'The Bachelor' spoilers: Who did Colton Underwood choose? Is he engaged to his winner pick? What's the 2019 season's shocking finale ending?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/16/2019
The Bachelor spoilers reveal all the details of Colton Underwood's search for love from Episode 3 through the 2019 season's shocking finale -- including Colton's Final 4 bachelorettes, the winner who allegedly stole his heart, and whether he's currently engaged!
[Bachelor Spoilers Warning: Please stop reading now if you'd like to remain in the dark about what will unfold on Season 23 of The Bachelor. This story contains episode-by-episode spoilers about the 2019 season-- including the season's shocking finale ending, whether Colton is engaged, who he picked as his winner and ended up with, who his Final 4 girls were, and what the status of his relationship with his final pick is now].
The Bachelor's next episode is set to air on Monday, January 21 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC.
In the upcoming episode, actor and former NFL Star Terry Crews and his wife Rebecca King-Crews will train contestants for the "Bachelor's Strongest Woman" event, with comedian and actor Fred Willard providing the play-by-play commentary, and eight bachelorettes will perform in a "Pirates Dinner Adventure" show that spills over into an intense competition between two women.
That and much more to come!
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 Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve 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.
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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, Colton will watch eight more women compete in a "strongest woman" contest after engaging in a tough workout session with Terry Crews and his wife.
The activities will be 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.
In the previous episode, Caelynn accused Hannah B. of "flipping a switch" and changing as a person once she lost the beauty pageant, but Hannah B. called Caelynn "fake."
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, and their hometown dates 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.
After meeting their families, Colton will reportedly eliminate Caelynn in fourth place at a Rose Ceremony held in Los Angeles, CA.
According to Carbone, Caelynn is likely to become the next The Bachelorette star, as he anticipates Bachelor Nation will fall in love with her.
Colton and his Final 3 bachelorettes then allegedly traveled to Sagres, Portugal, for the overnight Fantasy Suite dates, which will be featured in Episode 9 of The Bachelor.
Carbone claims Colton will only take advantage of two Fantasy Suite dates instead of all three.
Carbone allegedly first enjoys an overnight date with Tayshia that taped on November 6 at the famous lighthouse on Cabo de Sao Vicente. The Bachelor's second Fantasy Suite date will be with Cassie, and their night together filmed on November 8.
Colton allegedly determines after his date with Cassie that she's the only girl whom he wants to continue dating. His heart was therefore sold early on in the process!
In seasons past, many leading men or women found themselves torn between their Final 2 bachelors or bachelorettes. Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Ben Higgins, for example, were completely distraught when having to choose between their Final 2 ladies.
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."
However, Cassie reportedly realizes 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 is allegedly when Colton jumps the fence and vents in frustration how he's "done" with the show, leaving host Chris Harrison panicking and calling for him several yards away.
"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 leave the show prematurely, 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, according to Carbone.
Colton reportedly decides 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.
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 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?
Carbone says Colton and Cassie are currently dating 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 Colton's 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.