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Rachel Lindsay May Have Given Out The Final Rose, but The Internet is Getting the Final Word

We all just have a lot of feelings, okay?

By: Andrea Wurzburger

Ah, Rachel Lindsay. The world had high hopes for you, girl. You started off so strong on a season where you had to deal with losers like DeMario and Lee. We forgave you when you kept Whaboom Guy around for one episode (two episodes) too many. We even forgave you when you sent Dean home. I would love to say that this is a judgement free zone, but this isn’t Planet Fitness. We, the people, aren’t mad…we’re disappointed.

I mean, first of all, the finale was three DAMN hours long.

In case you haven’t been keeping up, the Internet had declared a clear winner pretty much from the beginning of the season. Hot Peter (as I shall refer to him for the rest of the article) was the stand-out amongst fans. They shared a gap tooth! He was approved by her dog! I’m sorry if this all sounds a little Tyra Banks “I was rooting for you, we were ALL rooting for you” for your taste, but the world has a lot of feelings. I’m just the messenger.

When Rachel sent Eric home, none of us were really surprised, were we?

But it was okay. Because we had ~*Hot Peter*~. Sure, he had told Rachel about 1,000 times that he wasn’t ready for an engagement, but we had what every girl has on her third (okay, fourth) glass of wine: We had hope. So when Rachel and Peter got into an actual argument, we were all shook.

And sure, everyone has an opinion about whether or not Peter should have gone on a show that is literally about getting engaged only to decide that he isn’t ready to commit.

But mostly we literally couldn’t bear to see this sweet baby angel cry.

I mean…

And then we realized that this could only mean one thing:

People thought it was a joke:

Even Jimmy Kimmel was upset!

So here’s the thing: I am way too invested in this show about people who fall in love after a collective 48 hours of getting to know one another; however, we’ve gotten to know and love Rachel over these past few weeks, and it’s hard to feel like she isn’t just settling. I mean, Bryan? BRYAN?

I think we all have a lot of feelings. Particularly Twitter.

Especially after Rachel decided to pull this move:

People were not here for it (or Bryan’s attempt to re-create the romance)

Especially not when Peter was literally ripping our hearts out:

But if there is one thing that we can all agree on, it’s this:

Alright, see you for Bachelor in Paradise! It’ll all be better in paradise, right? Right?

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