Anyway, she walks in, and we're supposed to believe that all the other women feel twenty-five contestants is fine but twenty-six is a grievous atrocity. Gotta love Desiree's logic; she wonders why, since Kacie couldn't make things work with Ben, that she thinks things would work with Sean. Of course, some of the women don't actually know who he is until they're told.
Sean joins the party and tells the group that he's never seen so many beautiful women in one place, but he wants them to relax and be themselves. "I would love to find my wife in this group of ladies," he says, and then they toast.
And then it's off to the traditional "bitches be crazy" part of the season premiere. Some women pick Kacie's brain, some women make fun of the girl in the wedding dress. Sean sits down with Kacie, and he asks why she's here. "You're here," she says, and she tells us she'll be shocked if she doesn't get a rose. Sean tells us he's open-minded to exploring things with her, now that he knows she's got feelings for continuing to be on television. I mean, "for him."
Sean chats with Desiree about how personalities are shaped with siblings and someone all in black skulks behind them and I briefly hope that maybe this season of the show will feature more ninjas than we have in seasons past, but it's probably just a member of the crew. And Sean gives Desiree a rose, like has order COMPLETELY BROKEN DOWN on this show? Desiree causes some consternation among the other women. "Are there two first impression roses?" asks one. Kacie calls this a "game-changer." Sadly, I think most of the contestants would be just as confused and edgy if Sean just aimed a laser pointer at the wall and jiggled it around.
We come back from commercial, and Desiree has inexplicably not been murdered by the other women, who were "just mean buggin'," according to Catherine, whatever that means. Sarah says when women started getting roses, it heightened the tension. And there is ludicrously serious discussion over whether Tierra's rose is the first-impression rose or just the first rose. And now Selma has a rose, and now Robyn has a rose, and other women who Sean has determined have "great energy." One of the women makes excuses for him, saying he probably really wants to get to know the women, rather than having a long rose ceremony. Yeah, he wants to get to know the women so much that he's handing out roses earlier than normal. That makes sense.