Lindzi shows up, not on a horse this time, and she strolls in to meet Chris. "Super-cute guy, super-nice," she says. Here comes Ed, and Lindzi makes fun of his "Rico Suave suit." Then there is Nick, and I don't who that is. And then Rachel comes in. She seems happier to see Lindzi than Lindzi is to see her. Then there is Sarah, from Brad's first season. She apparently got booted because she couldn't tell the difference between Brad and his twin Chad.
Joining them is Ryan, from DeAnna's season. He's the 28-year-old virgin. I don't remember him at all. I think I recapped that season too! Now he's the 32-year-old virgin, he tells us. Someone offers him a drink, but he turns it down because he doesn't drink either. He's going to be a barrel of laughs on this show, then.
In comes Reid, and he and Ed exchange a big hug. Ed is already drunk off his ass, and Reid looks uncomfortable while Ed gives the hilarious drunken anecdote of their familiarity.
In comes Jaclyn, who tells us that you either love her or you hate her, and as usual, when someone says that, it means most reasonable people are coming down on the "hate her" side of the ledger. She says she's comfortable in a situation that requires brains. Why she felt the need to bring that up vis-à-vis Bachelor Pad is a mystery to me, and is undermined anyway just by watching her talk to everyone as she arrives.
And then in comes Tony who I guess was just on this past season with Emily but I don't remember him. Chris is excited to see him, though. Meanwhile, Jaclyn is already working herself up at the imminent arrival of Blakeley. "She talks in baby voices, and she's like 82," she says. She and Rachel decide to be nice to Blakeley and keep her along as much as possible, because this is some sort of strategy that will help them win somehow? I didn't understand, but then again, she's comfortable in a situation that requires brains, so who am I to argue?
Jamie comes in, then Michael, who was co-champ last year? Is this like boxing, where you have to defend your title? He says he's here for love this time. He seems popular with the other contestants, and I seem to remember him being a decently funny guy.
And then Erica (not one of the twins) shows up. She tells Chris Harrison that she's worried Kalon might be there, since they know each other from the Houston social scene and she "went to the tabloids" about him, and he's furious. She also speaks at half the speed a normal person does.