Well, I really like Rachel and wanted her to get her fairytale ending. Watching the breakup with Peter was just awful and, as a woman, my heart truly broke for her. It was just devastating. It may be editing, but it did seem that Rachel's first choice was Peter.
I have a lot of sympathy for her - other than maybe Des, no other bachelorette had to fight to get a proposal from someone she loves. People made fun of it, but she tried to give him and 'out' in a redefinition of a tv engagement, but he was adamant. It was embarrassing and painful, and I completely understand if she has any anger towards him, although to me, what was said on AFTR was pretty tame. I'm saddened by how angry people seem to be at her. Of course, she has to save face. It's a tv show.
I truly hope that Bryan is the right choice, that the love he expresses is genuine, and that he loves her in the way she deserves. That is all.
If Peter becomes the next bachelor, I don't think I can watch his season. He would be completely and utterly full of shit to me. If he quietly walks away from this franchise I will respect him more.