'The Bachelor' recap: Madison Prewett walks away from Peter Weber after he admits being "intimate" in Fantasy Suites
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/25/2020
The Bachelor featured Madison Prewett walking away from Peter Weber during their Fantasy Suite date after learning he had been "intimate" with at least one of his other two bachelorettes during Monday night's broadcast of Season 24 on ABC.
The Bachelor broadcast began with Madison pulling Peter aside in an airport hangar after he eliminated Kelsey Weier following hometowns.
Madison had realized just how serious this process was, and she was developing stronger and stronger feelings for Peter. She therefore knew it was time to express her views on an engagement and Fantasy Suites.
"I am saving myself for marriage. I can't keep moving forward and continuing this relationship if I don't get the clarity and peace and confidence I need. It's just hard to know what to say, and I am definitely worried and concerned," Madison told the cameras.
Madison warns Peter about sleeping with the other women
When Madison and Peter sat down to talk, she hesitated and struggled to gather her words, and her behavior scared Peter right off the bat.
"Next week, if you were to sleep with somebody else, it would be really hard for me to, like, really move forward in this. And I just feel like I owe it to you to be upfront with you and honest about that. That's really important to me," Madison told Peter.
Peter asked for clarification, asking whether Madison would leave the show if he ended up spending the night with someone else.
Madison didn't give Peter a "yes" or "no" answer; she just said it would be "really hard" for her to deal with.
Peter asked Madison to give it to him straight, saying he really needed to know what was going on inside of her head. He asked if she wanted him to end it all, but she said that's not what she was implying.
Peter admitted he wanted to be fair to his other two relationships and didn't want his actions in those relationships to make Madison think less of what they had.
"This is obviously something I need to know right now," Peter said. "Are you saying you wouldn't be able to keep this going with me if I spent the night with someone else? Just so we can be clear?"
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Madison said "in no way" did she want to give him an "ultimatum" and tell him what he "can and can't do," but at the same time, she vaguely reiterated how "actions speak louder than words" and she's just "really big on that."
Peter assured Madison that she meant a lot to him, but she didn't seem to find peace in his words. He added, "I'm crazy about you."
Peter told the cameras Madison meant the world to him but she had thrown him a curveball by suggesting she wouldn't be okay with him being intimate with anyone else.
Peter didn't know how to proceed because Madison hadn't even professed her love for him while both Hannah Ann and Victoria had already said they were "falling in love" or "in love" with him.
Peter wanted to be fair to his other two relationships and not hold back on exploring his feelings for Hannah Ann and Victoria. He said Madison's comments were going to make the week much more difficult for him, and Madison was admittedly "dreading" the week.
Peter and the bachelorettes travel to Australia
Peter and his Final 3 bachelorettes then traveled to Gold Coast, Australia for Fantasy Suite week.
Peter was feeling "very seriously" about all three women, and he intended to give each of his three remaining relationships the best chance.
Madison, Hannah Ann and Victoria were then shown moving into the same hotel suite for Fantasy Suite week for the first time in The Bachelor history.
Victoria noted it was "so awkward" to be living with Peter's other girls.
Hannah Ann has her Fantasy Suite date with Peter
Peter's first date was with Hannah Ann, and Madison noted, "Peter is a big boy and I trust him, and at the end of the day, that's what I'm clinging to... Now, the ball is in his court and he's got some big decisions to make."
For the day portion of their date, Hannah Ann and Peter rode jet skis, and Peter said he appreciated how Hannah Ann shares the same passion and zest for life.
While sitting on a little private beach, Hannah Ann asked Peter how he was feeling. Peter said he knew exactly how he felt about her and that helped him through moments of uncertainty.
Hannah Ann promised Peter that after the week she would put forth the sacrifice, understanding and patience she would need to make their relationship work.
Hannah Ann cried about the idea of Peter spending the night with two other women, but she assured the Bachelor, "I believe in us," adding how that mentality helped her to overcome her fear.
Peter told Hannah Ann he meant it when he said he was falling in love with her, and Hannah Ann said it meant so much to her to hear that.
Peter noted it was "the best feeling in the world" to have Hannah Ann's love and he had "zero doubt" they had incredible passion and chemistry, which he said he needs in a relationship and future marriage.
"She's making my heart come out of my chest, and if this is what love is, then this is true love -- because I'm feeling it," Peter shared in a confessional of Hannah Ann. "I don't ever want to come down from this, and hopefully I'll never have to."
While Madison was struggling with thoughts of Peter in a Fantasy Suite with Hannah Ann and waking up next to other women, Hannah Ann was giddy, excited and anxious about her night with Peter.
Over dinner, Peter told Hannah Ann that he could definitely envision a future with her and was so glad she never allowed "doubt to creep in." Hannah Ann promised the Bachelor she was "all in" because she'd rather leave The Bachelor with her heart broken than with regret.
Peter gushed to Hannah Ann that he was 100 percent sure he was falling in love, and Hannah expressed how she was completely devoted to him.
"I want you to do what you have to do in order to get there... I don't need to know the details; I don't care. It's about being together in the end," Hannah Ann told Peter.
Peter thanked Hannah Ann for making a "really, really complicated" and "tough" week a little bit easier, and then he offered her the Fantasy Suite date invitation.
Hannah Ann insisted she was in love with Peter and would never pass up on getting to spend more time with him. She told the cameras looking at Peter was like looking at a reflection of her own heart.
She therefore accepted the Fantasy Suite date invitation, and Peter showed Hannah Ann around their hotel suite for the night -- which included a hot tub overlooking the city skyline.
"I see exactly what I have in front of me. I have the most perfect woman that I've honestly always dreamt of. Truly, the sky is the limit for us," Peter said.
Footage then captured Peter and Hannah Ann making out while lying in bed, followed by a makeout session behind the closed doors of a shower.
Victoria has her Fantasy Suite date with Peter
The next day, Hannah Ann returned to the ladies' hotel suite, and it was extremely uncomfortable for the women to reunite and talk about Hannah Ann's night. Hannah Ann simply said the night was great, and then Victoria took off for her date.
Despite the obstacles Peter and Victoria had faced in their relationship, Peter said he and the bachelorette continued to choose each other and rise above their issues.
Peter's feelings for Victoria kept him invested in their relationship, but he wanted to start off their Fantasy Suite date on a clean slate.
When the date began, Peter told Victoria he trusted her and had her back as a result, which Victoria was very thankful to hear.
"I see the fight in you, and obviously I'm still fighting for you as well," Peter told Victoria, adding, "I don't want to look back at all."
Peter then whisked Victoria away in a helicopter, where they could view the Gold Coast from the air.
While flying, Peter said he had "fire" with Victoria and knew they'd never have a boring relationship. While some people might argue he and Victoria had too much passion, that's what he liked about their romance.
The only area the couple needed to work on was communication, and Victoria had threatened to walk away before. Peter therefore intended to have some real, deep conversation with Victoria that day.
The pair later sat down and discussed their issues, and Victoria said she didn't want Peter to give up on her, especially since they fought during her hometown date in Virginia Beach.
Peter admitted their relationship had been tried more than the others but he fights for what he really wants.
"Once I'm invested in something or somebody, it's, like, game over," Victoria agreed.
Peter felt "horrible" he had never met Victoria's family during this process, and he said he thought about that "over and over again." But Peter thanked Victoria for surprising him in his hotel room in Virginia Beach the next day.
Victoria hoped her relationship with Peter would be "smooth sailing" going forward, and she finally felt they were on the same page.
Meanwhile, Madison and Hannah Ann talked about Madison's expectations for herself, for Peter and their relationship on the show.
"I realize that I have high standards, but I would hope he would have that for me too. Peter sleeping with anybody else definitely makes me feel uncomfortable... I told Peter that I didn't know if I would be able to continue this if he were to sleep with other women," Madison told Hannah Ann.
"That is such a big a big deal to me that I kind of feel it's a make or break for me."
Hannah Ann was thrown off by Madison's disclosure and called it "madness." She couldn't believe Madison was acting this way considering the women knew what they had signed up for and should have known Fantasy Suite week would be uncomfortable.
That night, Peter and Victoria kept the momentum going with a romantic dinner.
Victoria shared with Peter her behavior in their relationship stemmed from the fact she had never been asked about her feelings during her previous three-and-a-half year relationship.
Victoria said Peter's questions made her feel defensive, like he was asking because something was wrong -- when in actuality, he just wanted to know more about her. Peter understood where she was coming from and asked for 100 percent confidence he could always depend on her and lean on her.
Peter didn't want Victoria to get so pissed off in a misunderstanding that she'd walk away from him instead of talking things out. Peter also asked Victoria not to push him away.
Victoria admitted she didn't feel good enough for her ex, and Peter asked the bachelorette why she didn't feel good enough. But Victoria didn't know how to respond and said he ex had made her question everything, and she started to cry and got inside her head again.
Peter assured Victoria he wasn't judging her and was there for her.
"I want you to truly feel like you deserve all the love in the world and it's not something that's going to scare you or freak you out... I want you to accept that. Our relationship is so amazing to me," Peter told Victoria.
"I don't just want something that's going to be so easy all the time and monotone and not challenging."
Victoria told Peter she hadn't felt this way for a man in a long time and wanted to be good for the pilot since she was convinced he was good for her.
Victoria agreed to spend more time with Peter in the Fantasy Suite, and the couple had reached "a huge turning point" in their relationship. Peter said nothing had taken them down yet, and Peter was prepared for whatever was to come in their future.
"I'm just so excited. I've never felt like this. It's a pretty good feeling to be happy," Victoria told the cameras, before telling Peter the night had solidified that she was falling in love with him.
Victoria felt grateful and lucky to have Peter, and she said she didn't know it was possible a relationship could be so good.
"I love him so much. I put him through so much," Victoria cried in a confessional.
Meanwhile, Madison was feeling "sad, discouraged and uncomfortable" about Peter spending the night with Victoria. She repeated how it would be hard for her to continue on if Peter decided to be intimate with either Hannah Ann or Victoria, or the both of them.
"I think it's a black-and-white situation of hearts full or hearts break, and I hope that it's hearts full," Madison told the cameras.
Victoria's in love with Peter, and Peter's in love with all three women!
The next day, Peter woke up with Victoria and they gushed about having a wonderful night together. Peter finally felt like they had caught a break and were able to focus on nothing but their relationship.
"I hoped for this. I could see it; I just didn't know how we'd get there. I felt like I was falling in love, but now, I'm in love," Victoria told Peter in bed before he kissed her.
Victoria said Fantasy Suite night took their relationship "forward in more ways than one."
"But the most important was the emotional aspect and understanding each other," Victoria told the cameras.
"We are just so connected now, and he is just my person. I don't think I've ever felt like this. I can just see the future with him. I do. It's all I see... and I am so hopeful."
Peter and Victoria then said goodbye, and Peter said he had the most amazing time with her. Peter had nothing but confidence in their romance at this point, and he said their relationship felt "so right, so easy, and honestly, perfect."
Peter then dropped a bombshell in a confessional.
"I am in love with three women right now, and I'm torn three ways right now. I have no idea how I'm going to do this. I really don't," Peter confessed.
Madison begins her Fantasy Suite date with Peter
Once Victoria returned to her hotel suite with Madison and Hannah Ann, she said she received clarity and had "a productive" night with Peter, "definitely."
With that being said, Madison walked away from the girls, and Hannah Ann said she was "unwinding."
However, Madison was all smiles when she began her own Fantasy Suite date with Peter, who gushed about how he had missed the bachelorette so much and loved every minute he got to spend with her.
Peter then told Madison they'd be climbing the tallest building in Gold Coast, Australia. Peter was certain he and Madison could get through anything together, including this task, because of their strong feelings for each other.
Madison wondered whether she and Peter were on the same page, and she feared everything they had might come crashing down on them.
But when the pair reached the top of the building, Madison embraced Peter and acknowledged her struggle on The Bachelor had all been worth it. They kissed and were both on Cloud 9.
"I look at Peter and I feel so safe and so secure. I realized that I can see Peter as the father of my kids and the man I just realized I am in love with," Madison told the cameras.
Peter said when he was with Madison, he never wanted to let go.
Meanwhile, Hannah Ann shared with Victoria how Madison had high expectations of Peter for Fantasy Suite week but had yet to reveal she's a virgin. Victoria was taken aback by the news, and didn't like how Madison basically gave Peter "an ultimatum."
"To question somebody and put him on the spot about other relationships that are private, I don't know. That just doesn't really sit well with me," Victoria told Hannah Ann.
Victoria then said in a confessional, "Putting him in that position is so unfair. I just don't want Peter to feel bad about any decisions he's made up to this point. I care about him so much that it makes me mad for him. I don't think that's right -- no matter what your values and morals are."
Victoria also told Hannah Ann it wasn't fair for Madison to expect Peter to not be intimate when he had two other real relationships developing and being established.
That night, Madison told Peter before dinner she had never felt this way before.
"I am in love with Madison, no doubt about that. And I just want to continue to get closer and closer to her with every second that I spend with her," Peter told the cameras.
But Peter was anxious about the topic of intimacy. He just hoped Madison would keep her heart open and they could work through anything together and move forward as a couple.
Madison reveals she's a virgin and reiterates her non-ultimatum ultimatum
Peter started off what turned out to be a tense conversation by sharing how he had been torn. Peter reminded Madison he had two other relationships going on, but Madison said she never meant to make Peter feel uncomfortable or give him an ultimatum.
Madison said that's not her heart and she apologized for how things might have come across. But Madison explained Fantasy Suites were especially hard for her because she's a virgin.
"Growing up, I made a commitment to myself and I decided I wanted to save myself for marriage," Madison told Peter, adding that she wants to give her body, soul and spirit to her husband on her wedding day.
Madison didn't expect Peter to make the same life decisions, but she said she did expect them to be honest and open with each other. Peter respected Madison's commitment to being a virgin and asked her to clarify her expectations.
"For me, I wouldn't be able to say 'yes' to an engagement and continue to, like, move forward if you have slept with the other women," Madison admitted.
Madison said she wasn't trying to come across judgmental or hold something over his head -- that she just needed to explain and stick by the expectations she had in life.
"So you would possibly give up a forever with each other because of something that happened this week with another relationship of mine? You'd be able to walk away from this?" Peter asked, looking for clarification.
Madison said she just couldn't wrap her mind around potentially accepting a marriage proposal from Peter if, six days before that, he had sex with someone else. Peter decided not to share details with Madison about his other Fantasy Suite dates, but she apparently wasn't asking for specifics.
But Madison claimed she still needed something from Peter, regardless of how uncomfortable this conversation was. Madison then started to cry, saying she didn't want to feel bad about the standards she had.
"I'm so proud of who I am and the choices that I've made... and it's been so freaking hard in this because I've had to look past a lot of things," Madison told the Bachelor while getting choked up.
"No, I'm not okay with a guy to be kissing other women, but I've fought... I've sacrificed a lot and I've compromised a lot, and I've really pushed myself in a lot of ways that I wouldn't normally for anybody else. But you're worth it, and I'm fighting. And I'm still fighting. But this is one thing -- that's why I voiced it to you."
Peter tells Madison he has had sex with the other women
Peter didn't want Madison to think the process was all about sex, but clearly, this was a serious subject for them.
"I don't know how else to do this, but I'll just be very honest. I'm not going to give you any details, but I have been intimate," Peter confessed. "And I can't lie to you about that."
Madison appeared disappointed and nearly devastated, but Peter told Madison every moment they had shared together had been amazing and he could 100 percent see them being together in the end.
"But I have to be honest with you. Coming into this week, I could see that with other people too. I hate that I can say that to you, but that's the truth too," Peter said.
Madison then began playing with her hair and an awkward silence fell on the couple.
Madison excused herself from the table "for a second," but she appeared to maintain her distance from Peter for quite a while.
Madison cried outside by herself while Peter also cried sitting alone at their dinner table. Madison said she felt "really, really hurt and really let down."
"I made it very clear -- I told him there was a chance he could lose me if he made certain decisions, and he made them anyways," Madison vented in a confessional.
"I'm so frustrated with him. I'm so mad at him."
Peter begs Madison to not walk away
Peter then joined Madison outside and held her close as she cried. Peter apologized for hurting her and repeated, "I'm so sorry," adding that he hated the situation they were in.
Peter acknowledged that he knew how difficult this must be for her, but he insisted, "I can't lose you."
Madison said she felt really hurt and couldn't change who she is, what she believes in, and what she stands for. Madison didn't want to feel bad for "having that and being that."
Peter asked Madison, who had her head down during their embrace, to look at him. Peter begged Madison to get past this, but she said, "I don't know. I'm torn."
Madison was conflicted between sticking by her needs and expectations vs. her feelings for Peter. Madison mentioned walking away, but Peter begged her not to.
"I know I'm not perfect. I'm not even close. But if you can honestly see you and me being together forever, don't walk away. Please don't. I know that I'm hurt you, and I'm sorry for that, but please don't walk away from this," Peter said.
"What do you need to do?" Peter asked.
"I don't know," Madison replied.
Peter then gave Madison a hug and kissed her sweetly on the forehead three times, but she broke their embrace and walked away from him, leaving Peter in tears.