There is so much good in Nick Viall, but tonight on The Bachelor, I'm pretty sure we witnessed his collapse. The poor guy just had a complete breakdown, and the girls broke down right along with him as soon as they caught on to those overly emotional vibes he was slinging.
Let's start with the positives for poor Viall.
No one can claim Viall isn't on the show for the right reason. This is a man on a mission to find love.
The tears he sheds warm my heart a little bit because he is being so open with his emotions. Gotta love a man who can bear his soul like that.
Viall respects the women, which means he's going to tell it to them like it is. The man is looking for a wife, and in his search, he's telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth no matter how brutal it may be.
When Viall tried to tell Whitney he didn't see a future with her, she immediately pulled out her claws and aimed them at Danielle. Viall very patiently and politely told her that the conversation didn't have anything to do with Danielle.
He did the same thing when Taylor tried to make it seem like the only reason she'd been sent home was because Corinne made her out to be a bully.
Now for the not-so-fuzzy parts of Viall as the Bachelor.
As the weeks go on, Viall seems more and more uncomfortable as the Bachelor. Tonight, when the women were emotional on the group date, instead of comforting them, Viall just got all worked up right along with them. The only one who stayed sane in the whole situation was Raven, which makes me think maybe she balances Viall out, which makes me think maybe she's the one.
Viall himself admitted this was a weakness at the beginning of the season. He still needs some work. He turns to avoidance, especially when he gets nervous or uncomfortable, which seems to happen a lot.
Viall's passion is a good thing. His passion for Corinne in front of the other women is not so good.
I respect that Viall is honest with the women and sends them home when he knows they aren't the one. But he's starting to seem a little trigger-happy. Girls are dropping left and right, so it's no wonder the remaining six are feeling freaked out.
Sure, Viall wants love, a best friend and an adventure buddy, but what does that look like for him? After having his heart broken twice on television, no one can blame the guy for being skeptical of his feelings, but he's got to find his confidence for this process to work. All of his insecurity suggests he isn't ready to settle down despite how much he may want it.
Viall went to see all the women at the end of tonight's episode and told them all that he didn't think he could keep doing this. Uh, usually when a guy says that, it means he's done. Like done-done.
So did Viall just break up with all his remaining women?
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