'The Bachelor' Season 23: Could Cassie Randolph's dad's surprise visit to Portugal have been scripted? Some fans think so
While the fantasy suite nights are supposed to be filled with romance, Underwood's was tragic because the woman he loved abandoned him
Monday's episode of 'The Bachelor' season 23 was one of the most dramatic episodes in the show's history. We got to witness heartbreaking moments and shocking revelations. Though fans and viewers aren't all fond of Colton Underwood, when they saw Cassie Randolph leave him after he confessed his love for her, they felt for the bachelor.
Portugal will always be a heartbreaking memory for Underwood and that goes without saying. While the fantasy suite nights are supposed to be filled with romance, Underwood's was tragic because the woman he loved left him and walked away. Randolph decided to reveal she does not want to get engaged to Underwood, just after he confessed his love to her. Though Randolph had her doubts about her relationship with Underwood previously, she spoke to her dad when they visited her hometown, and she came to a final decision after her dad flew to Portugal.
As surprising as it sounds, Cassie Randolph's dad, Matt Randolph flew from California to Portugal to tell his daughter he did not give her his blessing to Underwood, with regards to marrying his daughter. Though it seems like a carrying gesture, and showcases that Matt really cares for his daughter, some fans speculated this might have been a scripted plan by the producers, given the major drama, which would get the series more ratings than usual.
"Seriously, the gals father hops on a plane from California (I believe) travels across the world to Portugal to talk w/an adult about getting engaged? ABC obviously decided to spend $$$ for a good storyline? Can [you] say totally scripted," wrote a fan. While another added, "Your Dad couldn't call you on the phone? Looking like this is scripted?"
Some fans also revealed they think Randolph did all this just so she can get to 'The Bachelorette'. "Anyone else besides me, myself and I think @CassieRandolph was most definitely scripted? Or straight up lying? Or also is a hypocrite and planned on leaving to be the next bachelorette? @BachelorABC #TheBachelor," said a fan.
Amid the criticism, some fans worried Randolph's dad has too much influence over her and wondered if she will ever make a decision for herself. "I'm worried about her father having too much influence over Cassie. Maybe that's why she can't figure out her feeling for Colton (or her last bf)," said a fan. While another wrote, "Cassie is very immature and clearly hasn’t found herself yet. So she’s not marriage material at this time in her life. Clearly, Daddy has not let her spread her wings. I’m embarrassed for her. She should not have been on the show."
Cassie Randolph was always a contestant that received love and cheer from fans and viewers of the show. But after she decided to abandon Underwood at nearly the end of the season, she lost their favor. We are still unaware of whether Randolph will return and get back with Underwood.
To see what happens tune into ABC on Monday and Tuesday for their two-night finale. Check your local listings for more information.