I’ve been watching ‘The Bachelorette’ for years and during Andi Dorfman’s season, Nick Viall was literally in last place in my mind. On the July 27 finale, all of that changed.
I began liking Nick Viall the moment he showed up on Kaitlyn Bristowe‘s season, even though I’m not into the men who seem to just love the show and lot the specific women (sorry Chris Bukowski). But for some reason — and I couldn’t figure it out until last night’s finale of The Bachelorette — I was Team Nick.
Did Nick need to air Andi Dorfman‘s dirty laundry out on last year’s After the Final Rose? Probably not. Did he have to call out Kaitlyn this year for saying “I love you” but then not picking him? Well, yes.
You could tell by her face she was less than impressed with his choice to full out call her out on the fact that she actually muttered those three little words to him during the show. However, she and Nick had a relationship prior to the show. You could tell by his shady description of that back and forth that it was quite a bit of talking and flirting. So naturally, when he showed up and they clicked immidiately, it meant something. Sure the physical aspect of the relationship “caught up” with the emotional part, as he explained — which makes total sense.
Why would she tell him she loved him? Even though I get it, you can love just not be in love with both men but whe you know a man is putting 1000% into it and thinking your feelings are mutual, it’s probably not the best idea.
Let me also say, this is not at all an attack on Kaitlyn. I can’t imagine the show is easy and choosing between two prince charmings obviously isn’t ideal, but of course hindsight is always 20/20, and telling him those words, plus sleeping with him, it makes it really make sense why he was so blindsided by her goodbye.
My whole point is Nick isn’t a villain. ABC made him that on Andi’s season because, well, every season needs one. This time around, he may have just been the most real person on the show.
Do you agree, HollywoodLifers?
— Emily Longeretta