If you had better things going on in your life than guzzling Chardonnay while yelling at Hannah Brown’s decision-making skills for two straight hours on The Bachelorette on Monday night, you picked the optimal day to eschew reality television: The episode essentially turned into a clip show/Q&A hybrid halfway through, depriving viewers of, uh, the gorgeous Latvian cityscapes and any dates. (And salmon jackets, duh.) It was an odd move in an already odd season, which clearly served as filler content so the show could squeeze in an additional episode for our future viewing pleasure. And Mike Fleiss, the longtime showrunner of The Bachelorette and The Bachelor, is admitting such a thing. “That was our weakest episode of the season. Now things get really, really, good!” Fleiss tweeted last night. “We’ll make it up to you next Monday!”
We wish we could tell you there were some juicy bombshells that spurred from Brown and Chris Harrison’s recap interview, but alas, the duo repeated Bachelorette-isms for the better part of 45 minutes. “I didn’t realize how hard this whole journey would be for me, and I don’t see at this point how I’m going to get where I need to get,” Brown explained. “If it continues to be an obstacle, I don’t see this working for me. But if I can get past this I still have a glimmer of hope. And if I survive by the end of this, somebody better buy me a drink.” Well, at least the mid-season trailer was pretty great!