 

Six women went on the first group date. Their mission: "show me your country." After strolling down the streets of Los Angeles in bikinis, it was time for a tractor race. After what seemed like forever, Ashley I. crossed the finish line. But her prize, coveted alone time with Chris, did not go as she expected. 

Back at the house, Juelia opened up to the other ladies about her daughter and her late husband. During an emotional moment, she revealed he committed suicide. 

Meanwhile, on the group date Chris revealed he wanted alone time with Mackenzie. After stealing her away, the other women were sent home. As you can imagine, jealousy filled the air. Even Ashley I. was unsatisfied. This "Bachelor" junkie wanted to shake some sense into her for being so ungrateful. Why couldn't she be happy for Mackenzie? 

Their alone time was nothing short of awkward. I thought Mackenzie was adorable, but their conversation started with some ridiculous questions. Let's just say it started with her complementing the Bachelor's big nose. Then she asked if he believed in aliens. That's right, aliens.

After those bizarre interactions, she opened up about her son and somewhat redeemed herself. At the end of the night, he offered her the rose. I guess her childlike qualities are adorable, but I can't help but wonder if she has what it takes to be in a lasting relationship. 

Back at the house, Megan was shocked to learn she was going on the first one-on-one date of the season. She declared, "I wish everyone could feel my insides right now." As soon as those words came out of her mouth, my sister looked at me and said, "No, Megan. No one wants to do that!" I could not control my laughter. I think my sister echoed the thoughts of "Bachelor" nation. 

On their one-on-one date, Chris and Megan took a picturesque helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon and shared a picnic over breathtaking views. She revealed her dad died from a massive heart attack. After their heartfelt conversation, he gave her a rose. I have to say the verdict is still out on her. She seems sweet, but something is definitely off. I just can't quite put my finger on it yet. 

A cryptic message filled the third date card. It was for a group date, and the card said "Till death do us part." Screams filled the air as their limo was attacked by zombies, and Chris swooped in to save the day. That's when the ladies found out they would be fighting zombies, because nothing says romance like zombies and paintball guns. 

After all the zombies were dead, things got weird, really weird. There have been a lot of crazy women on "The Bachelor," but I have no words to describe the crazy that was Ashley S. After telling Chris she wanted to play hide and seek, she rambled through a serious of bizarre questions and awkward interactions. She definitely took crazy to another level. I really felt bad for Chris. He tried so hard to be nice. 

During the cocktail party, Ashley I. shocked the other ladies when she revealed she is a virgin. Then there was Jordan. Oh, Jordan. Yet again she had one to many drinks. When she sloppily approached Chris, she did not make a good impression. For a split second I felt bad for her. When she was not under the influence of alcohol she seemed like a really nice, smart girl. But she seemed to lose control when drinks fell into her hand.

Hearts pounded during the rose ceremony, as Chris handed out the roses one by one. I almost dropped my remote when he gave the final rose to Ashley S. What was he thinking? My guess, she doesn't last long.

Now 18 women remain to fight for love. Be sure and tune in Monday at 7 p.m. on KSAT 12.