As a collective, we all nodded in acknowledgement about five episodes ago that Nikki has this one in the proverbial bag, and the other Bachelorettes are spending their days in the mansion lapping up as much fame and fortune as their short stints on the show provides.
The only mysteries of these final weeks are the questions of who will be the poor soul strung along to the final with Nikki? At what point will Richie send Alex home so she can be with her son? And will Olena accept the producer’s offer of being the next Bachelorette?
But before we get too ahead of ourselves, Nikki Gogan has one major hurdle to overcome before she wins Richie's heart: The first-date curse.
Will Nikki win? We discuss with former Bachelor contestant Zilda on Bach Chat. Post continues after audio.
As it stands, no other contestant on the history of the Bachelor franchise has manage to win after being given the very first one-on-one date.