The Bachelor left off on another cliff-hanger this week after former Bachelorette Andi Dorfman surprised ex Nick Viall outside his hotel room. So why does the brunette beauty show up? To give the Milwaukee resident advice, apparently.

According to Reality Steve, the brunette beauty isn’t trying to compete for her runner-up’s heart, but simply impart wisdom as he heads into overnight dates with his final three women.

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During an appearance on Access Hollywood, former contestant Ashley Iaconetti, who competed on Chris Soules’ season, revealed she was blindsided by Andi’s decision to go on the show. “I was actually at lunch with Andi the month that this happened and she was like, ‘There’s talk about me making an appearance, but I would never, ever do it.’”

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Andi and Nick during her season of The Bachelorette.

When asked whether or not she thinks Andi is still interested in Nick romantically, Ashley answered, “No, they definitely don’t have feelings like that for each other, but they definitely both respect each other and they remained relatively friendly after her season… as in they’d text every now and then.”

That’s a surprise for fans given the Georgia native detailed her “cringe-worthy” sex with the 36-year-old in her 2016 memoir, It’s Not Okay.

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In regard to this week’s hometown dates, Ashley admitted that she’s not sure the show will work out for Nick in the end. “I think we all thought that we would finally see the connection again, but we didn’t! I didn’t,” she said of his relationships with the remaining women. “I think he wants to want the wife, but I just don’t know if he’s ready for the wife because I think the lack of connection is maybe him just being scared.”

As for a frontrunner, Ashley was surprised by his natural rapport with this season’s villain. “He’s smiling more with Corinne than anyone,” she shared.