The Bachelorette fans were stunned last night when the distraught, awkward mess that is Nick Viall confronted Andi Dorfman on the After the Final Rose special.
After two failed attempts to communicate with her since he was rejected on the show, Nick asked Andi why she "made love" to him in the Fantasy Suite.
Yeah. Prompted by the producers or not, he went there.
"First of all, I think that's kind of below the belt and something that should be kept private," Dorfman bristled. "The things I told you were real."
"The way I kissed you, those things were real."
Despite his unexpected reveal, Viall tells People he's ready to move on from this romance, even though he's still not totally over the relationship.
"I've accepted her decision very much, absolutely," he says.
"But I think when you love someone as much as I loved her," he goes on, "I don't know if you totally get over that in 10 weeks. I'm still working through it."
Admitting he was "completely blindsided" by Dorfman turning him down, Nick still finds it hard to believe he wasn't the one to end up on bended knee.
"It's hard to misread some [little things]," Nick explains, citing "fiance-type stuff" on and off-camera that made it very hard for him to accept the outcome.
"A lot of stuff off camera … [like] when you tell someone you love them and they say 'I wish I could say things back' ... you're not supposed to assume things, but there's not much room for interpretation."
Though he didn't get his happy ending, Nick Viall insists Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray, the winner, "deserve all the happiness that comes their way."
"He's a great guy and he has a wonderful heart, and I think he's someone that will not take for granted just how special of a person Andi is," Nick says.
Despite the inflammatory videos of Nick trashing Josh after the finale, Viall insists, "Josh for much of the time was a very close friend of mine in the house."
Viall, obviously, hasn't stepped back into the dating pool quite yet, but he says he's still open to finding love even after getting his heart broken.
"I'm 33, and I feel incredibly lucky to have the life and friends and family that I have … I'm patiently waiting to find that person that feels the same about me," he says.
"I'm looking forward to getting there."