The Book Bachelor Season 8: Gilbert Blythe
Women around the world disagree. They have been swooning over his boyish good looks, irrepresible sense of humor, keen intelligence, and perhaps that doctor career. Despite the largest turnout ever for auditions, showrunner Mike Fleiss decided to also open up the show to the many women from across the pond who wanted their chance to vie for his heart. 35 women arrived on night one to try to win Gilbert’s final rose…and love.
But it was Cathy “call me Kate” from California who was the real villain of the season, initially fooling Gilbert with her stunning looks and flirtatious nature. Bachelor Nation was outraged by the evil that poured out of her mouth during the interviews and, in the most dramatic turn of events that has ever been a part of the show’s history, the police showed up to make an arrest in a case once thought to be cold. Cathy wasn’t only trying to steal Gilbert’s heart, she had murdered her own parents. In a haunting exit interview, Cathy stared right into the camera lens and declared, “They looked at me and thought they knew about me. And I fooled them. I fooled every one of them. And when they thought they could tell me what to do—oh! that’s when I fooled them best”. Gilbert was shown running away from the cameras before pushing a button to open the gate and run out into the Spanish countryside to get away from it all.
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