What a night!
"Nights like tonight, I'm not sure my wife is in there," Sean said.
Me either, Sean! On tonight, part one of "The Bachelor's" special two-day event, Tierra and the drama surrounding her reigned supreme.
We head to Montana, for what hailed to be an awesome day for Sean and the remaining 11 ladies vying for a ring. Three dates tonight, a group date, a one-on-one and the infamous two-on-one.
As all of the ladies prepare to rough it outdoors, the first date card arrives. First up the one-on-one date and Lindsey is our lucky lady.
Sean and Lindsey board a helicopter and take off for their intimate, one-on-one time together. They arrive at Glacier National Park, take in the sights and sounds and end the date by a cozy fireplace where Lindsey gets the opportunity to allow Sean to get to know her a little better.
She tells him about being raised as an army brat, moving a lot, with no stability, about how her dad was always away and how she yearns for the security of her own family. We see Sean light up, declare that he is certain that Lindsey would make an "incredible" wife and Lindsey scores a rose.
Sean got a lot closer to Lindsey tonight. The date ended with the two of them dancing on their very own private stage in the center of a crowded Sarah Darling concert as if they were the only two on the planet, securing Lindsey's slot on the show. Good job Lindsey -- you've done well.
Date Card. Group dates, invited are: Selma, Ashlee, Des, Catherine, Sarah, Leslie, Robin and Daniella. The group date was a combination of "Survivor" and "Fear Factor." The ladies are split into two teams, the read team: Selma, Des, Sara and Robin and the Blue Team: Leslie, Ashlee, Daniella and Catherine.
Each team has to canoe across a river, carry bales of hay, cross cut a log and finally milk a goat and drink the milk. These ladies were willing to do anything to score some extra up close and personal time with our bachelor.
The winning team would have an extended evening with Sean and the losing team would immediately be sent back to the lodge. Red Team wins, Blue Team back in the van headed back to the lodge ... with very sad faces.
The sad faces didn't fly well with our sweet, compassionate little bachelor, so he bent the rules. Sean sent for the losing Blue Team to return and join the winning ladies of the Red Team for the remainder of the evening. Well that didn't go over so well with the winners, especially the one who downed a mason jar of warm goat's milk to be there.
Sorry, ladies, he's the Bachelor and he makes and breaks the rules as he sees fit. Besides, Sean is a super nice guy and super nice guys don't part easily with a van full of hot chicks with sad faces.
The Blue Team returns, thrilled.
Sarah gets the first opportunity to spend some alone time with Sean. They hit it off as usual, very proud to see ole Sarah hanging in there with the other ladies and giving them a good run for their money with Sean's attention and affection.
Meanwhile, since the one-on-one date has been established and we're currently on the group date, this means that the two-on-one date will be our resident crazy chick Tierra and Jackie. Tierra and Jackie are back at the lodge, while the others are off enjoying splitting Sean in many pieces and trying desperately to be picked for alone time.
Well we thought Tierra and Jackie were back at the lodge. Resident crazy has crashed the party. Enter Tierra (did she walk there?). How'd she know where the group date was being held? What, does Sean need a doctor's note confirming that "one flew over the cuckoo's nest?"
Tierra, in true Tierra fashion, turns on the tears, tells Sean AGAIN that she can't stand sharing her "boyfriend" with the other ladies, She had to see him, be with him, blah, blah, blah. Is it me or does anyone else recognize the early signs of a defendant in a court case for a restraining order? Can you say STALKER?
Tierra exits stage left, the group date continues with oh boy, the ladies just pissing Sean off. Each of them so passive aggressively tells Sean that Tierra may not be here for the right reasons. Tierra is one way with us and another way with you. Tierra's not nice. Tierra isn't social in the house; one even went as far to tell Sean that Tierra flirted with a dude at the airport.
Ladies are we telling Sean things that we believe he should know or are we simply trying to get rid of crazy pants because she's your stiffest competition playing the game better than you? I think the latter.
Sean spends time with Catherine and shows us all how much he adores her. They share laughs and kisses and Catherine sits on Sean’s lap as they gaze into each other’s eyes really enjoying the moment, while inside Daniella decides she's going to find Sean and pull him away from Catherine. She opens the door and sees Catherine perched on Sean's lap and bursts into tears. (Urgh, these ladies kill me with the water works!)
Unable to face Sean in the arms of another women she goes back inside and as luck (or good reality show directors) would have it, Sean finishes up with Catherine and comes inside ready to spend some personal time with a very teary eyed Daniella. Sean has proven time and time again to be a sucker for tears and it worked again. Rose for Daniella! Good job cry baby!
Two women. One rose. One stays. One goes. It's time for our two-on-one date.
Sean, Tierra and Jackie set out horseback riding and perhaps Tierra trained Jackie's horse, as this folks looked like a one-on-one date with Sean and Tierra and Jackie followed the rear like a Mary Poppins chaperone. This only allowed more time for Sean to like Tierra even more. Poor Jackie.
Horse ride over and Jackie gets her moment with Sean. However, she spends it bad-mouthing Tierra. Yeah, Jackie's the one that thought it was "important" to tell Sean that, are you ready?
Tierra flirted with some random dude! So what Jackie? So what? You know what that gets you? A ride home, not to the lodge, not pass go to collect 200 bucks but home, in the back of a limo crying real tears as fireworks go off in the background that Sean and Tierra happen to be enjoying watching outside next to a fire. It could have all been yours, drama queen! Goodbye Jackie.
Sean has a look on his face that perhaps he's recognizing that Miss Tierra ain't wrapped too tight. Wait a minute, what is he doing? Sean put that rose down! Tierra wins again.
After an evening of the girls bad-talking Tierra, cornering Tierra in the house, name-calling and finger pointing Tierra, Tierra, and Tierra. Sean has clearly had his fill of all of the drama and told us all that this was a very bad night that left him apprehensive and doubtful, and that after the date with Lindsey that everything went downhill and he's no longer even certain that his wife is in the midst of this madness.
It's rose ceremony time.
Selma, Catherine, Leslie, Ashlee, Sarah and Des all get a rose and we say goodbye to our tumbler, Robin.
Tomorrow night looks like a doozy. Water. Lifeguards. Shivering. Blue lips and Tierra, can't wait.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun