Hard to decide whether it is too much exhibitionism for the former Dean of Rochester Cathedral to go on a blind date at First Dates Hotel, just three years after coming out and leaving priesthood – it is certainly something that (the real fictional) Lord Henry would have loved to see for the wrong reasons, being the salacious cynical character he was. For anyone else, this episode actually gives a glimpse into a middle-aged man’s emotional maturation, and agreeing to do this in public is commendable bravery.
Did this make me a fan of this show or of reality TV in general? Hardly. But just like with wine, the odd small portion feels good.