Here’s Exactly How the Rest of ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 15 Will Play Out
*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
After last night’s episode of The Bachelorette, I’m convinced that this season will play out just like all the rest: a whole lot of lead up with little to no climax. Since we already know that an eliminated contestant returns in an attempt to win Hannah Brown back, I put together an episode-by-episode prediction of what goes down in the forthcoming installments.
From Luke Parker’s bizarre hometown date to his eventual Hail Mary, here’s (probably) how the rest of season 15 will play out.
Based on the promo for next week’s episode, one thing’s for sure: Luke P. is using his faith to win over Brown, and it’s working. The trailer features Luke and his family sitting in a prayer circle, while Brown raves about their progress in an interview with producers.
“Luke really loves his faith. We’re on a good path,” she says.
Meanwhile, Brown also meets the three other families: Jed, Tyler and Peter. Jed and Tyler pretty much have this one in the bag, since they’re the obvious front-runners. (In my book, at least.)
This leaves us with Peter. Unfortunately, I believe the hometown dates will be the end of the road for the pilot. While he originally won us over with his genuine personality and steamy make-out sessions (#Bless), I think Luke will schmooze Brown just enough to last one more week. *Sigh*
It’s no secret that Luke has overstayed his welcome, but I’m convinced that he finally seals his fate during the Fantasy Suite episode.
Here’s what I’m thinking: Luke has already revealed that he doesn’t approve of Brown’s sexual history, and while he’s managed to fake a smile up until this point, things will likely come crashing down during the overnight date.
In fact, the midseason promo teased this moment. It all starts when Luke confronts Brown after she spends the night with one (or more) contestants. “So, let’s talk about sex,” he says. “And let’s say you have had sex with one or multiple of these guys, I would completely remove myself from this relationship.”
Brown doesn’t have a positive reaction, saying, “My husband would never say what you said to me.”
At long last, she will finally send Luke home. However, that doesn’t mean he stays gone for long…
This leaves us with Jed and Tyler. Although Reality Steve originally predicted Tyler as the winner, new evidence hints that Jed is the lucky man. Still, the finale didn’t go exactly as planned.
In the midseason promo, Chris Harrison approaches Brown right before what appears to be the final rose ceremony. He explains that an eliminated contestant has returned, wanting to propose.
“This is going to change everything because he went out and got a ring,” Harrison says. “He demanded to see you. He is fully convinced that you are his wife.”
So, who is the mystery man? While I don’t know for sure, I’d be shocked if it wasn’t Luke. Brown goes on to say that “things would be so different if he weren’t here right now” and that she doesn’t “know what to do,” leading me to believe that she might regret sending Luke home.
However, I don’t think the finale will be as dramatic as it appears. Yes, Luke will come in and try to ruin things. Nevertheless, I have faith (get it?) that Brown will be so confident in her relationships with Jed and Tyler that she’ll have no problem sending him home…again.
When it comes to the final decision, Brown will give the final rose to Jed, who will promptly propose with a diamond ring from the one and only Neil Lane. As for Tyler, the contestant will likely move on to Bachelor in Paradise or—dare we say—The Bachelor.
The Bachelorette airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.