'The Bachelor' spoilers: Who did Colton Underwood pick? Is he engaged? What's the 2019 season's shocking finale ending?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/11/2019
The Bachelor spoilers have leaked out, and details regarding the rest of Colton Underwood's 2019 season of The Bachelor have been revealed, from what viewers can expect to see in Episode 2 right through the very end of the show and who won his final rose.
[Bachelor Spoilers Warning: Please stop reading now if you do not want to learn what happens on Colton Underwood's 2019 season of The Bachelor before Season 23 airs on ABC -- including the season's shocking ending, whether Colton is engaged, who he picked 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!]
The new episode will feature "the women revealing outrageous 'first' experiences, a fairytale first date, and an intense and unconventional summer camp showdown," according to ABC.
Colton's search for love will kick off with laughs, surprises and intense face-offs between the women.
The first date of the season will document eight hopeful bachelorettes sharing personal stories about their "firsts" with Colton and a live audience. But first, the women will be coached by comedians Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman.
The eight bachelorettes will join Colton at the venerable Regent Theater, where Mullally and Offerman share the news that each of the ladies must prepare a monologue about a memorable "first-time" experience, which will be presented in front of an audience of 200 people.
Colton leads off the night with a candid monologue about the first time he revealed the truth about his virginity that allows the women to take some risks with their own stories.
"Night 1 rivals clash and one assertive bachelorette caps off her performance by kissing Colton! He ultimately rewards one experienced woman, who could teach him something about love, with the group date rose," ABC teased.
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According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Hannah G., Demi, Tracy, Nicole, Catherine, Onyeka, Bri and Elyse will accompany Colton on this date, and Elyse will receive the only rose up for grabs on the date.
Hannah B. will score the first one-on-one date with Colton on her birthday, including dinner on The Queen Mary.
Hannah B. and Colton share a horseback ride in Los Angeles' scenic Vasquez Rocks National Area Park and a romantic, relaxing soak in a secluded hot tub.
Hannah B., however, will struggle to open up, according to the network, and so she must make major strides during the dinner portion of their date.
But Carbone claims Colton will give a rose to Hannah B. at the end of their date.
In addition, 12 eager women will attend "Camp Bachelor" with actor and comedian Billy Eichner overseeing three challenging contests and serving as a camp counselor.
The group of ladies will experience typical summer-camp activities.
The bachelorettes will be divided into two teams and must face off in a relay race, a canoe race, and a game of tug-of-war.
The winning team will get to stay for a "sleepaway camp night" with Colton, during which one woman tries to find the courage to share an embarrassing secret with the Bachelor.
"How will that affect his opinion of her and if she is ready for real commitment?" the network teases.
The winning team will reportedly be comprised of Caelynn, Katie, Alex, Cassie, Heather and Tayshia.
The losing team will be made up of Sydney, Nina, Courtney, Erika, Caitlin, and Kirpa.
Heather will receive the rose during the summer camp group date, according to Carbone.
At the cocktail party, a feud will reignite between "a young vixen and a more experienced woman, as the temptress stirs the pot by leading an unassuming Colton away for a private 'relaxation' session, interrupting his chat with the other bachelorette."
This little trick prompts the abandoned woman to spend the rest of the night in hysterical tears.
Carbone says Demi will show up to the cocktail party in a bathrobe, so she will likely be the temptress.
"Some ill-timed drama the night of the Rose Ceremony might lead to certain ladies being left without a rose on The Bachelor," says ABC.
The women who reportedly miss out on dates this week are Bri and Hannah G.
In addition, a little drama will reportedly unfold during this episode between Caelynn and Hannah B., who both competed for the title of Miss USA 2018. (Caelynn finished as the runner-up, but Hannah didn't even make the Top 15).
Not only are these girls competing for Colton's heart, but Caelynn and Hannah B. are probably in a competition among themselves.
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 subsequent Rose Ceremony, Colton will reportedly eliminate Catherine, Nina, and Bri.
The third Rose Ceremony of the season will concluded 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. 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.
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 reported 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 demand that Colton only sends two more women home, 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.
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 four special hometown dates, Colton reportedly eliminates Caelynn in fourth place at a Rose Ceremony held in Los Angeles, CA.
According to Carbone, Caelynn is the girl Bachelor Nation will probably fall in love with and will likely become the next The Bachelorette star.
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 the storyline in past seasons. (Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Ben Higgins, for example, were completely torn and distraught over having to choose between their Final 2 bachelorettes).
"[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.
However, Cassie reportedly realizes she is 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 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."
This is the time when Colton allegedly jumps over the fence in frustration and anger, saying, "I'm done."
"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, 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.
According to Carbone, Cassie actually returned home to California after she decided to leave 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 did Cassie reunite with Colton and decide to continue dating him, and if so, what is the status of their romance now?
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 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 correct, 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.