Lacey is an insurance agent from Tampa who is about to meet The Bachelor, and she's so excited that either she always watches this show or she has never seen this show. And we get a montage of women doing various things, like makeup, meditation and situps, to let this stranger know how marriageable they are. Mostly makeup. Some annoying woman says her advice to the other women is "don't mess with me."
Chris Harrison, whose capacity to choke back the bile in his throat must out of necessity grow every season, tells us he expects that these awful women will have some "tough questions" for Brad. Yeah, they'll be so tough on him that they'll all instantly decide to drop out of the show.
Brad pulls up in his limo, and Chris tells him it's good to see him. "I'm a little nervous," he says, and Chris jokes that Brad might have to leave the country if this doesn't go well. If only. They sit down for a chat, and Brad tells Chris he feels like "the luckiest guy in the planet," and Chris uses Brad's douchebagginess and need for fame as proof that Brad really believes in this stupid show, and then Brad talks about the self-analysis he went through. "I'm not embarrassed to admit it, it took some pretty intensive therapy," he says, and then he blames his dad again and talks about his trust and commitment issues, which I can't imagine is really selling this show's non-ironic audience on his suitability as husband material.
And now these two bozos are talking about letting people in and Brad's tough-guy façade and being a changed man, and now Brad is magnanimously saying he understands why Jenny and DeAnna were hurt, which is big of him, and he apologizes to them. Only Harrison has a big surprise for him: DeAnna and Jenni are here tonight! Wow, they were available? Isn't DeAnna busy being married after her run on The Bachelorette? Brad immediately looks uncomfortable. "Now I feel like even more of a idiot," he says. On this show, you can always go lower.