However the scandal unfolds, it will be comforting for the audience to see Chris use his stern father expression during the Rose Ceremony.
Yes, I realize the Montalvo date is wedged into the road trip, but logistically for the overnight lodging, etc. it must have been a nightmare. Saratoga is between San Jose and Santa Cruz but closer to San Jose. Will they find rooms in a motel/hotel for one night in either of those cities, or will they continue the extra fifty miles to San Francisco and their reservations there? Yes, it is a drive back down those fifty miles and it looks like backtracking, but they are traveling 30-50 miles north to Napa for the 2:1 date.
I also realize the date timer works for it to be part of the F9/F6 series of dates...best I wait for it to play out.