The Bachelor "Countdown to Nick" Recap: Who HATES Nick Viall?

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If you were looking for The Bachelor spoilers on ABC's pre-season special, you were likely disappointed, but the network did succeed in hyping up the new season last night.

Nick Viall is the new bachelor and there's going to be a whole lot of drama during his season of the ABC hit.

The dude is on to his fourth attempt at finding love on national TV, and not everyone is happy about his presence. 

Nick Viall, The Bachelor Star

We kicked things off with a montage of the three women from the franchise Nick had fallen for over the years. As you probably know if you watch The Bachelorette online, all of his prior relationships never quite stood the test of time. 

Things got pretty tense when the producers thought it was a good idea to send Nick to a booth in which fans lined up to give him a piece of their mind. Nick's casting was met with a polarizing reception from fans of the show. 

Most of the reaction stemmed from the way Nick had acted in previous seasons. There was very little positive reception and that will probably worry the producers of the series. Might this be the year the series craters in the ratings?

Time will tell. 

Nick Viall Gets Slapped

If you thought that couples from the Bachelor franchise never really stood the test of time, then the producers certainly went all-out to prove that there were some successful pairings from the show out there. 

Ashley and J.P Rosenbaum were first up and they were quick to point out that their life was great. Despite what some may think, there are some of these couples that are not only together for the cameras. 

Desiree and Chris Siegfried are new parents and are loving every minute of it. Having kids is a huge step for any relationship, so they must be really in it for the long haul. 

As you probably know if you watch Ben and Lauren online, the pair are still happily together, but they have yet to be married, with Ben worrying that they were both in the relationship for the right reasons. 

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth are busy planning a wedding in Nashville and revealed that they are really ready to start thinking about starting a family. 

Shawn Booth and Kaitlyn Bristowe: Front Row at Desigual Fashion Show

Finally, Carly Waddell and Evan Bass are loving the new dynamics in their relationship. Carly revealed that she is very much enjoying playing step mother to Evan's children. 

It's pretty great when you think that all of these couples became a thing because of the show, will Nick's fourth and probably final attempt be the one that finds him a partner for life?

Nick Viall Bachelor Poster

The episode concluded with scenes from the season ahead and it sure looks like viewers in for a treat. The most notable scene involved Nick crying, speculating whether his engagement was going to come to fruition. 

Okay, ABC, we're intrigued! 

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The Bachelor Quotes

There’s still a lot of growing to do in our relationship. We will not tie the knot until I am mentally and physically prepared as well as Matt.

Shayne Lamas

It was a fairytale proposal like I’ve always dreamed about. I forgot that there [were] cameras around. In that moment, it was just Matt and I and it was the most amazing moment of my entire life.

Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]