The Bachelorette has a real Chad problem. Chad, if you’ll recall, was the contestant who responded to all of his bio questions with the answer: “Myself in 10 years, alright, alright, alright,” and spent the first two episodes eating meat like a caveman, telling Jojo she was a nag on their first group date, and doing pull ups with a weight belt attached to his suitcase. Chad is kind of a maniac.
Things really came to a head on Monday night’s third episode of the season (and the first of two parts this week), though, which ABC marketed as a “Chadapocalypse” in promos for the show. Chadapocalypse!! And how does a Chadapocalypse happen, you ask? During a “stand-up comedy” group date, one of the other contestants Evan — who we are reminded is an “Erectile Dysfunction Specialist” every time he appears onscreen — gives Chad a good old fashioned ribbing, making light of his apparent “‘roid rage.” That seems like just the sort of thing a guy with alleged roid rage would have a good sense of humor about.
But the post-stand up celebratory chest bumps didn’t last long, because surprisingly Chad didn’t take it so well (compounded with getting rebuffed for a kiss with Jojo in front of literally all of the other guys). After bloodying his knuckles by punching a door and menacingly telling Evan that he was going to die if he didn’t chill, Chad later declared, “If I can’t lift weights, I’m gonna murder someone.”
Chad’s anger issues might end up jeopardizing his chances with Jojo, but even more importantly, they could cost him his bromance with Daniel — the bellybutton-poking MVP who stripped down to his underpants and jumped in the pool during the premiere. This led to the below Come to Jesus meeting between Chad and Daniel, which may not just be the funniest scene in Bachelorette history, but in all of television history.