The wedding of last season's Bachelor stars, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, will be a joyous occasion. But for one person, it will also open up old wounds.
No, not Melissa Rycroft. She's moved on and gotten married herself (we kind of hate you, Tye Strickland). We're talking about Bachelor honcho Mike Fleiss.
The show's executive producer remains confounded by Steve Carbone, a.k.a. Reality Steve, a blogger who knew and spoiled the shocking finale last season.
This season, Steve is at it again, somehow publishing The Bachelor spoilers detailing how Jake Pavelka's entire saga would play out, and accurately so far.
Some of the details - especially as they pertain to Rozlyn Papa and Vienna Girardi, among others - have been remarkably specific, too. So who's his mole?
Could it be Mike Fleiss himself?
Mike Fleiss: Jake Pavelka's Bachelor puppet master.
Fleiss maintains he's not in on it, and that the spoilers getting out "kind of bugs us." However, on the flip side, “In some ways, it’s just more promotion."
"We would like to find out [who his source is],” he adds.
While Fleiss says the show has taken extreme measures in the past to track down moles, he has not gone to great lengths to expose Reality Steve's ... yet.
He may have no real incentive, as the spoilers don't keep fans away. The Jason-Melissa bombshell "After the Final Rose" dumping drew 17.5 million viewers.
This season's are on pace to equal or top that. Steve says he and Fleiss are not in cahoots, and he'll "one up" The Bachelor simply because ... well, he can.
“I don’t go looking for this stuff, it comes to me because I’m willing to throw the show under the bus,” he explains of his sources, which "fell in my lap."
“I don’t think ratings have suffered. People are still watching because they want to see it play out," he adds. Indeed. Spoilers or not, we all want to know ...
Who should Jake pick?