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The “Bachelor” Peter – Debunking Producer Theories, & I Fill You In On What I Know Up to This Point

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Still a few things to get to that I’ve seen this season and interviews Peter has recently done that have caught my attention. You know how every season we see things in the season previews that never make air? Well, we’ve no doubt that again this season with numerous clips. I’m not gonna go over all of them, but one pretty popular one was a voiceover of someone saying “She/Sydney _______ in the hot springs.” Yeah, that never happened, which is why you only got a voiceover and it was never shown. I mean, there were definitely a few scenes in here that we never saw this season:

Madison slapping someone on the telenovela date was never shown. The quote above was from another preview clip that I can’t find right now. But bottom line is I think the whole pregnancy angle started from that quote and, well, yet another ridiculous theory that had people scurrying for a few days or so. Pregnant? Really? C’mon everyone. Have ANY of these girls been shy on IG since filming post pictures of themselves? If someone were pregnant, they’d be about 3 ½ months right now. Doesn’t mean they’d be showing, but you can bet your ass that anyone pregnant would be keeping a much lower profile on social media. And oh yeah, Peter shot that down in this interview last week as well:

So he’s specifically told about 3 theories making the rounds during that interview: he’s with Hannah B., he got someone pregnant, and he’s single. His answer was: “I will say I haven’t heard the actual ending yet though.” So you can rule all those three out. I know “Peter is totally acting single. I saw him here with this woman, or he’s hanging out with this woman, blah blah blah” gained some steam recently. Well, he was just told a theory about how his season ends that he was single and he responds by saying he hasn’t heard the actual ending yet. So that answers that question. Lets just say if Peter were single, the interviewer would have never been allowed to ask that question. And if by some chance they did, and Peter was single, his answer would’ve been more along the lines of, “Hey, all great theories. You never know. Gonna have to watch and find out.” Not directly refute the theories by saying he hasn’t heard the ending yet. He may be coached in his answers on what to say, but he’s not coached to directly lie.

Another interview Peter did this week he was being given a hard time by keeping all the drama around, and what was behind some of the decisions he made, and Peter basically said, “Look, I knew exactly what I was doing the whole time” and that his front runner never changed after week 4. The latter part could be him just trying to save his ass after the fact, but the first point is valid. Because lets face it, when you’re the lead on this show, you HAVE to do 11 episodes of TV, no matter who you may like more than others. Every lead I’ve ever had on my podcast has pretty much said they knew who they were into after the first night and had their final 4 set. From that point forward, I don’t want to say every other person isn’t important, but in terms of being with the lead, they aren’t. So then they just become part of the storyline. How are we going to make these people interesting enough, or create enough drama surrounding them, knowing that they aren’t going to win? And that’s where editors come in and do their job. So people like Tammy, Mykenna, Sydney, Victoria P., the whole time filming is happening, they all think they have a chance with Peter and are possible final 4 candidates, but producers know otherwise, so they begin to craft their storylines accordingly. That’s what you’re signing up for when you go on this show. If the lead tells producers (people he talks to every day) that he doesn’t see you in his final 4 or potential final one, you are expendable. But, they still have to produce 11 episodes, and only x amount of people can go home each episode. So you ask, “Why didn’t he send so and so home earlier?” Because he can’t. He can only do 3, maybe 4 at the most once the show gets rolling. If you are not one of the leads top picks, you are filler for the show. However, producers are constantly making you feel like you have a chance, when in reality, you don’t. Someone that the lead wants to be with doesn’t get eliminated in episode 2 because of something that happens on the show. You weren’t a choice of theirs to begin with. Sorry.

One of the things I’m seeing on social media a lot this season, and I guess it happens every season, is contestants taking to their IG page or Twitter to either defend themselves, or, apologize for their actions. I guess apologizing is better than nothing. Sydney took the approach last week to continually tell people she was bullied, which I think was the wrong approach as I mentioned. To each their own. Tammy went the apology route:

Even Mykenna came in with the classic “we’re all human and make mistakes” tweet, which is always a popular one to go to:

Now look, I agree with Mykenna. I’ve been over this 1,000 times. If you send hate tweets, racist tweets, death threats, etc to a contestant on a reality show, you’re scum of the earth and you should be banned from social media. But we all know that’s not gonna happen and this will continue on as long as Twitter and IG exist. It’s part of what this show and its fanbase have become. But here’s the issue I have with what these women say. I’m sure they mean it, but, I’m assuming we’ll see Tammy, Mykenna, Sydney and others all on Paradise this season. Am I expected to believe that one of them, if not all, won’t get egged on by a producer again and go off on someone? What, we’re gonna get down to Paradise, and every rivalry will just go away, everyone will become friends, and there will be no conflict down there? That’s where they’re putting their backs against the wall, because once you come out and apologize, unless you never do another show with them again, chances are we’re gonna see the same behavior come Paradise. You know why? BECAUSE WE SEE IT EVERY SEASON. I’d love for one, if not all of them to do a 180, stay out of all drama, and never ruffle feathers down in Mexico this summer. I just don’t think it’ll happen. I’m honestly supposed to believe Sydney won’t call someone a bitch, or get in someone’s face, or be in the middle of ANY drama this summer? Would love to see it. Don’t think it’s possible. Easy for them to say now while they’re not filming anything and they see their behavior on TV. It’s another thing to be back in it in June for Paradise and producers get their claws into you again. Hell, what about the “Women Tell All?” You don’t think there will be any confrontations between these women there? Please.

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  1. justsaying

    February 11, 2020 at 12:18 PM

    >>And we know from previews that Madison is the one who makes it known that if Peter has sex (or is intimate with anyone), that would be hard on her. According to Robert Mills, apparently she tells Peter this during their overnight date.

    So Madi, obviously frontrunner, told Peter she’s not going to be happy if he gets it on with other women and he went ahead and had sex with the other two overnight dates?? Okkk he is manifesting some kind of personality disorder to me. Whatever you all want to call it.

  2. crushonspivey

    February 11, 2020 at 1:04 PM

    I think last night the writing was on the wall already here. Madison laid out her heart about what she wants in a marriage, and it was PAINFULLY obvious that it is not what Peter wants. Not at all. Madison wants a religious guy. Peter is not a religious guy at all. And he did’t want to say so so he hemmed and hawed around it. The long pause was so obvious after Madison talked about what she wants, and she is serious as she takes her morals very seriously. It is all very personal to her.

    Then, add in the fact that Peter knew she was religious, lived her convictions, and then told him she’d struggle is he had sex with the other girls, and he did it anyway. To me, that tells me he didn’t really love her. For better or worse. Not that this is a problem, but if he truly wanted to be with her, he’d have respected that, and put her first. But he didn’t. He put his sexual desires first. I don;t think that makes him a sociopath, just a selfish guy if he went for it then expected Madison to be chill with it.

    What is obvious here is that Pete and Madison just aren’t a good match. They want different things, have different values. Madison wants her life to be filled with faith and a guy who shares that with her. That just isn’t Peter. And that is ok. What isn’t ok is if he is playing her just to try to get her in the end and faking it to get her. Then, that is selfish and dishonest. He should see it and just walk. They’re not compatible with some big stuff.

  3. winsomeone

    February 11, 2020 at 1:46 PM

    What a mess Peter is. Madison should run for the hills.

  4. all4one

    February 11, 2020 at 6:16 PM

    Thank you Steve for filling us in on what you know!! We all appreciate you, and you make the season more fun.

    I just want to say that the irony is thick here.

    “Just send me home if you’re going to be physical with other people.”

    Luke- crucified
    Madison- understood

    Hannah- a hero
    Peter- a philanderer

    You don’t deserve her Peter. But fortunately for you that’s what grace is. God giving us things we don’t deserve.

  5. justsaying

    February 11, 2020 at 7:20 PM

    all4one,
    Luke was crucified even before the whole sex talk began, be fair. His general cockiness was his demise. Hannah was upfront with Luke as well regarding her being physical, unlike Peter, from what RS said.

  6. Miaperdido

    February 11, 2020 at 7:43 PM

    Or Madison leaves and then Hannah decides to leave as well. Never had that happen before. He goes after one of them later. They film it.

  7. all4one

    February 11, 2020 at 8:10 PM

    Just saying,
    You’re right.

  8. Gina

    February 11, 2020 at 8:10 PM

    Maybe they both leave because they feel like he lied- then him and madi end up together after. They’ve been throwing him under the bus all season and made him look awful, would it be outrageous for that to happen again in the finale?

  9. irisvioletgrey4

    February 11, 2020 at 8:10 PM

    Ooh, I love that theory, Miaperdido! Peter gets his comeuppance and for the first time in years, the final women don’t compromise themselves in order to be the winner.

  10. Statler Without Waldorf

    February 11, 2020 at 9:29 PM

    Madison may have actually been looking for a husband in this(?) and a secondary benefit was becoming a “social media influencer”.

    Hannah Ann clearly went on this show to work on her fake crying skills and grow her social media influence/“modeling” career.

    Peter is even worse than Arie was as a Bachelor. He’s immature, has no backbone and is just chasing tail and getting it wherever he can as much as he can. That’s fine and all, but good grief, I can’t remember the last time I watched a season with so many unlikable cast members. Oof.

    Sounds like they all need to end up alone with their Instagram follower counts to console them.

  11. ladybirdrn

    February 12, 2020 at 1:28 AM

    I’ve never given a response until now. Steve is over thinking this. You can’t spoil what hasn’t been filmed. I believe He’s with Madison. She may or may not leave the island but production will make it appear as if Madison did. Peter didn’t even have Her fathers permission. Maddie never met the parents since the girls told Her they had sex with Peter. At that point why would Maddie meet His parents(see them again). She most likely Was shocked,sad,upset. At that point she leaves (maybe goes as far as a hotel room) if he was going to pick Hannah He’d of filmed on. Also Peter said He knew after date 4.I will Bet Peter knew the day he took Maddie to his Parents vow renewal. I saw that look he had for her then. It’s clear although the same age Hannah is more Imature and shallow. Has no real future goals. I know recently even Peter was unsure about Hannah who he said was young and had walls up. I didn’t get the feeling Hannah was all that into Peter. On their date she even acted unsure. So just like Colten Peter goes after Maddie. They decide to date so IF AND WHEN he proposes She can feel special. Time has now gone by since he slept with Victoria and Hannah. In their alone dates they agree to get engaged on live TV. That’s why it’s not spoiled. Only a few ppl even know this will happen. It also gives them an out if they decide they want to date longer then they will be no after the Rose engagement. Maybe we don’t know the exact step by step order but He is with Maddie who needed time to get past Peters over nights. Most girls if they were honest especially a virgin wouldn’t want a proposal right after Peter had sex with others. Also Peter and Maddie needed time to date and For Peter to get to know her father so they could get His ok. No way is Maddie getting engaged without Her dads permission.

  12. dogmomma

    February 12, 2020 at 5:35 AM

    I don’t remember the order of overnight dates, but if Madi’s overnight was 3rd, and she told Peter that she would have a hard time with him being intimate with the other 2 girls, then he would have already been intimate with them. But if Madi was first and told him not to do that but he did anyway, then I think that would be a huge deal breaker for her.
    I hope Peter has learned a lot from his experiences on the show. I don’t think he’s a bad person who needs to be crucified, but he was weak and vulnerable and made lots of bad choices, which is exactly what the producers are paid to do to people.

  13. tinyred500

    February 12, 2020 at 9:12 AM

    @Statler, ‘Peter is even worse than Arie was as a Bachelor. He’s immature, has no backbone and is just chasing tail and getting it wherever he can as much as he can.’

    Ouch at Arie, did you forget he got married and now has a baby girl? In that regard he was genuine with his Bachelor quest, he may have fudged up the end by picking the wrong girl at first, but he got there in the end. I agree Peter is too immature, not able to stick with any decisions made and is making a lot of poor decisions thus far. Whether Peter actually picks a girl, gets engaged and marries her, remains to be seen.

  14. ru80

    February 12, 2020 at 9:59 AM

    If you go to Madison Prewett Instagram go to her rose stories there is a pic she put up a day ago with her on Peters Back. I don’t know how old the pic is but why would she put up a pic if she was not with him after he slept with one or two or three of the Girls?

  15. marie101?

    February 16, 2020 at 10:21 AM

    I think Madi and Luke P. should get together. They have the same belief system for sure. I think her removing herself from the end made her more attractive to Peter. But not sure, he may have been ready to choose her anyway. It won’t be a stable relationship unless one of them becomes a little more accepting of each other’s beliefs, and you don’t usually see that with conservative Christians… it’s all or none. I guess we all will see how it plays out in the end.

  16. toastie

    February 17, 2020 at 10:51 PM

    My favorite theory is that Tyler C shows up on the final rose ceremony day to give peter some advice, and then ends up interrupting him, confessing his love, and peter chooses him. They adopt a bunch of dogs and kids and feed so many underprivileged children all over the world, and just generally bring joy and attractiveness to the people… it’s my theory, I made it up…

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