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The Bachelorette Episode: "The Bachelorette"

Season 6, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: The 17 opening-episode survivors move into the Bachelorette mansion. Two get one-on-one dates (an outing to the Hollywood sign and a trip to Las Vegas for a private Jamie Cullum performance) while Ali accompanies 12 others to a charity photo shoot. Ali also gives and receives her first kisses of the contest; two guys almost come to blows; and three are sent home at the rose ceremony.
Original Air Date: May 31, 2010
Guest Cast Jamie Cullum
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Season 6, Episode 2
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Length: 01:26:00
Aired: 5/31/2010
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The Bachelorette Episode Recap: Week 2 Season 6, Episode 2

On this week's episode of The Bachelorette, Ali goes on her first two one-on-one dates and must send seven suitors packing.

Ali's first one-on-one date of the season is with Frank. She thinks he'll make for a lively and fun first date, but is also trying to figure out if there is any deeper connection there beyond their shared sense of humor. The date starts out in a vintage blue convertible, but trouble hits quickly. Just as the two are enjoying the views, the company and the vintage ride, the vintage part kicks in and the car rolls to a stop on the freeway. Instead of calling Triple AAA like a normal person, Ali is just (yes) too excited to start the date so she and Frank grab a cab and head to Hollywood. Ali, now known for her time on The Bachelor, is swarmed for photos and autographs and Frank deals with it graciously and is also able to interject his personality into the media attention of his famous date.

After taking a few goofy photographs on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, they take another cab ride up the Hollywood Hills and arrive at a locked gate. Luckily, Ali says she has a key for the locked gate and — ta da — it magically unlocks. It turns out the gate is the entrance to the Hollywood sign. Um yeah, I live in Los Angeles and anyone who lives here can tell you that — surprise — not everyone carries around one of those magical keys to get to the Hollywood sign. (Actually, they usually get pretty mad at those hikers who happen to find themselves under the Hollywood sign).

In their moments alone, Ali and Frank take this time to talk and get to know each other a little bit more. As we learned in the first episode, Frank left his job to move in with his parents and focus on his screenwriting, but the way he tells it this time (including his inspiring trip to Paris) makes it sound much more inspiring, and Ali says she respects someone else who knows how to put love and family before work. In a bold move from Frank, they share their first kiss under the Hollywood sign (more romantic than it is cheesy, surprisingly enough), however, it's still unclear how much chemistry they really share.

Once the blue convertible magically gets fixed, they pop some champagne on the hood of the car and the rose is in plain sight. Frank and Ali share some good laughs and it seems they're able to be truly silly around each other. Frank gets a rose and Ali says she's crazy about him. They kiss again (and again, a lot for a first Bachelorette date, no?). But let's all remember that Ali was Jake's first date last time around and now we're here.

Lest we not forget that is still the first few days in the house, but much like the ladies of The Bachelor, the guys on The Bachelorette are ready and waiting to start the drama. First, two of the guys begin questioning Justin again about his career as a wrestler and they seem awfully determined to prove this guy is in it for the wrong reasons rather than sweep Ali off her feet themselves (lazy!). Also, Craig M. begins to pick a fight with one of the other guys in the house over basically nothing and the two have to be broken up. I am not yet sold on Jonathan, the weatherman, but he's out to bring down Craig M. so I am officially on team J. I have a bad feeling Craig M. is going to be able to charm his way through the early rounds, but he truly seems like pretentious dufus so far and he's my least favorite of all the remaining Bachelors.

The next day, Craig M. and Jonathan are among the guys on the group date. The guys travel to a beach house in Malibu and find out they'll all be shooting photos for a hot guys calendar to be sold across the country for charity. Ali is no easy date and each of the guys is forced into a very humiliating suit whether it be unusual (Tyler V.), teeny (Hunter), or ill-fitting? (Steve). Jonathan makes the best of his black, barely there Speedo and dons a dolphin water toy to help ease the tension. Ty makes the most of the limited time with Ali during the photo shoot and actually plays her a tune while they're being photographed. It is a little much, but with so many other guys on the date, you gotta do what you gotta do to make an impression.

After the photo shoot, the group goes out to dinner and Ty again makes a strong impression with Ali when he comes forward about his divorce and how he's ready to move forward. Jonathan really leaves a mark but not only interrupting Ty on his date, but then wasting his alone time with Ali gushing way too much about how good she looks (she's much more substance than her looks) and then warns her about Craig M. Ali seems to take his warning into serious consideration, even though it's so early in the competition. But then again, Ali did warn Jake early on about Vienna last time around so she can't judge. However, Jake didn't like that kind of trash talking last time so only time will tell if Ali gets annoyed with Jonathan's approach. He has a point though, since right after he gets done with Ali he gets prodded and picked on again by Craig M. in the corner. The other guy who seems to make a very lasting mark on Ali is Justin. Despite his friction with other guys in the house, Justin and Ali have clear chemistry and get close during their alone time. However, Ali ends up giving the rose to Ty after his efforts to win over during dinner and the photo shoot.

Jesse gets selected for the next one-on-one date and is only told to bring his cuff links. Once he arrives at the airport, Jesse discovers that they are going to Las Vegas for the night (not a real serious date, but a fun date for sure). Those who remember know that Ali is scared of flying so she sticks close to Jesse throughout their private flight to the strip. On the other end of their flight awaits ... another car! This time, it's a new Ferrari (which hopefully won't break down in the middle of nowhere, Nevada). Not really sure what the link is between these nice guys and the great girl, but I guess it's just a thrill on top of a thrill for the guys?

For the first part of their date, the two travel to a private pool lounge and share some quality one-on-one, skin-on-skin time. However, Jesse's charms and good looks aren't enough and Ali knows they have a lot of talking to do before she decides about whether he gets a rose. On their private dinner later that night, the two talk about their upbringing a little more and Jesse gets a rose. Their chemistry doesn't seem to match her date with Frank, but Jesse is much more shy and he seems a nice enough guy that he may be worth the extra investment. We have yet to see.

While Jesse and Ali are enjoying the views of Vegas, Craig M. is joking around with the other guys (aka being obnoxious) and tries on Jonathan's jacket. Not as dramatic as Jonathan makes it seem, but still I can't figure out what this Craig guy's deal is. Is alcohol the trigger that pushes this bad behavior? Is he just bored with The Bachelorette process? Does he have some long-stemming hatred for weathermen? I need answers.

For the next cocktail hour with all the bachelors, Ali first sits down with my favorite, Chris L. He emphasizes his close bond with his family, which seems to win Ali over. Next up is Roberto, who gets some points by bringing up his former baseball prospects (he was drafted by the Rockies and the Twins). He and Ali share a far less contrived moment when they play a quick game of catch in the garden during the cocktail hour and she seems to feel an easy connection with Roberto.

Frank stirs the pot when he interrupts Casey's brief one-on-one time with Ali to tell her how much he misses her and moves in with a big kiss. This ticks off the other guys who haven't had nearly as much time with Ali and also lets them know Frank is seriously in the competition, although I think he may go in for the kiss simply to kiss her and nothing more.

During the cocktail hour, tensions also fly between Craig M. and Jonathan. Craig M. tries to make a move with Ali, but she notices he seems very reserved and shy and doesn't spend a lot of time asking her any questions about herself. His eyes are wide and he seems pretty paranoid. Unfortunately, Ali brings up that one of the other guys called him dangerous and right after their brief (and awkward) one-on-one time, Craig M. seems even more out for blood from the weatherman than he was before. Craig M. confronts Jonathan in front of the other guys at the cocktail hour, but it does nothing except re-solidify their dislike for one another, because at this point they are definitely going to be talking it out.

After their anti-climatic blowup, its time for Ali to give out the remaining roses (three of which have gone to Frank, Ty and Jesse, respectively). Casey, Hunter, Roberto, Chris L., Justin, Steve, Kirk, John C., Craig R., and Jonathan all receive roses. This means Tyler V. is going home (boo!), but so is Craig M. (good riddance!). I am excited to see how Jonathan does around Ali without that jerk distracting him.

So what did you think of the first one-on-one dates? How about the early boy drama? Do you think the right guys went home? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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On this week's episode of The Bachelorette, Ali goes on her first two one-on-one dates and must send seven suitors packing.

Ali's first one-on-one date of the season is with Frank. She thinks he'll make for a lively and fun first date, but is also trying to figure out if there is any deeper connection there beyond their shared sense of humor. The date starts out in a vintage blue convertible, but trouble hits quickly. Just as the two are enjoying the views, the company and the vintage ride, the vintage part kicks in and the car rolls to a stop on the freeway. Instead of calling Triple AAA like a normal person, Ali is just (yes) too excited to start the date so she and Frank grab a cab and head to Hollywood. Ali, now known for her time on The Bachelor, is swarmed for photos and autographs and Frank deals with it graciously and is also able to interject his personality into the media attention of his famous date.

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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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