…and then there were 17.
Last week's episode of The Bachelor ended on a cliffhanger with one night stand Liz Sandoz getting sent home ahead of the rose ceremony… so naturally, that's exactly where Monday night picked up.
Unfortunately for Nick Viall, that meant telling the remaining women that he had already had sex with one of their competitors. Uh-oh.
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Luckily for him, on the other hand, resident villain Corinne Olympios couldn't have cared less about his former fling… or any of the other girls, for that matter. Instead, she opted in for a sweet treat by dressing up in lingerie and having Nick lick whipped cream off her boobs!
It's just too bad she immediately returned inside to sleep through the rose ceremony since she had already won a group date rose last week — meaning she missed saying goodbye to (the other) Elizabeth, Hailey, and Lacey as they left the mansion for good.
However, 36-year-old Nick clearly couldn't help himself from validating 24-year-old Corinne's bad behavior… because she (along with Danielle L., Christen, Kristina, Whitney, Taylor, and Jasmine) got to go on the best group date in Bachelor history…
A Backstreet Boys concert!!!
Only this wasn't just your typical show… the six ladies actually had to learn choreography (or "planned dancing," as Corinne called it) with Danielle receiving praise from Nick Carter and a rose from Nick Viall.
Of course, the second group date of the episode was a tad anticlimactic by comparison — but Olympians Allyson Felix, Carl Lewis, and Michelle Carter did their best to cheer Rachel, Alexis, Astrid, Jaimi, Sarah, Brittany and Dominique on as they competed in a Nick-themed marathon!
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But while Astrid won the race… first impression rose recipient Rachel won herself another rose. However, we doubt Astrid really cared since at least she wasn't given the boot mid-date like Dominique!!!
Sure, eliminating someone on their very first date of the season is a tad harsh… but Nick redeemed himself with his out-of-this-world romantic zero gravity date with Vanessa!
Heck — he even kissed her despite the fact she (nearly) threw up in a barf bag!
Of course, the 2-hour episode couldn't have ended with anyone other than Corinne… because almost every single girl in that house trashed her to Nick after she abandoned the season's first pool party in favor of a(nother) nap.
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Seriously. Even front-runner Vanessa called her out, saying:
"Are you looking for a wife? Are you looking for someone to f*ck around with? Because at that point, I'd rather you just not give me a rose."
So… did Vanessa get to keep her rose??
We wouldn't know — because Chris Harrison & Co. decided to end on yet another cliffhanger.
You'll just have to tune in next Monday, January 23 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC to see who survives the Week 3 rose ceremony!!!
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