The Mrs. and I have watched the last few episodes of The Bachelorette, and when comic book villain Bentley took off, I told her right away that he’d be back. How did I know? Because the show is obviously scripted up the wazoo, and it makes no sense to write out the main bad guy so early in the season. It had to be a tease to build suspense, and he would certainly return.
Lo and behold, he is returning.
Chalk up another victory for the psychic powers of a heavy reader–the few simple plot devices out there get pretty easy to spot after a while.
And how do I know it’s scripted? Puh-leeze. In a recent episode, the bachelorette confronts the villain about a rumor she’d heard that he was going to leave because he was scum. He denied it and she believed him. Later, in the same episode, he left and gave her a lame excuse, and she believed that, too. It didn’t even occur to her to make a connection there? C’mon, nobody could possibly be that stupid.
Except TV screenwriters.