These are tense times, but “The Bachelor” is continuing to deliver episodes that mix tears, smooching, awkward moments and enough attractive singles to distract viewers, at least for a little while, from the news. In Monday night’s Episode 4 of Season 25, “The Bachelor” picks up in the wake of the abrupt exit of Sarah, who said she wasn’t ready to do the show at a time when she was also dealing with the responsibility of being a caregiver for her father.
So, what can we expect? According to the episode description, the Jan. 25 episode finds “The Bachelor” star Matt James fighting “his tendency to put up walls.” We’re also going to see some familiar faces from “The Bachelor” world, including Ben Higgins and Wells Adams.
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And, since this season can’t go too long without Victoria, the self-proclaimed “Queen” who is obviously still in the mix to stir up trouble, we’re due to see more of her clashes with fellow bachelorettes.
And what’s this? The logline also promises that host Chris Harrison will drop “a bombshell that will change the course of the season.” As the teasers for upcoming episodes have already revealed, that means we’ve got some new women arriving to join the probably not-too-thrilled remaining bachelorettes.
OK, OK. But will we ever see more of Abigail Heringer and Pieper James, the two women from the Portland metro area, who have not had much to do so far? The clock is ticking.
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— Kristi Turnquist