'The Bachelor' Premiere Teases Matt James Meltdowns, Steamy Makeouts and a Proposal

The historic season is officially here!

Matt James' historic season of The Bachelor is officially here! Six months after Matt was announced as the first Black Bachelor, his season premiered on ABC -- and ET was live blogging along the way. 

Thirty-two women met Matt, a New York City-based commercial real estate agent and Bachelor franchise newbie, at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania. The franchise has switched things up following The Bachelorette (which was filmed in Palm Springs), but is still maintaining a quarantined bubble amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Though Matt, who was originally announced a contestant on Clare Crawley's Bachelorette season, is a fresh face to fans, host Chris Harrison told ET it won't take long to get to know him. 

"You all see a certain side of him on social media. There is so much more," he said. "You're seeing the 5% of the iceberg. There is so much depth, there is so many layers to this man that you're going to get to know, good and bad."

That was definitely true. During the premiere, Matt opened up about the pressure of being the first Black Bachelor and showed just how much his faith means to him. He also met some incredible women -- and had a good sense of humor about the most unique limo exits

Scroll down for minute-by-minute updates of everything that went down -- queens, first impression roses, vibrators and all. 

The Bachelor premieres Monday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.