'The Bachelor' spoilers: Who's Colton Underwood's final pick? Are they engaged? What is the 2019 season's stunning finale ending?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/23/2019
The Bachelor spoilers reveal all the twists, turns, love and heartbreak to come on Colton Underwood's season -- including episode-by-episode details of who gets roses in each episode, who Colton's Final 4 ladies are, who he picks as his winner, and whether they are currently engaged.
[Bachelor Spoilers Warning: Stop reading immediately if you want who Colton picks as his final winner and the 2019 season's stunning ending to remain a surprise. This story contains episode-by-episode Bachelor spoilers of what will happen on Season 23 of The Bachelor as it airs on ABC, as well as Bachelor spoilers revealing whether Colton is engaged and the current status of his relationship with the winning bachelorette].
The Bachelor's next episode is set to air on Monday, January 28 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC, and 15 women are still vying for Colton's final rose.
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.
During filming, Colton allegedly took advantage of two Fantasy Suite dates instead of the usual three.
Colton 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 that something happened on that overnight date to make Colton realize he just wanted to be with Cassie and basically end the show.
However, Cassie reportedly quit the show before Colton could give her the final rose!
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 jumped a fence and yelled he was "done" with the show, as shown in a trailer for the season that ABC previously released.
When Colton jumped the fence, he left Chris Harrison shouting after him from several yards away, in a total panic.
Despite Cassie leaving 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 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.
Carbone is unsure how many days elapsed between Cassie's exit in Portugal and when cameras taped her in California, but he assumes production gathered in Huntington Beach, where Cassie lives with her parents.
"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 said.
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?
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 fromThe Bachelor season -- 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.
Now, let's circle back to Episode 4, which is the next episode of The Bachelor's 23rd season to air on ABC.
ABC teases "one woman's personal story changes everything" and "a spectacular international trip awaits" the 15 remaining bachelorettes beginning with Singapore, a booming multicultural metropolis that mixes big city luxury with interesting Chinese heritage.
Colton and Tayshia will embark on a one-on-one date in which they'll push their fears aside and go bungee jumping.
Tayshia, however, faces apprehension about revealing a past failure in her private life, according to ABC.
She will eventually open up to Colton about a past failed marital relationship.
Colton and 13 bachelorettes will then explore the city's colorful street markets on a group date, but the girls' courage will be tested when they stop at a leech therapy center and taste various exotic dishes -- including bullfrogs and fish eyes.
Demi will work to "overshadow" the 12 other bachelorettes, ABC teases, but then she'll show off her more serious and mature side to Colton during the afterparty.
Demi will limit Courtney's time with the Bachelor in her own attempts to steal Colton's heart, and then "two women double down and drama heats up," according to the network.
Colton will then embark on another one-on-one date with Caelynn, who will be treated to a posh designer and high-end shopping spree. ABC says Caelynn will be treated to stunning dresses by Lisa Von Tang.
But before their relationship can progress any further, a serious discussion needs to be had.
At dinner that night, the couple will talk about "intensely personal memories."
Carbone reports Caelynn and Colton will have one of the most emotional, open and vulnerable conversations The Bachelor franchise has ever seen.
Caelynn will reportedly share a very personal and traumatic story in which she had been a victim of sexual assault on her college campus when she was 22 years old.
Caelynn has publicly discussed her past before because helping rape victims was actually her platform for the Miss USA pageant. Caelynn has made an effort to educate survivors given women may not know what to do after such encounters.
Because Caelynn opens up to Colton so freely, he will apparently share a big reveal from his own life as well.
At the cocktail party, the two long-time pageant rivals, Caelynn and Hannah B., strike a conciliatory note, but the feuding continues between Demi and Courtney, who face off in "one of biggest showdowns of the season," ABC revealed.
Colton will then choose to eliminate Courtney and Tracy, according to Carbone, leaving 13 women traveling to Thailand for the next round of dates.
Moving on to Episode 5. Colton allegedly chooses Cassie for a special one-on-one date in Khao Lak, Thailand.
The other one-on-one date will allegedly go to Heather, who will hopefully receive her first kiss ever.
And the group date will be comprised of eight bachelorettes -- Hannah B., Onyeka, Nicole, Elyse, Caelynn, Tayshia, Hannah G., Katie, Demi, Sydney, and Kirpa.
Carbone says Hannah B. will earn the group-date rose.
Colton probably thought his journey to find lasting love would be smooth for the most part, but then he gets blindsided and 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 subsequently send two more women packing, and those bachelorettes will allegedly be Nicole and Onyeka.
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 ahead of the 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 solid connection with Colton.
And drama will unfold when two bachelorettes, who are frontrunners at this point in the season, are thrown under a bus.
"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 said.
That will leave on seven girls in the running to become Colton's fiancee in Episode 7.
Tayshia, Caelynn and Hannah B. will each reportedly receive a one-on-one date with Colton during this episode.
Colton and Tayshia will be shown walking around Union Station with Colton's dog Sniper and enjoying 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. allegedly 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 determine Colton's Final 4 bachelorettes. According to Carbone, they are Hannah G., Cassie, Tayshia, and Caelynn.
Following Caelynn's elimination, Colton's overnight Fantasy Suite dates with his Final 3 ladies will reportedly air in Episode 9.