The Bachelor 2020 airs on ABC this evening with an all-new Monday, February 24, 2020, season 24 episode 9 and we have your The Bachelor recap below. On tonight’s The Bachelor season 24 episode 9 as per the ABC synopsis, “When we last left Peter after the rose ceremony, Madison seizes her last opportunity to talk to him before the fantasy suites and presents him with a dilemma that will impact all his relationships. Where does that leave their relationship and Peter’s connections with the other remaining women?
For the first time ever, the final three women – Hannah Ann, Madison and Victoria F. – all will be living together in one hotel suite. Madison seizes her last opportunity to talk to Peter before the fantasy suites and presents him with a dilemma that will impact all his relationships.”
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We continue where we left off last week when Madison asked Peter to talk when they were right in the middle of the rose ceremony. Her faith is everything to her, she is saving herself for marriage and can’t move forward until she tells Peter. She starts by telling him that if he sleeps with someone else, it would be really hard for her to move forward with him, and she feels she has to be honest about that. Peter asks her, if he spends the night with someone else, then she will leave. She says it would be really hard for her if that was the case.
She says she doesn’t want to tell him what to do. He tells her it is not fair to the other relationships that he has, but again, he doesn’t want her getting down and think any less of what they have. She says she doesn’t want to give him an ultimatum, but actions speak louder than words. He tells her that he is crazy about her. Peter finds it frustrating, Madison is the only woman who hasn’t told him that she is falling in love with him. He knows there are tough decisions ahead of him.
In Australia, Peter is excited to see all the wildlife, and cannot think of a more romantic place to fall in love. This week is Fantasy suite week, and he never pictured it would be this hard. His last conversation with Madison has gotten to him and made this week that much more difficult for him. He understands where she is coming from, but he has two other relationships and wants to give them all absolutely the best chance of moving forward. Meanwhile, Madison is dreading this week and looks forward to seeing Peter so that she can talk to him more.
The three women all meet, looks like they are all staying in the same place. Victoria F. finds it so awkward. There is a knock at the door, Peter is there, he welcomes them all. He tells them that this week is a little awkward and weird, but he is looking forward to spending time with them. The date starts right away, Hannah Ann is first.
Peter and Hannah Ann go jet skiing on the Gold Coast. Peter is having such a good time, his heart is swelling, he is very captivated with Hannah Ann. Meanwhile, Madison and Victoria F. have a chance to talk, Madison says she feels better after speaking to Peter, she just needed to get a lot off her chest. She says her mind is trying to wrap around all of this and it is not easy. Victoria F. says that she thinks the fantasy suites are important because you are going to wake up to this person for the rest of your life, so you should first see if you are both a good fit.
Peter and Hannah Ann are going to dinner. Tonight their love may potentially go to new heights, Hannah Ann is anxious. Peter toasts to an absolutely amazing day. He says he feels so good about them and he could do this for the rest of his life. He thanks her for not allowing any doubt to ever creep in. She says when she does let someone in, she is all in. She said she told her mom that she would rather walk away with her heartbroken than to walk away with regret. Peter says that her father was very adamant that he not say he loves her unless he is 100% sure, and he is.
She says she is devoted to him, he says he knows he can count on her. She tells him to do what he has to do to get to the end and be together. He thanks her for that, she says she is not giving up. They kiss. Peter takes out the envelope from Chris.H. offering them to use the key enclosed to use the fantasy suite to spend more time together. Hannah Ann says she is not giving up an opportunity to spend more time with him. She can confidently say that she wants to be with him. In their room, there is a hot tub, dessert, and champagne. Peter tells her that he is so grateful to have her in his life.
Madison tells Victoria F. that it is weird, Hannah Ann is probably having dinner with Peter right now. Victoria F. says that she is sure that Hannah Ann will spend the night with Peter. Madison says it is hard to think about. Peter lifts Hannah Ann up, and puts her on the bed, he lays down with her and they kiss.
The next morning Madison tells Victoria F. that she is so close to her breaking point. Just then, Hannah Ann shows up in a pretty short dress, she is glowing. Victoria F. asks her how it went, she says really well and she is excited. Madison tells Hannah Ann that it is a weird week
Time for Peter to spend his day with Victoria F., he tells her that he trusts her and has her back, and he is still fighting for her. They get in a helicopter to explore the Gold Coast from the air. The passion is 100% there, with Victoria F. Peter is assured that he would never be bored. Peter talks about when they were outside her parents’ house and the fact that he didn’t get a chance to meet them. They stop at a waterfall and chat, share some champagne. For Victoria F., Peter checks all the boxes of what she wants for the rest of her life. She feels like they are now definitely on the same page.
Madison tells Hannah Ann that she is having a hard time, she has high standards and hopes that he would have that for her as well. She goes on to say that she told Peter that if he sleeps with her or Victoria F., then she is not sure if she can move forward with him. Hannah Ann thinks it is just madness, they all knew what they were signing up for.
Time for dinner, Peter and Victoria F. sit down, he toasts them, and not giving up. She says she thinks they should have more of a conversation about communication. She tells him that her past relationship was three years long and she was never asked about her feelings, so when she is asked now she gets defensive. Peter tells her there is nothing she has to work on, their chemistry is insane, and they always have fun. But, he needs to know that he can count on her 100%, and she cannot push him away. She says she didn’t feel good enough in her past relationship because he always made her question everything. Peter says he is not judging her in any way.
He says their relationship is so amazing for him, he appreciates and doesn’t want something that is so easy, he wants a challenge. She says she hasn’t felt like this in a very long time. Peter hands her the envelope from Chris H. for the fantasy suite, Peter says he looks forward to spending more time with her and having more conversations like this. She says she feels the same way. Peter loves that they have been through so much, nothing has taken them down. They go inside the suite and Peter kisses her, she is so excited and has never been this happy.
Victoria F. starts crying, she couldn’t be more grateful and she loves him so much. Meanwhile, Madison is sad and discouraged. It is going to be hard for her to continue their relationship if he slept with the other women. The following morning, Peter tells Victoria F. that this is exactly how he imagined it would be to be here with her. She feels really happy, last night they took their relationship forward in more ways than one.
Peter is conflicted, he is in love with three women, and is being torn apart. He has no idea what he is going to do.
Madison tells Hannah Ann that she is having a hard time. Victoria F. comes back, she tells them that they went on a helicopter ride, it was pretty and cool. Madison asks if she got clarity and she says yes, it was productive. Madison gets up and walks away.
Time for Madison and Peter to have their date, he says he is going to take her to a place with a great view. They head over to a building and go 77 floors up. Once there, they get on gear to climb the rest of the way up the building, on a metal staircase on the outside. At the top, Madison feels so safe and secure and knows that Peter could be the father to her children.
Hannah Ann and Victoria F. talk about Madison, she didn’t tell Peter that she is saving herself for marriage. And, she gave Peter an ultimatum.
Peter and Madison are at dinner. He plans on being very clear and honest with her. He starts off by saying that has been going through a lot this past week because of what she has said to him, and he is town, because he has two other relationships besides her. She says she was discouraged after their last conversation. She says growing up she made a commitment to herself, she wanted to save herself for marriage. And the day she says yes, she will give her self entirely to the man she spends the rest of her life with. Peter tells her that it is a beautiful thing, but that is not him. She says for her personally, she wouldn’t be able to move forward and say yes to engagement, if he slept with the other women.
Peter says he is going to be clear, she is ready to say goodbye to their forever, to walk away from this, if he was intimate with the other women. She says she can’t wrap her mind around that it is down on one knee in a week and slept with another woman a week earlier. Peter says he gets it, but in regards to details, he can’t give her any. She says she doesn’t want details, he says he is not comfortable. She says she is trying hard to put herself in his shoes. She doesn’t want to feel like a bad person for the standards that she has. She says she has compromised a lot, pushed herself a lot, and is worth it, but this is one thing, that she will not be able to get past. Peter says that for him, he doesn’t want to make this all about sex, but this is a big thing for them right now.
Peter says that he has been intimate, and he can’t lie to her about that. He says that he can 100% see them together at the end, but he has to be honest with her, he can see that with the other women too and that is the truth. He is really choked up, she asks him to excuse her for just a minute, she gets up and walks away. Madison is choked up, she can’t talk, she feels really hurt and let down.
She says she made it very clear to him that there was a chance that he could lose her if he made certain decisions and he made them anyway. Peter gets up, he goes to look for Madison. Outside, he asks her if they can keep talking. They hug, he says he hates this situation, and he knows how hard it is for her. He asks her not to walk away, he knows he is not perfect, but he can honestly see the two of them together forever. Peter kisses her on the forehead. She walks away from him.