Alayah & Luke P. Prove ‘Bachelor’ Stars Need to Stop Following Their Heart & Start Listening to Everyone Else

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*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

ICYMI: Alayah returned during last night’s installment of The Bachelor after being sent home in episode three. While I’m all for dramatic reality television, I have a serious problem with the way season 24 is playing out, and it has everything to do with eliminated contestants ruining the star’s chance at finding true love.

You see, so much of the season already has revolved around Alayah and whether or not she’s telling the truth. The problem? We’re about to enter week five, and I barely know the other contestants…and neither does Weber.

Although the pilot let Alayah rejoin the show, there’s no way in hell she’ll actually make it to the end. All she’s doing is hurting Weber’s shot at establishing genuine connections with the rest of the ladies. Not only is Alayah’s presence bringing out the worst in people, but she’s also affecting how he makes decisions. One word: distraction.

I know, I know—Alayah’s days are numbered. But I think her overstayed welcome will have a lasting impact on the rest of the season. My biggest concern is how it will affect Weber’s judgement as the episodes progress, since these instances haven’t played out well in the past.

Think about it: On Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette, Luke Parker pulled a similar stunt. Throughout the season, he caused drama that resulted in Brown taking time away from the other contestants. Because everything was about Luke P. When things started to turn around, he crashed the final three rose ceremony, demanding the beauty queen give him another chance. (Spoiler alert: She didn’t.)

Still, Luke P. was a distraction, and he ultimately hurt Brown’s chances at really getting to know the men. When she appeared on The Bachelor, she admitted that the craziness of her season clouded her judgement, resulting in her choosing the wrong person (aka Jed Wyatt).

As for Alayah, I hope Weber quickly realizes the chaos she’s creating is really getting in the way of his actual goal: love. If he would just listen to everyone else—instead of his heart—he’d realized he’s wasting his time and, in turn, making the same mistake as Brown.

Somebody get Alayah a copy of He’s Just Not That Into You. The Bachelor returns to ABC next Monday, February 3, at 8 p.m.

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...