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.
— TiffanyScott (@SocalRedhead) August 8, 2017
Reminding myself that this is not my life so I should not be emotionally affected by this.
*Continues staring at wall #TheBacheloretteFinale
— Keia Harris (@MsKeia2You) August 8, 2017
I mean, first of all, the finale was three DAMN hours long.
chris harrison: are you excited for…
me: YES I AM
chris harrison: this THREE-HOUR finale of The Bachelorette
me: oh word three hours hmm
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) August 8, 2017
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?
— Kynady (@K_V_Williamson) August 8, 2017
Eric: I love you
Peter: I'm just not ready for marriage
Rachel: *gives rose to Peter*
— Twenty Struggles (@twentystruggles) August 8, 2017
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.
— The Gay Burn Book (@SouthernHomo) August 8, 2017
"Go find someone to have a mediocre life with" I fucking GASPED #TheBachelorette
— Brett S. Vergara (@BrettSVergara) August 8, 2017
"I'm not living a mediocre life I'm living my best life."
— Brenda➰ (@b_rv18) August 8, 2017
— Bach Bracket (@bachbrack) August 8, 2017
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.
— Kaitlin Menza (@heykmenz) August 8, 2017
"Marriage doesn't scare me. The idea of having multiple marriages scares me." -Peter #TheBacheloretteFinale
— Cynthia (@cynthia100290) August 8, 2017
But mostly we literally couldn’t bear to see this sweet baby angel cry.
— The Bachelorette (@BacheloretteABC) August 8, 2017
— emilyxx (@emleschh) August 8, 2017
Can we fault the dude for NOT wanting to propose after 6-8 weeks of knowing her on a TV show? #TheBacheloretteFinale
— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) August 8, 2017
And then we realized that this could only mean one thing:
— Glamour (@glamourmag) August 8, 2017
the whipping wind, in peter's voice: DON'T DO THIS, RACHEL#TheBachelorette
— Bim Adewunmi (@bimadew) August 8, 2017
— Kathleen O'Dowd (@KATodowd) August 8, 2017
— The Everygirl (@TheEverygirl_) August 8, 2017
People thought it was a joke:
I want to shut off #TheBacheloretteFinale but I'm still scarred from going to sleep immediately after La La Land won for Best Picture.
— Sophie Vershbow (@svershbow) August 8, 2017
Legit waiting for someone to pop out and tell us this whole season was a joke. #TheBachelorette
— Princess Problems (@PrincessProbz) August 8, 2017
— Add your name (@Usernaaaamee) August 8, 2017
— caroline morrow (@cxrolemxrie) August 8, 2017
Even Jimmy Kimmel was upset!
— blair. ♡ (@stansastark) August 8, 2017
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?
— Haley (@monkeyhank) August 8, 2017
— alyssa (@lyssaloseke) August 7, 2017
— Brett S. Vergara (@BrettSVergara) August 8, 2017
Gently reminding Rachel that Bryan's mother referred to him as the love of her life. Repeatedly. #TheBachelorette
— Andrea Lavinthal (@andilavs) August 8, 2017
— Out of the Limo Pod (@OutoftheLimo) August 8, 2017
— Ade Olayinka (@theadebolayinka) August 8, 2017
I think we all have a lot of feelings. Particularly Twitter.
— Teaba (@teabakhan) August 8, 2017
— Shelby Steffenhagen (@shelbynell) August 8, 2017
— Jordana (@_to0tsie) August 8, 2017
Especially after Rachel decided to pull this move:
— shay ✨ (@its_schema) August 8, 2017
— T. (@TianaReyes__) August 8, 2017
People were not here for it (or Bryan’s attempt to re-create the romance)
— olivia (@olivia_hasen) August 8, 2017
— Heather Ann (@heatherlayton97) August 8, 2017
Especially not when Peter was literally ripping our hearts out:
— Ty (@kisakeating) August 8, 2017
"I walked by your eyelashes for two days" is the new "I wrote you a letter every day for a year" #TheBacheloretteFinale
— Caitlin Brooks (@_seabrooks) August 8, 2017
But if there is one thing that we can all agree on, it’s this:
— shae k (@shaekoho) August 8, 2017
— Maggie DePhillips (@BUYBYEbymaggie) August 8, 2017
Alright, see you for Bachelor in Paradise! It’ll all be better in paradise, right? Right?
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