Last night, part one of The Bachelor finale aired on ABC, and it left us with one burning question: Why did Colton Underwood go after the only emotionally unavailable contestant?
Although we won’t know how the season ends until later tonight, the 26-year-old star seems to be struggling with his own emotions. And while Cassie made it clear that she’s not ready to be engaged, we’re starting to think that Underwood isn’t ready either.
Sure, he claims that he’s ready for a wife and family, but that doesn’t mean it’s true. So, why is he lying to himself? It appears Underwood is trying to fit the mold of what a Bachelor should do, instead of what he wants to do.
The producers expect the show to end in an engagement. Why? It not only boosts ratings, but it also continues the hype long after the After the Final Rose special. (Cough, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham’s wedding, cough.)
Of course, this wasn’t always the case. During the first several seasons of The Bachelor, proposals were a pleasant surprise—not expected. However, recent seasons are putting loads of pressure on the stars to be ready for marriage, which often scares away young contestants.
So, we can’t help but wonder why Underwood went after the only contestant who wasn’t ready to be engaged, despite the fact that multiple women warned him about Cassie’s immaturity.
Was it his subconscious telling him to slow down? Or is it a sacrifice he’s willing to make? Guess we’ll have to wait until part two of The Bachelor finale airs tonight, March 12, at 8 p.m. on ABC.