Megan’s sudden departure exposes the artifice of #TheBachelorAU

“It’s a television show!” Haymitch Abernathy, The Hunger Games (2012)

“It just seems like drama for the sake of drama,” Megan, The Bachelor Australia Season 4 Episode 7.

When Channel Ten teased that one of The Bachelor‘s contestants was going to walk out last week, I assumed it would be either Keira or Alex. They’re the show’s two most reliable sources of drama, and a walkout because of intruders is definitely a source of drama. The last person I was expecting to leave was Megan, who was my pick to win the season after watching the premiere. I was 100 percent wrong in my prediction, and I couldn’t be happier. Megan’s reason for leaving the competition is that the Bachelor mansion isn’t a conducive environment to falling in love. She’s right. Australia’s Bachelor/ette franchise has been successful with people staying together so far with the exception of Blake’s after show choice to dump the winner for the woman who came third, but it’s not going to stay that way.

 

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Megan doesn’t accept Richie’s rose. Image courtesy of Network Ten.

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