Bentley Williams was cast as this season's villain on The Bachelorette - sort of like a Wes Hayden / Justin Rego hybrid - before he even got out of the limo.
Before the night began, Ashley Hebert explained she had been warned about Bentley by someone from last season (Michelle) who loosely knows him.
According to this Deep Throat, he was coming on the show promote his company and not find love ... a.k.a. NOT THERE FOR THE RIGHT REASONS!
Bentley admitted to the producers he wished Emily Maynard was The Bachelorette, then acted ambivalent about Ash ... who gave him a rose anyway.
Despite all the warning signs - Chris even begged Ashley to cut him - she went with her gut, and from the looks of this season preview, she may well regret it.
"He reminds me of every bad guy in all the John Hughes movies. His name should be Blaine and he should drive a red Porsche or something," Harrison says.
"Everyone says the producers are jerks and how could [we] do that to her, but she always has the final decision, she can always get rid of this guy."
"You didn't even see how much I begged her to bag this guy right there on Night 1. She said I'm going with my gut and she gave the guy a rose."
More reflections on the premiere from Chris after the jump ...On Jeff, a.k.a. The Guy in the Mask: I'll be honest, I said, "Ashley, he has a mask on; the conversation, in my opinion, should probably stop there."
But because things went so bad [on The Bachelor] with Brad and she felt like she did everything wrong, now she's doing the complete opposite."
"She gave Jeff an honest effort and said there's more to him, I don't love the whole mask idea, but I get it and I'm going to give him another shot."
On Tim McCormack getting wasted: "He had obviously had a bit of liquid courage before he got out of the limo and then proceeded to get obliterated."
"He just lost it out there. As funny as it was, that's not appropriate. Night 1 is your first impression and if you can't not drink - talk about a red flag."
On future standouts: "Ames, the more you to know him you're going to be, like, this guy is so interesting. Ryan, J.P., Ben C. and Ben F., Constantine, and William - my wife thinks William is the winner and should be the next Bachelor already."
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