Then the inevitable happened and we witnessed their break-up a month later which was cringeworthy but brought with it a wonderful moment of catharsis where Hannah Ann absolutely ripped into Peter for how he strung her along and acted like he was in love with two women when in the end it was always Madison (and maybe Hannah B. still, as Hannah Ann mentioned he kept wanting to reach out to her too). Just when it seemed like Peter would be left lonely as he rightfully deserved, the host of the show, Chris Harrison, flew Madison to Los Angeles so she and Peter could have a tear-filled reunion and decide to give being together with another chance against all logic. As Vulture pointed out in its review of the first night, "Very few relationships and marriages have ended because the two people just stopped being in love with each other. It’s money or sex or children or religion or Tonya from accounting. Love doesn’t conquer all. Love conquers, like, 67 percent of things, and that last 33 percent is a beast." Peter and Madison are basically nothing but that other percent.
It was a shitshow of a conclusion, with the AV Club giving it a D in terms of entertainment. I disagree with that as I was entertained, but I also will say I'm glad the next Bachelorette is someone from older seasons (before I even started watching), Clare Crawley, who is 38 and has made it clear she wants people who are actually in their mid-20's or early 30's as opposed to folk barely old enough to drink or know what they want in a relationship. Seriously, I was a much different person in the 2nd half of my 20's than the first half, and extremely different now in my 30's. I think some actually grown-ass folk back on this show will help reduce such wishy-washy bullshit we've seen lately.
|Save us from ourselves, Clare.|
Nobody comes out of this season looking that great besides maybe Hannah Ann (Twitter really hates Barb now, regardless of how correct she is in all this). All the female contestants hated each other for maybe the first time in the show's history (normally there are some conflicts, but many friendships are formed), Peter made the previously most vilified Bachelor (Arie) look good compared to his choices, and basically, no one thinks Peter and Madison are going to last. I hate this show and I love it so much at the same time, somebody please help me.