Well then, if that episode wasn’t the most cooked shit ever I don’t know what is. In short, Charlie done-did fucked himself over by going full-unhinged in the space of 60 seconds… over multiple one-on-one dates. Usually, we cop just a little smear of Unhinged Charlie as he storms around the mansion to pull a tanty but tonight? HOO BOY, we saw at least 80 per cent of it and it was terrible.
For the full recap of that insane episode, aggressively click on the below.
On Charlie’s hometown date, he decides to take Ali to Coogee beach – nice, romantic, playful date – everything is as normal as it can be. BUT, there’s foreshadowing going on and by foreshadowing I mean Charlie telling the bloody camera that a ginormous pile of shit is about to hit the fan.
In Charlie’s words, everything is not as “peachy creamy” as it looks so he cancels – literally cancels – their hometown dinner date with his aunts and cousins. Look, if it was anybody else I could sort of get it – you’re not ready for that sort of commitment, you don’t want your family on TV etc. WHATEVER but Charlie did not use either of these as an excuse.
Instead, he decides to be brutally honest.
“I just feel we need to be exclusive,” he says on a dating show with three other men.
RUN, ALI RUN.
Charlie then proceeds to tell Ali how she’s supposed to be feeling and that, if she does not open her eyes, she’s going to make the same mistake. So, Charlie continues to tell Ali to “do what you do best and think about it”.
Do what you do best and go away #BacheloretteAU— Annie (@atmokineticist) November 8, 2018
Ali, shooKETH, stands up and kind of just stares unblinkingly into the open which I perceive as a sign to producers to get her the hell out of there. And that’s it, the date ends and we go to the ad break.
Does it get worse? Yes, yes it does.
At the Cocktail Party when Charlie and Ali reunite, presumably after Ali has given this all a really big hard thinker, Charlie accuses Ali of being “unfaithful” in the real world even though… we are not in the real world. I am not making this up.
Charlie needs them to be ~exclusive~ to be able to tell her he loves her, he needs her to pick him because he knows they’re great together, he knows they have a chance on the outside world, he knows.
We’ve heard versions of this speech before but the way Charlie is going about it – NOT GOOD.
Why? ‘Cos Charlie’s talking at her, his eyes are wide, he is BEYOND intense, I’m pretty sure he’s about to explode then Ali – completely done with his 50 Shades of Grey fuckery – tells him to LEAVE.
Ali to Charlie: THANK YOU, NEXT #BacheloretteAU— Claire Boland (@ClaireLBoland) November 8, 2018
Yeah, so Twitter had a lot of thoughts about tonight’s episode for multiple reasons.
The fact Ali didn’t throw Charlie off that cliff shows remarkable self restraint #BacheloretteAU— Kiera (@UnderYourPorch) November 8, 2018
Did… Did Charlie just send her to the naughty corner to think about her actions??? WTF is this? I didn't realise it was Sociopath Thursday. #bacheloretteau— KCongram (@KimCongram) November 8, 2018
It’s now called Charlie-splaining #BacheloretteAU— emma (@emwattz) November 8, 2018
I think it's time for Allie to call it and pull a Honey Badger. There's no-one here for her, Charlie's too intense, Bill is off with the pixies. Dump them all and run. #bacheloretteAU— Jodi Petty (@jodilorrie) November 8, 2018
That…that was actually terrifying…. #BacheloretteAU— Michelle???? (@MichelleMackey1) November 8, 2018
Charlie is gross in so many ways. He was an obsessed fanboy and I’m so glad Ali sent him packing after that bullshit. #BacheloretteAU— Ambo (@FalconRunning) November 8, 2018
In the dictionary, the definition for "gaslighting" has a link to tonight's Ep of #BacheloretteAU— Rasher Flasher (@jezinkew) November 8, 2018
Charlie is a fucken loose unit #BacheloretteAU— Hopzilla (@trinnybopper) November 8, 2018
Holy shit. Charlie is the definition of toxic.#BacheloretteAU— Alexis ✨ (@agwilkinss) November 8, 2018
Charlie is so condescending. He treats her like a child who doesnt know her own mind. Shes makes some average decisions but shes still an adult who knows herself #BacheloretteAU— janey (@jane_ella97) November 8, 2018
HOW DO U ASK SOMEONE TO BE EXCLUSIVE ON A *DATING SHOW* #BacheloretteAU— emma (@emwattz) November 8, 2018
Oh my GOD:
I've never felt so uncomfortable and awkward watching TV in my life. Stop crazy ex girlfriend, stop Charlie you psycho ???????????? #BacheloretteAU— Erin Dooley (@erindooleyy) November 8, 2018
It just occurred to me that we haven’t even talked about BILL. This puppet-looking-bloke self-sabotages when he reveals to Ali that his hometown date won’t consist of his family members. Instead, they’ll include his best mates – one of which is a woman named Amy, who he went on a couple of dates with. Yes, his ex-girlfriend. But that’s not all – Ali’s not just meeting Amy, she’s going to her bloody house for dinner because Amy is playing host.
This sums it up:
Clearly Amy is making it known that her dog pissed on Bill's leg first, Ali#BacheloretteAU— Pipe down, Chachi (@bishcheese) November 8, 2018
Also, @ Amy.
Why are the family members of these guys attacking Ali for trying to find love on a tv show, like can’t she can’t find love in the real world is she just trying to get publicity? Have they missed the part where the boys are on the same fucking show! #BacheloretteAU— Ambo (@FalconRunning) November 8, 2018