The Bachelor Spoilers Alert! The Bachelor Spoilers Alert!
The following post contains many spoilers for the conclusion of The Bachelor Season 23.
We just wanted to make sure you were prepared…
Over the past couple days, fans of this long-running franchise have had to use their hands to stop their heads from spinning, following a shocking episode that was proceeded by an even more shocking trailer.
First, a total of five women left the show on Monday night.
There were two separate rose ceremony, during which Colton Underwood sent four suitors packing — and another left because she felt as though she was wasting her time on the program due to a lack of alone time with the virginal star.
It was all pretty bonkers.
But just as viewers were coming to grips with the departures, ABC dropped this preview for the rest of the season upon us:
The Bachelor Finale Trailer: Tears, Terror and … the Truth?
“I’m confused, I’m terrified, I’m nervous because I don’t know what the future holds for me. I feel more confused than ever,” Colton says at one point.
He also jumps over a fence and disappears in one of the scenes.
“Holy sh-t. Up ‘til now, nobody knew the truth,” iconic host Chris Harrison adds.
It may be the most dramatic teaser released in the history of reality television, which is why so many fans are now seeking out The Bachelor spoilers in order to determine what the heck it all means.
Thankfully, the man, myth and legend himself, Reality Steve, is here with a few answers.
As previously reported, this all-knowing follower of the program says that Colton will select Cassie Randolph over Hannah Godwin and Tayshia Adams after he narrows down his list to these three.
Not exactly shocking, right? Considering the chemistry Underwood has with Cassie?
However, this is where things get interesting:
Despite the above footage clearly depicting Colton preparing to propose to his chosen winner… he and Cassie will NOT get engaged, Reality Steve forecasts.
Not only won’t there be a traditional proposal on the finale, but there won’t be a rose ceremony, either.
This is because, as outlined in the following spoiler-filled rundown, Colton actually spends one night in the Fantasy Suite with Cassie and just knows right away:
She’s The One! He doesn’t even see a need to continue on after that!
Reality Steve even asks folks to look VERY closely at the ring box Colton is holding in the preview above.
It’s actually empty!
So, yes, while it may appear as if a proposal is in the works, readers should not get their hopes up.
Instead, Cassie and Colton simply agree to remain together and try dating for a bit away from the cameras after the finale wraps up.
What, exactly, leads to this decision? How does the conversation play out?
For someone who prides himself on being in the know, even Reality Steve admits he isn’t certain.
“Because this is such a different ending and it’s unlike anything we’ve ever seen, there are pieces I just don’t have now,” he wrote in his latest blog.
But Steve emphasizes that he stands behind his initial spoiler, that Cassie and Colton are NOT engaged, concluding:
I will try to fill in whatever I can over the next month. But I’m solid with the spoiler I put out. Nothing shown last night changes anything.