On Monday's episode of The Bachelor, semi-boring Arie Luyendyk Jr. did something really interesting. He was on a boring one-on-one date with the frustratingly taciturn Lauren B., who seems to have the emotional range of a Crest whitestrip. She was barely talking to him until out of nowhere she told him she was falling in love with him. In response, he made this face...
...and then he got up and walked away! Where did he go? Everyone on Twitter had very similar ideas.
Obviously Arie walked away because he had to fart #thebachelor— Tara McBride (@ta_mcbride) February 13, 2018
Lauren, Arie just had to poop real bad #TheBachelor— Emily's TV (@tv_emily) February 13, 2018
"I seriously think he just got up and walked away because he had to pee in the forest." #TheBachelor— Haley Kinsey (@haleykinsey) February 13, 2018
He really did go into the forest! He went all Man of the Woods to be alone with his thoughts. Or was he doing something else?
Arie left because he forgot his script #TheBachelor— E. (@eluant8000) February 13, 2018
Here's a very interesting theory from Taylor Nolan, who was on The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise and therefore might know about how these things work.
When he came back, he dropped a big ol' twisty bomb: he's falling in love with Lauren, too! Buddy, you still have three other girls left! If you had watched Ben Higgins' season, you'd know this is not going to end well. So now we know for certain one of the two women Arie fell in love with.
People were truly baffled by this turn of events.
Lauren: "......."— Julie Johnson (@AuthorJulie) February 13, 2018
Both: "I'm deeply in love with you."
Everyone watching: "WHATTTTTTTTTTTTT?!" #thebachelor
IM SO FREAKING CONFUSED BY ARIE AND LAUREN. TBH. #TheBachelor— Raven Gates (@ravengates09) February 13, 2018
It was totally bizarre. But maybe that means Arie and Lauren reall are perfect for each other.
Arie marrying Lauren B will be as exciting as Ambien marrying Lunesta #thebachelor 😴😴😴— Here 4 the FunTimes (@AdrianFunTimes) February 13, 2018
The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.