How Bartise Became a Super Villain and Surprised Fans Who Thought They Knew Him
All-star Netflix dating show Perfect match has delivered the drama every week. by cooperating punters who pick new matches for themselves in front of their current bookie (Francesca, twice!), to over-the-top crazy rants (oh wow, Shayne, honey, therapy, please), to the dumbest “strategic” lies (Chase’s poor “chilled tooth”). None of these dramatic moments have been felt awful, though — like Khloe and Mitchell jumping into their balcony hot tub and accidentally soaking the night’s losers. This is just ridiculous bad luck that makes for good TV. But we should have known that things could and eventually would take a darker turn simply because of the involvement of a Netflix personality: Bartise.
There are too many editors and producers and weird circumstances to argue that being on reality TV is a good showcase of one’s character. But Bartise, his reports certainly still hot after how he left Nancy at the altar last fall, isn’t doing himself any favors. Perfect match. In both his last two episodes Perfect match Season 1, h Love is blind Season 3’s villain manages to outdo himself – and this is the guy he was ready to to get into a fist fight on his wedding day.
His penultimate episode Perfect match puts all the established couples through one final challenge, bringing back all the eliminated contestants and giving them a chance to have their shot with any of the paired players. At this point in the game, Bartise is paired with Abbey (Twentysomethings: Austin) — and it was a match for two full rounds. This is a big deal for Perfect match and a still greater affair for Bartiz, for our man has — as Circles Savannah points out — he went through a lot of women during his time on the show.
Let’s recap Bartise Perfect match course record: he was brought as a date for Ines (The Circle: France), but soon after matched with Izzy (Too hot to handle). Then in the next round he let Izzy go back with Ines. He was then kicked out of the house when he failed to make a match and then brought back as a date for Diamond (Love is blind). And then, right after the hit with Diamond, he chased and matched with Abbey. Now the couples are at the end of the season, on the eve of the coronation of a couple The Perfect match, and Bartise managed to match the same partner twice in a row. Abby thinks she and Bartiz are solid.
He doesn’t know Bartiz.
But we know Bartiz. Unlike everyone else Perfect matchwe saw Love is blind Season 3 and we saw how Bartise operates in these high pressure moments. He talks faster than the narrative, as if trying to beat the truth in a race. So when Bartise tells Abbey that she could possibly be matched with Izzy, someone she’s already matched with and fallen for (!), she’s taken aback.
Abbey had been rejecting offers all night because Bartise had said earlier that they were a match. Bartise reacts to Abbey’s confused look as if he were a starter pistol too away from.
If there’s one thing you don’t want a potential romantic partner to say to you, “Your head’s not in the fucking game with me anymore,” it should be up there. That’s what Bartiz immediately tells Abby, pointing out the fact that he’s not there to make friends — even though that’s apparently the whole point. Perfect match. (Reminder: there’s no prize money!) Bartise continues, trying to make Abbey believe she’s insanely crazy for talking to other women. Abbey, however, continues to reaffirm the truth: she’s not crazy for talking to Izzy. she’s mad that he changed his mind about her so quickly. That’s exactly what Bartise has been doing all season and he’s outraged that finally, someone calls him out! Bartise is in the middle of doing to Abbey exactly what he did to Ines, Izzy and Diamond!
Just stopping here to point out Perfect match it could well be considered a character study of Bartiz. After seeing him go on so many first dates, once you see how effortlessly charming he is on each one, it becomes much easier to understand why Nancy fell for him the way she did. Love is blind. But still Love is blind it didn’t show that side of Bartiz, which is his unnecessary side. He saved it for Abby when she says she’ll “look like a dick” when this all comes out.
It doesn’t just look like a bird. He looks like a thug – and acts like one, too.
Bartiz instinctively takes this dig at Abby, saying that she’s actually the one worried about her portrayal. Why; Because last night, Abby she didn’t want to have sex with him on camera.
We see part of this exchange at the beginning of the episode when the two are in bed and Abbey has to keep pushing Bartise away, laughing and saying, “I’m not trying to do an OnlyFans here, I’m sorry.” He insists and so does she. he says there’s a “big camera in the room, calm down.” And now Bartiz has twisted that—he doesn’t want “that.” to have sex on camera — in a weapon to use against Abby and to question her authenticity the way he questions her own. He says that because Abby was worried about what her family would think of her if – again – having sex on camera, that Abbey is somehow fake or arrogant. Reminder: Abbey just told Bartise that she’s not comfortable being with someone who can go from “I’m definitely going to hook up with you” to “Well, actually…” in the space of an hour, which she’s already done three times this season. Abby is understandably horrified when Bartiz blurts out what she told him in their suite.
“You’re using my words against me now,” she says in shock, as if she’s in a horror movie and found out her boyfriend was the killer all along. “What I told you in confidence, you will weaponize. Yes.”
Bartiz did something very hurtful Love is blindbut on that show it always seemed like Bartiz could stay out of trouble — or at least talk over the. But this move Perfect matchthe way he immediately turns on Abby, taking a genuine concern she had and escalating it into an attack on her character — congratulations, Bartise, you’re now the ultimate badass two season of Netflix TV! Well, at least that’s how you’ve been processed.