So for those of you who saw The Bachelorette Season finale – Part 1 tonight, you know about the cliffhanger the show ended on. For those who didn’t, Desiree Hartsock ends up picking Brooks Forester but he rejects her. But considering that this is a reality show and they are not to be trusted, we ask the question: was this pre-planned?
Look, The Bachelorette is ultimately aimed to make people happy. Seeing the actual Bachelorette brokenhearted and unhappy isn’t going to make anyone happy. But considering that it so perfectly sets up for a happy reunion in Part 2, it looks almost suspiciously choreographed. In fact, if you told me it was a movie, I would have believed you. This was the second act of the movie, and Part 2 will be the final act where Brooks and Desiree are passionately reunited.
I mean, Brooks’ reasons for rejecting Desiree are a bit stupid, right? He went on the Bachelorette, what did he expect? Or maybe he realized he got in too deep, and changed his mind about committing to someone for life. I would buy both explanations – but again, the episode managed to end on such a perfect cliffhanger that I have a hard time believing that Desiree will now choose Chris or Drew. Unless the show does one of those third act twists and it turns out Drew or Chris is secretly Desiree’s best friend who has been in love with Desiree for a long time, and Desiree didn’t know it until now. But we know that’s not going to happen, because neither Drew or Chris knew Desiree before this show.
Still, expect a whopper of a Part 2, which will air next Sunday on ABC.