The Bachelorette airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC

By Aurelie Corinthios
June 02, 2017 04:58 PM


She’s already had to deal with finding out that one of her suitors had a girlfriend back home — but it looks like Rachel Lindsay might have to brace herself for more even more drama on The Bachelorette.

In an exclusive sneak peek at Monday’s episode, Lindsay, 32, invites her Bachelor besties Corinne Olympios, Alexis Waters, Raven Gates and Jasmine Goode to join her on a group date, and like any good friends, the women are on a mission to do one thing and one thing only: weed out the bad guys amongst their BFF’s crop of potential fiancés.

“Some of you might not know who these girls are, but these are my girls!” says Lindsay, introducing her fellow alums from Nick Viall‘s season of The Bachelor.

“My friends are everything to me, and so is their opinion,” she continues. “I need their help today, so they’re going to be here on the group date. I have no idea what they have planned, all I know is that they’re here and I’m giving them control today.” (Spoiler alert: They’re going to make the guys mud wrestle. Shirtless.)

“My girls know me better than my guys do at this point, so I’m hoping that they can figure out who’s here for me,” she admits later. “I’ve already encountered one wolf in sheep’s clothing, and who knows — maybe my girls will find another one today.”

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The group boards a bus to head out on the date, and Gates, who was the runner-up on Viall’s season, immediately zeroes in on the two guys sitting next to her: Bryce and Lee.

“I sat next to Raven on the bus, and she went straight to the point, in my ear, like: ‘Who isn’t here for the right reasons?’ ” says Bryce.

So who does he have his doubts about?

“The guy that I see being the least appropriate person for Rachel … [is] Eric,” he whispers to her.

“I am concerned for Rachel, because Rachel told us that she was most excited about Eric,” Raven says later. “I asked the two guys that I was sitting by, Bryce and Lee, who they thought wasn’t a good match for Rachel, and they both said Eric. That’s a red flag.”

But could the red flag actually be staring right at her? This week, Lee found himself facing serious backlash after a series of tweets alleged to be sent from his Twitter account featuring offensive, racially charged insults were discovered. He did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment, and neither Lindsay nor ABC has addressed the news.

The Bachelorette airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.