The Bachelor season 23 has nearly come to a close, and the outcome is not at all what anyone could have expected when the season started in January.
Hannah Brown - or Hannah B., as she was known on Colton Underwood's season - was officially announced as our new Bachelorette on Tuesday's episode of The Bachelor: After the Final Rose. "We're both excited to get to that point". (We all are!) Meanwhile, Cassie tells Colton's dad she wants him to be with someone who's "insanely in love with him" - i.e., not her - before Dad sits down for a heart-to-heart with his son, getting teary as they talk about the big emotional risk Colton is taking.
Blessed with a big personality, Hannah B. delivered some of the "The Bachelor's" more memorable moments this season, including an awkward toast with Colton and a ferocious call of the wild during a strategy session with another contestant. He confessed she was the only one he was in love with.
What does Colton tell his mom?
"I have my wallet and that's about it", Colton said on Monday night's episode.
After Colton fought to win Cassie back following their heartbreaking split, dumping fellow finalists Tayshia Adams and Hannah Godwin in order to exclusively pursue the Huntington Beach native, the couple revealed in the After the Final Rose special Tuesday that they had yet to get engaged, but were "super in love".
What we do know about tonight's episode is that Colton and Cassie need to have a conversation, one that appeared to start during last night's finale.
"I really believe in this process and I do think you can fall in love here and be in love and find your person, so if it could be me, that would be great", she added. Colton insists that they can have their separate lives, even if they're together, and she seems reassured during an intimate candlelit dinner, saying she's ready to be "all in".
Hannah doesn't take the news almost as well. That led Chris to actually have her give out the rose live on television. Honestly - everyone thought Hannah was going to win. "I went from 30 women to zero, and now to one", he explains. Still, he had two final suitors. Find out on night two of the two-night, live special season finale event. Obviously, something has to happen. I came in so terrified of what this thing was and if I wanted to be vulnerable with producers, with the girls, with Colton.
He admitted that he made a mistake, as Colton went to confront Cassie at her hotel room as she was about to leave Portugal.