Every season of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise (plus Bachelor Pad, while it was still on) has one thing you can always expect: The villain. You know the ones I'm talking about, the contestants you and most of Bachelor Nation love to hate. In the Season 12 premiere of The Bachelorette, which set JoJo on her search for love, there seemed to be a clear candidate for this year's villain (I'm talking about Chad, of course), but perhaps the honor could go to someone else. So, is Jordan the villain of JoJo's Bachelorette season? That's the question being posed on this week's installment of Bustle's Bachelor podcast.
On this episode of Will You Accept This Podcast?, Romper TV Editor Allison Piwowarski and Bustle Entertainment Editor Kelsea Stahler discuss Jordan's actions in the Season 12 premiere and whether the promo for the rest of the season has set him up to be this year's villain. Of course, Jordan quickly became the frontrunner in the season premiere, earning the First Impression rose and pulling JoJo aside for their first kiss (which she seemed really into, by the way). So, could all the talk from the other guys during the promo be in response to Jordan secretly being the villain, or are they just jealous of his frontrunner status?
Well, Allison and Kelsea think it may be a bit too early to tell whether or not Jordan becomes the villain, but there's certainly potential for the former pro quarterback to become the one we all love to hate. As for the comments from his fellow suitors, contestants on The Bachelorette seem to be quicker to throw around accusations of not being there for "the right reasons" when someone is the frontrunner, and not necessarily if they actually are villainous.
Still, the biggest argument that Jordan won't be this season's villain really has nothing to do with him, and has everything to do with Chad definitely being the villain. Let's look at the facts: Chad keeps up a running commentary trash-talking the other men throughout most of the premiere, then he turns on the charm around JoJo — classic two-faced tactic. Plus, the promo seems to show that Chad has a hot-tempered side. In fact, I think we've got a Gaston on our hands — quick temper, not-so-subtle misogyny ("If I wanted her, I'll have her" is a sentence he actually said), and all.
So, if Chad is Gaston, I think that makes Jordan the Beast. But, we'll have to wait and watch more of The Bachelorette before we know for sure who this season's villain will be. Maybe one of the other contestants will prove to be more villainous than these two! And, until that potentially happens, check out the other episodes of Bustle's Bachelor podcast here.
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