Let me just start off by saying this: I love Rachel Lindsay. She is smart, grounded, and always knows the right thing to say. Since she stepped on the scene and stole my heart during Nick Viall's Bachelor season, I have not once mistrusted her usually sound decisions, but after this week's double episode I have one question for her: Why are Matt and Adam still on The Bachelorette?
I was originally fine with their wallflower presence on the show, but this week things changed when Rachel made the decision to send Will home on his one-on-one date, citing their lack of a physical connection as the reasoning for his early exit. I can't help but wonder why she chose to cut Will off so quickly when she decided to keep one guy who is overshadowed by his own doll and another guy, as the hosts of Bustle's Will You Accept This Podcast? point out in this week's episode, who is only vaguely familiar because he bears a striking resemblance to Parks and Recreation's Mark Brendanawicz.
I'm no relationship expert and may just be a gal whose longest recent relationship was with a gel manicure, but I think that Rachel should've given Will the benefit of the doubt, or at least another week, and sacrificed one of the two men who I could not pick out of a lineup instead.
Fans have also taken to Twitter to voice their concerns about Rachel's decisions at the latest rose ceremony, and I am happy to see that I am not the only one who is deeply confused:
Even if you agree with Rachel's decision to send Will home, I don't think anyone can validate how on Earth she sent home hipster hunk extraordinaire Alex before Matt or Adam.
I don't work behind the scenes of The Bachelorette and I can't read Rachel's mind so maybe she does have deep and meaningful relationships with both Mark and Alan — I mean, Matt and Adam that the producers don't show on screen.
If you want to hear more about Matt and Adam's confusing presence, be sure to check out this week's episode of Bustle's Will You Accept This Podcast? where you can also hear about Kenny and Rachel's real conversation about his daughter, Dean's interesting use of a sports cup, and more.