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Spoilers ahead for the series premiere of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever.
Fans of Bachelor Nation can spend the summer on a trip down memory lane with The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever, which will look back at some of the biggest, best, and most infamous seasons of the franchise. The show started with Sean Lowe, who starred in Season 17 of The Bachelor and whose proposal to Catherine Giudici is one of the most romantic in franchise history. While the episode told the lovely love story between Sean and Catherine, it couldn't avoid revisiting the heartbreak of Lindsay Yenter, the runner-up who was blindsided by Sean's ultimate decision.
Any fans who were watching The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever and paying close attention had to have connected the dots on whether Lindsay or Catherine wound up with the ring on her finger, but that didn't make watching Sean break Lindsay's heart any less uncomfortable. Lindsay got on a video call with Chris Harrison, and she finally revealed what the breakup was like for her:
I remember just walking up to that altar thinking, ‘This is the moment. I’m gonna get proposed to. This is it.’ And then just hearing his words, I kind of sensed it was coming. And honestly, it was, [I] kind of blacked out a little bit in head. Like, ‘Okay. I’m not the one. Okay. All right. I need to stay positive. You know he’s gonna be okay. I’m gonna be okay. We’re all gonna be okay through this.’ So right away I just thought about how, like, I’m thankful that at least it was to Catherine, and like I really love her, so it was a mix of emotions.
As somebody who didn't catch Sean Lowe's season of The Bachelor when it first aired back in 2013, I knew that Lindsay was going to have her heart broken, but I didn't know until The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever how it would go down. Honestly, I give credit to her in the moment for handling it as well as she did. She didn't burst into sobs or yell at Sean or freak out, even though she arguably would have been justified in at least a couple of those things.
Judging by her comments to Chris Harrison (who hated watching the finale of the latest season of The Bachelor), Lindsay's composure may have been more due to numbness after she "kind of blacked out" than any conscious efforts to keep her cool in front of the cameras. Interestingly, Lindsay shared that she was glad it was Catherine who won Sean's heart, if it couldn't be her. She didn't say who would have ended up with the ring on her finger in her worst-case scenario, but my money would be on Tierra LiCausi and her sparkle.
Famously, Lindsay didn't walk away from Sean without taking her shoes off first to make herself more comfortable, and she also explained why she stepped out of the heels:
Truth be told, my feet had swelled, and it was hurting so bad that in the middle of the breakup, I was like, ‘Listen, if you’re not gonna get down on one knee, I’m taking these bad boys off because you’re not gonna break my heart and my feet at the same time.’
Her feet must have been hurting badly indeed if she had the presence of mind during the brutal breakup to realize that the shoes needed to come off when he wasn't moments away from pulling out a ring. For fans wondering if Lindsay had taken her shoes off out of anger or frustration or any other emotional reason, her reveal on The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever delivered the answer!
For the next episode of The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever, the show will switch gears to cover the journey of a Bachelorette rather than another Bachelor. Kaitlyn Bristowe, who made a guest appearance on the Bachelor: Listen To Your Heart finale, will get the spotlight with Season 11 of The Bachelorette. Tune in to ABC on Monday, June 15 to see her episode of The Greatest Seasons Ever.