The Bachelor drama didn't take long to set in this season!
After telling ET before the show started that he wanted to hold off on the physical stuff, and reiterating that during the premiere, Ben Higgins was caught locking lips with Mandi (who came out of the limo with a giant rose on her head, by the way) in a shot that didn't make air.
As for the decision to keep Mandi around -- Ben talked about that too.
"Mandi’s very intriguing – she’s somebody I wanted to get to know," he said. "There’s no encouragement [by the show] – it’s kind of my experience and my journey, and I’m not going to say I don’t make mistakes along the way. I do."
"There are maybe things I would’ve done differently if I’d had more information," Ben admitted. "But watching last night and seeing how this whole story unfolds, I’m glad I’m walking into next week with the women that I kept on night one."