Reunited in real time, Rachel and Peter attempted to establish closure.
She joined the show with the goal to fall in love and didn't seem interested in the drama that makes juicy reality TV.
But up until that point, Rachel anxious she was rushing the journey. He wasn't sure he wanted to get engaged, but he knew he loved me and saw a life with me; he just wasn't sure he wanted an engagement with me. I think we probably would've resented each other for it if she had agreed.
That left the final rose for Abasolo, whose proposal Lindsay accepted.
Rachel and Bryan rode in a hot air balloon in Spain and he vowed to the cameras that he would propose to her.
Rachel also revealed that Bryan was the best kisser out of the contestants (not like I've thought about it or anything) and told us she and her new fiancé don't know where they'll live yet (the apartment above mine is being fumigated now, if you're interested).
Rachel shows up at Peter's place one more time to get her answers because - let's repeat - our girl is hear for marriage.
"It feels good to have him with me and by my side", Lindsay said.
Simply put, it was one of the most dramatic episodes in "Bachelorette" history (to paraphrase an often-used line by host Chris Harrison). Although he was a frontrunner on the show, Peter was eliminated partly because of his ambivalence towards proposing right away to Rachel.
Charlize Theron told Andy Cohen on "Watch What Happens Live!" that Lindsay "is smart, she is sexy, she is handsome".
I have to admit this took a lot of the fun out of it for me. He gives her "Bryan and Rachel's Spanish Dictionary" as a gift.
"In this world, in this experience, you have to take a leap of faith", she said.
Rachel sent home a crowd favorite, there was a very long, agonizing breakup, and it all culminated in an extremely windy, hollow-ish proposal that didn't seem quite right. "I don't even want to talk about it", Lindsay said with tears welling. This made total and complete sense to me, but, at the same time, in love there are no sure things and sometimes you just have to jump.
"You're everything I could ever want in a woman, a wife, the mother of my children", he told her.
Then Rachel speaks and admits she has fallen in love with Bryan too. "I mean, the man told me I was going to have a mediocre life if I wasn't with him, and then apologized about it".