Former ‘Bachelor’ Jake Pavelka reunited with ex-finacee Vienna Girardi in the three hour (yes, it was THREE HOURS long!) premiere of Bachelor Pad Monday night on ABC.
As fans of The Bachelor series know, Pavelka, the Dallas-based pilot, and Girardi, the Florida party girl, famously faced-off in a nasty TV reunion special last summer after they broke off their engagement after hooking up on season 14 of The Bachelor.
Monday’s premiere of season two of Bachelor Pad marked the first time they had seen each other since Vienna stormed off the set of their interview in a puddle of tears, and Vienna spent the first hour bashing Pavelka to anyone within earshot.
In the second hour of Monday’s premiere, Jake (and his partner Jackie) won a bizarre competition to see which couple could cling to each other the longest while suspended high above a bed. A very determined Vienna and her boyfriend Kasey came in second, after he dropped her. (A fact, for which, she endlessly berated him for later in the hot tub).
For winning, host Chris Harrison awarded a rose to both Jake and Jackie — and in a stroke of genius, Jake gives his rose to Vienna and apologizes for their nasty TV reunion.
“I’m very sorry that I told you to quit interrupting me,” he says. “I was wrong, and I’m sorry.”
Finally, in the third hour, it’s time for the rose ceremony. Challenge winners Jake and Jackie get to hand out the remaining roses. Ames, Erica, Blake, Holly, William, Michelle, Kirk, Ella, Stag, Melissa, Graham, Kasey, and Gia all step forward to collect their flowers, which means Alli and Rated R are the first to be sent home in the Reject Limo.
Rated R is particularly not happy and refuses to shake the hands of the other men.
At stake? The last person standing wins $250,000 – and on yeah, a second shot at love. (Ha, Ha).
Bachelor Pad returns next Monday at 8/7c on ABC.