Chris states how overwhelming the evening has been so far. Ashley S gives a speech about peeling onions and their layers.


Turns out it wasn’t an onion…it’s a pomegranate. She says it makes her feel “powerful.” Chris then gets to have more fun with some watercolor, while many of the girls are getting their drink on.

The first impression rose is then given, which Chris admits was a struggle. He gives the rose to Britt and says “she deserves someone incredible and kind of hopes it’s him.” Then the first kiss of the season is given.

Things are really tense back inside the Mansion, between emotions running high and some girls maybe being a bit too intoxicated. Emotions are especially high with the rose ceremony quickly approaching.

Genuine, adorable and sweet. Those are just a few words that the audience uses to describe Britt back at the live portion. The ladies from Chris’ hometown think that the kiss “was a little soon.” Sean thinks it was a bold move, while Catherine and Andi say that it seemed natural.

The last half hour is filled with many emotions with the impending rose ceremony. Chris says how he was nervous about making a mistake. Kaitlyn gets the first rose, followed by Jade, Samantha, Ashley I, Tandra, Nikki, Kelsey, Megan, Alissa, Amber, Juelia, Becca, Trina. Chris walks out after feeling conflicted about a very drunk Tara. Returning, he continues handing out roses–Mackenzie, Tracy, Tara, Jordan, Jillian, Whitney, Carly and, finally, Ashley S.

There’s a cliffhanger too–Kimberly comes back after having not received a rose. What will happen next week?

The preview for next week shows Chris on dates with some of the women, all of them gushing over him. Oh, and of course plenty of drama and crying. Fantasy suites are already being mentioned, including Chris supposedly “inviting a virgin” to the fantasy suite. There’s already talk of the hometown dates as well. It’s definitely going to be another drama-filled season. “I feel like the luckiest man alive,” Chris says in the preview.

Were you surprised with who Chris picked?