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As if The Bachelor’s finale wasn’t already the most dramatic night of your year, every tear-n-cheer-filled episode brings another surprise with it. And no, we don’t think that Clare Crawley’s going to pop out with a real baby bump this time and be all, “about that time in Vietnam…” We’re talking about The Bachelorette!

The format is pretty standard for the season finale, which airs on March 10 for Juan Pablo Galavis’s Season 18 wrap-up. Live studio audiences watch the episode unfold, with little breaks featuring Chris Harrison talking to fans who sit raptly watching as the love story’s bow is neatly tied (or not). The Bachelor is always present for it all, and sometimes we get to see his reaction to what’s happening in the episode. After the Bachelor tosses a ring on his future ex-girlfriend his fiancée, the happy couple is shown sitting on some couches for the “After the Final Rose” special.

And why should you care about ATFR? Because that’s where ABC reveals the name of the next Bachelorette. On Season 17’s finale, Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici got their time to shine like the little stars they are, and Sean had to face-off with runner-up Lindsay Yenter. So, the final two girls will both come out, talk a little, cry a lot, and then we’ll find out about whether the rumors about the Season 10 Bachelorette are true…

So, even if you’re over finding out how this season of The Bachelor turns out, you have the announcement to look forward on March 10’s exciting episode. Can’t stand to wait to find out? Reality Steve already revealed the girl he’s positive will be handing out roses come May, and here are five reasons we’re stoked about that

Are you excited to find out who the next Bachelorette is? Will you be watching? Tell us below!

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