So I’m not going to go into full recap mode here because unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 24 hours, I think everyone and their mother knows about the Bachelor engagement heard around the world… I’m looking at you Ben and Lauren.
Instead, I’m going to give you some of the most important thoughts I had during last night’s finale.
1. Momma Higgs is my spirit animal
Her disdainful looks and calling Ben’s love for two women “disturbing” were in fact the summary of all my feelings during this episode
2. The promotional ploys were almost too much to handle
If this season of the Bachelor didn’t make you want to book your stay at a Sandals resort, someone isn’t doing their job right.
Chris Harrison kept plugging the fact Ben’s pastor was at the live show, and there were the makings for a Bachelor wedding since Ben said he would marry the girl he chose “tomorrow” during last week’s WTA. Any true Bachelor fan knows that there was no wedding happening…they just wanted us to watch After the Final Rose…which we were all doing anyway, let’s be honest.
Lastly, let’s not forget this gem. The whole season we were ALL thinking Ben was going to call the girl he let go and say he made a mistake. Wrong. He was just really calling to ask Lauren’s dad for permission to marry her. Well played production team, well played.
3. Ben’s mind was “all over the place,” but somehow he was together enough to casually know how to drive on the opposite side of the road?!
I wouldn’t be well equipped for this, period.
4. JoJo was blindsided…
This was my exact face during that entire breakup scene because I didn’t see this coming the entire episode, if I’m being honest.
5. …but that’s okay because JoJo is the next Bachelorette!!
JoJo looked FAB last night, there is no denying she totally upstaged Ben on After the Final Rose. Can we get a close up please?
6. Since JoJo is the star of the next season does this mean we’ll get to see more of these two?
I sure hope so!
All in all, it was an interesting season. I hope this was everyone’s lesson to never tell two people you love them at the same time, because that wasn’t cool. Sorry, Ben! While I’m happy for Lauren and Ben, I’m even happier for JoJo and am so excited for her season. SO stay tuned for another round of Batchin’ and Betchin’ starting on May 23rd.
What were your thoughts on the finale? JoJo?
Until then Bachelor beauties!