Previously on The Bachelor, you missed a whole lot of context.
No, it wasn't because you missed an episode or scrolled on your phone a bit too much while watching Matt James' historic season unfold. It's due to the astonishing amount of tape that hit the cutting room floor, including entire group dates—If a group date isn't aired did it even really happen? A question for the ages!—and one of Matt's most emotional revelations. Hey, who needs romance and real conversations when you can focus on girl-on-girl bullying among the women and unfounded rumors, right?
Still, it was quite jarring to see the ABC reality hit point out that it just decided not to include multiple dates in the season, rather airing quick clips from them during the Women Tell All. Oh, and apparently two former Bachelorettes paid Matt a visit that we just never got to see?!
We're sure we're not the only ones a bit frustrated heading to the penultimate episode feeling like we barely know our lead or his final three—Bri Springs, Michelle Young and Rachael Kirkconnell—and that's not even getting into everything happening offscreen in Bachelor Nation right now.
From one woman being seemingly edited out of the Women Tell All special entirely to the heartbreaking backstories we just never learned, here's everything we didn't see during Matt's season...
Hey, at least we still had time to see the women snark at each other during their power-walks through the Pennsylvania hillside, right?
The Bachelor's finale airs Monday, March 15 at 8 p.m. on ABC.