'The Bachelor' spoilers: Colton Underwood's Final 4 bachelorettes, winner pick, and crazy ending revealed! Is he engaged??
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/18/2019
The Bachelor spoilers provide all the details viewers want to know about Colton Underwood's 2019 season of The Bachelor, from the girls who receive roses in every episode to Colton's eventual Final 4 ladies, who he picks as the winner of his final rose, and whether he is currently engaged.
[Bachelor Spoilers Warning: Please stop reading now if you'd like who Colton picks as his final winner and the 2019 season's shocking ending to remain a surprise. This story contains episode-by-episode Bachelor spoilers of what will happen as Season 23 of The Bachelor airs on ABC. It also contains Bachelor spoilers revealing if Colton is engaged and the current status of his relationship with the winning bachelorette].
Nineteen women are still in the running for Colton's heart as of the latest The Bachelor episode.
After weeks of eliminations, tears, and drama, Colton determined his Top 4 ladies, which is a significant number considering these women take the Bachelor home to meet their families and potentially friends.
Colton's Final 4 bachelorettes were Hannah G., Cassie, Tayshia, and Caelynn, according to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone.
Hannah G's date was taped in Birmingham, AL, on October 27, before Caelynn's date was taped in Fredericksburg, VA, on October 29.
Caelynn and Colton were spotted and photographed enjoying a horse-drawn carriage on Princess Anne Street.
Tayshia's date then filmed in Orange County, CA, on October 31, followed by Cassie's date in Huntington Beach, CA, on November 2.
Although she appears to be a frontrunner right now in the season, Colton allegedly eliminated beauty queen Caelynn in fourth place during a Rose Ceremony that was held in Los Angeles, CA, after hometowns.
Carbone claims Caelynn will likely become the next The Bachelorette star, as she has a heartwrenching story to share and will probably be viewed as very likeable by Bachelor Nation.
Colton's Final 3 bachelorettes
Colton and his Final 3 bachelorettes then reportedly traveled to Sagres, Portugal, for the week of overnight Fantasy Suite dates, which will air in Episode 9 of The Bachelor's 23rd season.
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There will be so much anticipation leading up to Colton's Fantasy Suite dates since he is a virgin and couples often have sex when the cameras leave, but Carbone claims fans will be very surprised by Colton's decisions this week.
Colton allegedly took advantage of two Fantasy Suite dates instead of the usual three.
Carbone first enjoyed an overnight date with Tayshia that taped on November 6 at the famous lighthouse on Cabo de Sao Vicente, Carbone reported.
And then the former football player's second Fantasy Suite date was with Cassie, and the romantic evening taped on November 8.
Colton reportedly determined after his date with Cassie that she was the one! Carbone says Cassie won his heart and Colton realized she was the only woman he wanted to pursue and be with going forward -- all of this before Colton even had a chance to enjoy his Fantasy Suite with the beautiful Hannah G.!
This spoiling is probably shocking to Bachelor Nation considering most prior leading men or women of the franchise have been torn between their Final 2 bachelors or bachelorettes.
After spending the night with Tayshia and then Cassie, Carbone revealed in his podcast in December 2018, "I was told... something happened on that overnight date that made Colton want to be with Cassie and basically end the show."
Cassie rejects Colton and quits
However, Cassie reportedly realized she's not ready to settle down or accept a Neil Lane diamond ring from Colton in the end.
"Cassie told him, 'I don't want to be engaged,'" Carbone disclosed in his podcast.
"She essentially pulled a [Peter Kraus]. Like, 'I'm 23, like, I don't want to be engaged.' And I'm being told -- and I can't 100 percent confirm this -- but I'm being told this is where the fence jump happened. Because on that overnight date, Cassie left the show."
Cassie's decision to quit was allegedly the moment when Colton decided to quit the show and yelled he was "done" with it all. Fans got a taste of this when ABC previously released a trailer showing Colton incredibly upset and jumping over a fence that's over six feet tall.
When Colton jumped the fence, he left Chris Harrison several yards away in a panic.
Despite Cassie's decision to leave the show prematurely, Colton allegedly chose to forego his Fantasy Suite date with Hannah G. -- who also allegedly has a good shot to become the next The Bachelorette star, according to Carbone.
Colton still dumps Hannah G. and Tayshia
Colton reportedly decided to dump both Hannah G. and Tayshia in the hope of making something work with Cassie in the real world.
There will therefore be no Final 3 Rose Ceremony or Final Rose Ceremony abroad shown on television this season.
According to Carbone, Cassie actually returned home to California after quitting the show -- and Colton then also returned to America and essentially chased her down.
The Bachelor's production crew reportedly filmed Colton tracking Cassie down in the Los Angeles area and telling her that he'd still like to be with her regardless of whether they get engaged.
Cassie gives Colton another chance
"I don't know how many days after [Cassie] left [Portugal it was], but they filmed something in [Los Angeles]. I'm assuming [in] Huntington Beach, where Cassie lives, because she lives with her parents in Huntington Beach," Carbone said.
"They filmed something in the States, where Colton comes to Cassie and basically says, 'We don't need to be engaged, but I want to be with you.' And that's where we are for right now."
Carbone had been hearing Cassie would probably be Colton's winner since mid-October. In fact, the spoiler blogger said from the start he would be "stunned" if Cassie didn't receive his final rose.
So are Colton and Cassie still together? What is the latest on their slow-moving romance?
Cassie and Colton are currently still together
Colton's desperate plea to Cassie reportedly resulted in the couple choosing to continue dating each other but taking an engagement off the table since Cassie is only 23 years old.
Carbone says Colton and Cassie are still together and will share a relationship update with fans in a couple of months when The Bachelor: After the Final Rose airs on ABC.
"My guess is Cassie is very young, and her feeling of, back in November, telling Colton, 'I'm not ready to be engaged,' [is] probably still going to stand in March. But that's just a guess. We'll see what happens," Carbone predicted.
Carbone concluded his podcast last month by apologizing for previously incorrectly reporting Colton and Cassie were engaged.
"I apologize for reporting that they are engaged. They are not," Carbone said, referring to his initial set of spoilers that he had to correct.
"But he definitely chose Cassie, and they are definitely seeing each other, and have been seeing each other since the end of filming."
If the spoilers turn out to be accurate, Bachelor Nation will miss out on a lot of typical footage from The Bachelorseason -- including Hannah G.'s overnight date, the Final 2 women meeting with Colton's family, the Final 2 women's last one-on-one dates with Colton in Spain, and, of course, a Final Rose Ceremony.
What happens before Colton decides his Final 4?
The Bachelor's third episode of Season 23 is set to air on Monday, January 21 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
In Episode 3, eight women will arrive at an arena that showcases the live show "Pirates Dinner Adventure."
Colton will greet the ladies in full pirate regalia and introduce them to the professional performers, who dress the bachelorettes appropriately from head to toe and then support them through a challenging pirate tutorial, according to ABC.
Caelynn and Tracy will compete for the position of Colton's "first soul mate," as the cheering crowd urges them on.
And at the afterparty, Hannah B. and Caelynn -- the beauty pageant rivals and former friends -- continue to spar and make "wildly conflicting claims about each other to Colton," ABC teases.
According to Carbone, the following women will enjoy the pirate date: Caelynn, Courtney, Demi, Tracy, Katie, Heather, Hannah B. and Kirpa.
And Caelynn will reportedly receive Colton's coveted group-date rose at the afterparty.
For Colton's one-on-one date this week, Colton and Elyse will travel to San Diego to the historic amusement park Belmont Park.
Elyse will begin what she believes is a wonderful one-on-one date with Colton, starting with a helicopter ride to San Diego and landing at renowned Belmont Park, the oceanfront amusement park.
ABC says Colton, however, will announce this is a "group" date -- but then Elyse discovers they will spend the day with children from various charities. Elyse will allegedly be surprised and delighted.
The couple will have the whole park to themselves to play and have the time of their lives, but then "the atmosphere changes as the couple gets intimate during the evening part of the date when Elyse shares a heartbreaking story with Colton," ABC revealed.
Later that night, Colton will surprise his date with a performance by country music artist Tenille Arts, and she reportedly gets the rose.
Afterward, actor and former NFL Star Terry Crews and his wife Rebecca King-Crews will train bachelorettes on a group date for the "Bachelor's Strongest Woman" event, with comedian and actor Fred Willard providing the play-by-play commentary alongside Chris Harrison.
Colton will watch eight women engage in a tough workout session with Terry and his wife and then participate in exercise activities such as the "ring flip," the "cake push" and the "limo pull," according to ABC.
The three finalists then face off in the "heavy heart" race, hoisting a medicine ball representing Colton's heart onto a pedestal.
"A woman with an undeniable competitive spirit lifts the championship trophy, but will she capture the group date rose?" ABC teased. "Another bombshell is dropped at the after party when the Bachelor leaves the women stunned by a sudden decision."
Carbone claims the women who will compete in the "Strongest Woman Challenge" are Nicole, Cassie, Caitlin, Onyeka, Tayshia, Sydney, Nina and Catherine.
In the end, Onyeka -- who has already shown herself to be fierce as well as strong in mind and body -- allegedly wins the challenge; however, Nicole somehow manages to snag the group-date rose.
During the afterparty on this date, Carbone reports Caitlin will get sent home because Colton just couldn't envision his future being with her.
The week ends with a pool party instead of a cocktail party, which reignites the cat fight between two enemies, Hannah B. and Caelynn.
Both girls competed for the title of Miss USA 2018. (Caelynn, Miss North Carolina, finished as the runner-up, but Hannah B., Miss Alabama, didn't even make the Top 15).
Hannah B. and Caelynn will "trash each other" to Colton in private conversations, leaving him "confused and conflicted," ABC says.
At the subsequent Rose Ceremony, Colton will reportedly eliminate Catherine, Nina, and Bri. That will leave 15 bachelorettes competing for Colton's heart when Episode 4 rolls around.
In Episode 4, the group will reportedly travel overseas to Singapore and then Caelynn and Tayshia will both receive one-on-one dates. For Tayshia and Colton's date, they will test their limits and fears by going bungee jumping.
But Caelynn and Colton will have a very different date, and viewers can reportedly expect to see one of the most emotional, open and vulnerable conversations The Bachelor franchise has ever seen.
Host Chris Harrison has even refused to tease the conversation as "the most dramatic" one ever because he feels making a joke out of things does not do justice to Caelynn's story.
Carbone reports that Caelynn will share a very personal and traumatic story in which she had been a victim of sexual assault on her college campus when he was 22 years old.
Caelynn has publicly discussed her past because she decided to make helping rape victims her platform when she competed for Miss USA. Caelynn has made an effort to educate survivors given women may not know what to do after such an encounter.
Because Caelynn opened up to Colton so freely, he will apparently share another big reveal from his own life as well.
For the group date in this episode, 13 bachelorettes will participate in something competitive, but Carbone is unsure of who walks away with the rose.
Colton will then have to break two more hearts on the road to finding his future wife, and so Courtney and Tracy both allegedly get cut from the competition.
Episode 5 of The Bachelor's 23rd season will reportedly take place in Khao Lak, Thailand, with Cassie being chosen to join the 26-year-old charity founder and former professional football player on a one-on-one date.
The other one-on-one date will allegedly go to Heather, who hopefully receives her first kiss ever.
And on the group date comprised of eight bachelorettes, Carbone says Hannah B. will earn the rose.
Hannah B. allegedly has to share the group date with Onyeka, Nicole, Elyse, Caelynn, Tayshia, Hannah G., Katie, Demi, Sydney, and Kirpa.
Colton probably thought his journey to find love was going smoothly up to this point, but then Colton gets rejected.
According to Carbone, Elyse decides to quit the show during the fifth episode because she's just not feeling much of a spark with the Bachelor.
Elyse's exit will require Colton to only eliminate two more women, so he will ultimately choose to send Onyeka and Nicole packing.
Episode 6 of The Bachelor will reportedly take place in Nha Trang, Vietnam, where Colton enjoys two solo dates with Hannah G. and Kirpa, who both receive roses on their respective dates.
The rest of the bachelorettes will reportedly go on a jungle-inspired group date, and then Demi will be eliminated after visiting Colton's hotel room.
Carbone says Colton did not reciprocate Demi's strong feelings, and so he decides to let her go before the next Rose Ceremony.
But again, Colton finds himself at the mercy of his bachelorettes and their feelings for him when Sydney decides to quit the show because she's also missing a strong connection with Colton.
And drama will unfold when two bachelorettes, who are frontrunners at this point in the season, are thrown under a bus.
"Also in Vietnam, Katie tells [Colton] that Caelynn and Cassie were talking about being the Bachelorette, they weren't genuine, and they weren't here for him and he wasn't happy. But he sends Katie home at the rose ceremony," Carbone reported.
That will leave on seven girls in the running to become Colton's fiancee in Episode 7.
Three women reportedly receive a one-on-one date with Colton during this episode: Tayshia, Caelynn and Hannah B.
Colton and Tayshia walk around Union Station with Colton's dog Sniper and enjoy some drinks and ice cream.
Unfortunately for Hannah B., however, she gets eliminated during her one-on-one date, according to Carbone, but the other two ladies receive roses.
There will also reportedly be a four-on-one date during which Heather chooses to eliminate herself because she's not ready to introduce Colton to her family. (Yet another bachelorette who quits!)
Hannah G. reportedly receives the rose on this date, leaving a rose up for grabs between Kirpa and Cassie ahead of hometown dates.
At this point, Kirpa reportedly gets eliminated, but Carbone is unsure whether she goes home in the traditional sense at a Rose Ceremony.
That will reportedly determine Colton's Final 4 bachelorettes, launching the franchise's most dramatic ending yet.