Did this season’s Bachelor contestants miss their opportunity to grill Peter about his choices?
To say it’s been a long Bachelor season would be a little bit of an understatement. Throughout the season, Peter Weber has been called out over and over by fans of the show, who have grown increasingly frustrated with how he’s indulged his contestants’ most petty drama, flip-flopped on decisions, and just given a pretty meh performance in the show’s leading role.
So finally, when the “Women Tell All” episode rolled around, we knew that Peter was about to come face-to-face with all the women who had to actually live this season, not just watch it from home with rosé in hand. And viewers were ready for some serious fireworks.
Toward the end of the show, when Peter came out onto the stage and nervously joked, “I never thought I would be in a room w so many exes but here we are,” we really thought we were in for it.
But as the Bachelor settled into the hot seat and started taking questions, it seemed like everyone, from Chris Harrison to Victoria Fuller, the women he had just dumped earlier in the episode, was taking it really easy on him.
First, he explained a little bit of what it was like going on The Bachelor, recycling some of his old lines about how he didn’t know what he was getting into when he signed on for the show, but that he really did do his best.
“I was dating so many women but when I was with each individually, I tried to be so present,” Peter explained, adding that his favorite part of the experience was, “Honestly, all the relationships that I got to explore. I’ll never get to have another experience like that in my life.”
And then, while the viewers sat waiting for women to start tearing into Peter, they actually started thanking him. First Kelsey, and then Victoria F., who even apologized for her behavior during the season.
“First and foremost, I just want to say thank you for how patient you were with me this whole entire season,” she said. “That means so much. Watching back, I’m like, ‘How is he dealing with me?'”
After a commercial break, finally one of the women started grilling Peter a little bit.
“I just am wondering, after watching it all back, do you regret giving some of these girls who caused a lot of drama all your time instead of girls who were here for the right reasons?” Savannah asked. “Do you regret it?”
Peter answered, “I’ve seen a lot going around that I was someone who rewarded the drama. But I only have my perspective and without trying to sound like a broken record, I did just follow my heart… I tried my best.”
He added, “I made a lot of mistakes. But I feel like if I can learn from that and become a better man and a stronger man because of that, it was all for the best.”
And that was it.
So unless more questions get asked during “After the Final Rose,” this season of The Bachelor is apparently ending just as awkwardly as it’s been limping along every episode. At least we have The Bachelorette to look forward to.