Well, that was awkward.
And suspenseful and interesting and chock full of revelations, drama and brutal honesty.
On The Bachelor Monday night, Peter Weber narrowed his field of potential wives down to two finalists — and then sat across from the suitor he eliminated as part of the Women Tell All special.
We started with a rose ceremony, to which Madison arrived late and confessed to Chris Harrison that she was confused after her last date with Peter.
“I was falling in love with him and then last night happened, and now I don’t really know,” she said, referring to Weber’s admission that he had been intimate with other ladies on the show.
Peter then gave his first rose to Hannah Ann Sluss… prior to choosing Madison Prewett for the second.
Through tears, he asked if she’d accept his flower.
She paused but ultimately said “Yeah” and then he asked, “You sure?” but she reassured him as they hugged.
As had been revealed by The Bachelor spoilers, this meant that Peter sent Victoria Fuller packing. He walked the polarizing contestant to her car and tried to explain why he arrived at such a decision.
“I just want you to know how real everything was for me. I swear to God, Victoria. And I was falling in love with you,” he said. “I just know that my heart is further along with the two other girls.”
When Fuller replied that she felt stupid, he tried to shoot this feeling down.
“You really put your heart out there,” he said, to which Victoria snapped back:
“I know and I don’t want to hear it. Truly, I don’t. I get it. I don’t know what to say. It is what it is.”
While in the car, Victoria began to cry and admitted she just wanted to find love: “Isn’t that what anyone’s hoping for?”
After Peter, Madison and Hannah Anne raised champagne glasses for a toast, we were taken to the Women Tell All special — and a reunion between Peter and Victoria.
The former sang a different tune on this stage, however.
“I just want to say thank you just for how patient you were with me this whole entire season,” she said to Peter. “That means so much. Watching back, it’s like, ‘How is he dealing with me?’”
Heck, Victoria even apologized.
“I put you through hell and you didn’t always deserve it,” she said with a laugh, concluding:
“I’m just glad there’s no animosity because I adore you and the love that was there was real to me. I know I’ve learned so much from you and our relationship and I’ll carry that into my next relationship.”
How mature and unexpected, right?
As for what else came out during this special?
Kelsey held back tears as she recalled ChampagneGate, admitting that she “overreacted” to Hannah Ann allegedly stealing her bottle of champagne.
However, she believed her emotions were “justified.”
Kelsey also pointed out that when she finally opened the beverage and it went up her nose, the bubbly burned.
Later, Ashley Iaconetti showed her support for Kelsey by gifting her with a giant bottle of champagne.
TAMMY VERSUS MYKENNA
“Every time a camera was around, you’d always spread your legs,” Tammy actually said to her foe on air, as Mykenna screamed: “How dare you!”
Mykenna then invited Tammy to come to her native Canada to learn about compassion.
ALAYAH MAKES A CONFESSION
Alayah said her biggest regret from her experience on The Bachelor was the “word vomit” that spewed out of her mouth, yet insisted that she was not acting a certain way for the sake of the camera.
She claimed to be just as obnoxious off-screen (LOL!) and said that she has been using her “princess voice” for 25 years.
VICTORIA DEFENDS HERSELF
Victoria Fuller hated the way she treated Peter, but she refused to cop to claims that she broke up multiple relationships.
“Absolutely not,” she said.
Of why Merissa Pence felt the need to warn Peter about her, Victoria could only guess:
“I think this is somebody who just didn’t like me. … I don’t really know why she did it. I just think maybe she wanted to come on the show.”
Maybe. We’ll never know for certain.
but Merissa is now gone and so is Victoria. We’re left with two women standing.
Who will be crying in the wake of a proposal next week? Check out the promo below to perhaps find out:
And then tune in for the two-night Bachelor finale, which airs on ABC Monday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 10, at 8 p.m. ET.
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