Bachelor Spoilers: Why Hannah Brown Was The 'First Red Flag' About Peter, According To Hannah Ann

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Spoilers ahead for Peter Weber's season of The Bachelor on ABC.

Peter Weber's messy season of The Bachelor has come to an end, and he did indeed pull an Arie Luyendyk. He proposed to Hannah Ann Sluss by default after Madison Prewett bowed out ahead of the final rose ceremony, then broke her heart a month later by ending their engagement to pursue Madi again. Although upset, Hannah Ann didn't dissolve into a weepy mess of tears. Instead, she unloaded on Peter and gave back the ring, then unloaded on him again in the live portion of the finale. In doing so, she shared that Hannah Brown was the "first red flag" about Peter.

As Bachelor viewers will undoubtedly remember, Peter still seemed pretty hung up on Hannah Brown when he season began, and he was not helped by Hannah Brown showing up and fanning the flames all over again. He was on the verge of asking her to join his season, and he even ditched dates with his crop of ladies to snuggle up with Hannah Brown again! He clearly had no closure, and he was basically such an emotional mess about Hannah Brown that his focus on another Hannah was... interesting.

In Peter's season finale, Hannah Ann shared that Hannah Brown was a red flag, and there were three women in their engagement from the beginning, saying this:

Peter, we’ve been through a lot together and I should have really picked up on the first red flag that you gave to me was when you wanted to reach out to Hannah Brown to find closure with her. So really, looking back on it, our engagement involved three women. Me, you still being in love with Madison and proposing to me, and you needing closure with Hannah Brown. That’s three women involved in our engagement that I was completely blindsided to. So word of advice: if you want to be with a woman, you need to become a real man.

You tell him, Hannah Ann! Of the three women Hannah Ann feels were in the engagement, she really is the only one who didn't do Peter at least a little bit dirty. Hannah Brown and Madison may not have meant to hurt Peter or set him back, but they didn't make romance easy on him. (He complicated things for himself as well, of course.)

Hannah Brown broke his heart, made him best known for those four times in a windmill, and then upset his season of The Bachelor before it really got going. Madison waited pretty late in the game to deliver her ultimatum about sex, and it seems like Madi and his mom are not going to be on the best of terms.

Hannah Ann was basically sweet and supportive up until the moment Peter "blindsided" and dumped her. Honestly, I didn't even particularly like Hannah Ann until she reacted to Peter dumping her by dumping on Peter. And here I thought she might have been doomed after #ChampagneGate! If Clare Crawley hadn't already been announced as the next Bachelorette, I could have been on board with Hannah Ann as the next leading lady.

The Bachelorette won't be the next Bachelor Nation show to hit the airwaves following The Bachelor as usual, though. New spinoff Bachelor: Listen To Your Heart will premiere on April 13 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Clare Crawley's season of The Bachelorette is currently filming, and may not get as exotic as Bachelor Nation usually is. For some viewing options not involving a reality TV search for love, check out our 2020 midseason premiere schedule!

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