The wrote was on the wall even before The baccalaureate Self-proclaimed “Queen” Victoria Larson stepped out of her palanquin to welcome the meat sample of this year’s man, Matt James. Regardless of what she would do with the show’s producers – who know how to capture everyone in their worst light – it was clear that Victoria would be a royal pain in the ass.
Despite the obnoxious performance of the troublesome monarch in Night One – which included stealing our bachelor from one of the most excited candidate groups this show has seen yet not once but twice! —Matt babysat the “queen” for a second week. And to anyone’s surprise, this Monday’s episode saw Victoria realize all that terrible potential. Bachelor fans timed during the premiere – ripping pages from the franchise’s longtime villains playbook in a feverish clip.
But Victoria’s ‘performance’ this week wasn’t the kind of drama Bachelor the fans really appreciate it; As the energy of this fierce “not here to make friends” competitor quickly sprouted into a one-sided feud with her roommate, Marylynn, it all seemed so predictable it caused a headache. Despite Victoria’s insistence on the contrary, the exchanges that brought her to the screen, at least, make it seem like she’s decided to bully one of the nicest people in the house – then told Matt otherwise.
The direction this week’s episode would take became evident within minutes, right after Bri Springs received this season’s first one-on-one date card. “Why do you think he chose her?” Victoria asked. As other competitors have tried to echo Bachelor Shepherd Chris Harrison’s advice to focus on their own experiences – or “the journey,” or as he said this year – our little “queen” got impatient.
“First of all, I haven’t even spoken to Bri,” Victoria said, “so I don’t have that little friendship that you have. And second, I wanted to be there, so I’m not happy.
“I think all the girls who are happy for Bri are all fake as shit,” Victoria said later in a solo interview. “The reality of the situation is that we’re all here to date Matt; we’re not here to be in a sorority.
Bri’s face-to-face with Matt was largely standard Bachelor rate; he took her on an ATV and made donuts before smashing her, then they went into a hot tub and had dinner together that they barely ate. In a truly loving moment, the two bonded after growing up without their father, and Bri finally accepted a rose.
Meanwhile, at home, Victoria raged, “I hate this girl power bullshit,” she said, later adding that all of her roommates “are either lying or fake, or fucking losers.
As the contestants realized there would only be two more dates this week – a group date and a second one-on-one – Victoria had it all done. “Honestly, I wouldn’t want a group date based on how I feel in the group right now,” she said. “I don’t feel like I can be my most authentic self… Although I would for Matt, but it would still be like, I’d rather wait for a face to face.
So obviously she got stuck in the group date.
As the other women who were to join this (huge) group outing tried to come to terms with their fate, Queen Vicky couldn’t help but strain her nerves. “Now you know how I felt this morning – and you’ve all been so rude to me, and that’s the problem I’ve had all day,” she says. “I’m here to hang out with Matt. That’s what’s important to me, so if it’s not important to you, it puzzles me. (Madam. Seriously, we understand.)
It was also at this point that Victoria appeared to choose Marylynn as her nemesis. She accused her roommate of being “so rude” to her. And what did Marylynn say that was so mean? According to Victoria, she had said, “I want to choose your brain and understand you, and see why you act the way you do.”
That was not how Marylynn remembered their exchange, of course; instead, she said she was just trying to figure out Victoria.
“We have to share our room,” Marylynn said in a desperate plea for reason. “We have to live together. I’m trying to improve it. ”
“Oh my God, I’m so done,” she said, storming out of the room and pulling her suitcase out of their shared room as Marylynn whispered, “I just don’t understand what’s going on here.
“Literally. Like, I’m going to sleep on the couch … I’m going to be with Matt and the rest is just, like, ridiculous. I’m literally a queen and can’t wait for Matt to send her home, so I have my own bedroom – as I should.“
Victoria then embarked on a rant: “Marylynn, she is psychologically disturbed,” she insisted. “Literally. Like I’m going to sleep on the couch… I’m going to be with Matt and the rest is just, like, ridiculous. I’m literally a queen and can’t wait for Matt to send her home to have my own room – as I should.
Considering all of this, I’m sure you’ll be shocked to learn that despite her instructions to the group – “Don’t be negative tomorrow you guys…” – Victoria was also disruptive on their shared date.
While the women tried on white dresses to take their dream wedding photos with Matt (an echo of last season, with “BachelorFranco’s beloved photographer, Franco on deck once again), the “Queen” put on a crown and stalked at least one of the photos. She appeared to cut the line to do with Matt under the wedding arch, and had him remove a garter from her thigh.
The wedding filming finally gave way to a food-slash-paint fight that saw Victoria’s team, finally … victorious. (Sorry.) So during the cocktail party, several women tried to convince Matt to keep them – including the “Queen” herself.
Victoria’s main piece was to insist to Matt that despite her confident exterior, she – like Shrek and the Onions – is in diapers. “I have a lot of sides to me,” she says. “Even though I am confident, I want you to know that, for example, I am also human.”
As Victoria detailed some of her insecurities earlier in the date, Matt responded with a compliment and challenged her to “keep owning who you are, because it’s beautiful.” (To which every Bachelor Nation responded with a resounding “NOOOOOO!”)
After their discussion, Victoria entered the room where her comrades were seated. In a solo interview, she said she hadn’t “been this deep with a guy in a while” and that “the rose would mean so much to me tonight”.
Wouldn’t you know, though – it was just then that Matt walked into the room to take the date rose and give it to someone else.
Specifically, Matt gave the rose to Lauren – who immediately had to face Victoria by asking, “Did you expect this?” and speaking of how, in fact, she thought she was going to have the rose.
Matt finally had his second one-on-one date with Sarah – and after that came the cocktail before this week’s rose ceremony, which was cut short after an explosive drama left a contestant sinking. passed out, apparently with anxiety. Would you believe that Victoria is also behind all of this?
It all started with Marylynn’s conversation with Matt. After being excluded from one-on-one and group dates, Marylynn was understandably anxious to know how Matt felt for her – and delighted when he gave her an orchid after remembering it was her. favorite flower.
The other contestants responded positively when a happy Marylynn emerged with her flower – but at that point Victoria decided that Marylynn was “poisonous” and that she was just had talk to Matt about it right away.
Anyone who has seen even an episode of The single person can guess where things went from there. Victoria dubbed herself an ’empath’ and told Matt that Marylynn ‘cries and handles situations’ and is ‘downright toxic’ before hinting that she was bullied into sleeping. on the couch. Marylynn denied all of this to Matt, which left her stunned. When Marylynn tried to figure out … anything … the “queen” replied saying they were “like oil and vinegar”. She rushed forward, once again, insisting, “You’re too much for me.
“Marilyn really needs to come home tonight because I hate her,” said Victoria. “I’m not going home tonight. The queen does not go home.
Most of the contestants, by this point, were fed up with Victoria for monopolizing much of the cocktail with her fabricated drama. Sarah said she was grateful for receiving her date rose, protecting her from disposal, but admitted she was “overwhelmed.” Minutes later, she collapsed during the rose ceremony, telling producers she was passing out.
Like I said: this is all a drama by heart for The single person that almost all of this could have been predicted before the episode even began. As Victoria hurls insults, skepticism and hostility left and right, she seems pathologically reluctant to examine herself. Maybe Victoria is just the target of the series’ infamous “bad modification”. But whatever the reason, this “queen” comes across as the ultimate “Karen”.
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