'The Bachelor' recap: Rules of attraction
Bad girl, bad girl, whatcha gonna do, Sean, whatcha gonna do?
Give her a rose, apparently.
This happens season after "Bachelor" season: There's one girl who's supercompetitive and "not there for the right reasons." She's the cause of all the drama in the house; all the other women loathe her and the audience loves to hate her, but the guy has stars in his eyes.
Clearly Sean is not a student of his own franchise, or he'd know Tierra isn't worth the trouble. But right now, all he sees is sweetness and vulnerability. His protective, white-knight tendencies are being stoked.
Tierra might be crazycakes, but Sean's eating up every last crumb.
A little bit country
Goodbye, L.A.! "The Bachelor" and his ladies head out to the wilds of Montana. Everyone's a bit nervous because there will be a two-on-one date this week.
It's only been 5 minutes since the #bachelor started and Tierra was already called "crazy." This is going to be a good two hours.— Yahoo! Shine (@YahooShine) February 5, 2013
But first, Lindsay gets her first one-on-one date. On their country picnic, Sean is pleasantly surprised when she opens up to him about her family and upbringing. "I believe we share the same morals," he says. "We get along so well and click so easily."
The girls gush over the beauty of Montana:
They make out, get serenaded by singer Sarah Darling, and dance in the middle of Whitefish, Montana. So romantic! And of course Lindsay gets a rose.
Welcome to that point in the season when at least six women are calling the #bachelor "my boyfriend."— Yahoo! Shine (@YahooShine) February 5, 2013
The group date continues the wilderness theme with a relay race featuring canoeing, hay bucking, and goat milking! The ladies are divided into two teams: red (Selma, Desiree, Sarah, and Robyn) and blue (Ashley, Lesley, Daniella, and Catherine). The winning team gets to continue the date with Sean, while the others have to go back to the hotel.
After some fast and furious milking (and then chugging … ew), the red team reigns supreme. Blue team is all sad face and have to leave.
Ah, but Sean has already proven he's willing to break the rules! He decides that this is nonsense -- if he's here to meet his wife, how will he do that when he can't even talk to some women? He sends Chris Harrison to fetch them back.
The blues are obviously elated, while the reds are boiling mad. If only they knew the whole story! Back at the hotel, Tierra is pissed because she got the two-on-one date, along with Jackie. So, she decides to sneak out and surprise Sean.
Perhaps this might be what flips the switch for Sean. "The fact that she came out tonight, I don't know what to make of it," he sighs. Still, they talk and hug and kiss, and she leaves him to the rest of the group date.
Watch a deleted scene with Tierra:
When he returns, he finds Daniella in tears because she hasn't had much time with Sean. So he whisks her away and comforts her. She gets a kiss -- finally! -- and even better, the rose. Now, the red team is really mad.