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The Bachelorette Episode: "The Bachelorette"

Season 6, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky, who chose her job over Bachelor Jake Pavelka (who then snubbed her when she changed her mind), gets to do the snubbing this time, sifting through 25 guys---eight of whom won't make it beyond the Season 6 premiere. They'll be eliminated after the initial get-togethers, in which one contestant does a backflip off the limousine, another shows her his Ali scrapbook and another serenades her on his ukulele. She also receives a marriage proposal.
Original Air Date: May 24, 2010

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Season 6, Episode 1
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Length: 01:26:06
Aired: 5/24/2010
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The Bachelorette Episode Recap: Week 1 Season 6, Episode 1

And away we go! After exiting early last season, Ali makes her triumphant return as another season of The Bachelorette begins!

First off, let me just say that I didn't realize how happy I was that, of all the girls from last season, it was Ali coming back until tonight. I am really excited to see how much she's changed since The Bachelor and now that she's been through not only the experience of TV once, but having lost love and tried to win it back, she'll know better than anyone else how to cherish this experience and, hopefully, will be able to tell which guys are and are not cherishing their time with her.

Here's my first impressions of some of the new guys:

Frank: He's full of energy and very outgoing, but right off the bat, he admits he lives with his parents and says ambition is super important. Now that he's a screenwriter, does that mean he's more about the fame than the girl? He has kind eyes, but he does push-ups in front of the camera so ... not sure what to say.

Jay: He's a lawyer who works with his family. He thinks it's "amazing" that Ali left The Bachelor for work because work is that important to him too. Does that mean he'll exit the show early too?

Craig M.: The first shot of this guy is him gelling up his hair, shirtless in front of the mirror. He says he's done the single life for five years and is ready to find the right girl, but yet his video shows him out at the clubs in downtown Toronto picking up girls. Not sure if this one is really ready to settle for one fish in the sea yet.

Kyle: The "Mountain Man" who says that in his neck of the woods there are no women around and he desperately needs someone to go ice-fishing with. On The Bachelor, Ali seemed like a city girl more than a country girl, but he's killed a bear so, ya know.

Justin: "Mr. Rated R" is a professional wrestler, which makes me feel better since the first shot of him shows him pounding someone's face into the side of a ring. I like him though, because the video shows him coming home to dinner with his family and talking closely with his grandmother (if you remember from last season, Ali was super close with her grandmother that passed away shortly before The Bachelor began).

Phil: After his brother died at the age of 22, he shifted his priorities to his family, friends and things he really cares about (just like Ali did after Jake wouldn't take her back!) He says he's ready and doing this for the right season, and I am eating up every word.

Jonathan: A weather man!! He says his secret weapon is humor and he seems much more pure than Craig M. or Frank.

Ty: A little too attached to his dog, but he obviously has a very loving and nurturing side. He was married for two years and just got divorced a few months prior. Oh, and he plays guitar, which is always a plus as long he can carry a tune.

Chris L.: He was a mathematics teacher in New York (great with kids, good life experience) and moved back to Cape Cod, Mass. when his mother became sick (knows his family comes first). He seems to be a genuinely nice guy who already has some great life experiences under his belt. He is one of my early favorites.

Right before she meets the 25 new bachelors, Ali tells Chris Harrison she is sure she is ready to find the one and knows this show can work. She gave up her job, moved out of her apartment, so she says she is really putting everything on the line. She says that's liberating, but is also worried that someone may not be here for the right reason.

Frank may come off as arrogant, but he comes out of the limo via the sun roof in a really awesome stunt so maybe I judged him too quickly. He's definitely memorable. Also, Roberto uses the power of the Spanish language to charm Ali and invite to her salsa dance with him later, which she says is sexy. John C. also deserves an honorable mention for bending down on one knee and giving Ali a cubic zirconium ring, which worked much better than it seemed it would.

Ali meets the guys one-on-one and there are definitely winners and losers. Kirk hands her a scrap book he personally made for her, and Hunter plays a song on the ukulele. Derrick, on the other hand, explains that his nickname "Shooter" comes from freshman year of college when he accidentally did something earlier than he's supposed to (you fill in the blanks and yes, he talked about what you think I am referring to). Even Ali is astounded he told that story.

Roberto teaches Ali how to salsa dance and Chris L. tries to win her over through their shared Mass. origins by telling her she's "wicked awesome." He's admirable because when Ali inquires about his mom, he glazes over the questions and decides against telling her just yet about the death of his mom. Jay is sitting with Kyle and Ali, but fails to get any kind of word in edgewise.

Jesse makes Ali a wooden heart (or precisely half a heart), but she decides to give Roberto the rose because she really sees the possibility of ending up with him (and the salsa didn't hurt).

Right before the rose ceremony, an overwhelming number of the guys vote that injured wrestler Justin is here for the wrong reasons, which catches him widely off guard. He says the other guys are just jealous of his career. Ali decides to instead give Justin a rose rather than send him home, in addition to the rose she's already given to Roberto.

Jesse, Ty, Tyler V, Craig R., Craig R., Craig M., Steve, Frank, Chris L., Kirk, John C., Chris N., Chris H., Hunter, Jonathan, and Casey all receive roses, in addition to Justin and Roberto. That means "Shooter" Derrick, "Mountain Man" Kyle, Jay, Derek, Jason, John N., Phil, and Tyler M. are all going home.

 What do you think of the guys that made it to the next round? Do you think Ali made the right choices? Should she have kept Justin? Who are your favorite bachelors so far? Share your picks in the comments below.

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And away we go! After exiting early last season, Ali makes her triumphant return as another season of The Bachelorette begins!

First off, let me just say that I didn't realize how happy I was that, of all the girls from last season, it was Ali coming back until tonight. I am really excited to see how much she's changed since The Bachelor and now that she's been through not only the experience of TV once, but having lost love and tried to win it back, she'll know better than anyone else how to cherish this experience and, hopefully, will be able to tell which guys are and are not cherishing their time with her.

Here's my first impressions of some of the new guys:

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Premise: A rose-wielding single woman looks for Mr. Right among a passel of hunky men, just like on 'The Bachelor' but with the gender roles reversed. Original 'Bachelor' runner-up Trista Rehn was the first bachelorette, and her selection of Colorado firefighter Ryan Sutter culminated in the three-part special 'Trista and Ryan's Wedding.'

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