April 02, 2007 12:01 AM by Joe Blackmon
U.S. Navy Lieutenant Andy Baldwin, M.D., 30, an undersea medical
officer for a special operations dive unit stationed in Pearl Harbor,
Hawaii – a real-life "officer and a gentleman" – faces the most
exciting mission of his life — finding true love — when the tenth
edition of ABC’s popular romance reality series, "The Bachelor: Officer
and a Gentleman," premieres MONDAY, APRIL 2 (9:45-11:00 p.m., ET), on
the ABC Television Network.
In this premiere episode, a yacht anchored off Los Angeles becomes Andy’s private refuge, while the women take over their own house. And so the handsome doctor begins his marathon run to find the woman of his dreams. When the bachelorettes arrive to party and meet Andy, they are quick to find out that the competition starts immediately – right as they get out of their cars. This time it really is a "first impression" rose that Andy must deliver to one lucky lady as she arrives, and it’s enough to send daggers flying between the 25 new bachelorettes.
As the party begins, Andy lets slip that it’s his birthday and the news spreads like wildfire around the room. One woman shares a special bonding moment with the Bachelor when she reveals it’s also her birthday. What will two other bachelorettes cook up when they sneak off to the kitchen to whip up something for Andy’s special 30th birthday?
The bachelorettes pull out all the stops to impress Andy: One female body-builder challenges Andy to a push-up contest, an acrobatic bachelorette is so taken by the Bachelor she literally does back flips for him in her evening dress in a must-see demonstration, and yet another woman treats Lieutenant Baldwin to a patriotic serenade of "The Star Spangled Banner."
The pressure mounts as the evening goes on and sparks fly between two tipsy bachelorettes when one falls down. Andy must eliminate ten of the 25 women the first night, leaving 15 to compete for his affections. In the end, one woman explodes in a tirade when she misses out on the last rose.