There were three main take-aways from this season’s third instalment of The Bachelor.
First, Matty J’s inaugural kiss with Laura. It was very long, and staring at anyone macking on is inherently weird, but on the grand scale of awkward Bachie kisses, it was mercifully pleasant.
Second, it’s not really chill to visit a medieval fair as an excuse to terrorise teeny tiny piglets.
Third, this season has well and truly identified its villain, and it’s none other than Leah. The 24-year-old was already on the radar following her dismal attempt at a pash (a solid seven on the awkward kiss scale), but last night’s emotional manipulation secured her spot as Big Bad #1.
In short, she told the audience it’d be perfectly grouse of her to fake vulnerability in order to get closer to Matty J, before launching into a spiel about how she’s struggling with the ~feels~ that she’s ~absorbed~ from everyone around her. An emotional sponge, essentially.
We invite you to reacquaint yourself with the scene.
— The Bachelor Australia 🌹 (@TheBachelorAU) August 2, 2017
It’s debatable as to whether Matty J bought it, but Leah and the producers made damn sure the audience didn’t. Thanks to her blatant attempt to mine sympathy from the fella, Leah has been officially adopted as this series’ most cooked operator. And it’s only episode bloody three.
— mudflap (@themudflap) August 2, 2017
— Carlee Dodds (@doddscarlee) August 2, 2017
— 🤍Courtney🤍 (@Tapprincess45) August 2, 2017
Leah = pic.twitter.com/GTgWulGTah
— Anne Belgar (@AnneBelgar) August 2, 2017
Leah reminds me of those people you have a laugh with at work add them on social media and find out they kick puppies for lols #BachelorAU
— 𝔐𝔢𝔬𝔴 🌈✨𝔐𝔢𝔬𝔴 🌈✨𝔐𝔢𝔬𝔴 (@Rhimeowmeow) August 2, 2017
The perfectly fine Akoulina was booted from the show in order to keep Leah around, so you can expect to see the latter cause more of a ruckus in the weeks to come.