'The Bachelor' spoilers: Who did Colton Underwood pick? Is he engaged? What's the 2019 season's shocking finale ending?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/21/2019
The Bachelor spoilers reveal all the details of Colton Underwood's search for love, from episode-by-episode details to the identities of the Bachelor's Final 4 bachelorettes and who he picked to receive his final rose.
[Bachelor Spoilers Warning: Stop reading immediately if you would like who Colton picks as his final winner and Season 23's shocking ending to remain a surprise. This story contains episode-by-episode Bachelor spoilers of what happens as the 2019 season of The Bachelor airs on ABC. It also contains Bachelor spoilers revealing if Colton is engaged and the current status of his relationship with his winning bachelorette].
Episode 3 of The Bachelor is set to air on Monday, January 21 at 8PM ET/PT on ABC, and 19 women are still vying for Colton's final rose.
For Colton's one-on-one date, the former pro football player and the lovely redhead in the cast, Elyse, will head to San Diego and enjoy a date at the historic amusement park, Belmont Park.
Elyse and Colton will take a romantic helicopter ride to San Diego and then land at Belmont Park, the oceanfront amusement park.
ABC says Colton will tease Elyse by telling her they are about to embark on a "group" date, but Elyse will come to find out he means a group of children!
The couple will spend the day at the park with children from various charities, and Elyse will allegedly be surprised and delighted.
The park will be shut down for Elyse and Colton for the whole day, but the childlike and exciting "atmosphere changes as the couple gets intimate during the evening part of the date when Elyse shares a heartbreaking story with Colton," ABC reveals.
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 eight different bachelorettes for a "Bachelor's Strongest Woman" event on a group date.
Comedian and actor Fred Willard will provide play-by-play commentary alongside Chris Harrison for the competition.
Colton will watch the women take on 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.
During the fourth episode of Season 23, Colton and his bachelorettes will allegedly fly to Singapore, where both Caelynn and Tayshia are given one-on-one dates.
For Tayshia and Colton's date, the pair 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.
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 Caelynn will 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.
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.
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 reports.
That will leave on seven girls in the running to become Colton's fiancee in Episode 7.
Hannah G's date was taped in Birmingham, AL, on October 27, before Caelynn's date was taped in Fredericksburg, VA, on October 29, says Carbone.
Caelynn and Colton were spotted and photographed enjoying a horse-drawn carriage on Princess Anne Street during her hometown date.
And then Tayshia's date was reportedly 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 eliminates beauty queen Caelynn in fourth place during a Rose Ceremony held in Los Angeles, CA.
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 and his Final 3 bachelorettes then reportedly travel to Sagres, Portugal, for the week of overnight Fantasy Suite dates, which will air in Episode 9 of The Bachelor's 23rd season.
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'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 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 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.