"That was far beyond what I anticipated!"
We think that was far beyond what any of us anticipated, Chris Harrison. Of course, the host with the most (roses) was talking about last night's Women Tell All special, which found all of Chris Soules' eliminated ladies coming back together for a lot of accusations, tears and "closure" after their time on The Bachelor.
And Chris H. admitted to E! News after the taping that it was just as crazy as it looked on TV, saying, "I felt like a kindergarten teacher for a while. It was like herding cats in a tornado."
But one of the ladies did anticipate the "tornado" that was the Women Tell All taping, and almost didn't show up: Kelsey, arguably the most controversial contestant in years after she was accused of faking a panic attack and acting superior to the rest of the women. Oh, and Ashley I. insinuated she never really had a husband. Yikes.
"I did have reservations about coming because I knew there were girls who didn't like me and who wanted answered and I was ready to hear them out," Kelsey told us. "Their emotions are genuine and they deserved to be honored and I'll honor them by giving them an explanation in the best way that I can."
After the taping, Kelsey was happy with the way she handled herself, saying, "I always stand up for myself so I sleep well knowing that I can be a self-advocate."
The most emotional moment of the night surprisingly didn't really have to do with Chris S., as Britt just could not believe the way Carly had pretended to be her friend in the house, only to talk about her behind her back.
And Britt left the taping unhappy with Carly's defense of her actions, saying, "She kind of evaded it. I let it go, and now there's part of me that maybe wishes I asked twice...I'm just going to let it go."
As for the man of the hour, Chris S. admitted he was "sweating" on stage, and has a newfound respect for how Andi Dorfman handled herself last season on The Bachelorette. "Early on, I actually had one of the producers sent her a text and told her she made this look really easy! It's just a really hard process to go through."
To hear more from Chris S., Chris H., Britt, Kelsey and Kaitlyn, watch our interviews with them above now!
—Reporting by Will Marfuggi