THE BACHELOR returned to ABC earlier tonight with the season finale now that the finale is over we are on to the “After the Final Rose” episode where Juan Pablo, Clare and Nikki look back at the dramatic ending to their journey to find love. Immediately after the episode we will find out who will be the next Bachelorette. Did you watch tonight’s finale episode when Juan Pablo chose the women he wanted to spend his life with We did and we recapped it for you HERE.
On tonight’s first episode, The Finale, The Bachelor prepared to make one of the most difficult choices of this life, having narrowed down the field to two women – Clare and Nikki – who were both in love with him. But a season that started with fan fever over Juan Pablo had turned to controversy. In light of Andi’s allegations and her early departure, did these final two women see a different side of Juan Pablo or did they both find a true connection? Did Juan Pablo find love and hand out a final rose? Check out our recap to find out.
On tonight’s episode immediately following the dramatic Season Finale, emotions run high as Juan Pablo sits down with Chris Harrison live to discuss his final two women of the season, Clare and Nikki. In this unpredictable live special, the Bachelor takes us back to St. Lucia where he spent the emotional last days of his journey. Both women are back to sit with Juan Pablo to talk about the shocking outcome of the show. It’s the live extraordinary ending to his adventure to find true love. In addition, the new Bachelorette will be revealed.
We will be live blogging tonight’s episode of the “The Bachelor – “After the Final Rose”” and you just know there is going to be tons of drama, cat fights and tears. So come back tonight at 10 PM for our live recap of tonight’s special episode. While you wait for the recap, hit the comments and let us know if you enjoyed this season of The Bachelor.
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Now that Juan Pablo has officially given his final rose to Nikki Ferrell, it’s time for the live episode of After The Rose with host Chris Harrison.
To kick off the After The rose episode, Chris Harrison brings Clare Crawley out to discuss the Bachelor Finale. Clare confesses that it is really hard for her to re-watch the Bachelor finale, and she felt that Juan Pablo led her on by telling her he wanted to have kids and move away with her. She really thought he was going to propose to her, and instead he sent her home. Chris asks her what Juan Pablo said to her in the helicopter that was offensive, and Clare says she doesn’t want to repeat it. Clare admits she should have left after the disastrous helicopter date, and she wishes she had listened to her gut because it was “right on.” Clare “trusted the process of The Bachelor though” and hoped that she would find someone that wanted to fall in love and get married.
Chris Harrison asks Clare if she would like Juan Pablo to come out and speak to her right now about what happened in St. Lucia. Clare says that cursing Juan Pablo out in Saint Lucia was all of the closure she needed, and she has no desire to “get fed any more BC from Juan Pablo.”
Next Chris Harrison brings Juan Pablo out to discuss Season 18 of The Bachelor. Chris asks Juan Pablo if he regrets his good-bye with Clare, but Juan Pablo is confident with his decision and says “it is what it is.” He knew that Clare would be hurt after he said good-bye to her, but it just “wasn’t there between them.”
Chris Harrison brings Nikki Ferrell out next to discuss her take of Season 18 of The Bachelor. According to Nikki, she and Juan Pablo are still together and they are very happy. She also confesses to Chris that Juan Pablo still has never told her that he loves him. She does say it has been difficult to make their relationship work, because they have had to stay in hiding until the season finale.
Juan Pablo comes out on stage and joins Nikki and Chris. Chris asks Juan Pablo what his “big surprise is” and Juan Pablo has no idea what he is talking about, he says that there is no surprise. Chris asks Juan Pablo if he is going to tell Nikki that he loves her, and Juan Pablo says “that’s private.” Juan Pablo tells Chris Harrison that he appreciates the opportunity to appear on The Bachelor, but he and Nikki “are done with the show” and they are ready to live their own private lives. Chris tries to ask Juan Pablo another question and Juan Pablo tells Chris to “stop interrupting him.” Juan Pablo tells Chris that he is “sorry the show didn’t end the way everyone wanted, but they are taking their relationship slow and this is real life.”
Chris asks Nikki how long she is going to stick around waiting for Juan Pablo to tell her he is in love with her. Nikki says that as of right now “it feels right” so she doesn’t mind waiting. Chris asks her what their plans are now that the show is over, and Juan Pablo says “that’s private.”
Catherine Giudici chimes in and says that “she is happy for them that they are happy, but she is confused. She doesn’t understand what is going on with Juan Pablo and Nikki.” She also adds that Juan Pablo needs to “stop slapping the hand that fed him,” she doesn’t like the way that Juan Pablo keeps dissing The Bachelor franchise.
Chris Harrison is speechless, he claims he has been doing this for 12 years, and this episode is by far a “Bachelor first.”
Chris adds that he is happy to move on from Season 18 of The Bachelor. Chris also announces that the 2014 Bachelorette is…Andi Dorfman. Andi joins Chris Harrison on the stage, Chris jokes and tells Andi that she shouldn’t be afraid to tell anyone on the show that she is in love with them (since Juan Pablo obviously had a problem with it). Overall Andi is excited to start her journey as the next Bachelorette, and she can’t wait to find her future husband.
Andi Dorfman’s season of The Bachelorette will premiere on May 19th.