Bachelor Heroes and Villains, Week 9: Rachel Lindsay is a Bachelor Nation treasure

THE BACHELOR - "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All" - Peter's dramatic and emotional journey is about to come to an end. But first, he must come to grips with Madison turning away from the strong relationship they have developed until the fantasy suites. Will Madison even show up to the rose ceremony? And then it's a sensational and shocking "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All," MONDAY, MARCH 2 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)CHRIS HARRISION, RACHEL LINDSAY
THE BACHELOR - "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All" - Peter's dramatic and emotional journey is about to come to an end. But first, he must come to grips with Madison turning away from the strong relationship they have developed until the fantasy suites. Will Madison even show up to the rose ceremony? And then it's a sensational and shocking "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All," MONDAY, MARCH 2 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)CHRIS HARRISION, RACHEL LINDSAY /
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The Bachelor’s Women Tell All came and went, with exactly one notable moment. Here are the heroes and villains of The Bachelor this week.

We are so close to the end, friends. One more week and two more episodes of the season that has aged us all, but especially Peter, a thousand years. But before we get there, it’s time for the Women Tell All special. But before we get to the Women Tell All, though, there’s the post-fantasy suites rose ceremony to get through. And get through it we did. Everyone behaved exactly as expected. Hannah Ann was chill and understanding. Victoria F. served some looks. Madison dawdled but showed up and Peter couldn’t help but give her a rose. It was villain free, despite involving four one-time villains.

The Women Tell All is usually good for some drama and some name-calling, but it just doesn’t really feel like the women’s hearts are in it. The fact that their posting cheery selfies with each other before and after the ceremony makes it all rather hard to believe. The only true way to fall out with Bachelor Nation is to go against Bachelor Nation. But more on that in a bit!

Heroes

Hannah Ann

Maybe it’s the calculated distance of someone who is here for the Instagram followers, but Hannah Ann has been extremely chill throughout all of this, especially the whole “I know my boyfriend is dating three-to-30 other women” of it all. She appears to be entirely genuine and straight to the point. She has never been one for wasting time and she is bringing nothing to the table that “love needs to conquer” a la Madison. She seems to get it to a startling degree. Don’t mess this up Peter! (Peter is gonna mess this up.)

P.S. Hannah Ann would have been a great Bachelorette if a) she doesn’t end up with Peter in some fashion (the prevailing fan theory) or b) ABC hadn’t picked Clare Crawley, a super exciting choice for the sheer maturity and no-BS she will surely (hopefully) bring.

Victoria F.

For being startlingly no-drama during all her multiple Women Tell All hot seat appearances.

Rachel Lindsay

Former Bachelorette Rachel came on the Women Tell All to talk about Bachelor Nation bullying and to remind everyone that the contestants are real people who do not deserve vile, hateful messages in their DMs.

It’s easy to be cynical about the role the show itself plays in encouraging this bad behavior, but the real comments sent to the women of Peter’s season that Rachel read allowed were graphic, upsetting and so, so far over the line.

As Rachel said, acknowledgement is the first step and she is a hero for coming on the show to do this segment.

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Villains

Reality Steve 

I don’t want to bring down the wrath of RS on this wee lil column, I don’t know what kind of Google Alerts he has set up for his name, but a scan of his Twitter shows that he, uh, does not appear to be a particularly good sport about this season’s lack of concrete spoilers, the crop of fan theorists on Reddit and Instagram who have popped up in their absence or really anyone who has a idea, question or thought to share about Peter’s season and makes the mistake of tagging him.

There is a not a single person in Bachelor Nation who is giving /u/bachburner007 and their post “How Peter’s Season Ends” the credibility he has and he should be flattered that people care about his take when they hear a theory!

R*****y S***e is an icon and a saint to anyone who loves a Bachelor spoiler, but the dude needs to let fans have their fun. They are, best I can tell, not hurting anyone.

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