At the end of the hit musical “"Grease," everyone coupled up and fell in love. Remember that? Well that's how "The Bachelor Winter Games" felt when the second episode aired Thursday night.
Those lucky enough to find love -- American Josiah Graham and New Zealander Ally Thompson and Americans Dean Unglert and Lesley Murphy, for instance -– stayed the course and kept courting. And few couples are cuter than Australian Courtney Dober and New Zealander Lily McManus-Semchyshyn.
But love within the world of "The Bachelor" is tricky and even those who locked lips on the first installment fell out of love just as quickly. Like Canadian Kevin Wendt and American Bibiana Julian. They had a hot and heavy courtship initially but that cooled off when Kevin changed his mind and started pursuing the virginal Ashley Iaconetti instead.
Just when it seemed like love would elude Bibiana yet again, a sexy new contestant named Jordan Mauger showed up and won her over. Jordan apparently angered "The Bachelor" fans in New Zealand because he came across as a tool. But being in America and meeting Bibiana helped a reformed Jordan prove that he can be quite the romantic when he finds the right girl. Awwww!
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Then there's American Clare Crawley. After kissing Canadian suitor Benoit Beausejour-Savard in the kitchen and later in the living room in the prior installment, Clare decided she wanted to keep her options open and started pursuing German Christian Rauch. This of course broke Benoit's heart and after trying unsuccessfully to pressure Clare into choosing him or Christian, Benoit dramatically decided to exit the show.
At first, Benoit's choice to split ripped Clare apart as she cried over how "freakin' nice" Benoit is. Ultimately Clare said she liked Benoit but not as much as he liked her. But after the car carrying Benoit drove away, Clare set her sights on Christian faster than you can say "liar, liar, pants on fire."
Here's the trippy part. Christian had a chip on his shoulder because Clare stood him up in the jacuzzi the night before and therefore wanted little to do with her. Cold shoulder alert! This of course enraged Clare who promptly called Christian a jerk and ran off to cry. Girl, bye! You should've picked Benoit.
But sometimes these things work out in spite of inflated and bruised egos. And by the end of the episode, when the guys handed out roses to the women they wanted to pursue, Christian handed Clare a rose and she forgave him instantly. These two are the worst!
Thankfully, there are more decent couples than devilish ones. Take American Luke Pell and Nastassia “Stassi” Yaramchuk. These two lovebirds fell for one another when they bonded over past health scares. Grateful to be alive, the couple enjoyed intimate moments in a horse-drawn carriage and later in a wood-burning hot tub. This of course happened after Stassi won the speed skating challenge and asked Luke out.
On one hand, you can't help but feel sorry for Swede Rebecca Carlson who showed an interest in Luke and took him on a date in the last episode. But then again, Rebecca didn't seem that into Luke anymore – or at least that's how the edited footage made it seem – and she all but handed his heart over to Stassi.
This cost Rebecca in the end because, beautiful as she is, none of the dudes gave her a rose and she had to go home. Finland's Jenny Helenius suffered a similar fate and she too bid adieu. Now nine women and nine men remain and the drama can only get juicier from here.
"The Bachelor Winter Games" airs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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