Monday night, fans of The Bachelor said goodbye to this season's most characterized villain, Olivia Caridi.
After dangling by a thread the last several weeks -- and not to mention infuriating viewers with her attitude -- the big-mouthed Austinite kissed her dreams of a life with bachelor Ben Higgins goodbye after a two-on-one date in the Bahamas.
How did Caridi end up broken hearted and ugly-crying alone on a Caribbean island? Let's start at the beginning.
Monday night's episode picked up after a dramatic cliff hanger before last week's final rose ceremony in Mexico City. Despite the fact she had a rose in hand, Caridi's fate remained in limbo after the other Bachelor contestants voiced concerns about the Texan's two-faced behavior to Higgins. Viewers speculated Higgins might even retract her rose, but Caridi turned on the water works and coasted into the next round. Higgins sent the unmemorable brunette Jennifer Saviano on the next flight home.
From there, the gang took another vacation to the Bahamas where Higgins would eventually whittle his spouse prospects down to six women.
Dallas gal JoJo Fletcher was one of the lucky ladies to go on a group date swimming with pigs. You read right: swimming in pig-infested waters.
"This is like a bar in Dallas, there's just pigs everywhere," Fletcher said. Zing!
While amusing, the group date could not have been more awkward. The women broke out their best evil eyes and envious side glances. Smiles were few and far between despite the hilarity of watching pigs ambush the women as they tried feeding the animals hot dogs. Mom Amanda Stanton earned the group date rose.
Of course, the climax of Monday night's episode was the notoriously dreadful two-on-one date, where twin Emily Ferguson faced off against the loathed Caridi. The date was pretty uneventful -- Higgins took the women on boat ride to a secluded island, likely against the advice of any sane weatherman. The wind whipped hair all over the place as dark clouds hung low in the sky and water crashed on the shores.
It was a literal and figurative hurricane.
When Caridi and Higgins had some alone time, the news anchor (unsurprisingly) used every opportunity to talk about herself and her passion for "deep, intellectual things." (No, she did not elaborate.) But when push came to shove, Caridi could feel the pressure.
Olivia told Higgins she loved him in what I can only assume was one last attempt to clench the rose.
His response: "I don't think I can reciprocate those feelings."
Ferguson secured the date rose, and she and Higgins left Caridi alone on the island with her feelings. Of course, Twitter had a field day.
Ultimately, two others packed their bags for the mainland. Leah Block of Denver dug her own grave by bad-mouthing season favorite Lauren Bushnell. Higgins also dismissed kindergarten teacher Lauren Himle for reasons undefined in Monday's episode.
One Texan remains in the final crop. Tune in next week to see if JoJo Fletcher sticks around long enough to bring Higgins on a hometown date to Big D.