Anyone who heard it was going to be a two-part episode of The Bachelorette knew there would be drama. Like last week, much of the action revolved around Chad Johnson, the heavily-muscled suitor who showed little interest in conforming to the normal Bachelorette niceties. During Monday night's episode, Johnson appeared to pull the shirt of another contestant, Evan Bass, and a security guard was posted to the mansion.
But the episode ended on an odd note. Asked by Evan to step in to resolve the mounting tension, Chris Harrison had a chat with Chad, saying the show could not tolerate violence. Harrison said he would give Johnson a chance to "settle" the issue with Bass and the rest of the guys. As Yahoo critic Kristen Baldwin wrote, Harrison sending Chad back into the house seemed unlikely to end well.
"The guys inside are all silently praying that Harrison is sending Chad home, but alas that's not the case. 'There's a line that the show has to draw, and that's the violence,' says Chris. 'I'm not asking you to leave, but something has to be done.' While I was hoping Team Bachelorette would issue some kind of punishment — like flushing all of Chad's protein powder down the toilet — instead they just want the meathead to head inside and 'settle it' with the guys by… apologizing? Unlikely."