If Bachelorette fans are hoping to see a more likable side to Kalon on Bachelor Pad, they'll be waiting a long time.
"He's still pompous, he's still arrogant — he's still Kalon," host Chris Harrison tells TVGuide.com.
Just hours after Emily Maynard got her happy ending on The Bachelorette, it's already time to tune into the franchise's guilty pleasure hit, Bachelor Pad. So let's get to recapping!
The Bachelor Pad
What do you get when you take 21 very good-looking people and mix in a bunch of cameras, some alcohol, hot tubs and the chance to win $250,000? Bachelor Pad, of course.
Before Monday's premiere, we chatted with host Chris Harrison, who played a little game of word association with us and helped us size up the competition.
Michael Stagliano and Lindzi Cox
The new cast of ABC's Bachelor Pad has been announced, and it includes Season 2 winner Michael Stagliano, Ben Flajnik's runner-up Lindzi Cox, five "super fans" of the show and two rejects from Emily Maynard's current season of The Bachelorette.
The Bachelor, Courtney
It's been months since The Bachelor finished filming, but the eliminated women wasted no time in rehashing — and battling about — this past season on the Women Tell All episode. We checked in with host Chris Harrison, who shared his thoughts on Courtney's tearful apology, why Blakeley got off easy, and how viewers will see a very different Ben Flajnik on next week's After the Final Rose special.
This week's episode of The Bachelor marks my favorite hour of each season — The Women Tell All special! So get your smack-talk ready and let's get to recapping.
But wait! After Chris Harrison introduces the women, we get a sneak peek of the recent Bachelor Nation reunion in Las Vegas. There's lot of making out, a few faces we haven't seen in a while and a lot of casting possibilities for the next season of Bachelor Pad (Ed, Ryan P and Stacey, to name a few.) We also get a glimpse into a possible rekindling of flames between previous Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky and Frank, who left her season for a girl that he's still with.
The Bachelor contestants get pretty feisty on Monday's Women Tell All episode -- and not all their bile is directed at Courtney.
In a special sneak peek of the special, Samantha takes aim at Blakeley for not being friendlier to the other women. Blakeley says she was simply more mature than everyone else. "I didn't bother with small-minded people," she says. Let's just say that ABC Standards and Practices earned their paycheck when dealing with Samantha's response.
The Bachelor, Ben and Courtney
Nine weeks into The Bachelor and one woman is still a major topic of conversation: Courtney. After three successful fantasy dates, last week's eliminated contestant Kacie returned to warn Ben (again) about the trash-talking, supremely confident model. We chatted with Chris Harrison, who tells us that Courtney continues to dominate the conversation in next week's Women Tell All episode. Plus: What went wrong with Nicki that lead to her exit?
Ben and the ladies are in Panama City, where hopefully Ben's hair won't succumb to the hot and humid weather. He leaves the date card and it goes to Kacie B. The two take a helicopter ride to a deserted island, where they check out the three things Kacie chose to pack: A monkey man, a cork screw/knife and a bag of candy. Ben brought a machete, fishing net and matches. Both worry that with not much to do, they'll run out of things to talk about. But with lots of laughs, it seems like they'll be just fine, not to mention Kacie finds Ben's coconut-cracking skills extremely hot.
Ben and the 11 remaining women are in Puerto Rico where Nicki receives the first one-on-one date. They take a helicopter to Old San Juan and Nicki says, "it's like God's smiling down on us right now." And he starts to rain on them. Ben finds her ability to go with the flow super attractive and comes up with their Plan B date, to get some dry clothes — authentic Puerto Rican dry clothes. Ben even says he has some Latin swagger.