The good people of Australia were slapped with a "to be continued..." fade right in the middle of the manufactured drama and left to fester for 24 hours before finding out why Matty J stopped the rose ceremony.
But, what if Matty J never actually stopped anything?
Punkee pointed out that something wasn't quite right about the zombie-like footage of our dear Bachie putting back the rose, and they have the video evidence to prove it.
In a YouTube video that slowed down the footage, fans can see a second rose magically lift itself into the air and move out of the way of the returning rose. Confused? Yeah, you're not alone in this mystical rose-lifting universe, as most fans were bewildered by the video.
Basically, it seems the producers rewound some completely regular footage of Matty J picking up a rose, in order to add to the drama...
Reality TV is manufactured? THE HORROR.
Okay, real talk, we all know there's a certain level of manipulation and 'staged' drama that goes into the production of a dating show. But, completely faking a dramatic rose ceremony and using that fake scene to tease audiences for two full episodes? That's a bit much.
Who knows, however, maybe Matty J really is some kind of magical wizard or something.
This article originally appeared on In Style.