Meanwhile, it was time for Rachel’s final overnight date with Zach. After a day spent tequila tasting and eating grasshoppers in Mexico, Rachel and Zach had a romantic dinner which led into an invitation to Rachel’s suite.
When the sun came up, however, it became clear things did not go as planned.
“Waking up this morning, I’m feeling a little confused after last night,” Zach said. “Fantasy suite night with Rachel was not the night I expected. Initially in the fantasy suite, I was feeling so sure. We’re having this amazing time, we’re one step closer to engagement and we’re having that important conversation about religion, politics and all of that stuff.”
Zach explained that Rachel expressed concerns about the 25-year-old’s ability to commit, which he said “came out of nowhere and I think was bulls–t, to be honest.”
So, he did what any confused Bachelorette suitor would do: He went to Jesse Palmer’s room for a pep talk! Zach told Jesse that Rachel was a completely different person when the cameras weren’t around, which he called “very inauthentic.”
With only one of her men left in Mexico, Gabby decided to forego the rose ceremony and have a conversation with Erich alone. In his room, Gabby told him that she loved him to which Erich exclaimed, “This is frickin’ amazing.”
That’s one happy ending sorted out.
Meanwhile, as the rose ceremony was about to begin, Zach asked to speak one-on-one with Rachel. However, before we could find out what he said, things cut back to Los Angeles and Jesse standing in the middle of an empty soundstage.
“I know you were all expecting to watch the end of that dramatic rose ceremony in Mexico right now,” Jesse said. “I know you’re very anxious and eager to find out what happens next.”
Yes, Jesse! Yes, we are!
“Unfortunately, you’re not going to see that tonight. I’m very, very sorry for that,” Jesse continued. “Things have just been so emotional and so dramatic for both Gabby and Rachel that we felt it was right to take a moment to prepare ourselves for the shocking events that are about to take place. Events that are about to change both Rachel and Gabby’s lives forever.”
Jesse then announced that next week’s Bachelorette finale will take place live.
Brace yourselves, Bachelor Nation.
The season finale of The Bachelorette airs Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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