Woohoo! Finally, the Season 6 Bachelor Episode 3 summary! I know that you were all on the edges of your seats. I apologize for the delay. Also, if you happen to be someone I yelled at over the past few days while I was having a technology meltdown (my little sister, my roommates, and the friendly customer support people at Sony, Comcast, Dell, and Dreamscape) I apologize to you too. Now, to business…
We start out hearing from Byron about how much he wants to pick out the best aspects of the women or something like that on his next one-on-one date. Blah blah blah. Next, we go to Cheresse, who wants the one-on-one date to be alone with Byron since it is so difficult to get any alone time with him, what with living with him 24-7 and having him right in the next room and stuff. Unfortunately for Cheresse, the date goes to Andrea, who gets a note that says “Let’s fly away from here and share a sunset together on the coast. A memory that we will hold dear forever.” Shockingly, Andrea does not cry at this gag-worthy note, which is “just what she wanted” because she has “strong emotions towards him.” She makes it through those statements without crying as well.
Andrea getting the one-on-one date is not just what Jayne wanted. Instead, Jayne is pissy, because she and Andrea are so completely different from one another. So Jayne goes to talk to Byron about what he’s looking for. (Apparently it is not as hard for Jayne to get alone time with Byron as it is for Cheresse.) Jayne tells Byron that she is frustrated and “not into competing” (umm, hello, then why did you sign up for this show?) and is jealous because she hears about and sees Byron having physical contact with other girls. Byron reassures Jayne that he can’t imagine her not being here-he thinks about her, talks about her and asks about her a lot and also mentions that he is very attracted to her (come on, what else is he going to say?) They cuddle. Awwwww. In confessional later, Byron says that they have a special bond.
Andrea thinks that she and Byron have a good connection, which means a lot to her. On their one-on-one date, Byron says he is looking to find out who Andrea is, what makes her tick and what her passions are. And what is the first thing she says in the limo? “This is my year. I’m going to find my soulmate, either with you or with someone else.” Awwww, Andrea, way to make Byron feel special. It sounds like domesticity is your passion. Of course, Byron only comes back with “Can you see it happening with me?” Andrea shakes her head yes, and then Byron kisses her on the cheek. In confessional she says “Byron and I are feeling each other-he kissed me and I wanted more.” She sounds a little psycho when she says it, and I want to remind her that she is the designated crier of the season, not the designated psycho.
So the date involves flying on a restored B-25 bomber and seeing the sights. The plane has the gag-worthy name of “Executive Sweet” (How much did they pay to get the plane named that? I can’t see our friendly pilot as the sappy type.) In confessional, Andrea says that she is really excited about the ride, although she looks about at excited as she would be for a root canal. As the plane takes off, Byron makes the comment of the night: “If we are soulmates, then we’re going down together.” Thanks for the vote of confidence Byron. (And for all the laughs as I read into that about 50 different ways)
During the ride, Andrea says that she is giddy like a little child, and says it was a great ride; very romantic. Byron thinks it was a perfect moment, apart from his little plane crash comment earlier. Next (after an interlude of back at the house-see below) they have dinner in the terribly romantic hangar, where Byron talks about being sad when he travels by himself and Andrea talks about how lonely she is. Tear. Over champagne and dessert in the romantic library off of the hangar, Andrea talks about how she feels like she is falling in love with Byron and voiceovers from both mention how excited they are that this might be it as they feed each other cake. Foreshadowing, anyone?
Back at the house…the women talk about who feels like they are getting a rose, who is on the fence and who is confident. Susie is concerned, Elizabeth says maybe because she hasn’t been able to observe Byron’s interactions with everyone else (duh Elizabeth) and Jayne says definitely yes. Cheresse is worried about being Andrea’s polar opposite-Andrea is domestic; Andrea has taken charge of the house like “this is her house” blah blah blah. We get our first annoying Krysta confessional of the night, where we learn that Krysta is intimidated by Jayne. I know. I am stunned too.