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The season has been a bit of a dud on the true romance front. And yes, I know we’re talking about a TV show, one that follows a predictable formula, is heavily edited to create plot lines and features more misses than hits when it comes to spawning love and marriage.
Sadly, Fletcher sent the one true romantic in the bunch home on last Monday’s episode. That would be Luke Pell, the small-town Texan and Iraq War vet who’s a fan favourite to become the next Bachelor.
Pell’s departure isn’t the only one that had fans slapping their foreheads. In the same episode, Fletcher dispatched medical sales rep Chase McNary — and she did it while they were in a so-called “fantasy suite” about to spend the night together.
“Chase, I love you. I am so disappointed in JoJo,” tweeted Ellen DeGeneres.
Jordan is Californian Jordan Rodgers, 27, a former pro football quarterback and brother of Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Robby is Robby Hayes, a 27-year-old Floridian whose occupation is described as “former competitive swimmer.”
US Weekly has published multiple stories about Rodgers, alleging he’s a cheater who only came on the show to get famous.
Heck, when Fletcher asked Rodgers to picture the next year in his life if they got together, he called it “a tough question to answer.” The words, “We’ll be engaged” did not pass his lips.
Fletcher’s insecurities arise in part from her experience on The Bachelor. Ben Higgins told her he loved her but chose her rival, whom he also said he loved (and to whom he is still engaged), over Fletcher.
That rejection has been brought up so much by Fletcher this season that it raises another question: was she really over Higgins when she started filming this show? Does she love Hayes and Rodgers, as she claims, or is she on the rebound?
The finale airs Monday at 8 p.m. on City. Read the recap Tuesday at thestar.com/television .