The dude has finished second TWICE on The Bachelorette, but instead of looking at all the evidence and saying something like, Hey, perhaps this whole find-love-on-a-television-show thing isn't for me, Nick decided that running it back was the most rational choice.
Fresh off an image-rehabilitating stint on Paradise, Nick hopes that THIS is the go-round that ends with him halfheartedly proposing to a nice girl with whom he can ride the daytime talk show circuit for a few weeks before surreptitiously leaking the details of their "amicable" split to Us Weekly.
The Bachelorette is so much fun precisely because it flips that power dynamic on its head, and the payoff—a bunch of shouty, overtanned bros taking breaks between chin-up sets to rip off their identical heathered henleys and slap-fight over five minutes of screen time with a woman they've barely spoken to—never fails to entertain.
(Example: If you like two women, do not, under any circumstances, tell them BOTH that you love them.) In this way, the show allows you to see how all your absolute worst ideas would play out in real life, but in a way that doesn't end with you getting unceremoniously dumped by Presidents' Day.
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