Ultimately, there were quite a few interesting little developments on the premiere of “The Bachelor” that are going to carry their way into the rest of the season, and they run the gamut of funny to serious, to a variety of different women.
Let’s start with one of the more serious moments of the episode, which was Kelsey Poe making it clear to Chris Soules the very first night that she was a widow. This is a bold thing to do, but something that we respect a thousand percent. She made sure that he knew precisely who she was, and that he wasn’t going to fall for her only to learn this huge piece of information about her life later.
This is a subject that show host Chris Harrison chose to address in his post-show TV Guide interview, and he did a good job of explaining just why this decision was ultimately made over opting to keep her past quiet:
“It’s so difficult in this situation to know when the is right time to say something. Your time is of the essence and you don’t know when you’ll get that time with him and you don’t want to leave and think, ‘I wish I had said this or done this.’ So it’s a very fine line to walk, especially as something dramatic and heart-wrenching. But the reason she said it Night 1 was because that’s why she’s there. It brought her full circle, like this is meant to be, so I didn’t think it felt out of place. But for Chris, it’s tough. How you take that story and respond to it is not an easy situation.”
Harrison also confirmed that Chris did debate for a long time as to whether or not he wanted to send home Tara Eddings for her drunken behavior, but decided that since it was night one and everyone was tired, he would give her another choice. He also teased that for current favorite Britt Nilsson, finding out what else there is to her is going to be one of the biggest storylines moving forward.
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