The Bachelor January 23, 2023 Eliminated 10 Women In Premiere Episode (Recap)
Hey, Bachelor Nation fans. Tonight, January 23, 2023,the brand new Bachelor 2023 edition with headliner Zach Shallcross did indeed hit the air with its premiere episode 1, and 10 unlucky ladies got already got the boot when it was all over! As we previously reported, we’re hearing that’s the most women to ever get eliminated in the first episode.
Anyways, tonight’s premiere episode kicked off with the usual introduction of headliner Zach Shallcross from Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey’s double season of The Bachelorette 2022. Former Bachelor headliner Sean Lowe showed up to mentor Zach a bit by giving him some advice.
Shortly after that, we finally saw all the women make their arrivals via the traditional limo and other means. As usual, some of the women did their best to stick out from the rest of the pack. Charity showed up and told Zach that Charity means love and what better place to find love than The Bachelor.
Davia brought Zach some champagne saying, “I thought we’d get this party started off with a bang.” Zach totally participated by downing a glass of champagne with her.
Gabi brought Zach some Vermont maple syrup and had him taste it. He didn’t seem like it that much, but they still seem to have a good time with it.
Greer brought Zach some coffee saying, “You’re gonna need that energy. Be careful, it might be pipping hot just like you.” Viktoria had Zach do something where they each give each other 4 kisses on the cheek. Madison told Zach, “You’re looking mighty fine.”
Bailey brought a name tag to help Zach remember her name because he forgot it during the LIVE show of the Bachelorette 2022 finale episode. Zach told her, “I won’t forget it again” and kissed her. She loved it.
Kaity told Zach, “I can confirm everything is bigger in Texas.” Zach said he liked her. Katherine asked Zach, “Would you wanna SPF me? Then, Zach sprayed her with sunscreen that she brought.
Vanessa arrived with someone blowing a trumpet for her entrance. So, that was amusing. Kimberly arrived with a cute rhyme for Zach saying, “My name is Kimberley. Some call me Kimmy G, and yes, I’m your new wifey to be.”
Olivia told Zach, “I found two pennies heads up. Hopefully, it’ll bring us good luck.” Kylee showed up shouting compliments through a bullhorn.
Holland told Zach, “During the Bachelorette season, you had a date in Holland, and I think the reason things didn’t work out was because you were in the wrong Holland.” Mercedes showed up with a pig saying how she grew up on a farm. Christina Mandrell showed up on a big party bus. So, that definitely left an impression.
Lastly, Brianna who got the first impression rose via a crowd vote during the Bachelorette 2022 finale episode showed up. She told Zach, “It feels good to have the rose, but I’m not here for the roses. I’m here for your heart.” Zach told the private cams, “I like her confidence.”
Next, host Jesse Palmer told Zach he would get to hand out his own first impression rose at some point. Then, Zach went inside to greet all the women. He told them he’s looking for his best friend and strives to have a relationship like his parents have. “I want you to be open and honest,” he said. Then, he gave them all a toast.
From there, Zach talked 1 on 1 with the women. First up, was Katherine. Their talk seemed to go well. Zach told the private cams of Katherine, “There’s a connection there. I’m excited about it.”
Zach talked with Kaity. She told him she feels lucky to be there with him, and they kissed. They told each other they are great kissers. So, that went well.
Zach talked with Christina. She showed him some drawings she made. They talked, laughed and kissed in her party bus. Zach talked with Brianna. She told him she still wants to make an effort to talk with him even though she already had a rose. They ended up talking and laughing together. It seemed good.
Zach talked with Genevie. She showed him how to change a baby diaper with a fake baby. They laughed and had fun with it. Zach talked with Greer. She told him she wants a traditional, long-lasting love. “What you said earlier about your parents relationship really resonated with me.” Zach told her, “I really enjoyed talking with you,” and they kissed for really long time. So much so that the other girls started noticing, and they were like, “Wow.”
Zach talked with Madison. She gave him some winter clothing and put it on him. She was quite giddy and smitten about it, but Zach wasn’t really feeling it.
Zach talked with Olivia M. They laughed a lot and seemed to have a good time. Then, Madison circled back around again to have another moment with Zach. This time, she had Zach do some sort of jumping routine with him. She definitely seem to have more fun with it than he did.
At one point, Madison pulled Zach in for a kiss. Afterwards, Madison told the private cams, “The kiss was sub-par like a peck.” Zach told the private cams, “The kiss didn’t feel right.” Madison started crying and told the private cams that she was so embarrassed. At one point, Kimberly went to console her.
Zach talked with Charity. They had a great conversation and ended up kissing. Zach talked with Jess. She complimented him a lot, and they kissed. Zach ended up pulling Greer aside to give her the first impression rose, and they kissed. Greer told the private cams, “I felt fireworks when I kissed him.”
Madison went to talk with Zach again and told him, “I don’t wanna force things. I want things to come natural. I just want you to want me on this journey.” Then, Zach told her, “I have to be honest with you. My heart wasn’t feeling it, and I don’t want to lie to you.” They hugged, and she left with tears in her eyes. Madison told the private cams, “I can’t believe I gave up my life for him. He doesn’t know what he’s missing.” Zach told the private cams, “I wasn’t doing Madison any favors by keeping her around.”
At the rose ceremony, Zach ended up giving: Christina, Charity, Bailey, Jess, Genevie, Davia, Aly, Brooklyn, Kaity, Anastasia, Kylee, Gabi, Katherine, Mercedes, Ariel, Victoria J., Kimberly and Cat a rose to join Brianna and Greer who had already received their roses.
That means poor: Becca, Cara, Holland, Lehka, Olivia L, Olivia M, Sonia, Vanessa, and Viktoria E. did not get roses and were eliminated to join Madison who got her walking papers earlier in the show. And that was tonight’s premiere episode, guys.
The next, new episode of The Bachelor 2023 edition is scheduled to air next Monday night, January 30, 2023 at approximately 7 pm central standard time on CBS.
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