New ‘Women Tell All’ Episode Sets Up Dramatic Two-Part ‘Bachelor’ Finale
*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
This week on The Bachelor: The Women Tell All, Peter Weber deals with the aftermath of Madison’s ultimatum before taking the hot seat to face the eliminated contestants for the first time since sending them home.
The episode kicks off with Chris Harrison recapping the pilot’s journey to find love (so far). Before jumping into the pre-taped reunion special, the host takes us back to Australia right after Madison seemingly sent herself home in last week’s episode.
At the rose ceremony, the producers make it appear like Madison isn’t going to join Hannah Ann and Victoria F., but that’s not the case. After a really, really long wait, Madison finally pulls up in a car and tells Harrison that she’s still “not sure” about Weber. Just then, the pilot hands out roses to Hannah Ann and Madison, ultimately sending home Victoria F.
During The Women Tell All, things get heated when Harrison brings up Alayah’s prior relationship with Victoria P. The conversation eventually transitions to Kelsey, who admits that she was “irrational” during #ChampagneGate.
When Kelsey joins Harrison in the hot seat, she reveals that she’s ready to find love again after her heartbreak with Weber. Just then, Kelsey gets a surprise visit from Ashley Iaconetti, who presents her with a massive bottle of Champagne.
Next in the hot seat is Victoria F., who reveals that she’s mad for not allowing herself to open up to Weber. Harrison wastes no time grilling her about rumors claiming she’s broken up a few marriages, and Victoria F. confirms they’re totally false.
Later on, Harrison brings out Weber, who confronts all of his ex-girlfriends…at once. When Victoria F. joins them onstage, she apologizes for putting Weber “through hell.”
After discussing online harassment, Harrison goes on to tease what’s to come in next week’s episode. While the promo looks dramatic, we can’t stop thinking about a moment from earlier in the episode when Harrison said, “No one knows how Peter’s season ends…not even Peter.”
So, what does Harrison mean? We have two theories that both seem pretty solid (though one is stronger than the other).
First, there’s the Bachelor producer Julie LaPlaca. Say, for example, Weber pulls a Brad Womack and chooses neither of the final two contestants, that would explain why there’s been recent sightings of Weber and LaPlaca. Perhaps they bonded during filming and hit it off after the show, which is why there’s no definitive ending. Weber would then have to introduce LaPlaca to Bachelor Nation during the season finale and answer the dreaded dating question, “What are we?” (We find this theory highly unlikely, but the evidence speaks for itself.)
Second, there’s Madison, who looked really pissed during the final rose ceremony. We know, we know—Weber totally disobeyed her ultimatum. Still, we find it hard to believe that Madison is going to get over the Fantasy Suites in time for the finale. While it could be the editing, it looked like Madison didn’t want to accept Weber’s rose. So, we wouldn’t be surprised if she walks away during the finale.
The problem? If Weber chooses Madison, Hannah Ann will arrive at the rose ceremony first, which means he’ll already have broken up with Hannah Ann when Madison bolts. This would explain why there’s no actual ending, since Weber is left with no contestants. Not to mention, Harrison’s apparent bombshell in the finale is likely about Madison’s departure.
Guess we’ll have to wait until The Bachelor returns to ABC next Monday, March 9, at 8 p.m.