Chad's Funeral On 'The Bachelorette' Honors The Fallen Villain, But It Gets Interrupted
Bachelor Nation wasn't the only entity celebrating Chad's departure from the show. Everyone from the other contestants inside the mansion to production seemed to be in on it, because the dudes somehow managed to get their hands on celebratory poppers, a cake, and sparklers. Chad's funeral on The Bachelorette had some somber elements, too, complete with a farewell tune from James Taylor, a eulogy from Wells, and a scattering of protein powder ashes. But the festivities got interrupted by...you guessed it: Chad.
On a trip to Nemacolin, Pennsylvania, JoJo found herself on a two-on-one date with mortal enemies Chad and Alex. The latter, miraculously, convinced her that Chad was a bad, violent, threatening guy, and JoJo finally sent him home. Back at the house, the guys see a production assistant grab Chad's bag to take away, so they know that he's the one who got cut.
"Gentlemen, we are gathered here today to celebrate arguably the worst person anyone has ever met," began Wells' eulogy for his fallen enemy. "Tonight, we say farewell to quite literally the [expletive] person who has ever been on either The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. Chad: farewell, sweet prince. Death to tyrants."
Each of the guys took a handful of Chad's protein powder and scattered it to the wind, before Wells drop-kicked the enormous empty container into the woods. d
PROTEIN POWDER FUNERAL!!!! This is the height of TV in the 21st century. #TheBachelorette— Rachel Syens (@rachsyens) June 21, 2016
That protein powder funeral was hilarious. Whoever's idea was is my new favorite #TheBachelorette— Lauren Campbell (@lcampbell39) June 21, 2016
Forget the protein powder... These guys should have had a viking funeral for a five pound loaf of ham. #TheBachelorette— J.E. Fed (@xmagis305) June 21, 2016
But as soon as they walk back inside the house, Chad is waiting at the front door, creepily making horror movie noises against the glass. Jordan confronts him and tries to make peace (because what else can you do when the Chad-bear wanders into your camp at night?), saying:
Chad's winning response? Well it clearly wasn't an apology. Said Chad:
Jordan tries to apologize again and shake on it, but Chad continues to shirk responsibility for his actions and threats, saying he was forced into making them because he felt attacked. (Newsflash, Chad: that's not how feelings work.)
"I was expecting a reasonable reaction from a very unreasonable and frankly unstable person," Jordan admitted in a cutaway interview. No one could have said it better.