And for the trillionth time this season, The Bachelorette’s Rachel Lindsay proves she won’t be messed with. On Monday, Tanner Tolbert of Bachelor in Paradise fame drew some comparisons between Lindsay and former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman, tweeting, “So the lawyer #bachelorette likes the smooth talking guy from the southeast over the dude from Wisconsin? Feels like I've seen this one b4.” On Thursday, Lindsay replied, “Trust me you haven't. I never imitate...believe that #thebachelorette.” More than happy to believe that, Lindsay.
Maybe this means The Bachelorette star didn’t give the final rose to “the smooth talking guy from the southeast,” aka Bryan Abasolo (please don’t share spoilers, please don’t bring up Astrid Loch’s Facebook Live interview, and please don’t pull up screenshots of that Snapchat post that made the internet rounds earlier this year). Or maybe it means she did. Who knows? (OK, yes, anyone who watched Loch’s aforementioned interview probably knows, solid counterpoint.) Whatever the case may be, Lindsay's made it clear time and time again this season that she is very much her own incredible person. And judging from her reply, it sounds like the final episodes really won't be like anything we've seen before.
Yes, Peter Kraus, like Nick Viall on Dorfman’s season, is from Wisconsin. And yes, Lindsay, like Dorfman, is a lawyer. And yes, some may call Abasolo, like Josh Murray on Dorfman’s season, a “smooth talking guy from the southeast.” And yes, both dated Viall on TV at one point.
But beyond that? Lindsay's season has been its own thing.
For starters, did Copper the dog ever accompany Dorfman and a contestant on a date to a pooch party in Palm Springs? Nope. So take that, Tolbert.