That was a first!
We have seen Hannah Ann, Madison Prewett and Victoria Fuller live together in the same suite.
For the very first time, the contestants were awkwardly living together during the fantasy suites week.
Chris Harrison explains the reason during the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast.
“Peter has trouble making decisions. I don’t know if you guys have noticed that,” Chris started. “The king of kicking the can down the road. Heaven forbid you make a decision but, there are things that we do as producers that will force you into this uncomfortable zone and force you into making a decision.”
“Sometimes we do it for your behalf, sometimes we do it for the Bachelor, the guys or the girls. And this situation was pretty extraordinary because Peter had kicked the can down the road, but this time also Madison had.”
“And so this was to force a situation that had to happen, and it had to happen this week.”
“This was to force a situation that had to happen, and it had to happen this week because if we get to proposal week, then this guy is really screwed and there’s no chance this works,” Chris continues.
“We gotta figure this out and there’s really only one way to do it. Yeah, it was tough love and it was really awkward and — again, as you know — in the history of the show, I don’t know if we’ve ever done this, but we decided to do it this week because these are conversations that needed to be had.”
“It was because of, I think, the double standard in the things that Peter was gonna deal with. We kind of needed the women’s perspective on this. 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.”
“There is so much that’s left to unpack and to go through,” he said “I feel like the season has barely started, honestly, considering what’s about to happen in the final week of this show, which is wild to say.”