Finalists Peter Kraus, Eric Bigger and Bryan Abasolo joined Rachel in her hometown to meet the fam in hopes of getting the final sign-off to live "happily ever after." (For those of you new to The Bachelorette, Dallas powerhouse and attorney at large Rachel Lindsay is currently in search of a husband.) But being from Dallas, we feel the need to celebrate every time our skyline makes the big screen.
Here's where Rachel took The Bachelorette in Dallas.
Is there a more picturesque place to take a date in Dallas than Reunion Tower? Doubtful: More than 700 couples get engaged there per year.
Perhaps it's no wonder, then, that Rachel took sort-of-by-now-real-ish-boyfriend Eric Bigger there during their visit in Dallas. The two canoodled on the observation deck while overlooking downtown and pointing out significant landmarks, such as where Rachel lives and where her dad works, before splurging on sparkling wine and a meal nearly 500 feet in the air.
P.S.: Eric impressed Rachel's family with his candor after their Dallas excursion. But did he have what it takes to crack the top two? Continue ...
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When Rachel brought Bryan Abasolo (a.k.a. the player) to town, she introduced him to her friends over mimosas at this health-conscious restaurant/bar on Lower Greenville. The reason producers opted for this joint? Likely, the view. (We've repeatedly called it one of the best patios in Dallas.)
Rachel and company found a picturesque spot on the rooftop patio, which prominently featured (once again) the Dallas skyline.
The mimosas seemed to keep things in check — Rachel's friends were genuinely smitten by her connection with the Miami native, even if her family wasn't. Rachel's fam, which presumably saw through Bryan's charming surface, grilled the chiropractor about his intentions with Rachel.
"You're in a bubble," Rachel's mom, Kathy, told her daughter after learning Bryan said the "love" word after one date. "We need clarity."
I mean, can you blame her for questioning Bryan's eagerness?
In conclusion ...
In conclusion, there was no conclusion. After Rachel introduced the top three to most of her family — similar to The Bachelor, her father, federal judge Sam Lindsay, was not present — the foursome flew to Rioja, Spain, the "most romantic" spot in the world, where they intended to fall in love and yadda, yadda, yadda.
Rachel had one overnight date with Eric that seemed to go well, and another with Peter that was left open-ended. The episode ended after Peter potentially messed up his chances at winning with another "I'm just not ready" to marry you, but he wasn't officially given the boot.
"Never did I ever think I would feel this way about three men," Rachel said at one point, "at the same damn time."
Us either, girl. Network ABC (perhaps unsurprisingly) ended with a big ole "to be continued."