The new season of The Bachelorette kicked-off on ABC Monday night, as America gets set to watch the former Miss Alabama, Hannah Brown look for love. Will she succeed with the 30 suitors who showed up to try to “wow” her with the typical and cornball antics we come to expect from this reality-competition series?
As in previous seasons, the franchise also had some friends around to offer advice and support through the journey. This time, there was a bit of espionage going down to try to lift the episode. Hannah’s buds, Demi Burnett and Katie Morton (from the Colton Underwood season of The Bachelor where we first heard Hannah B. roar) tried to snuff out a contestant. Demi revealed she was contacted on social media by someone telling her that one of Hannah’s potential suitors said that he would be back home with his girlfriend right after he was done with the show.
It was revealed to be the “duplicitous” Scott, a software sales executive, who earlier tried to impress Hannah by picking out what their dream house would look like.
Chris Harrison interrupted Hannah’s first cocktail party and brought her outside to the van, where Demi and Kate were staked out. Then, Demi lowered the boom on Hannah and said, “I read messages between the girlfriend and her friends of her talking about how they saw each other Monday before he came and they’re going to be together whenever this is all over, and they’re going to go on a trip together.”
Hannah stormed back into the mansion and demanded to talk with Scott alone. She started with “I knew you were nervous coming in today … it might be because you have a girlfriend!”
Scott tried to deny the accusation. Then sorta, kinda fessed up, but Hannah didn’t accept it stating, “There’s 29 other guys in there that I hope are here for the right reasons and don’t have other girls just waiting back at home.” She eventually called out Scott saying: “You are such a jerk! I’m done with this! There’s no reason for you to be here if you’re not serious. It’s time for you to head out.”
That left the door open for Luke Parker to take the opportunity to comfort Hannah; who seemed a bit wrecked over throwing a lying guy out on the first night of the show. Later, Hannah gave Luke the first impression rose and the two shared a major lip-lock. She previously kissed another guy earlier at the cocktail party tho. Will Hannah be another kissing bandit?
After receiving the all-important first impression rose, Luke said in the confessionals. “My heart is literally exploding. Before I met Hannah, I knew that there was going to be something strong between us, and after tonight I can totally already see myself falling madly in love with her and spending the rest of my life with this girl.”
During the initial rose ceremony, Hannah sent seven guys home they included: Joe, Matt Donald, Chasen, Hunter, Ryan, and Thomas.
So what did you think of Hannah’s choice to give the first impression rose to? What did you think of her throwing Scott out of the competition? Comment below.