Peter Weber, a.k.a. Pilot Peter, a.k.a. sex in a windmill not once, not twice, but four times, is the star of Season 24 of The Bachelor, which premiered Monday night on ABC.
As a reminder, Weber came in third during Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette last summer, after Brown chose Jed Wyatt, but ultimately broke up with him after learning he had a girlfriend back home. Weber was always a fan favorite and, relatively, drama-free, which is why he was selected as the new Bachelor.
After meeting Weber's women vying for his heart this season, Brown pulled up in the final limo and jaws dropped. Weber, as well as the ladies, and viewers for that matter, were freaking out, when the former Bachelorette, and Weber's ex-girlfriend, showed up and crashed the party. Fortunately for the threatened ladies, Brown was only there to return Weber's wings to him, which he gifted to her on the first night of her season. "When I heard that you were gonna be the Bachelor, I had mixed emotions. But when I stood where you are, you wanted to find your copilot, and you gave me something. And I want you to find that person. And so, I brought these back for you," Brown told Weber.
Brown left and Weber assured the ladies, saying, "If anything, this is just– kind of seeing her tonight is just giving me even more hope, you know, moving forward with all you beautiful ladies that this can happen again and, you know, I can find love." As you could imagine, it was a major relief to the ladies. That is, until Brown appeared again, this time during the second group date, standing next to a windmill. Brown then proceeded to awkwardly retell the notorious story of her windmill sex with Weber.
"We're gonna have some fun, but before that, I'm going to tell you the story about this guy I once dated," Brown shared, later adding, "We go to Greece, and we go to our room. But it's not a room. It's a windmill. It's romantic, but I don't know. I'm starting to think, like, 'Is he just a nice guy?' Let's just say he proved me wrong. And then proved me wrong again, and then again, and then again in the morning. Yeah, four f***ing times."
It wasn't long before Brown was crying her mascara off behind the stage, realizing the huge mistake she made when she picked the dog food jingle writer with a girlfriend at home, over Weber.
While Weber told Brown he doesn't blame her for what happened in Greece, and for following her heart by picking Wyatt, Brown admitted, "My heart was very confused. I don't know what I did. I don't know. I don't know what the f*** I was doing. I don't know. I'm really f***ed up."
"I don't know Peter. I question what I should have done," Brown told Weber. "You know, I question a lot."
Weber then made a great point, and didn't hesitate to call Brown out on always making him her third option. "Like, you know you asked Tyler out on the last episode. Did it ever cross your mind to, like, maybe ask me instead," asked Weber.
Following the season finale and reunion of The Bachelorette, Brown asked runner-up Tyler Cameron out, and the two reconnected for a short time, before Cameron ended up dating model Gigi Hadid.
"I don't want to be someone's, like, a third option. And so, then it was just tough 'cause then I found out that you had moved 20 minutes from where I live and, just, all this stuff kept happening," Weber explained, before ultimately suggesting to Brown, "This is so insane. What would you say if I asked you to, like, come and be part of the house?" Brown surprisingly answered, "I mean, maybe." So, after all that Brown put Weber through, the windmill pilot was still down.
"I did kind of want you to come back in," Weber admitted about seeing Brown step out of the limo on the first night. "I don't know what to do right now. I'm so confused. And this is the first week that this whole thing has started. And I'm obviously not 100% where I thought I was. I don't know what to do."
"I can't help how my heart feels," Weber stated. "I look at her and I just don't want to stop looking at her, and I want to just kiss her and just, like, had all this work out. And it didn't. And I know it didn't. And I feel like such a jerk because I have such an awesome group of girls here expecting to meet someone that was truly ready to have this work for them as well, and I don't know."
If Brown ends up accepting Weber's offer and joins the rest of the ladies in the house, it would be a Bachelor first and so entertaining. Unfortunately, we have to wait until next week to find out.