With the latest season of 'The Bachelor' coming to a close this week, viewers would agree that this was the most unpredictable season yet.
The season finale left the audience in shock. Peter is getting a lot of hate for the way he handled everything, but I don't think it's fair to automatically point fingers at him.
Bachelor Nation definitely had their hearts with Hannah after seeing the Tuesday finale events unravel. I, and most audience members, completely agree with her hatred towards Peter. She is absolutely right that he should not have proposed to her when he clearly also loved Madison. However, I think it is reasonable to argue her fault in the situation as well. Hannah Ann should have never said yes to that proposal, and I think she only did because that is what was expected of her. Granted, Peter should have been more honest about his feelings, but he did tell her that Madison left the show two days earlier. Personally, I would have a few more follow up questions before saying yes to marriage.
The beloved Bachelor/Bachelorette host played quite a significant role in the conclusion of this season. After Hannah Ann and Peter's engagement failed, Chris went to Alabama to essentially persuade Maddie to get back together with Peter. Although Chris's matchmaker games resulted in Peter and Maddie getting back together, it raised some questions. It has been 3 months at this point since Maddie and Peter have seen one another and neither tried to contact the other even though they still apparently had feelings. So would Peter and Maddie be together if Chris had not interjected? And did he do all of this just to get a dramatic reality TV ending? We love you Chris, but let them figure out their own shit.
I don't think a family member has ever caused as much turmoil on 'The Bachelor' than the infamous Barb. Known for her delirious crying and obsession with Hannah Ann, she also brutally ridiculed Madison in the season finale. Bachelor Nation has been left wondering if Peter's decision to propose to Hannah Ann was largely impacted by his mother's opinion. I don't think Peter was ever fully ready to commit to Hannah Ann when his relationship with Madison remained unresolved, but family will cause you to do some unexpected (and not always right) things.
Peter has clearly made a lot of mistakes this season but it is clear that he cannot be entirely to blame. He has received a lot of backlash from Bachelor Nation, but this finale really proved how seriously he was taking the show and how many factors were involved in its conclusion.