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Hey, fellow Rose-Gasmii! I’m Dashley, and I’m covering this week for the fantastic PopePhilly, whose recaps I read religiously every week. And I’m thrilled about it, because many friends of mine will tell you that I am known to tell people that the best comedy on TV is the Bachelor. So buckle up: we’ve got a lot of crazy to get through over two hours!
We begin with more gratuitous half-naked shots of Sean working out. I gotta say, I do like him more than I did on Emily’s season. And though I don’t like to feel manipulated, I suspect that me liking him more has a lot to do with the fact that we get a lot of shirtless shots of him. If there’s one thing you can say about the producers of this show, they clearly know what their audience wants.
Chris Harrison greets the ladies and tell them that there will be three dates this week: two one-on-ones and a group date. Once again, not everyone this week will get a date. He leaves the first date card for Lesley M: “How long will this love last?” Wow, we’re getting ahead of ourselves a little, aren’t we? Lesley does that giggle-blush thing she was doing last week every time she looked at him as she tells us how excited she is.
In the limo with Sean, he asks Lesley what she thinks the date card meant, and she says she’s hoping for a trip. He tells us that he has something “really” special planned. Because other dates on this show are only nominally special? They go to the Hollywood Guiness World Records museum, and Lesley doesn’t seem to think it’s really special.
As they wander through the museum, amazed at the different world records, they seem to be having a minimum of fun, but then Sean gets to the point: His dad is in the museum for driving the 48 contiguous states in the shortest amount of time. Lesley is easily impressed, because she is “blown away by it.” Sean then gets to the next point: he has inadequacy issues as the son of a perfect father, and he needs Lesley to help him set a world record of his own.
Sean and Lesley wander out to Hollywood Blvd, where there’s a crowd of Bachelor fans assembled and half-heartedly cheering for them to set the record for the world’s longest on-screen kiss. The catch: their lips aren’t allowed to separate at all, so it will be maximally awkward for all parties involved. And they have to do this for 3 minutes, 16 seconds. And though that is admittedly a super-long time to kiss, it seems like it must be the easiest Guiness record to break, and I’m surprised it’s only 3+ minutes.
So we’re given three and a half minutes of Sean and Lesley kissing. And here are the thoughts I have during that process: