Spoilers ahead for the first half of the July 6 episode of The Bachelor:The Greatest Seasons Ever.
The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever went on a blast way to the past for its latest episode, with the first half of the three-hour broadcast devoted to none other than the man who started it all: Alex Michel. Longtime Bachelor Nation fans will remember Alex as the very first star of The Bachelor back in 2002, and his search for love launched a franchise that is still going strong nearly 20 years and several spinoffs later. Unlike many who have appeared on various Bachelor shows, however, Alex has never returned or even reappeared for a chat with Chris Harrison. Now, Harrison has explained why.