'The Bachelorette' Premiere Recap: Desiree Is Asked to Go to the Fantasy Suite
A girl should want to go to the fantasy suite with you; you shouldn't have to drag her!
When Desiree Hartsock meets her 25 suitors on "The Bachelorette" season premiere, they are almost uniformly handsome, charming, agreeable, and well-mannered. Except for one guy — creepy Jonathan. He tries to take Desiree to the "fantasy suite" three times, even though no such thing exists this early in the show). What a perv!
Luckily, Des doesn't take any nonsense and gives him the boot before the rose ceremony. Guys, "you're making me feel very uncomfortable" is never something you should hear on a first date!
Looking for love
Des pulls up to her gorgeous house, where she's greeted by host Chris Harrison. Having grown up with "not a lot of money, not a lot of nice things," the lavish living quarters and beautiful Malibu view take her breath away. But all those fancy things don't matter that much to Des. "Love and family are the most important things," she says.
We relive her experience on "The Bachelor," where she fell in love with and got her heart broken by Sean Lowe. But time heals all wounds, and now Desiree says, "I'm completely ready to fall in love again. I am ready to put a ring on it!"
Des is so adorable, love her!! #bachelorette— Vanessa(@Nessalba) May 28, 2013
It's raining men
It's time to meet some of the guys! There's Iraq War veteran Bryden, who joined the military after getting his own heart broken. Chicago banker Will is superexcited that the "Bachelorette" is Des, while drilling engineer Zak enjoys naked time on his balcony. Brandon had a tough childhood, with his father leaving when he was 5 and his mother struggling with alcohol addiction.
The first evening begins with the usual limos pulling up into the driveway. Of course, Zak gets out without a shirt on. Michael G. takes Des to the fountain to make a wish, while Chris gets on one knee … to tie his shoe.
It's all pretty standard stuff, except for a few standouts. There's Kasey, who works in social media and says "hashtag" a lot. "Hashtag perfect bachelorette, hashtag marriage material, and hashtag let the journey begin," he tells Des. (Barf.) Nick, the tailor/magician, does a trick where he turns a paper rose into a real one. Jonathan gives her a card that offers Des the chance to forego the other 24 guys and go with him to the fantasy suite. Umm, no thanks, she says (though that doesn't deter him at all!).
But most memorable is Ben, who brings along his super adorable 4-year-old son Brody! Awww … you can see Desiree's heart melting on the spot. Unfortunately, Brody has to go back into the limo; what, he can't be her 26th suitor? He would totally get a rose!
Just watching the bachelorette now and the guy with the kid just melted my heart. Rooting for you now kid! #bachelorette— Jillian Borsos (@jillianborsos) May 28, 2013
Inside the cocktail party, Nick the magician declares he's about to do an amazing magic trick: He's going to make Des disappear for five minutes. (Har har.)
But the other guys quickly start vying for her time. Ben tells her about Brody and Brody's mom, with whom he's "best friends." That seems kind of complicated to us. But Des gives him a first-impression rose anyway.