Spoilers ahead for the Women Tell All episode of Peter Weber's episode of The Bachelor.
The highly-anticipated Women Tell All episode of Peter Weber's season of The Bachelor finally hit the airwaves to bring back all the drama that consumed a lot of Peter's search for love. While the first portion of the women telling all was mostly jabs at Kelsey Weier for #ChampagneGate and Tammy Ly slamming everybody who dared address her, things got serious when the newly-eliminated Victoria Fuller stepped out for a conversation with Chris Harrison, to address the accusation that she'd broken up marriages.
As fans undoubtedly remember, Peter's hometown date with Victoria F. went sideways very quickly when an ex-girlfriend named Merissa (with her face blurred out) popped up to warn him the Victoria had broken up relationships and he should be careful. Peter was on edge and brought it up to Victoria, who freaked out and pulled a Colton Underwood on Peter. It was a big mess, and The Bachelor never addressed the true story.
Fortunately, Chris Harrison asked Victoria about it when she appeared on the Women Tell All episode, and she cleared the air:
That was extremely frustrating to me. I think that this is somebody who just didn’t like me, and she wanted to, you know, have a… I don’t really know why she did it. I just think maybe she wanted to come on the show.
Although Victoria says she doesn't know specifically why Peter's ex came out of nowhere to tell Peter she had broken up relationships, she stated that the ex "just didn't like" her and might have just wanted to come on The Bachelor. Does this count as a contestant coming on a Bachelor show for the wrong reasons?
Victoria F. was, as Chris Harrison noted, very articulate and put-together on the Women Tell All episode, even though she did occasionally have to pause and try not to cry. The woman who tended to second-guess herself, her worth, and Peter's feelings for her seemed quite self-assured, and she would go on to have a mature conversation with Peter about both of their futures.
Way to show your more polished side, Victoria! I can never unsee all those awkward moments and I can't take back all those Monday nights of hoping Peter would send Victoria home, but I appreciated her poise here. Victoria F. went on to clarify whether or not she actually broke up marriages:
Absolutely not. And I think it’s just hard to have this, you know, guy that I’m dating who could potentially be my husband now think that about me. And once that’s out there, people think that about you. So I definitely could’ve handled it better, obviously. Could have handled the whole [bleep] season better. [laughs] Can’t go back in time!
Will Victoria Fuller explaining her side of the story change the public perception of her? She did already take the step to apologize for the modeling gig that cost her to Cosmo cover, and her polish in the Women Tell All episode might help her to rehab her image. Love her, hate her, or just want her off your screen, it's hard to deny that Victoria faced some sabotage during Peter's season. ABC defended the Chase Rice drama as "great TV," but I think it's safe to say that neither Victoria F. nor Chase Rice would agree.
Whether or not all the drama is what resulted in Victoria being sent home while Madison Prewett and Hannah Ann Sluss were still in the running is hard to say short of Peter saying it explicitly, but spoilers for the finale reveal that Peter's love life didn't get less complicated when Victoria left.
Spoilers ahead for the finale of Peter's season of The Bachelor. Based on spoilers for what's to come in the final episode, most of the remaining drama will revolve around Madison, who will quit The Bachelor despite sticking around to meet Peter's parents again. Peter isn't necessarily going to have a happy ending, and Chris Harrison's finale news to Peter is still a mystery. Madison may well quit on the day of the final rose ceremony. End Bachelor finale spoilers.
The finale of Peter Weber's season of The Bachelor begins on Monday, March 9 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, then concludes beginning Tuesday, March 10 at 8 p.m. ET. The Bachelor: Listen To Your Heart (with spoilers potentially already indicating who will win) is the next of the Bachelor series to hit the airwaves, premiering on Monday, April 13 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.