Season 13 Premiere
The Bachelor Season 13 Episode 1 (01/05/09)
As The Bachelor gets underway, Jason Mesnick has brought his little boy, Ty, along for the ride. Jason's brother Larry is also there to babysit.
There are 25 lovely ladies ready to meet Jason, including three single moms in the running. The ladies, dressed to the nines, pile into a limo to meet their Prince Charming. Ty gives his dad a thumbs-up.
The first limo rolls up as Jason watches nervously. The first one to emerge is Lauren. The women are all desperately trying to make good impressions.
After the first introductions, Jason joins the 25 women inside. He gets one First Impression Rose to give to the woman who really blows him away.
Shannon the hygienist shows off that she knows tons and tons of little details about him, which makes him kind of nervous.
Dominique makes small talk about bunions and hammer toes.
Kari reads him some bad original poetry, and Jillian and some gal pals cook hot dogs in the kitchen. Jillian has a theory about what one's choice of hot dog topping says about one's character. He chooses mustard, which means that he's someone you want to settle down with, obvs.
Chris Harrison interrupts the event with the First Impression Rose.
Nikki certainly makes a good impression with her breasts busting out, while Raquel, who is from Brazil, steals him away to teach him how to dance, but then Molly cuts in.
But then Raquel's back again because she wasn't done. Stephanie shares her sob story about losing her husband when her daughter was 10 months old.
Lauren, a seventh grade government teacher, gives Jason a pop quiz on the three branches of government. He gets up to get something for her, and everyone thinks that he's going after the First Impression Rose.
But he goes to get her a slice of cake because it's her birthday.
Once again, Chris interrupts to tell them a big twist. He has an assistant bring in a box. It's a ballot box. Each of the contenders must place one name inside, and the woman who gets the most votes will have to leave.
The girls freak out having to vote, and much drama ensues. Apparently, lots of people are voting Melissa off. Other women vote for Megan as punishment for leaving her 14-month-old child at home.
It's time for the First Impression Rose!
Jason Mesnick pulls Nikki aside and offers her the rose.
It's now time to find out who gets voted off.
Chris comes in to say that Jackie got the third most votes, Erica got the second most votes and, by far, the woman who received the most votes was Megan.
But there's another twist: Megan will be leaving tonight, but she will be leaving with a rose. Snap! She swears at the girls who stabbed her in the back.
In her confessional interview, she breaks down in tears because she is so obviously disliked by her competitors.
Nikki and Megan both already have roses. They are safe. A total of 15 women will make it past this episode, which means that we must bid adieu to 10.
Jason Mesnick gives roses to ...