'The Bachelor' spoilers: Colton Underwood's winner pick, Final 4, shocking ending, and episode-by-episode details!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/07/2019
The Bachelor spoilers reveal all the 2019 season details viewers can not wait to learn -- including who Colton Underwood picked as his final winning bachelorette, whether he is engaged, and which bachelorettes get eliminated during each Season 23 episode along the way.
[Bachelor Spoilers Warning: Please stop reading now if you are not interested in learning what happens on Colton Underwood's season of The Bachelor before Season 23 airs on ABC in 2019-- including the season's shocking ending, if Colton is engaged, who he chose as his winner and ended up with, who his Final 4 women were, and what the status of his relationship with his final pick is now!]
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Colton's Final 4 bachelorettes are Caelynn Miller-Keyes, a 23-year-old Miss North Carolina 2018 from Charlotte, NC; Cassie Randolph, a 23-year-old speech pathologist from Huntington Beach, CA; Tayshia Adams, a 28-year-old phlebotomist from Corona Del Mar, CA; and Hannah Godwin, a 23-year-old content creator from Birmingham, AL.
Those four women got to bring Colton home to meet their families during taping.
The women's round of hometown dates in Episode 8 were allegedly filmed between October 27 and November 2.
Hannah G's date was taped in Birmingham, AL, on October 27.
Caelynn's date was filmed in Fredericksburg, VA, on October 29, and the couple enjoyed a horse-drawn carriage on Princess Anne Street.
Tayshia's date took place in Orange County, CA, and was filmed on October 31.
And Cassie's date was filmed November 2 in Huntington Beach, CA.
In Episode 9 set in Sagres, Portugal, Carbone claims Colton will only take advantage of two of his planned three overnight Fantasy Suite dates -- the first with Tayshia that taped on November 6 at the famous lighthouse on Cabo de Sao Vicente and the second with Cassie that filmed on November 8.
Colton allegedly determines after his date with Cassie that she is the only girl whom he wants to continue dating. At this point in the process, Cassie allegedly wins Colton's heart, which is pretty premature compared to past seasons.
"[Colton went on the date with Tayshia, the overnight date, [and] went on the overnight date with Cassie. And as I was told, something happened on that overnight date that made Colton want to be with Cassie and basically end the show," Carbone said in his Reality Steve podcast last month.
But Cassie reportedly tells Colton that she isn't interested in sticking around to receive a Neil Lane diamond ring from him in the end.
"Cassie told him, 'I don't want to be engaged,'" Carbone revealed 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."
Based on a trailer that was previously released by ABC, Colton reached a point of such anger and frustration during his season that he jumped a six-foot tall fence to escape The Bachelor host Chris Harrison, who was left calling for him several feet away.
Colton was shown swearing and saying, "I'm done," on his way over the fence.
"Cassie leaves the show on her overnight date because she doesn't want to be engaged. And Colton, obviously, is very upset," Carbone explained.
Despite Cassie's decision to quit the show while she's ahead, Colton allegedly chooses to forego an overnight date with Hannah G. -- who also allegedly has a good shot to become the next The Bachelorette star.
Colton reportedly decides to dump both Hannah G. and Tayshia in the hope of making something work with Cassie in the real world.
Colton's desperate plea reportedly resulted in the couple choosing to continue dating together and taking an engagement off the table since Cassie is only 23 years old.
"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 was likely to be Colton's winner since mid-October, writing in his blog that he would be "stunned" if she didn't receive his final rose.
So did Cassie give Colton another chance, and what is the current status of Colton and Cassie's relationship now?
Carbone said Colton and Cassie plan to date for the next couple of months and see how things go between them. Bachelor Nation will receive an update on their relationship on the March broadcast of The Bachelor: After the Final Rose.
"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 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 prove to be accurate, The Bachelor will have a lot of footage missing from Season 23 -- 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.
But leading up to Colton choosing his Final 4 ladies, there were 26 other bachelorettes who got eliminated along the way.
The three-hour premiere event on January 7 will be hosted by Chris Harrison and mirror a red carpet event, with Harrison checking in to watch parties in different cities and interviewing The Bachelor franchise alum, according to Carbone.
Viewers will also reportedly receive updates on happy couples that have survived The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise.
At the cocktail party, Caelynn reportedly snags the first kiss of the season, and Catherine and Onyeka will emerge as early villains by making waves on Night 1 through their quests to spend more time with Colton by interrupting his moments with other women.
However, Demi will reportedly quickly replace Catherine as a villain since Catherine doesn't last very long this season.
The recipient of Colton's coveted First Impression Rose will allegedly be Hannah G., who gets to kiss Colton on Night 1 and had asked him whether The Bachelor or an NFL game made him more nervous during their first private moment together at the cocktail party.
By the end of Night 1, Colton will have kissed Caelynn, Katie and Hannah G.
Seven girls will reportedly be eliminated on Night 1 during the first Rose Ceremony of the season: Revian; Tahzjuan; Devin; Alex D.; Erin; Adrianne or "Jane"; and Laura.
What happens in Episode 2 of The Bachelor and who is eliminated?
Episode 2 will reportedly feature Hannah B. receiving a first one-on-one date with Colton, as well as two group dates.
For the first group date based on Los Angeles, Megan Mullally and her husband Nick Offerman are part of this date, and the women will be asked to get up on stage and talk about a "first" they've had in their lives.
Hannah G., Demi, Tracy, Nicole, Catherine, Onyeka, Bri, and Elyse will accompany Colton on this date, and Elyse will allegedly get the rose.
For the second group date, 12 women will go camping and play different games -- including cornhole, badminton, and football. The girls will then be divided into two teams for a relay race, a canoe race, a talent show and Tug of War.
The winning team will reportedly be comprised of Caelynn, Katie, Alex, Cassie, Heather, Tayshia. The losing team will reportedly be made up of Sydney, Nina, Courtney, Erika, Caitlin, Kirpa.
Heather receives the group date rose, according to Carbone.
Annie and Angelique unfortunately miss out on a date this week.
After a cocktail party in which Demi shocks all the girls by showing up in a bathrobe, Colton will allegedly oust four more women: Alex B.; Annie; Angelique; and Erika.
What happens in Episode 3 of The Bachelor? Who is eliminated?
Diving into Episode 3, Colton will embark on two group dates and a single one-on-one date.
According to Carbone, the one-on-one date will go to Elyse, and the pair will explore Belmont Park in San Diego with children from charities Friends of Scott and Seany Foundation.
Afterward, Colton and Elyse will attend a concert in Los Angeles that was open to the public by Tenille Arts.
As for the two group dates, the women who will receive the roses are reportedly Caelynn and Nicole.
In Nicole's group date, eight women will compete in the Strongest Woman Challenge, a boot-camp inspired date hosted by Terry Crews and judged by Fred Willard, Carbone reported.
The other women participating will be Cassie, Caitlin, Onyeka, Tayshia, Sydney, Nina and Catherine.
In the end, Onyeka allegedly wins the challenge, which required the ladies to do pushups, situps, flip a tire, and more, but as previously reported, Nicole got the rose.
At the afterparty, Carbone claims Caitlin will get sent home because he just couldn't see a future with her.
As for Caelynn's group date, she will allegedly share Colton's time with Courtney, Demi, Tracy, Katie, Heather, Hannah B. and Kirpa. It will be at Pirate's Dinner Adventure in Buena Park, CA.
Bri and Hannah G. do not receive dates this week.
A little drama will also unfold in this episode when pasts collide. Caelynn and Hannah B. both competed for the title of Miss USA 2018, and Caelynn finished as the runner-up. Hannah, however, did not make the Top 15.
Although some women will look forward to chatting with Colton at the cocktail party succeeding his week of dates, the Bachelor reportedly chooses to cancel the event and throw a pool party instead.
At the Rose Ceremony, Colton will then reportedly eliminate Catherine; Nina; and Brianna or "Bri."
What happens in Episode 4 of The Bachelor and who is eliminated?
The third Rose Ceremony will end with 15 bachelorettes still in the running for Colton's final rose.
Afterward, the group will reportedly travel overseas to Singapore and then Caelynn and Tayshia will both receive one-on-one dates. Tayshia and Colton will go bungee jumping.
During her solo date, Caelynn will reportedly have one of the most emotional, open and vulnerable conversations with Colton The Bachelor franchise has ever seen.
Carbone reports that Caelynn will share a very personal, deep, and traumatic story in which she had been a rape victim on her college campus. Helping rape victims ended up being Caelynn's platform when she competed for Miss USA.
In turn, Colton will reportedly open up more than ever given Caelynn allowed herself to be so free in their conversation.
Thirteen ladies will embark on a competitive group date with the 26-year-old charity founder and former professional football player, although Carbone is not sure about which woman received the group-date rose.
Colton will then have to break two more hearts on the road to finding his perfect match, and so Courtney and Tracy both allegedly get cut.
What happens in Episode 5 of The Bachelor? Who gets eliminated?
Episode 5 of The Bachelor's 23rd season will reportedly take place in Khao Lak, Thailand, with Cassie being chosen to accompany Colton 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 date with Onyeka, Nicole, Elyse, Caelynn, Tayshia, Hannah G., Katie, Demi, Sydney, and Kirpa.
Colton, however, apparently doesn't do all of the rejecting during his season. According to Carbone, Elyse decides to quit the show during this episode because she's just not feeling much of a spark with Colton.
That will reportedly leave only two women roseless at the next Rose Ceremony, and those two cuts will be Onyeka and Nicole.
What happens in Episode 6 of The Bachelor and who is eliminated?
Episode 6 of The Bachelor was reportedly filmed in Nha Trang, Vietnam, where Colton will be shown enjoying 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 was also missing a strong connection with The Bachelor star.
Was Colton just not these ladies' cup of tea -- or was he so invested in one or two women that he didn't pursue anyone else hard enough to build lasting connections?
"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 reports.
That will leave on seven girls in the running to become Colton's fiancee in Episode 7.