"Ghosts of Seasons
Past" - October 13
We are down to 10 women.
After this episode, we will be getting rid of four more
and be down to 8. Wait a sec - when did 10-4=8? You'll
understand the new Bachelor math by the end of the
But we have to start with the beginning of the episode,
where Byron is convinced that one of the ten women left
will be the woman that he will be spending the rest of
his life with. He gets to select a woman for another
date, and he selects.... Andrea, who is thrilled that
she finally gets some alone time.
Less than happy about it is... Jayne, since her and
Andrea are 'completely different' and she doesn't know
what Byron's looking for. She is so bothered that she
goes over to Byron's room as they talk about it. After
chatting a little bit, it boils down that she just
doesn't like competition. Byron tells her not to quit,
because he thinks and talks about her and that Jayne is
very in his world. They wind up cuddling and kissing,
and Byron adds that Jayne is that type of woman that he
was looking for in this experience.
After the smooching session with Jayne, it's now Andrea
time. She is looking for confirmation that Byron could
be her husband and when Byron kissed her in the limo,
she decides that she wants more. They change
transportation from limousine to B-5 Bomber, as they fly
a little bit in the back of 'An Executive Sweet'
bi-plane. They look over the channels in the sunset,
then look at each other as Byron called it a perfect
Meanwhile, the other women discuss their feelings for
Byron, and wonder aloud if they are getting a rose for
the next ceremony. Jayne, now sure of herself, says yes,
while other women wonder if their connections are as
strong as other people's connections. Cheresse says that
it's what Byron is looking for - if he is looking for a
housewife who will cook and clean while she's not there,
then she shouldn't be there. She's also adding that it
seems like Andrea's looking at this like it's her house,
and that the other women are there to help her land
Byron. There seems to be a little galvanization against
...who is currently sharing champagne with Byron. She
tells him that it's been a lonely year for her, and she
is excited to find someone who finally 'works'. They
smooch some more as they conclude their date.
For the next date, Cynthia feels like it needs to be
her, because she doesn't think she's had enough time
with him, while Cheresse looks at the fact that he's
divorced - and it's a good thing, because it shows how
serious he is. Krysta says that she hopes it's her - but
if anyone tries to steal in, she'll kick their @ss.
That's typical Krysta...
...but what's not typical is the date that Byron will be
going on. Byron gets a 'mystery date' - which none of
the women will be going on. Byron gets an envelope with
directions on where to go, while the women will be
getting a tape with information on who he is going out
with. Byron is as lost as the women are, and he will
doesn't have a clue who it could be. The women, on the
other hand, have a major clue, knowing that it has to be
a women - and maybe someone from Byron's past. We will
see how close the women are, as Byron drives to an
apartment with a question mark on the door. He walks
into a room, sits down, and sees two women coming up am
The women get the VCR tape and plop it into the VCR.
They are close when they say it's a woman from the past,
but it's not from Byron's past - it's from the
Bachelor's past. The first woman is... Heather from
season 2 of The Bachelor. We get a recap of her time on
the show, including the Bachelor eliminating her and her
teary breakdown afterwards. Krysta's remark? "The b!tch
is going down."
The second woman is... Mary from season 4. We see how
she was more serious than Bob - and she could be a
potential threat to win the whole thing. The women first
laugh as they remember her - then turn deadly serious -
but Krysta makes fun of both of them. "Heather from
Texas - cheerleader, pageant girl... too much, too
frigging much." Mary: "Hi. My ovaries are drying up - I
gotta have a baby tomorrow." She adds Toni's "Game On!"
and I am convinced that they have to be somewhat
Heather (32, Flight Attendant, TX) and Mary (36, Real
Estate Sales, Tampa, Fl) both meet Byron and explain
their Bachelor past. Byron says that he never watched
the show, which is why he had no idea. Apparently this
season, a bunch of people will say that, but I digress.
He says that they are a much better surprise that his
family or friends, since they look much better than his
family or friends. Heh. Byron seems to be attracted to
Heather, adding that they are both looking for love,
which works for him.
The women remaining at the house are not very happy
campers, as Krysta vows to stay up until 5am to see what
happened with Byron. Meanwhile, Byron asks Mary about
her life, and she says everything is good with her life
- except that she has no family, Byron says that he does
want kids running down the dock with him, and that, of
course, turns Mary on.
Krysta leads the women to meet Byron and the new women,
and she acts very nice, since, according to her, you
"keep your friends close, and your enemies closer."
(C-Note: Nice Lythgoe) Heather and Mary go up to their
rooms, hoping that the women are mature and no one is
imitating them. Right on cue, Krysta does her Heather
impersonation, adding that she did 'this' (then she hugs
and ambushes Cheresse) a lot - and it didn't work out
for me. So I want to meet some new friends' as Krysta
goes over to attack the rest of the women. That was
hysterical and all of the women break into laughter.
While Heather and Mary hear the laughter, they don't
hear what caused it, so Krysta is safe.
As morning comes, the new women still don't feel
comfortable from the old women. The old women, laying
out by the pool, are still disturbed by watching the
tape of the new women, with them talking about how
Heather acted like a slut. Byron comes down and ask the
women about the videotape. Krysta says truthfully that
the women were very possessive after watching the tape,
with Andrea adding that the women are not his type. If
both new women Heather and Mary get a rose at the
ceremony, look out...
Speak of the ceremony, Byron talks to Chris about the
ceremony - and Byron has a last chance talk with three
of them. He selects Suzie, Heather and Cheresse. Kristie
is concerned if one of the new women get a rose and she
doesn't get one due to lack of time. Suzie will be
getting more time, and she says that she is uncertain
about her feelings coming from him, but she is still
interested. Byron says that he is satisfied with his
decision on Suzie, and that spells trouble for her.
Heather is called up next, and she is comfortable with
the situation. She says that the rose ceremony is good -
but they don't get easier as they go along. Byron says
that he thinks that Heather is in it for all the right
reasons, which may be the wrong thing to say as Krysta
and Andrea, looking on, wonder if she is truly genuine.
Cheresse, who didn't have a lot of time to talk to Byron
since their date, was wondering why Byron hasn't been
seeing her. He asks the same thing and both are
wondering why the other one hasn't gone out of their way
to find them. That spells trouble for Cheresse as well,
as she makes a bee-line to the bathroom - and stays
there. Krysta senses that the last conversation didn't
go too well, and everyone is wondering how safe - or
unsafe - they are.
It's time to wonder no more, as Byron has 8 roses for 12
ladies. He offers the roses to Andrea, Jayne, Elizabeth
(so that African-American woman makes it past the third
episode - that's a new record!), Cheresse (the last
conversation apparently didn't hurt), Tanya (where has
she been this episode?), Mary (NEW WOMAN!!!!!
AAAAAAHHHHH!), Cynthia (who Byron calls Cindy) and....
Krysta. OUT: new woman Heather, Canadian Kristie (sorry,
Ryan!), Amanda and last second conversationalist Suzie.
Heather said that coming back was hard -but it didn't
work out, though she came back with the intentions of
falling in love. Amanda says that her lack of aggression
cost her while Kristie is disappointed, but she at least
laid everything out on the line. Byron says that now he
really has to look and see who fits with him.
Next week - the women realize that this is an actual
contest, and the claws start to come out. Join us when
we how deep the marks go.