'The Bachelor' spoilers: Who does Colton Underwood pick? How does the 2019 season end? Is he engaged?
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/06/2019
The Bachelor spoilers give away all the details everyone wants to know about Colton Underwood's 2019 season of The Bachelor -- from who receives roses each episode and Colton's eventual Final 4 ladies, to who he picks as his winner and ends up with, and if he is currently engaged.
[Bachelor Spoilers Warning: Stop reading immediately if you'd like who Colton picks as his final winner and the shocking ending The Bachelor's 2019 season to remain a surprise. This story contains episode-by-episode Bachelor spoilers of what happens as Season 23 of The Bachelor airs on ABC. It also contains Bachelor spoilers revealing who Colton ended up with, if he's engaged, and the current status of his relationship with the winning bachelorette].
Viewers have been watching Colton narrow down his 30 beautiful bachelorettes week to week, and now only 12 remain in the quest to steal Colton's heart and his final rose.
Colton was shocked when Elyse Dehlbom decided to quit the competition because she couldn't imagine accepting a marriage proposal from him in a matter of weeks after limited -- and often distracted -- time together.
But this won't be the only woman to rock Colton's world this season, as The Bachelor star won't be doing all of the heart breaking.
Who are Colton's Final 4 bachelorettes?
Until we get into the episode-by-episode spoilers, let's cut to the chase and reveal which of the 12 bachelorettes made it all the way to hometown dates for Season 23.
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Colton's Final 4 bachelorettes are Hannah G., Cassie, Tayshia, and Caelynn.
The hometown dates were reportedly filmed between October 27 and November 2, and will air in Episode 8 on ABC.
Hannah G's date was reportedly taped in Birmingham, AL, on October 27.
Colton then allegedly traveled to Fredericksburg, VA, where he and Caelynn were photographed enjoying a horse-drawn carriage on Princess Anne Street.
Tayshia's date was reportedly filmed in Orange County, CA, on October 31, and then Cassie got the final hometown date in Huntington Beach, CA, on November 2.
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Although Caelynn has been a frontrunner for most of the season so far -- especially after she opened up about her trauma of being sexually assaulted -- Carbone claims Colton ousts her at the Final 4 Rose Ceremony held in Los Angeles, CA, after the women's round of hometown dates.
But fans of Caelynn shouldn't be too disappointed because she allegedly has a great shot to become the next The Bachelorette star.
Who are Colton's Final 3 bachelorettes?
That reportedly leaves Hannah G., Tayshia and Cassie as Colton's Final 3 bachelorettes.
In Episode 9, Colton and his Final 3 bachelorettes will reportedly travel to Sagres, Portugal, for a week of overnight Fantasy Suite dates.
This is the part of the season when drama reaches a tipping point, and it's not because of Colton's virgin storyline!
During filming, Colton allegedly took his Fantasy Suites dates very seriously, because he decided to take advantage of only two of them!
Colton passed on a third overnight Fantasy Suite date, according to Carbone, with the beautiful Hannah G.
Colton reportedly first enjoyed an overnight date with Tayshia that taped on November 6 at the famous lighthouse on Cabo de Sao Vicente.
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 at some point during his Fantasy Suite date with Cassie that she's the one for him!
Fans watched Colton and Cassie's chemistry jump off the screen during their first one-on-one date together in Thailand. They could barely keep their hands off each other!
What happens with Cassie?
Although Colton determined Cassie is the woman he wants to be with forever, Carbone revealed in his podcast in December 2018 that Cassie 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.
"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 previously shown in a trailer for Season 23 released by ABC.
When Colton jumped the fence, he left Chris Harrison calling for him several yards away in a total panic.
What happens with Hannah G. and Tayshia?
Colton therefore decided to dump both Hannah G. and Tayshia in the hope of making something work with Cassie in the real world, according to Carbone. (He allegedly dumped Hannah before entering their Fantasy Suite).
As a result, Carbone believes there will be no Final 3 Rose Ceremony or Final Rose Ceremony that will air on ABC.
Once Cassie left the show, she reportedly returned home to California -- and then Colton 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.
"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.
Are Cassie and Colton engaged now?
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.
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 a previous 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 on Instagram.
Maybe Cassie is ready for an engagement after all! Fans will probably be delighted to hear from them 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 Bachelorseason -- 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.
Now, let's circle back to the next The Bachelor episode airing on Monday, February 11.
Episode 6, based on in Vietnam, will feature "passionate dates, love confessions, unexpected breakups, and Colton questioning all the women as well as himself," according to ABC.
The last episode left off with a showdown of words between Oneyka and Nicole, so Episode 6 will continue with the aftermath of such an argument.
Carbone reports Nicole and Onyeka will both be eliminated during the Rose Ceremony, so he clearly thought it would be better to get rid of all the drama instead of trying to determine which woman was right or innocent in the feud.
After the Rose Ceremony, Colton and his 10 remaining ladies will travel to the lush, tropical paradise of Vietnam's Cam Ranh coast.
The first one-on-one date will be captured by a woman who has "magic chemistry" with Colton, says ABC, and they will enjoy a "sexy" and "rejuvenating" spa date that reignites their passion.
However, the couple will need to resolve some deeper issues and serious conversation will be had over the dinner portion of their date.
Carbone says this woman will be Hannah G., and she will receive a rose.
A wild group date then kicks off at the historic Hai Thai Ancient House, providing the women with an adrenaline rush as they are trained in the Vietnamese martial art of Vovinam and then must fight for love in a series of intense sparring matches, says ABC.
Carbone says the following women will participate in this date: Tayshia, Hannah B., Katie, Demi, Sydney, Cassie, Caelynn, and Heather.
"The drama and action ramp up with Chris Harrison and The Bachelor Vietnam host Khoi Tran doing the play-by-play honors. The powerful clashes escalate until Colton decides to take matters into his own hands," teases the network.
The afterparty will then feature one "disillusioned woman" having a heart-wrenching talk with Colton in which she will give him some cautionary advice: Be sure the remaining ladies are actually ready to get engaged.
Colton will be faced, one again, with his fears of ending up alone at the end of this journey by choosing someone who is not ready to get married.
Colton's last one-on-one date of the week will be with a seemingly shy woman who opens up about the most intimate of matters, and Carbone reports this woman is Kirpa.
ABC says Colton and this bachelorette will have an "awkward" but "honest" conversation. Kirpa, however, will allegedly receive a rose.
And then one woman dramatically declares her growing feelings to Colton in a late-night tryst. Carbone claims the woman is Demi and Colton will not react well to her profession of love.
Colton reportedly decides to send Demi home ahead of the Rose Ceremony because his feelings for her are not on the same page.
Colton will then have a tough choice to make at the Rose Ceremony, but ABC teases it "comes with another ominous warning that there are women left who are not ready for a proposal. Totally thrown, he confronts the remaining bachelorettes with the devastating admonition he received."
According to Carbone, drama will unfold when Katie reportedly throws two of her fellow bachelorettes 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," Carbone claimed.
However, Colton will reportedly choose to eliminate Katie at the Rose Ceremony.
In addition, Carbone reports Sydney will eliminate herself at some point during this episode because she wasn't feeling it with Colton and he wasn't opening up to her.
Moving on to Episode 7, the group will travel to Denver, Colorado. Seven women will still be in the running for Colton's heart, and Tayshia, Caelynn and Hannah B. will each reportedly receive a one-on-one date with Colton.
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.
That brings us back to Colton's Final 4 bachelorettes: Cassie, Hannah G., Tayshia, and Caelynn.