By ROSIE WATERLAND
Here we are everyone! Only eight ladies left, which I’m sure the producers are thrilled about because it means everyone can fit inside their fave mode of transport all at once: the rickety sea plane.
Once again the editors have decided to shake things up a little by opening the show on a shot of the ladies and not Tim. They’re flying high above some beautiful landscape that I’m sure Osher will tell us about as soon as we’ve had the obligatory shot of The Bachelor contemplating life by the beach.
Ali says she doesn’t know where she’s going but she “just hopes Tim is there!” Natalie is only just figuring out the rules of the game: “To be here with Tim is like my ultimate date. The problem is I’m sharing it with seven other girls.”
Anna’s decided that there may be seven other girls but she’s the only special one: “The girls are really starting to see it as a competition but for me this is different. This is my future.”
HER FUTURE YOU GUYS.
Wait a second – Osher is here to tell us what show this is and where the girls are but we still haven’t seen Tim having his serious think on the beach. WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?
How will Tim know which of the girls he likes and which of the girls he doesn’t, unless he’s looked out at the horizon without his shirt on? How will he know?!?
Osher points out to sea. Apparently Tim’s out on the catamaran that happens to be floating there. He gives the girls a wave. I guess we just to have to trust that he got his thinking out of the way already.
Osher tells the girls that this is The Bachelor and they’re on a beach in Western Australia and there’s only eight girls left and only one can win and Tim’s waiting for YOU on that catamaran.
He’s barely finished his final sentence before Ali is 50 metres out to sea.
DRAMA: Natalie is scared of boats. She is refusing to partake in today’s group date. Apparently it’s something about a fear of not being in control. “If you’re out in the middle of the water, there’s nowhere to go,” says the woman who JUST STEPPED OFF A SEA PLANE.
Out on the catamaran, Tim pretty much seals Natalie’s fate by saying he would find being with someone who isn’t comfortable on the water a challenge. Cut back to Natalie in a hammock on the beach:
Doesn’t really look like she gives a f**k what Tim thinks.