'The Bachelorette' finale spoilers: Rachel Lindsay's winner bachelor revealed!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/07/2017
The Bachelorette finale in which Rachel Lindsay will be seen getting engaged is just hours away -- but spoilers revealing the identities of the winner and runner-up exist for fans who can't wait.
After an exciting and drama-filled season, The Bachelorette's thirteenth season comes to a close with a three-hour event -- the two-hour finale followed by the one-hour After the Final Rose special -- on Monday, August 7 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
"[Rachel] finds herself falling in love with all three of these captivating men and terribly torn between them. She can envision a future with all of these bachelors, but time is running out," ABC teases of the upcoming finale episode, which host Chris Harrison has teased will be "unbelievable" and "dramatic."
[Spoiler Warning: Please stop reading immediately if you want to remain in the dark about how Rachel's journey to find love ends until it airs].
After two more overnight Fantasy Suite dates with Peter and Bryan, Rachel will be preparing to cut one bachelor and then choose between her Final 2 suitors before her last Rose Ceremony in Rioja, Spain.
Rachel's friend Astrid Loch from Nick Viall's edition of The Bachelor leaked some information that is consistent with Carbone's spoilers for the end of Rachel's The Bachelorette edition.
Astrid appeared to accidentally spoil the ending during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight in which she said of Rachel and her fiance, "She's planning a party. There's After the Final Rose and then they are going to Dallas to have a party there. He gets to meet all of her friends and non-Bachelor people, too. And then they're going to Miami after that to have an engagement party there, too."
Rachel's hometown is obviously Dallas, TX, while Bryan practices in Miami, FL, and his immediately family -- including his beloved mother -- currently resides there.
In the months The Bachelorette has been airing, Rachel couldn't help but gush about her fiance. Before the show even premiered in May, she was telling reporters how she was totally happy and in love.
Rachel is apparently certain she made the right choice on The Bachelorette because she hopes to get married some time in 2018, which means a fairly quick engagement.
But it was reportedly very difficult for Rachel to arrive at her final decision.
"[Rachel] considered walking away from the whole thing because she was terrified of making the wrong choice," a source recently told Life & Style.
"The fairy-tale moment that Rachel was dreaming of her whole life was a complete ordeal. It was the proposal from hell."
Another source told Us that Rachel was "torn until the very end" and it's "brutal" to watch her final breakup of the season. The source called it the "worst breakup" the show has seen in years.
The Bachelorette's thirteenth season finale will begin with the continuation of Peter's Fantasy Suite date, followed by her overnight date with Bryan. (Eric's Fantasy Suite date aired in an earlier episode).
"She asked about religion, whether they'd move to [Los Angeles], where she wants to live. She asked whether they wanted kids and how many, and if they wanted to send them to public or private schools," said a Life & Style insider.
Rachel allegedly also asked the guys their credit scores as well as how much money they make when cameras were turned off.
Prior to Rachel's Fantasy Suite date with Bryan, the pair will go horseback riding through the Spanish countryside before enjoying a romantic picnic.
"Bryan senses something is wrong and confronts Rachel at dinner, worrying that her heart is with someone else. Will this be the beginning of the end for this romance?" ABC teases of the date.
After Rachel sends Eric home, the Bachelorette will enjoy a date with each of her Final 2 suitors.
The Bachelorette will conclude with the Final Rose Ceremony, which was filmed at the San Vicente de la Sonsierra Castle in Spain, Life & Style reported.
In a recent preview for the finale released by ABC, Rachel is shown agonizing over her final decision.
"I just feel like I'm making a big mistake," Rachel admitted in the clip. "I don't want to repeat what I've done in every single relationship... I want a proposal, [but] am I forcing myself to do something that I'm not ready for?"
Based on Carbone's spoilers, if Rachel ended up with Bryan, it's no big surprise. Not only did he snag the first kiss of the season as well as the First Impression Rose, he's had the most healthy and consistent relationship with Rachel on the show.
However, it's fair for some fans to be skeptical of Carbone's predictions this time around, as the spoiler blogger initially revealed before The Bachelorette premiered on May 22 that Peter was the guy who had stolen Rachel's heart.
Carbone had to admit weeks later that he was wrong, telling his readers that Peter actually finished in second place.
Peter probably lost Rachel because of his inability to fully let go while competing on The Bachelorette. He was guarded, doubtful and concerned. While Peter expressed he was "falling in love" with Rachel, his feelings were the furthest behind when comparing him to the two other men.
Peter was also reluctant to propose due to the short period of time he had to get to know Rachel. He called the idea of getting down on one knee "terrifying," adding that he only wants to get engaged and married once.
Eric appeared on The Bachelorette never having been in love before, so Rachel believes he had the biggest transformation on her season. He slowly but surely became more open and vulnerable before deciding that he never wants to run away from love again.
Eric appreciated how Rachel challenged him, and in turn, Rachel loved his positive outlook on life and fun personality. However, Rachel ultimately discovered she had more of a friendship with Eric than anything.