Monday night on The Bachelor, fans finally saw the slightly awkward interaction we’d been waiting for: ex-Bachelorette Andi Dorfman sitting down with her ex, current Bachelor Nick Viall. Dorfman met Viall in his hotel room in New York City because she “heard” he was in town. Wonder who told her?! And right before a rose ceremony?!
It was a conversation two years in the making, and Nick asked an important question before the two sat down: “Whiskey or wine?” The true gravity of the chat was driven home when Dorfman chose whiskey … most dramatic Bachelor convos merely require wine.
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Then, the pair got down to brass Bachelor tacks. Dorfman gave Viall some fairly vague guidance for his current relationships, advising him that he should sleep with women in the fantasy suites if he cared about them and it felt right.
That advice transitioned into a look back at the pair's own fantasy suite experience. Dorfman asked Viall if he regretted calling her out for “making love” with him on live television (which he did during her After the Final Rose).
Viall owned the move, saying it wasn’t the best idea. “I do want you to know my single biggest regret when it comes to you and I, when I said what I said, that it brought you a lot of heartache and pain, and I’ve always felt bad about that,” he said. “I’ve always cared about you, and I still want you to be happy, and for that I’ve always been sorry.”
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Dorfman thanked him. “I know that I hurt you and in return, you kind of hurt me back, and we’ve both done our damage,” Dorfman replied. “But don’t let that keep you from anything now… I don’t want it to hold you back from anything. This is your one chance.”
So, a chapter of this Bachelor Nation saga is seemingly closed, but -- is this Nick’s one chance? After all, it’s really his fourth. Keep watching The Bachelor Monday nights on ABC to find out.