Hannah Brown came back first. Then there was the champagne gate, Chase Rice appeared and finally Alayah returned. But also during a season of The bachelor Produced so heavily that nobody was prepared to have to stay together for the last three women – Madison Prewett, Hannah Ann Sluss and Victoria Fuller – during the Fantasy Suites week.
This is not the usual case when it comes to the long-term franchise. As a rule, the women or men in their hometowns are separated from each other and only come together for the last few rose ceremonies. But in an incredibly uncomfortable turn for this season, all three women have to stay together in Australia, where the last few weeks have taken place.
This is cruel and unusual, even for reality TV conditions.
During his weekly episode breakdowns on Instagram, former Bachelorette and Bachelor in paradise Candidate Blake Horstmann called on the producers to orchestrate the scenario to smash Madison, who is waiting for sex until marriage. "This show did some nasty things to the participants, but the fact that they all live together during the Fantasy Suites is so messed up," said Hortsman. He went on to theorize that producers put the women together because Madison is a virgin and she should know if he slept with the other women.
Horstmann is not the only alum who is suspicious of this phrase. In their weekly summary for CosmopolitanAshley Iaconetti, who was a virgin during her season The bachelor, mentioned that she also thinks this is a setup at Madison's expense.
Despite the fact that it is a perfectly normal and personal decision to be a virgin, this is not the first time that the franchise has made it a point of action for the show. Heck, Colton's entire season focused on the fact that he was a virgin! In addition, the choice for Iaconetti and Becca Tilley, who both competed in the season of Chris Soules to remain virgins, became an ongoing conversation in several seasons of shows across the franchise. In his book, the born-again virgin Sean Lowe confirmed that he had no sex with any of the women in the Fantasy Suites.
Let us make one thing clear The bachelor so often it gets wrong: being a virgin is a choice, but it doesn't define your entire existence as a person. In addition, sex isn't the only reason for Fantasy Suites. These nights are a time designed to connect on a deeper level without cameras or producers.
At this point, we can assume that the last three women have developed real feelings for Peter, and now the producers are only adding unnecessary interference to an already emotionally charged situation. To make things even more complicated, we saw in the preview that Madison lets Peter know that she expects him not to have sex with the other two women, which puts him in his own dire straits.
I have a feeling that the producers will make Madison's date the last, but it only guarantees that she will find out that Peter was already familiar with one or two other women. I would also start spiraling! And unfortunately part of me believes that the producers are hoping for exactly that: intensifying the drama and maybe even getting Madison to eliminate herself. We have theorized who Peter's mother is crying in the previews, and this could easily be the reason. Peter sleeps with one of the other women, Madison goes home and he realizes that she was his soul mate the whole time.
Let’s hope that Peter, his last election, and all of his candidates are not completely emotionally scarred despite the ongoing psychological warfare of the producers this season.