I agree. Yes, there have been gay people throughout history. However, we barely know Ted's GF and have been given no clue that she was anything other than straight before this. It just feels forced to have suddenly "come out" to Maggie. You're right, Bachelor, "shock value" is about the right term, and it probably won't help the ratings a bit. Who do they think would appreciate a plot like that? Younger viewers? And who do they think their core demographic is? I'm guessing older viewers who have actually heard of Robert Redford.I still don't think the shock value of lesbianism will help the ratings. It's not something that will attract mainstream viewers.