'The Bachelor' spoilers: Who did Colton Underwood pick? Are they engaged? What's the 2019 season's surprise finale ending?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/01/2019
The Bachelor spoilers reveal all the details of Colton Underwood's Season 23 search for love, from episode-by-episode date details to the identities of his Final 4 bachelorettes and who the Bachelor picked to receive his final rose.
[Bachelor Spoilers Warning: Please stop reading now if you want who Colton picks as his winner and Season 23's shocking finale ending to remain a surprise. This story contains episode-by-episode Bachelor spoilers of what occurs as ABC airs the 2019 season of The Bachelor. It also includes Bachelor spoilers that reveal if Colton is engaged and the current status of his relationship with his winning bachelorette].
Colton reportedly determined at some point during his Fantasy Suite date with Cassie that she's the one!
Carbone revealed last month Colton made up his mind about Cassie being the only woman for him before his overnight date with the gorgeous Hannah G.
Colton therefore opted out of a Fantasy Suite date with Hannah G. entirely, Carbone reported.
Cassie dumps Colton and quits
But in a dramatic twist of events, Cassie allegedly chose to quit the show before Colton could even 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 in December 2018.
"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."
Once Cassie left the show, that's when Colton allegedly jumped the six-foot tall fence and yelled he was "done" with filming, as previously shown in an ABC trailer for Season 23.
When Colton jumped the fence, he left Chris Harrison calling for him several yards away in a total panic. Harrison has said in interviews he may or may not have been part of the reason Colton jumped that fence.
Colton still dumps Hannah G. and Tayshia
Colton reportedly still dumped both Hannah G. after Cassie quit, resulting in no Final 3 Rose Ceremony or Final Rose Ceremony.
According to Carbone, Cassie actually returned home to California after quitting the show -- and then Colton flew home to America and essentially chased her down, begging her to be with him.
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 date her regardless of whether they get engaged.
Carbone said he's unsure of 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.
Cassie gives Colton another chance
"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 an item, and what is the latest on their unconventional 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. They are probably in love by this point.
"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.
However, Cassie appeared to play up the rumors and spoilers about her relationship with Colton in a recent Instagram post.
Cassie posted a photo of herself flipping a tire on the group date in which the girls had participated in a "Bachelor's Strongest Woman" contest.
"Caption Options: 1. When you gotta secure the ring 2. Get this ring away from me. I'm not ready for that...Or am I? 3. Hey @neillanejewelry ... do you make rings this big?" Cassie teased.
Maybe Cassie is ready for an engagement after all! Fans will probably be delighted to hear from her on After the Final Rose.
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 Bachelor season -- including the Final 2 women meeting with Colton's family and the Final 2 women's last one-on-one dates with Colton in Spain.
But before all of that happens, there are still many more episodes to air full of drama, tears -- and even heartbreak!
What happens before Colton's Final 4?
With Episode 5 coming up, ABC teased an incredible, sexy week abroad. However, one of Colton's "biggest fears comes to fruition."
Heather will be the lucky woman to receive Colton's first one-on-one date.
The couple will enjoy a scenic boat ride along Thailand's coast, which lands them at the "floating city" of Ko Panyi, which is built on stilts, according to ABC.
Heather, who has never been kissed before, will probably be looking to change that.
Their bond will strengthen as they shop, sightsee and sample local exotic foods.
And during the dinner portion of their date, ABC teases Heather will open up about a past failed relationship.
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Heather will receive a rose on her date.
But ABC says Elyse will surprise Colton with a late-night visit that leads to "a game-changing bombshell."
Elyse decides she urgently needs to talk to Colton and takes matters into her own hands. Her unexpected visit will apparently change everything for the couple.
Carbone reports that Elyse decides to quit in the fifth episode because her relationship with Colton hasn't advanced much since their first one-on-one date together and she feels their spark has burnt out.
The next day, Colton and 10 women will trek through the wild Thai jungle, navigating the tough conditions.
"But the Bachelor sneaks away with one smitten bachelorette for some steamy alone time," teases ABC.
Carbone reports the group date will be comprised of Hannah B., Onyeka, Nicole, Caelynn, Tayshia, Hannah G., Katie, Demi, Sydney, and Kirpa.
Hannah B. will reportedly earn the group-date rose.
Cassie will then score the final one-on-one date in Thailand, and the couple will be left to their own devices on a deserted island. She will receive a rose on this date.
At the subsequent cocktail party, ABC says things quickly turn hostile and Colton will find himself, once again, caught "in the middle of a firestorm between two women."
The episode reportedly ends will Colton eliminating Nicole and Onyeka.
Episode 6 of The Bachelor will reportedly take place in Nha Trang, Vietnam, where Colton enjoys two one-on-one dates with Hannah G. and Kirpa, who both end up receiving a rose 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 then drama will unfold when two bachelorettes are reportedly thrown under a bus by Katie.
"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 claimed.
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.
Heather has insisted she's ready for a committed relationship and lasting love, so was she not in touch with herself or was Colton simply not the man for her?
Hannah G. allegedly receives the rose on this group date, leaving one 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.
This will leave Hannah G., Caelynn, Tayshia and Cassie heading into hometown dates.