Since the beginning of the season, Chris Harrison has teased that something happens this season that’s never happened before in show’s history. In fact, here are his exact quotes.
From an interview with EW.com he did before the first episode aired:
“Halfway through the season, there is something different that happens with Jillian that we’ve never faced before. You don’t plan for it, you don’t script it — because you can’t.”
At the end of last night’s episode previewing next Monday’s show, we heard Chris saying this:
“And then, it’s the shock of a lifetime. (Cut to scene of Jillian crying, “I really, really, really liked you”), that leaves Jillian devastated.” Jillian: “This is just proof that no matter if you’re wearing the pants or not, it doesn’t protect you from getting your heart broken.”
From his blog earlier today on EW.com:
“One of the biggest surprises we encountered this season takes place next week and it leads to one of the most emotional episodes we’ve ever had.”
What does this all mean? In case you haven’t heard, a bachelor leaves the show on Monday. Is it by circumstance or by choice? Well, if the show is promoting it as something that’s never happened in the history of the show, lets look at the possibilities of things that have never happened:
1) One bachelors exit causes another to question why he’s there
2) Jillian asks a bachelor to leave, only to have a change of heart later to ask him back
3) A bachelor leaves the show due to a personal/family/work related crisis and never returns
4) A bachelor leaves the show due to personal/family/work related reasons only to return at a later date
5) A bachelor leaves the show only to be replaced by another bachelor at a later date
6) A former bachelor returns which causes a current bachelor to leave
We know this is a boring season. The ratings speak for themselves. Is it possible, after EVERYTHING that went down last season, that ABC is creating drama once again to generate interest? Could it possibly happen yet again where people are being led to believe and see one thing, when in reality, that’s not what’s really taking place? Are the writers running out of ideas, or coming up with new ones?
More to come in the following days. Stay tuned.