Ok, cards on the table? The guy who normally does our Bachelor write-ups is my fellow BMTN owner Joe Nelson, and he's currently on paternity leave (congrats, Joe) meaning the recap is all down to me.
I don't watch The Bachelor, I have never watched The Bachelor, but we've now set a precedent of doing reviews anytime a Minnesota contestant is involved and, as they say, the show must go on.
So yes, Michelle Young from Edina. She's on the show, and she is in the final four, hooray!
And Monday's episode saw the remaining contestants have their "hometown visits," except there's a pandemic going on so they couldn't really visit the hometowns, which is a shame as it's filmed between September and November so the Minnesota weather would have been non-sucky.
Instead Michelle's elementary students Zoomed in for a call with their teacher and Bachelor Matt James, and among the things they asked were "Have you guys kissed yet?" and "How many girlfriends do you have?" Cute.
They also received an actual, in-person visit from Michelle's parents, which at one point prompted Matt to tell her father: "If that means me moving to Minnesota, then that means me moving to Minnesota." Listen buddy, I moved to Minnesota for a woman and I'm telling you now, I didn't sound nearly half as begrudging as that.
Speaking of begrudging, Michelle later told Matt she was falling in love with him, and he responded by kissing her ... which apparently is deflection? I don't know, I haven't dated since I met my wife in 2012, things have changed since then.
From what I can glean on Twitter, Matt did apparently tell Michelle's competitor Rachael that he's falling for her? So that seems rude.
Anyhoo, Michelle has made it into the final because another of her rivals, Serena, decided she didn't want Mattchelor (has anyone done that? I'm coining it) after all.
So there we have it, we have a Minnesotan in the final – and as we know from the Minnesota Vikings, things can only end one way...