The Bachelorette Finale Recap: Did a Heartbroken Katie Nonetheless Discover Love?
Katie was right down to her two last males on Monday’s finale of The Bachelorette — however would she even stick round to decide on one in every of them?
Final week, she was in tears and able to give up the present after she didn’t give frontrunner Greg the reassurance he wanted, resulting in him strolling out on her. And because the (dramatic!) (three-hour!) finale opens, we get a preview of Katie calling Greg “a liar” on After the Closing Rose and accusing him of “utilizing” her for “appearing follow” — so no, I don’t assume they’re patching issues up! After a pointless, time-filler season recap, we return to Katie crying behind that rest room door and speaking about how “heartbreaking” Greg’s exit was.
Abruptly, she’s doing a reside interview with Tayshia and Kaitlyn and rehashing the Greg debacle, saying that it made her assume she by no means actually knew him in any respect: “I’m actually on my f–king knees begging this man to remain, and he’s telling me it’s not ok.” (Um, did that occur? As a result of if it did, we didn’t see it.) Katie additionally reveals that she hasn’t spoken to Greg since that day and recollects how he “talked right down to” her: “That’s not a person.” Oh, Greg, I can already sense that this night just isn’t going to finish effectively for you…
Again in New Mexico, Katie is catatonic in mattress, nonetheless reeling from the Gregxit. She decides she wants “somebody who’s going to belief her,” however she’s unsure she will transfer ahead and provides Blake and Justin an actual probability. Talking of these two, they get a go to from Tayshia and Kaitlyn, who inform them Greg has left and Katie is “emotionally devastated.” (No offense to you guys, although.) However their journeys will proceed! Yay…? Katie meets Blake on an in a single day date, they usually let free with a water balloon struggle — however there’s an enormous previous elephant within the room that wants addressing. She tells Blake the entire saga, together with Michael’s departure, and admits she needed to give up after Greg left. However she needs to maintain going! He responds by saying “That’s so much!” after which rapidly makes out along with her. He has some severe doubts, although.
On their dinner date, Blake offers an enormous, long-winded speech that boils right down to this: He loves her. (This man who’s now on his third Bachelorette doesn’t “play video games with love,” you see.) She needed to attend till the tip to say these phrases… however she goes forward and tells him anyway: “I f–king love you a lot.” (Oh! So now she will say it!) They feed one another cheesecake within the fantasy suite as Katie gushes that “I’ve not felt this completely happy in a very long time.” Since Greg left, you imply? “What a flip of occasions!” Kaitlyn exclaims as we in the reduction of to the reside present. Uh, yeah, I’d say so!
Katie and Blake get up in mattress within the fantasy suite collectively and make schmoopy eyes at one another. “We need to stroll away collectively on the finish of this,” Katie broadcasts. She additionally confesses to Kaitlyn that she was “loads happy… many instances” that evening. She fell in love with Blake the second she spilled all of her Greg heartbreak to him and he nonetheless needed to maintain going, she provides: “It was the very best day of my life.” Oh proper, she nonetheless has a date with Justin to get by way of. The poor man is clueless as he prepares for his or her date, and it’s a foul signal when Katie doesn’t soar into his arms when he arrives after which provides the dreaded “Can we discuss?” She sits him down and tells him how tough Greg’s departure was on her. She says she was excited to go on a date with him, however then provides, “Nonetheless…”
She tells him that in her date with Blake, she informed him she’s “falling in love with him” — which isn’t even true! She stated she f–king loves him a lot! She will’t undergo with bringing Justin to satisfy her household at this level, she says. Justin will get a bit choked up and feels remorse about opening up his coronary heart to her like he did: “It’s not a enjoyable place to be.” She reassures him that he’s an incredible man who will make an incredible husband sometime… simply not hers! They hug it out, and she or he places him right into a SUV headed out of there. Justin breaks all of it down for Tayshia and Kaitlyn on the reside present earlier than a reunion with Katie, and he looks as if a pleasant sufficient man — however c’mon, let’s be trustworthy. These two had zero connection the entire season. And now we’re getting a montage of Justin’s goofy response photographs? Let’s simply get to the good things, i.e., the Greg stuff.
First, Blake has to satisfy Katie’s household… however there’s no pressure, as a result of he’s the one man left! He meets her mother and her aunt Lindsey, who’s “not affectionate in any respect… nearly chilly,” Katie warns. Lindsey is skeptical (understandably!) and presses Blake about “flunking out” with the final two Bachelorettes. (Go, Lindsey!) She and Katie’s mother each poke large holes in all of Blake’s rehearsed solutions, and Katie strikes a bizarre word when she says it’ll be nice once they’re aside for a month whereas Blake is in Africa for work (?). Plus, Blake doesn’t appear to be in any form of rush to get engaged? However Katie’s mother sees that they’re completely happy collectively and decides that’s all that issues ultimately.
For his or her last date, Katie and Blake be part of power healer Felicia to jot down down all their fears and insecurities and stuff them inside an enormous vampire statue earlier than setting hearth to it to let all of them go. They learn their fears aloud to one another after which stuff them right into a field and torch them as Katie proclaims that Blake is her “soulmate”: “I can’t image my life with out him.” Huh? Actually? After you simply begged one other man to remain, like, lower than 48 hours in the past? Sorry, however this all simply feels very pressured. Not shopping for it, Katie! Blake additionally seems to be legitimately freaked out whereas searching engagement rings with Tayshia, fretting that he feels “not sure” and “uneasy.” He seems to be like he ate a foul oyster and walks off for a second alone. Not signal!
As Katie heads to the ultimate rose ceremony, she has “zero doubts” that she’s getting engaged to Blake. In the meantime, Tayshia is telling Blake if he’s unsure about proposing, “it’s worthwhile to let her go.” Uh-oh. Blake exhibits up on the ceremony and admits to Tayshia and Kaitlyn that he’s “freaking out,” however he barrels in anyway. He holds Katie’s arms as she spills her guts about how a lot she loves him: “You’ve made me the happiest lady alive.” He stumbles by way of his speech and scares her a bit by saying, “I can’t offer you what you got here right here for… since you deserve much more than that.” Ooh, difficult! He will get down on one knee and pops the query — and she or he says sure! She offers him the ultimate rose, and Tayshia and Kaitlyn rush over to congratulate the completely happy couple earlier than they saddle up a pair of horses and journey off into the sundown.
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