‘The Bachelorette’: All of the Signs That Luke P. Will End Up on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’
We are nearing the end of The Bachelorette, which, honestly, may be a blessing given how this season has gone. From men who had girlfriends back home, to contestants shaming her for having sex, Hannah Brown hasn’t had the best crop of men to choose from.
But one man has truly taken over the show and made everything about him. Luke Parker has become the center of this season of The Bachelorette, which is why he is the perfect candidate for Bachelor in Paradise.
He’s the villain
Early on in Brown’s season, it became clear that Parker was a villain. From the way that he got into arguments with almost all of the other guys to how possessive and full on he was with Brown from the start, red flags have been popping up everywhere with Parker since day one.
Even host Chris Harrison can’t deny Parker’s villain-like ways.
“We’ve never had a season where a villain — if you want to call Luke that — has such a prominent role, where they really dominate the landscape and storyline for so long,” Harrison told Entertainment Tonight. “Hannah likes Luke P., and the more he gets beat on and she gets beat on, the more defensive and angry she gets.”
Villains are pretty much made for Paradise. Their presence alone causes ratings to spike as people tune in to see just how much the villains have changed. And Paradise is also a great place for the “bad guys” to shed their poor reputations.
Which is why production loves to cast them.
“You saw the villains get redemption and those are sometimes the best stories that we tell,” Robert Mills, ABC’s Senior Vice President of Alternative Series, Specials & Late-Night Programming told ET of villains who have gone on BIP.
He doesn’t win the show
Spoiler alert! Parker doesn’t end up with Brown in the end. Shocker, right? But really, was there any way she was going to end up with someone who shamed her on national television for having sex?
If you have read any of the spoilers for this season, none of them suggest that Parker wins. Which means, he was presumably single when Bachelor in Paradise started filming.
He probably won’t be the Bachelor
One of the reasons that someone who made it far on The Bachelorette may not go on Bachelor in Paradise is if they are in the running to be the next Bachelor.
Inviting someone to Paradise when they are in line to be the Bachelor is risky. They could either go on the show and win people over like Colton Underwood, or go to Paradise and completely ruin their image and their chances of being the Bachelor like Dean Unglert.
So typically, people in that position don’t go to Paradise.
Parker doesn’t have to worry about this, as there is almost no chance that ABC will make him the next Bachelor. Unless, of course, he somehow goes onto BIP and has a complete change of character.
But, hey, anything is possible in Bachelor world.