By Kristen Baldwin
Updated January 31, 2011 at 12:00 PM EST

Well, rose-lovers, if you’re in my time zone, you’ve probably just finished watching tonight’s episode, featuring the NASCAR date. Do you need a moment to contemplate man’s inhumanity to man collect yourself? Me too. Stay tuned for my full TV recap later tonight, but if you need a place to vent and/or defend ABC/The Bachelor/the entire medium of television, please take all the time you need in the comments below. “Ladies” and gentlemen, start your engines!

UPDATE: Click for Kristen’s full Bachelor episode 5 recap and Chris Harrison’s exclusive Bachelor blog.