Plus, forcing the guys to pick now doesn't mean they’re being fully honest. For example, Termayne is the first person to reject Rachel at the rose ceremony. As a result, he rejoins the men and later goes home because his number one choice (Gabby) doesn’t give him a rose. It’s likely that other contestants will alter their actions after seeing this because they don’t want to get sent home. It’s easier to pursue the other lead if you’re still in the mansion, versus on a flight back home.
This becomes even more apparent in the promo for next week’s episode, when Logan admits that the format is flawed. “Every time I’m in the same room as Gabby and Rachel, I realize my feelings toward Gabby,” he says.
This is majorly unfair to both Gabby and Rachel, who never wanted to date the same men. If their journeys were separate from the start, perhaps this wouldn’t be an issue.
The Bachelorette airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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