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Any given season of The Bachelor is bound to be filled with episode after episode of escalating craziness. And Bachelor bachelor Ben Higgins had a pretty crazy experience with new fiancée Lauren Bushnell for their first date without the cameras rolling.
It’s always sad to hear about a person dying before his or her time, but it’s especially sobering when that death has occurred due to a terrible accident. It was confirmed on Wednesday that Bachelor contestant Erin Storm perished on Monday.
It’s always shocking when The Bachelor pulls out a surprise that it hasn’t used before in 20 seasons, but it happened tonight. And rather than Ben decision, this shocker involved the next season of The Bachelorette.
When scripted shows get on in years, the creative process tends to involve more over the top gimmicks, often diluting the essence of what made the show good enough to last that long in the first place. But in the case of The Bachelor, that's exactly what we're hoping for, and here are the 9 craziest moments from Season 20.
ABC is quite the busy network on this fine Thursday evening, gearing up for next week’s upfronts by giving their upcoming schedule a thorough spring cleaning. Thankfully, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Scandal and many more are coming back.
ABC’s Bachelorette and Bachelor franchises have kept things interesting over the years, but next season the long-running reality competition series is throwing a big twist into the mix.
Much like last week’s untelling episode of The Bachelor, we went into the finale battle royale — arch enemies Clare and Nikki — knowing it wouldn't go well. And no one needs to tell you this journey’s been weird! And so, too, was the 3 hour streeeeeetchathon of a finale. We saw JP get rid of his One True Perfect Match (and no that is not a compliment, just a fact stated) Clare in favor of Nikki.
Well: that was highly un-revelatory. Not that we totally thought it would be — more so that we just hoped it would. Because this season of The Bachelor has been trying at best. Maybe we were hoping some hard-hitting discussion, an acknowledgement from Juan Pablo that he’d been a dismissive egoist from time to time. Something. But this is The Bachelor so there’s literally no reason or precedent set to make us think that would happen. We all just want what we can’t have.
I know this season of The Bachelor has been totally without controversy or shock (har har har), but on Tuesday night all of that changed. As it turned out, one of our fair maidens was not besotted by our fair prince of True Everlasting RealiLove. In what was an incredibly long-awaited epiphany moment from the Bachelorette-to-be (I mean: really), Andi realized what the rest of us have been gagging over this whole time.
Alright kids, please pardon my untoward language but: wasn’t that some bullshit we just saw on this week’s episode of The Bachelor? I mean, they set us up for crazy after last week. They were misleading like all get-out in those promotional materials! Where was the drama, where were all the absolute “oh hell to the no” commentary from the parents that we were promised? Where were the tears, the yelling, the game-changing?
Pssst… hey, you guys: can I tell you a secret? It’s private just between us and you probably didn’t realize it by now, but Sharleen is not ready to get engaged to Juan Pablo. And in the whisper games that were Monday night’s The Bachelor, the "Oprah singer" (his words) from Germany sent herself home. But that wasn't even the most dramatic part of the evening, natch.
We’ve reached the serious point of the competition on ABC’s The Bachelor. How do we know? Because I almost know all of the girls names now when I see them (sorry, Kat and Chelsie). And Juan Pablo’s gotten to the ‘let’s just not even pretend we’re going to talk unless they force us’ portion of the dates, where every word is met with a quick facial caress that turns into a hair-behind-the-ear tuck and a kiss. Because that’s the only way you’ll meet your soulmate, guys: strictly via salivary-based osmosis. Pretty sure that’s science.
At the beginning of the episode, we saw Juan Pablo standing in front of a beautiful Vietnamese vista, proclaiming he was “ready to take it to the next level.” Do we think he realized how literal that would be going into this episode of ABC’s The Bachelor? But without getting too ahead of ourselves, Juan Pebbles and his harem of minnows — “he travels and we follow!” proclaimed the one — traversed to Vietnam to get into the drama.
How does one solve a problem like Juan Pebbles and his no good, very bad image? Well something tells me that The Bachelor’s producers are hoping that the current leading man of true, everlasting love’s decision to not kiss all of the girls will do it. Apparently gettin' handsy and kissy-kissy with a bunch of relative strangers might not be something he wants his daughter to see. He’s a gentleman and a father and not a — how you say? — pervert.
After all of the well-earned controversy surrounding the latest leading man on ABC's The Bachelor, a lot of people are considering a boycott of the series. So I’d like to offer that you all stop watching if you want. Seriously. If you feel guilty about indulging in the series, no need: that’s what I’m here for. Just read my recaps instead! I’ll do the hard part so you can sit back and read and laugh on your lunch break.