Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay is ready to hand out those roses. Following an emotional breakup with Bachelor Nick Viall last year, the Dallas-based attorney discovered that she would get another chance to find love as the season 13 lead of ABC’s smash franchise.
Lindsay’s season, premiering May 22, will kick off with a rather interesting reunion of sorts. The Texas native will seek relationship advice from fellow Bachelor alums Alexis Waters, Astrid Loch, Corinne Olympios, Jasmine Goode, Kristina Schulman, Raven Gates and Whitney Fransway, all of whom had their hearts broken in 2016 by Viall.
Then, it’s time to unpack at the Bachelor Mansion. As with previous seasons, it’s expected that Lindsay’s suitors will go to great lengths to make memorable first impressions. According to a press release from ABC, one hopeful will use a sledgehammer to “break the ice,” while another will greet his dream girl donning a penguin suit.
Like all season premieres, emotions will run high. The network teases that jealousy will take over when four suitors–who’ve already met Lindsay on “After the Final Rose”–will get a second chance to make a lasting impression.
Before sending eight men home, Lindsay is intent on spending quality time with each suitor. One is supposedly a childhood classmate, who admits to having a lifelong crush on her. Another fellow lawyer opens up to the leading lady about his troubled past.
A myriad of emotions will follow as the men size each other up. One contestant expresses his annoyance with an “obnoxious joker” and accuses him of signing-on for the wrong reasons. A single dad, meanwhile, wins Lindsay over with his sincerity.
The Bachelorette premieres Monday, May 22 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.