'The Bachelor' recap: Chris gets surprise visit, woman has panic attack

This week of "The Bachelor" had its share of crazy, with a shocking appearance, a date with a love guru, and a full-blown panic attack.

Kelsey was upset all week that she got a group date with Bachelor Chris Soules instead of a one-on-one date, because she wanted a chance to tell him she is a widow. Her husband died of a heart condition while walking to work near their Texas home.

This group date was a white water rafting trip. Jade fell in the water and because she can get hypothermic easily due to a circulation condition, Chris gave her a foot and hand massage. The other women -- especially Kelsey -- were very jealous.

Britt, a 27-year-old waitress, had one of the coveted one-on-one’s this week.  She and Chris went on an early morning hot air balloon ride to watch the sunrise.  After the date, Britt told the other women that she and Chris hung out in his room after and took a nap.

Kelsey was mad.

“Britt’s date presented itself as another threat to my relationship with Chris," Kelsey said, as she snuck off to find Chris in his hotel room for secret one-on-one time.

Kelsey found the Bachelor and in at first what seemed like a touching, emotional moment, she told him that she was a widow and how her husband died.

Then it got weird.

“Isn’t my story amazing?” Kelsey said grinning, as she talked to the cameras after her talk with Chris. “It’s tragic, but amazing. I love my story.”

Later, before the rose ceremony, Chris outed Kelsey about coming to his hotel room and said their conversational left him extremely emotional.  He left the room and said he needed a minute.

Then, Kelsey went on a bizarre, tear-filled rant, leaving the women confused as to whether she was leaving the show or declaring herself the winner.

“Every day is a gift and our time is precious,” she said. “We should never take it for granted. This is a man who respects you all so much and respects me so much. This the first time in a while I've seen him act on the heart. And it means I have to say goodbye to people. I'm not going….I don’t know if I’m going.”

“It is starting to become apparent something's going on with Kelsey,” Becca said.

Host Chris Harrison came out and told the women that Chris’ mind was made up and did not want a cocktail party before the rose ceremony.

Then Kelsey lost it.

“I'm really nervous about going home because I feel like if my story had so much of impact on him that he had to cancel rose ceremony, I'm just at a total loss as to what he's thinking right now,” she said.

She got up from the couch without an explanation and a few minutes later, the women heard screaming and crying.

The camera cut to a paramedic tending to a sobbing and hyperventilating Kelsey on the ground in a hallway.  She announced she was having a panic attack and the camera went to a black screen with a ‘To Be Continued…’


The episode had another shocking moment when Jordan, a woman eliminated in Week Two, surprised Chris in a hotel lobby on his way to a post-white water rafting cocktail party. She told Chris she didn't get a chance to open up to him.

Chris, however, told the cameras he thought Jordan didn't take the process seriously and drank too much.

Jordan admitted that alcohol can be an issue for her sometimes and again asked for another chance. Chris let her join the cocktail party, much to the dismay of the other women.

After taking a ton of heat at the party, Chris decided to send her home.

"I can't do it. I just can't," he said.

“Thank you for being honest,” Jordan said, adding that she did not want to have any regrets.

Chris had a one-on-one date with Carly, a 29-year-old cruise ship singer from Texas.

The pair had a bizarre appointment with a "love guru," who led them through breathing exercises. They were also encouraged to partake in "derobing" exercises, but both Carly and Chris admitted they felt uncomfortable, so were asked to do a verbal exercise instead in which they talked about "masks" or fears they each wanted to shed.

We don’t know who was eliminated at the rose ceremony, but will find out next Monday -- after the rest of Kelsey’s drama unfolds.