by Lena Grossman | Mon., Mar. 11, 2019 7:59 PM
Well, we've made it.
Colton Underwood's season of The Bachelor is drawing to a close and, like seasons prior, has had its fair share of dramatic and emotional moments. Part one of the two-part "most dramatic season finale in history" included not one but two breakups: Hannah G. and Tayshia. Both women confronted him about their respective splits (and closure, at least for Tayshia) on the live taping and their words say it better than any recap could even try.
Unlike other seasons, however, this year involved a highly anticipated fence jump that occurred after one of the final three women, Cassie Randolph, broke Colton's heart moments after he professed his love for her. Chris Harrison has been promising us all season that the finale will be "gut-wrenching" and unlike anything we've ever seen before. But really.
Colton began his journey for love with the "virgin Bachelor" cloud hanging over his head and he said at the beginning that he was always "candid" about it but it's "just a small part" of who he is at his core.
He insisted to E! News' Zuri Hall that he followed his own path and heart throughout the season.
"It wasn't perfect. I wasn't the perfect Bachelor. I made a lot of mistakes. It was hard, I knew it was going to be hard, I knew it was gonna push me and it was going to be emotionally draining at times, but it was going to be also rewarding at times," he explained. "The ups and the downs are there, and that's why I said—it's real, raw, vulnerable. I did things much differently than any other Bachelor has ever done it."
Colton's season was off to the races ever since night one. We saw the evolution of Miss Alabama Hannah Brown and Miss North Carolina Caelynn Miller-Keyes' rivalry turn into something more peaceful. Caelynn also shared a very personal story during her one-on-one date in Singapore where she opened up about getting sexually assaulted in college. A few episodes later, she found a target on her back when some fellow women accused her and Cassie of being there for the wrong reasons.
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He got dumped a few times, too, but still managed to stay positive and on track to find love.
There were some PG-13 moments, too, especially when it came to discussing Colton's sexual expertise. "Women Tell All" all-star Demi Burnett explained on the show that she had a fool-proof plan to take Colton's virginity. She even announced straight out the limo, "I haven't dated a virgin since I was 12."
Despite her attempt to make "a big move" on Colton, the former football player ultimately sent her home before that could happen. On a more PG-rated note, however, he did turn Heather from being "never been kissed" to "has been kissed." Hooray! There were literal fireworks there, too.
This is surely not the last we've seen of a handful of the women from Colton's season. As one Bachelor franchise door closes, another one opens: Bachelor in Paradise. Get your margs and scallop fingers ready, because it'll be here before we know it.
As we close out Colton's season, check out some of the funniest, saltiest and overall best comments from Bachelor Nation below.
“Maybe at the end of the day she’s just not that into you”. Chris harrison going straight for the jugular #TheBachelor— Kaitlyn Bristowe (@kaitlynbristowe) March 12, 2019
I LOVE that a lead of the show is following his HEART & not acting like the women need to chase him. #TheBachelorFinale— Vanessa Grimaldi (@VanessaGrimaldi) March 12, 2019
Hannah has the hardest breakup because there’s no closure. Like how do you move on from “I might be making a mistake”? #TheBachelorFinale— Jessica Graf (@thejessicagraf) March 12, 2019
Coco really had the best group of gals. The most “villainous” one was me and u can hardly even call me that. He was blessed with beautiful women with beautiful hearts #TheBachelor— Demi Burnett (@demi_burnett) March 12, 2019
30 min call to the beginning of what will easily be the most dramatic finale in the history of the world #TheBachelor— Chris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) March 5, 2019
Tbh, the only persons name I know from this season is Fence. #TheBachelor— Evan Bass (@ebassclinics) March 5, 2019
These next three are not shade, but a note for viewers.
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Hard to tell the difference between the leeches and the other blood sucking parasites on this show. #TheBachelor— J.P. Rosenbaum (@JP_Rosenbaum) January 29, 2019
Tonight, I am grateful to Hannah B - completely ignoring all lessons to be learned from every previous season of #thebachelor and continuing a petty feud ad nauseam.— Evan Bass (@ebassclinics) January 29, 2019
What is it with all these people wearing shoes in the bed???— Diggy Moreland (@diggymoreland) January 29, 2019
WHO RAISED YOU?!? #thebachelor
I think we’re all seeing why Caelynn beat Hannah B in the pageant. #TheBachelor— Jared Freid (@jtrain56) January 29, 2019
Colton is judging a sex story contest??— Diggy Moreland (@diggymoreland) January 15, 2019
This just like having a blind man judge the National Dog Show competition.#thebachelor
I need to tell you guys something. I am on The Bachelor tonight. Colton loses his virginity to me. I have no other comment at this time. pic.twitter.com/0H6W0GQC8i— billy eichner (@billyeichner) January 14, 2019
Did she just toast to her f*cking self? #TheBachelor— J.P. Rosenbaum (@JP_Rosenbaum) January 15, 2019
What’s funny about Sydney interrupting Onyeka’s time by banging on a pan, I’m doing the same thing right now in my living room. Except I’m smashing a skillet into my face over and over again.— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) January 15, 2019
These girls make me miss my 23-year old skin #TheBachelor— Astrid Loch (@astrid_loch) January 15, 2019
Who said the best part of this season of #thebachelor is that they haven’t shown Colton yet???— Diggy Moreland (@diggymoreland) January 8, 2019
Ok. I said. it.
If I had $1 for every time Colton’s virginity was mentioned I wouldn’t have to do ads #TheBachelor— Astrid Loch (@astrid_loch) January 8, 2019
Found my old Bachelor application. Totally forgot there were only 2 questions.— Sean Lowe (@SeanLowe09) January 7, 2019
-Are you interested in quitting your job and selling Fit Tea from home?
-Do you want to start a podcast?
I can assure you Catherine 4th time is not a charm #Thebachelor— Nick Viall (@viallnicholas28) January 8, 2019
I’m calling it now. If Hannah Godwin doesn’t win... she will be the next bachelorette. #thebachelor— Raven Gates (@ravengates) January 8, 2019
You heard it here first: Sloth Girl will definitely be on Paradise.— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) January 8, 2019
We'll continue to update this post as the season continues. Stay tuned for more!
(This article was originally published on Jan. 7 at 7:52 p.m.)
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