The Bachelorette is in full swing, with week two already serving up major drama. But through all the ridiculous games and awkward conversations, Rachel continues to be the intelligent class act that keeps me watching the show.
She was a standout during Nick‘s season of The Bachelor (i.e. too good for him) and continues to shine in her season of The Bachelorette (i.e. probably too good for all these men too).
And now, last night’s episode saw several moments that had us rooting for Rachel more than ever (not counting the puppies, because we thought their importance was obvious). Here are the top three moments that had me applauding Rachel last night:
1. Rachel basically saying that many of the men are dull.
After the first group date, Rachel got some one-on-one time with the men in the group. In one of her asides, Rachel explains how many of the conversations were mundane. I think I screamed. I’m so glad that she drew attention to the fact that many of these men have basically nothing to offer besides a pretty face.
2. Rachel telling DeMario to GTFO.
The dramatic climax of the episode obviously came with the girlfriend (?) ex—girlfriend(?) showdown. When Rachel literally uttered the words, “I’m really gonna need you to get the f*ck out.”, I legitimately began to clap. Rachel kept it classy throughout this entire situation and proved that she won’t take crap from anyone. I could go on a whole side tangent on my opinion of DeMario and his actions, but I think we’ve all established what a crap bag he is.
3. Rachel opening up about therapy.
Rachel picked Peter for her first one-on-one date (because, duh). After a puppy play-date, the two enjoyed a romantic dinner where they really seemed to hit it off. They bonded over their love of the gaps in their teeth, and both openly admitted they went to therapy in the past. In fact, the both praised their choice, saying it was one of the best decisions they ever made. This was so amazing, that not only was mental health alluded to, it was talked about so openly and positively. The moment was fairly brief, but especially considering it was brought up on on a program that is often criticized for being shallow, we adore that it was addressed on the primetime network show.
I anticipate Rachel will continue to outshine all the male suitors and look forward to seeing what this season brings!