Technically, it's week 2 of 9 without The Bachelor/ette/in Paradise. Except that we got to see one of Rachel's group dates via Ellen:
I really love that we're witnessing an evolution in this show. One week into filming, and we've seen (through official means, not spoilers) limo exits from four Bachelors and a group date. Social media has changed the game, and the show is changing with it. I love it, y'all.
Riding a horse through Beverly Hills:
— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) March 23, 2017
Before Rose Ceremony #3:
— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) March 26, 2017
This week, they're filming in Bluffton/Hilton Head, SC. I wish it was Charleston, but I'll take Hilton Head.
— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) March 27, 2017
Note: There are a lot of pictures on social media from Rachel's one-on-one date in Bluffton, SC. They're pretty easy to find, but I'm not going to post any here because they haven't been posted by official channels, so they're technically considered spoilers.
Ben and Lauren are hosting Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings on Freeform (Entertainment Tonight)
How Shawn trains Kaitlyn at the gym (People)
...and how they motivate each other (E! Online)
Nick and Vanessa go on a date in Milwaukee (Us Weekly)
...but they're not wedding planning yet (Us Weekly)
Nick's Week 2 Foxtrot:
Nick and Vanessa: How Engaged are You? (Ellen)
The Bachelor premiered 15 years ago! Where were you? I was almost a year out of college, working in a small office where one of my colleagues was obsessed with the show. I watched exactly zero episodes until much later.
An interview with Chris Harrison about the very first episode (Entertainment Weekly)