Were Those Subpoena Papers At The Bachelorette: Men Tell All Real?

For a franchise that once popularized the phrase, “jumping the fence,” The Bachelorette may have just jumped the shark. Dec. 6 marks the airing of this season’s Men Tell All episode, and in lieu of the usual infighting and name-calling, audiences witnessed legal action... maybe. That’s right, pizzaprenuer Peter Izzo might’ve actually served his fellow contestant Will Urena with a subpoena live on stage.

Mess and drama are inherent to The Bachelorette, they are in the DNA of the show, but somewhere along the way, this iteration of the Men Tell All turned into an episode of Law & Order. Fans who watched Michelle’s season can attest to how quickly Peter and Will butted heads. They couldn’t get through more than a handful of group dates before Will accused Peter of being a narcissist. From that moment forward, all bets, like the gloves, were off. For what little time both men had remaining on the show, they proceeded to lock horns in a continuous bttle of barbs and yelling. Will constantly mocked Peter, and Peter went as far as to throw Will’s bomber jacket, a reward from Michelle, into a pool.

When the two confronted one another on the Men Tell All, there was no intention of working things out, just more shouting. Peter accused Will of creating fake reviews of his pizzeria, and Will accused Peter’s sister of sliding in his DMs. The whole commotion was puncuated with someone walking on stage, before serving Will with a subpoena for defamation of character. We also learned that none of the men cared for Peter.