Part One of The Bachelor’s season finale Monday was a shocker that made show history: For the first time ever, a Bachelor ended the episode with zero women.
Bachelor Colton Underwood, who has already made history as the show’s first virgin, ended last night’s episode by breaking things off with his two remaining contestants, Tayshia and Hannah G. after confessing his love for Cassie. The only problem? Cassie dumped the poor guy last week.
Their split ended with the scene that’s been on every teaser for the show all season: Colton hopping a fence in Portugal to escape the cameras in complete darkness.
It was all very dramatic as Cassie revealed that she just wasn’t ready for a commitment.
“Colton wants to start a family and a life with someone right now,” she said. “I can’t handle the pressure of being the girl that possibly takes something really special from him away.”
Colton tearfully decided to quit before producers finally found him and got him to share his side of the story.
Apparently, as he explains, he was falling in love with Tayshia and Hannah but was already in love with Cassie. At that point, he realized where his heart was and made up his mind to break things off with Tayshia and Hannah G.
As you might have imagined, more drama ensues when he breaks it off with the ladies. Tayshia is upset and hurt, but takes it pretty well, all things considered. Hannah, meanwhile, seems to have a much harder time with the news initially, admitting it was a “slap in the face” to hear him say he is in love with Cassie. Eventually, she too wishes him the best in his love journey.
The episode ends with another cliffhanger as Colton reveals he is not going to give up on Cassie without a fight and ends up at her front door. We’ll have to wait until Tuesday night’s episode on ABC to see how it all goes down.