Guess what? Sunday’s three-hour Bachelorette finale will have “a bombshell outcome” and go down in history as “one of the most dramatic and romantic evenings ever on ABC.” That’s according to ABC’s new intel on the two-hour finale and live one-hour “After the Final Rose” special, all starting at 8 p.m. on July 22. Put a pot of coffee on and plan to be up all night dissecting the goodies.
Here’s more from ABC on what we can look forward to at the end of Emily Maynard’s love “journey.”
Torn between Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and Jef Holm: “After her broken engagement to Brad Womack, single mother Emily Maynard risked everything for a second chance at love, searching not just for a husband but for a father figure for her six-year-old daughter, Ricki. Now, after surviving some stunning twists and turns, Emily has narrowed down the 25 bachelors to two fabulous guys, Arie and Jef. Although her two relationships have progressed at different speeds – passionate and steamy from the start with Arie, while the other with Jef just grew out of a playful crush – Emily is completely in love with both men. She hopes her family, now on the beautiful island of Curaçao, will offer some crucial input on which bachelor would make the better match for her. Emily is totally torn between her two suitors and whether she even should introduce Ricki to them. Which man will she choose to leave paradise with and to share her life? Or will she decide not to hand out a final rose?”
Live talk with Emily, Arie, and Jef: “Then, emotions run high as Emily sits down with Chris Harrison, live, to talk about her final two bachelors. She will take viewers back to those final days in exotic Curaçao when she was conflicted about being in love with two men. Emily will discuss her relationships with Arie and Jef and the heart-wrenching decision that changed all of their lives forever. Both men return to share the bombshell outcome of the series. It’s the emotional ending to Emily’s heartfelt journey to find true love, live, on The Bachelorette: 'After the Final Rose.'"
But first, Ricki must join Mama on vacay: “Emily’s daughter, Ricki, joins her in Curaçao, which only reminds Emily of the magnitude of her upcoming decision. Not only is it a question of whom she should choose, but whether she should introduce the two remaining men to the most important person in her life. Confused and overwhelmed, Emily turns to her family for their thoughts on which handsome, terrific bachelor they think would be the best for her and Ricki.”
Jef and Arie meet the parents: “Jef is the first to arrive to meet Emily’s family and makes a great impression. He has a crucial discussion with Emily’s mom about fatherhood and another important conversation with her dad about whether he is ready to propose. Then it’s Arie’s turn. Emily’s family is skeptical about how he will compare with Jef. But this charming bachelor appears, presenting a thoughtful gift, and her family is quickly impressed with him. But will he win over Emily’s overprotective brother and her father? Emily’s family won’t make this easy for her, explaining that they like both men and this is her decision to make. And then her mother makes an astonishing suggestion. Will Emily take her mother’s advice, and how will that impact her potential happy ending?”
What’s she going to decide? “With two possible proposals just days away, Emily hopes the last-chance dates with the two men will bring clarity to what is currently an impossible decision. Will she introduce the men to Ricki? Will she hand out her final rose? And if she does, will the final bachelor accept it and propose?”
The two men still in the running toward becoming America’s Next Top Bachelorette Dumpee are:
• Arie, 30, a race car driver from Scottsdale, AZ
• Jef, 27, an entrepreneur from Salt Lake City, UT
Source: ABC press release