Nick Peterson Screwing Over Rachel Trueheart on Bachelor Pad: Right or Wrong?

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Nick Peterson absolutely stunned fans and co-stars alike with his decision to keep all the money for himself on the Bachelor Pad season finale last night.

Leaving Rachel Trueheart both brokenhearted and broke, Nick's controversial move proved that not everything in the Bachelor universe is totally contrived.

It's impossible not to feel bad for Rachel, who was already reeling, having developed real feelings for co-star Michael Stagliano that were not reciprocated.

At least she would win $125,000 at the end of her Bachelor Pad ordeal, though ... or so she thought. The often-overlooked Nick Peterson had other ideas.

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With his decidedly undiplomatic attitude after the fact, Nick probably didn't handle the situation as well as he could have Monday night. But this is still a game.

On merit, Peterson pulled off one of the all-time reality TV coups, outlasting a partner (and cast in general) that didn't think he "deserved" to be there.

Nobody in Rachel’s alliance gave a $h!t about Nick Peterson, who they considered a pawn, and who and planned on voting off as soon as they needed to.

This is fact. However lucky he was to float through the game as long as he did - and to gain a legit shot when Michael was booted - he seized the chance.

So there he was last night, with the option of splitting the cash with a partner who never liked him, or to roll the dice and go for broke. $250,000 or $0.

He went for it, and won it. Rachel was stunned; their fellow cast members even more so. Sure, it was brutal, but the option is in play because it's a game.

Chris Bukowski probably would've done it, too, had he not burned so many bridges. It's a competition first and a dating show second. People forget this.

On the flip side, though, didn't Nick feel slightly bad? He'd have made a cute girl happy as opposed to miserable, and $125,000 is still a lot. Selfish? Mean?

What do you think? Do you fault Nick? Tell us in the poll below.

Nick Peterson's Bachelor Pad cash grab ...

 

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Best finale of any reality show ever. I agree with everything Nick said and more. He was the underdog, and everyone thought of him as disposible. But he proved them ALL wrong. Way to go Nick

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Oh yeah and if anyone deserves the money, it is Blakely and Tony. Love them, hope they last forever! They are so genuine. I agree - Chris is a weasel. Sarah better watch out.

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I am sure Nick will do some good with the money. I am proud of him for doing what he did. I salute his reasons. Rachel never took his side when they were thinking of voting him off even after Michael left. If anyone has bad karma it is Michael. He is a rotten scoundrel. He has a pattern of being totally immersed in a woman and then when she's out of sight, she's also out of mind. He needs to figure out why he does that and break his pattern if he ever wants true happiness. In the meantime, stay the hell away from him if you don't want to get hurt. I used to like him a lot but am so disappointed after the way he treated Rachel. Nick is hot and smart - what woman wouldn't want him?

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Nick's rationalizations for why he deserved to keep all the money and not share was spot on. I salute his move. But most important: now all future contestants know, going into the the game, that no matter what, their partner might actually flip the KEEP card!!!!! Nick's move will be remembered by all future contestants and be talked about. Love it.

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FIRST OF ALL PEOPLE SEEM TO BE CATCHING AMNESIA.....RACHEL WANTED TO LEAVE THE HOUSE KNOWING IT WOULD COST NICK THE GAME SHE DIDNT CARE IT WAS ALL ABOUT MICHAEL WHICH HE DIDNT EVEN WANT HER IN THE END...THE ONLY REASON SHE STAYED WAS BECAUSE OF JACQULYN HOWEVER YOU SPELL IT....NOT BECAUSE OF NICK SO WHY SHOULD HE SHARE ANYTHING WITH HER WHEN SHE DONT EVEN CONSIDER HIM AS A PARTNER AND WAS WILLING TO COST HIM THE GAME IF IT WASNT FOR ED AND JACQULYN!!!!! BEFORE JUDING HIM YOU NEED TO THINK ABOUT WHAT THE HELL RACHEL WAS ABOUT TO DO TO HIM AFTER MICHAEL LEFT NOT ONCE DID SHE EVER ACTED AS IF THEY WAS PARTNERS I DONT BLAME HIM I WOULDNT SHARE SHIT WITH HER PERIOD.....SHE CAN MISS ME WITH THE TEARS CAUSE SHE FORGOT SHE WAS PLAYING A GAME NOT LOOKING FOR LOVE!!!! "A GAME" REMEMBER THAT!!!

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He had just as much right to the money as any of them. He played the game perfectly waiting till the perfect situation arose and then BAM! None of them ever talked about winning half---they all talked about the 250K in the end. Nick came out the victor. No one yells about the guy on wheel of fortune who solves the puzzle after the other contestants picked the right letters then hit bankrupt!!! Nick won fair and square and in my opinion he deserved to win more then Chris would have---> That squinty eyed snake was embarrassing and Emily dodged a bullet not picking that freak.

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Look, this is a game show. a "reality" GAME SHOW. To the victor goes the spoils. Rachel, if nothing else, got her name and face all over TV for not one, but two television seasons. The woman has fans. FANS! Who of us has this. If she can't market herself after this into some sort of job or another trip to Bachelor Pad next season, then shame on her. Good on Nick. Rachel, you have your 15 minutes. Use it.

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Nick got his Karma by winning BP... his reward for having to live in a house full of mean, self-centered and self entitled brats. Go Nick!

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You made me stand up and cheer in front of my TV. Congratulations Nick. Rachel got what she deserved. And you played the game beautifully! Best season finale I have ever seen on the Bachelor Pad. Rachel is a spoiled brat that has gotten her way in life with her looks. Nice for her to see how it feels like on the other side. I was so happy you didn't fall for her false tears.

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the alliance just got a huge shit on their faces

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