Before I get started with the spoilers, I just want to be as clear as possible about this. There is not a media site out there that has gone or is going on record before today and saying, “This is what happens this season” and lays out what happens in every single episode. Not E! Online, not RadarOnline, not TMZ, not US Weekly, not People.com, not In Touch, not OK! Magazine, not Life & Style, not PopSugar, not Buzzfeed, not Perez Hilton, not EW.com, not TVGuide.com, not Yahoo!, not RumorFix, not Hollywood Life, not Gawker, not The Daily Mail, etc. Name any major outlet and those sites aren’t even talking about the show right now, let alone spoiling it. Some of the sites just named are ones that once the season starts, will claim “exclusives” that they broke this, and they broke that, and will report stuff in January/February that you knew about on November 24th because you read it here. If you’ve followed along since filming started, you’ll know how much has already been reported. As much as there’s been, there’s been even more that people aren’t aware of based on all the wrong guesses in the last few days. A LOT to cover in 11 episodes. So I will ask like I do every season, when you eventually do post spoilers, credit the site that posted them 6 weeks before the show started. Thanks. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your spoilers.
Few quick things:
-All 28 girls they start with this season you can view here. Everyone on this season was confirmed by Oct. 27th.
-The date of airing I have next to each episode is done chronologically. Knowing it starts Jan. 4th, I just put it every Monday from then until March 14th. The last few “Bachelor” seasons they’ve doubled up on Sun/Mon or even Mon/Tues with back-to-back episodes at some point during the season. If/when they decide to do that, I’ll change the dates on the episode. However, it was revealed this morning that the spring edition of DWTS will premiere March 21st, even furthering the case that the “Bachelor” will air every Monday from Jan. 4th on and conclude March 14th, with no back-to-back episodes needed this season.
-As for any show airing similar to “After Paradise,” it sounds like they want to do it, I’ve heard they’re going to do it, but I just don’t know on what day. And I don’t think it’ll be every week either. Maybe they’ll start it closer to the end of the season. If/when they announce that, I’ll be sure to let you know. UPDATE: It will called “Bachelor Live,” and it will air every Monday in January after the 2 hour show.
-Those of you that have been following this site daily since the start of filming on Sept. 24th, a lot of pictures and tweets in these spoilers will look familiar to you. But because there are plenty of you who are checking in today for the first time since “Bachelor in Paradise” ended, you’ll see that throughout the spoilers there are links and references to when stuff was spoiled in real time on this site.
Episode 1: (Airing Jan. 4th) Los Angeles, CA (28 to 21)
As you know, ever since Emily’s season, I’ve been able to watch the first episode online before it airs. It’s released to the media so they can write their reviews, but lets not think I’m actually one of those media members they want seeing it. I just have my way around that and have since Emily’s season. It hasn’t been released yet (usually it’s not til about a week before the premiere), so when I finally get to see the episode, this episode 1 portion will include a full spoiler recap of what you’ll see in the episode. From order shown of getting out of the limos, to who got intro video packages, to everything that goes down at the rose ceremony. Until then, these are the spoilers I can give you about the first night of filming.
As for limo entrances, here are some that you can expect:
-Maegan Miller brings her pony, and the pony stays at the cocktail party all night.
-Breanne Rice gives Ben a breadbasket.
-JoJo Fletcher wears a unicorn head which she eventually takes off.
-Lauren Russell tells him that she’s been stalking him on social media for 2 months (we saw this on the promo that aired during the AMA’s)
-Leah Block comes out of the limo and throws a football with Ben.
-Mandi Kremer wears a headband with a giant rose on it in her entrance. Says if Ben is lucky “maybe you can pollinate it later,” basically turning into this season’s Kaitlyn when she mentioned to Chris he could plow her field. This was shown on the promo that aired last night during DWTS:
Yes this was Mandi's ridiculous entrance w/ her Kaitlyn-style joke. Thank God she took that ridiculous thing off. pic.twitter.com/nRFPPhtUW3
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) November 24, 2015
-Lauren Himle brought a bouquet from a wedding, because Ben had mentioned that he caught the garter at a recent one he attended.
-Jackie Dion gave him a “save the date” card for their future wedding. Oh Jackie. How’d that work out for you?
-Isabel Goodkind wore a pajama onesie all night. No. Just, no.
-Lace kissed him during their introduction, which basically started laying the groundwork for her edit this season.
-Olivia Caridi gets first impression rose at the cocktail party.
During the cocktail party, Mandi (being a dentist) ended up giving Ben a check up. Laid him down and everything. And even kissed him as well. Mandi will be the crazy/comedic relief for the three episodes she’s on. You all saw her audition video, right? This is basically her humor on the show:
Rose Ceremony Eliminations: Breanne Rice, Tiara Soleim, Meagan Miller, Lauren Russell, Isabel Goodkind, Laura Esselman, and Jessica Moser.
Lauren Russell actually came back after not receiving a rose, I guess she thought she deserved one…and Ben still said no. Womp woooooooomp.
Here are the 21 girls remaining after Episode 1 and a word association game from what I’ve heard about each one this season:
Jami Letain – “funny,” “this season’s comedian”
Rachel Tchen – “happy,” “always smiling”
Jen Saviano – “quiet,” “pretty”
Lauren Bushnell – “confident,” “beautiful”
Mandi Kremer – “sarcastic,” “strange”
Lace Morris – “bitchy,” “hot mess”
Amber James – “quirky”
Becca Tilley – “sweet,” “well liked”
Olivia Caridi – “socially awkward,” “oblivious”
Sam Passmore – “friendly,” “nice”
Lauren Himle – “genuine,” “funny”
Emily Ferguson – “innocent,” “blunt”
Haley Ferguson – “the quieter of the twins”
Jubilee Sharpe – “interesting,” “worldly”
Leah Block – “loud,” “opinionated”
Caila Quinn – “Disney princess,” “weird,” “constantly on for the cameras”
Lauren Barr “LB” – “quiet,” “overwhelmed”
Amanda Stanton – “sweet,” “genuine”
JoJo Fletcher – “sexy,” “outgoing”
Jackie Dion – “sweet,” “innocent”
Shushanna Mkrtychyan – “foreign”