*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
Here’s what you need to know: Michael Allio (let’s call him Michael A. for old times’ sake) first won over America’s heart when he opened up about his wife, Laura, who passed away from cancer. The single dad struggled being separated from his 4-year-old son, James—so much so that he departed the show in last’s night episode. During a video call, the young boy said, “Maybe daddy left because he don’t want to see me,” which made Michael A. regret his decision to stay in the competition.
Despite his surprise departure, we think Michael A. is one of the top contenders to become the next Bachelor. There are two key reasons: ratings and timing.