Bachelorette ESP

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.

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