According to the host, who spoke to Bachelor Happy Hour podcast hosts Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin, the producers chose to create the “uncomfortable zone” to force Madison to be honest with Pilot Pete and force him to make a decision.
Well, it turns out that during Monday’s episode, Peter was blindsided and forced to admit he’d slept with the two other women, causing Madison to walk away from the competition (for now).
Apparently, even though viewers knew Madison was a virgin, she hadn’t told Peter that she was saving herself for marriage. “Sometimes we do it for your behalf; sometimes we do it for the guys or the girls,” he said, per the Hollywood Reporter. “This situation was pretty extraordinary because Peter had kicked the can down the road, but also, this time Madison had.
But imagine how much worse Luke P. ’s fight with Hannah could have been had he been in the same hotel suite as Tyler C. , Peter, and Jed when they didn't return home from their one-on-one dates?
As usual, the final three women—Madison, Victoria F. , and Hannah Ann—were sent on a one-on-one date with Peter Weber, with the option of spending the night together sans cameras.
We needed Madison to face Victoria and Hannah Ann and have them express their emotions on this because, again, it’s just this guy and his perspective and I don’t know if that’s the greatest thing right now.
Last season, Fantasy Suite week led to the most dramatic moment of the season, when Luke P. shamed Hannah Brown for having overnight dates.
Harrison thinks it’s better that it happened now than right before or after Weber chooses to get down on one knee. “If we get to proposal week, then this guy is really screwed and there’s no chance this works,” Harrison said. “We gotta figure this out and there’s really only one way to do it.
On the decision to have the women stay together during the Fantasy Suites, Weber told Glamour, “Definitely, obviously, it made for a weird, awkward situation.
This week marked a first in Bachelor and Bachelorette history: The final contestants were forced to live together during the infamous Fantasy Suite week.
Basically, Madison, Victoria F. , and Hannah Ann were forced to live together to create drama. Fans had thoughts.
Here's why the 'Bachelor' women had to stay together during Fantasy Suite Week https://t.co/1VQDVgXsry— Glamour (@glamourmag) February 26, 2020