If you've seen me write anything at all about The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, you know I love a good joke about Nick Viall. I'm sure he's nice at heart, but he's also been on reality television a million times and I would like a short break from his face. Imagine my delight, then, when new Bachelorette contestant Peter made a joke about Nick Viall on night one of Rachel's Bachelorette season.
Peter, like Nick, is from Wisconsin, and when Peter introduced himself to Rachel, he mentioned that fact and told Rachel that she hadn't had much luck with guys from Wisconsin lately. A light zing, sure, but enough of a zing to call back that Rachel went really far with Nick only to get dumped by him in a yurt. Of course, I don't think that Rachel was hurt by Nick's dumping for long, because she had to know that producers were circling her to become the Bachelorette. It may have stung, but in the end, Rachel is way better off without Nick. I just can't see her hanging around the Dancing With The Stars soundstage cheering him on while he does a lackluster paso doble with Peta Murgatroyd.
Instead, Rachel is in control on her season of The Bachelorette, and Nick is at home watching. Maybe he's taking a break and plotting his next move after his season of The Bachelor, and maybe he's planning his wedding to new fiancée Vanessa. In any case, the Nick jokes likely aren't stopping yet — give it another season or two.