You'll want to put on a pot of coffee Monday night, because we have three hours of Bachelor drama to get through — between the two-hour finale and the one-hour "After the Final Rose" special.
First, Brad Womack must choose his final lady: Chantal O'Brien or Emily Maynard? But before he makes his pick, the ladies meet his family and enjoy one last (televised) date with the Season 15 Bachelor.
Chantal meets the parents first and assures them that she learned from her divorce and knows exactly what — and whom — she wants in life. Brad's family takes to her immediately. Although Emily doesn't warm up to them as readily, everyone sheds a tear when she recounts her tragic history. Still, Brad's parents and siblings are unsure about whether Brad is ready to be a dad. (Side note: Perhaps one of the women will decide Brad's married twin, Chad is the hotter bro? Or maybe Brad and Chad will pull a switcheroo. Classic!)
For their final dates, Brad takes Chantal swimming with sharks, and he and Emily enjoy a helicopter ride over Cape Town. Should we read into this?
After Brad makes his pick — and hopefully she picks him back — Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez, Jason and Molly Mesnick, and Trista and Ryan Sutter sit down with Chris Harrison on "After the Final Rose" to get smug about how they found love despite the franchise's terrible track record.
At long last, Brad's Chosen One joins him for the first time in public as his significant other. They discuss the highs and lows of their relationship, their "near wedding plans that went awry," the trials and travails of dating someone in secret, and their plans for the future. Wait, they almost got hitched?
These two ladies are still in the running toward becoming America's Next Top Bachelor Dumpee:
Chantal, 28, an executive assistant from Seattle, WA
Emily, 24, a children's hospital event planner from Charlotte, NC
Source: ABC press release
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