In an exclusive clip from Monday’s episode, the men explain that they’ve hired a security guard for their own safety. Chad’s roommate Derek is among the most worried, as he’s scared the 28-year-old could do something rash.
“Last night I felt like Chad could potentially snap, which is a little bit scary, because he sleeps right next to me,” says Derek. “I could just feel the tension anytime I step into that room and he’s in there.”
The men discuss Chad punching a door after JoJo gave another man a rose, leading Luke to call this season’s villain “demented” and a “ticking time bomb.”
“Chad’s aggressive behavior has been elevated to a level that’s not safe, for anybody really at this point,” Luke tells the camera. “We had to do something about this guy before it got out of hand.”
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The camera shows an image of Chad asleep in his bed, and zooms out to reveal a security guard watching him.
“The fact that we need a security guard to watch over Chad speaks volumes to the fact that he doesn’t deserve to be here,” says Alex.
In a clip released earlier, Daniel and Chad have a strange heart-to-heart that hints at the tensions in the episode. The Canadian contestant says hanging out with Chad is hurting his status with the other men.
“It gets difficult. If I talk to you, I get dragged down with your negativity,” says Daniel. “Let’s just pretend your Hitler ”
To which Chad responds, “Let’s not pretend I’m Hitler.”
The conversation only gets stranger from there, with references to another World War II-era dictator.
The Bachelorette is airing Monday and Tuesday this week, both at 8 p.m. ET, on ABC.