The Hollywood Gossip's weekly recap of The Bachelor is a highly editorialized rundown of some of the highlights and lowlights from last night's episode, with points / scores awarded or deducted as we see fit. Let's get on with it:
Stephanie's daughter Sophia is so cute. Plus 4, because while this is super cheesy and surely edited far too much, she and Jason Mesnick do have some chemistry, and one does get the impression she would love to merge families.
Quote of the Night: "Having a week... of not having people praise God that I'm in their life... has been driving me crazy." - Megan. Minus 15 on principle.
Quote of the Night Runner-Up: "If you don't feel a connection to me, who do you think you are, God?" - Natalie. Holy crap, what an egotistical b!tch. We're gonna miss her a little bit, we admit, so we'll send her off with a Plus 12.
Lauren says if Megan and Erica are Jason's types, then she clearly is not his type. Because Lauren really knows them - or Jason - that well already. Minus 6.
The rationale of Molly Malaney - not freaking out about not getting a one-on-one date because, she rationalizes, it may mean Jason Mesnick already knows he likes her - is downright smart. What is this girl doing on reality TV?!? Plus 20.
Former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Melissa and down-to-earth Molly are emerging as our favorite aspirants - and seriously contenders to win it all on The Bachelor.
Melissa Rycroft really had a breast reduction? There are women starving in Ethiopia who don't have any boobs at all! Minus 6. But Plus 7 because she's still hot.
Megan says she will stand in the middle of the street and be casted, naked, if it will help someone else. She also says she is a role model. Plus 4.
Best bear story of the evening: Natalie. Plus 8.
$1 million in diamonds in this economy? Come on, ABC! Minus 19.
This show thrives on cat fights, but Shannon getting physically sick from anxiety - then receiving a rose anyway! - was a first, and will be hard to top. Plus 10. And Plus 10 more because even that did not rattle Chris Harrison. Dude keeps it cool.
TOTAL +29! Unbelievable drama last night. If the names and faces still confuse you, see below for the list of who's in and who's out on The Bachelor...
Roses received: Jillian, Stephanie (pre-rose ceremony); Molly, Lauren, Melissa, Naomi, Shannon, Nikki, Megan (rose ceremony).
Sent packing by Jason Mesnick: Erica, Kari, Natalie.