To describe the Season 13 Bachelorette finale as "emotional" would be a major understatement. Sure, the tears were flowing for Rachel Lindsay and her final three contestants, Peter Kraus, Eric Bigger, and Bryan Abasolo, but tweets about the Bachelorette finale show that viewers were going through a wide range of emotions right along with them.
No matter who you were rooting for to get that final rose, the episode was just so taxing. From Eric handling his breakup with the most amazing and classy speech possible to Peter's tears during his goodbye with Rachel, it really was a roller coaster. And on top of that, there were the live segments with Rachel and Chris Harrison placed in between scenes from the episode instead of after the proposal like the franchise has done in years past. There was so much tension and so many tears. It was a lot to take on even as as someone watching and not at all involved in the action.
It is very difficult to watch The Bachelorette and just be casual viewer. You either don't watch this show or you are beyond invested. Needless to say the fandom had a lot of strong reactions to Rachel's final episode — and her final pick.
1. This Isn't About Me
Reminding myself that this is not my life so I should not be emotionally affected by this.— Keia Harris (@MsKeia2You) August 8, 2017
*Continues staring at wall #TheBacheloretteFinale
It is Rachel's life. It is Rachel's life. It is Rachel's life. As obvious as that is, it is just so tough to remember that fact.
2. Eric Would Be Solid Choice
I really found myself liking Eric. Best personality of the 3 remaining guys. Keepin his name out of my mouth 4 lyf #TheBacheloretteFinale— Michelle Collins (@michcoll) August 8, 2017
Eric really came in hot at the end there. If only he had more time!
3. Eric's New Beard Makes A Major Difference
Wow. Talk about a glow up.
4. Eric Was The Real Winner Last Night
Beard is a little thicker. Suit is a little more tailored. Eric looking good. Won't get— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) August 8, 2017
Rachel, but he has options. #TheBacheloretteFinale
He definitely seemed content after the breakup. He was really killing it.
5. No One Is Buying That Spanish Dictionary Gift
Cute idea, but a did Bryan really make that? Or is it like the dates that "Rachel plans"?
6. Peter Makes So Much Sense
"Marriage doesn't scare me. The idea of having multiple marriages scares me." -Peter 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 #TheBacheloretteFinale— Cynthia (@cynthia100290) August 8, 2017
7. Rachel & Peter Both Have Valid Points
I totally respect Rachel wanting to get proposed to, but I also respect Peter for not feeling ready. #TheBacheloretteFinale— Ali Fedotowsky-Manno (@AliFedotowsky) August 8, 2017
Both of them have were honest and confident in their views, and that ended up being their downfall.
8. Hopefully, Bryan Wasn't A Default Choice
Rachel settling for Bryan is like when u want Chick Fil' A on a Sunday but have to settle for Mcdonalds. #TheBacheloretteFinale— Briana🏝 (@briiiiyonce) August 8, 2017
Let's just hope the fans were fooled by the editing and Bryan wasn't actually just a default decision.
9. Peter's Heartbreak Is The Perfect Set Up For Next Season
Chris: You said "what's wrong with me?"— Dana Weiss (@Possessionista) August 8, 2017
Peter: Well, Ben Higgins had already taken "I worry that I'm unloveable."#TheBacheloretteFinale
Everyone was thinking this.
10. Peter Has To Be The Next Bachelor
Peter did the math. His odds of becoming the next Bachelor drop dramatically if he gets married. #TheBacheloretteFinale— Michael G. (@MichaelGarofola) August 8, 2017
Peter has "Bachelor" written all over him.
11. Rachel Does Not Seem Down To See Peter As The Bachelor
Rachel: Why do you feel attacked!?— Evan Bass (@ebassclinics) August 8, 2017
Peter: YOU ARE KILLING MY BACHELOR VIBE #TheBacheloretteFinale
Rachel made it very clear that this "journey" wasn't a good fit for Peter.
12. Rachel Didn't Let Peter Go Through With A "Sacrifice"
13. The Wind At The Proposal Was Not Promising
Was it a sign or was it just a coincidental breeze?
14. Rachel Is Taking It Slow With Bryan, But Not Peter?
15. Copper Went MIA
How does Rachel's dog feel about this?
16. Peter's Fans Are Not Taking This Well
Bryan won the electoral college, Peter won the popular vote. #TheBacheloretteFinale— Johanna (@kingstonjk824) August 8, 2017
A lot of people feel this way.
17. "Love" Is Getting Thrown Around A Lot
"Bryan I'm in love w/ you...even though i told another guy i was in love w/ him last night" #TheBacheloretteFinale— Vinny Guadagnino (@VINNYGUADAGNINO) August 8, 2017
That must have been hard for Bryan to watch.
18. Rachel Is The Bachelorette, Not You
Friendly reminder to Bachelor Nation that Rachel is allowed to pick someone to marry that you wouldn't pick to marry #TheBacheloretteFinale— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) August 8, 2017
19. Everyone Deserves A Break After That Finale
Me:Hey Boss it's me, I can't come in today, I'm sick.— Huge Fat Loser (@hugefatloser) August 8, 2017
Me:The Bachelorette Finale
Boss:Say No More #TheBacheloretteFinale
Such an overwhelming night.
20. The Hate Is Unnecessary
If Rachel is happy... Trust her. And be happy for her. And support them. I wish them all the happiness in the world. Don't be a dick.— Kaitlyn Bristowe (@kaitlynbristowe) August 8, 2017
EXACTLY. Thank you, Kaitlyn.
Wow. What a ride. A recovery day (or five) is definitely necessary after everything that went down.