SPOILER ALERT! This submit incorporates particulars from the finale of The Golden Bachelor.

Gerry Turner’s journey to seek out love has formally come to an finish. That’s proper, of us. It’s the finale of the inaugural season of The Golden Bachelor.

The person of the hour continues to be in Costa Rica, considering whether or not he’s going to suggest to Leslie or Theresa. As he stated final week, fantasy suites made the choice even more durable for him. Good factor he has his household to lean on for assist this week, as they’ve traveled to fulfill each ladies earlier than the potential engagement.

The finale is stay, and there’s loads of Bachelor Nation royalty within the studio viewers, from Trista Sutter to Rachel Recchia to Charity Lawson to Joey Graziadei. Most of the ladies from The Golden Bachelor are additionally in attendance, together with Religion, who turns into emotional as she watches Gerry speak about this determination, figuring out that she was despatched dwelling simply earlier than fantasy suites. Of their reunion in the course of the Ladies Inform All, she and Gerry had a really tearful hug and appeared to achieve some closure. However, naturally, the wound seems prefer it’s nonetheless contemporary.

Again to Gerry…his daughters and granddaughters are able to know all about his connections with Theresa and Leslie.

Theresa is up first, and she or he appears to click on with the household fairly simply. Whereas talking with Gerry’s daughters, she tells them that she’s totally dedicated to Gerry and she or he thinks they’ve had a connection because the very starting. She tells them about her late husband and cries as she talks about the best way she and Gerry have bonded over their very related conditions. That is reassuring to Gerry’s daughters, who inform their dad that they might by no means wish to erase the reminiscence of their mother for a brand new lady in his life. The truth that Theresa intimately understands that’s particular to them. They pry Gerry for details about what went down throughout fantasy suites, however he stays tight lipped, solely telling them that issues received “sweeter” after that point collectively.

That night time, Gerry and Theresa have one ultimate date collectively. They pop some champagne and spend time speaking about the way forward for their relationship. Funnily sufficient, Gerry tells Theresa he had by accident provided her orange juice with vodka in it earlier, when it had thought it was solely juice. This reminds Theresa of a comic story about her teenage years along with her late husband, Billy.

Gerry reiterates what his daughters stated earlier, telling Theresa that he enjoys listening to about Billy as a result of it permits him to get to know Theresa higher. They agree their connection is made stronger by speaking about their late spouses.

Ultimately, Theresa brings up Leslie. She says she is worried that there’s nonetheless one other lady within the image, and she or he could be very damage if he didn’t select her. Nonetheless, she additionally insists that she wouldn’t desire a proposal until Gerry was 1000% certain that he wished to be along with her. She admits she’s scared, and Gerry admits he has so much to consider. However, he assures her he is not going to get down on one knee until he’s completely dedicated to her.

The subsequent day, it’s Leslie’s flip to fulfill the household. She’s excited to see him, and she or he instantly eases the stress by telling them a narrative about getting extra snug round Gerry when he lastly stated the f-word in entrance of her throughout their in a single day date. Gerry’s daughters appear to love that Leslie brings out the playful facet of Gerry, however they begin to have their doubts throughout their one-on-one dialog along with her.

Whereas she appears to win over Gerry’s granddaughters, his daughters are having some reservations. After they ask her whether or not she’s prepared to simply accept a proposal, Leslie turns into emotional as she recounts the second Gerry advised her “til death do us part.” She stated it stoked some anxiousness in her, as a result of she’s by no means had that in her life earlier than. However, finally, Gerry made her really feel safe sufficient to determine she is prepared for that.

His daughters assume she might not be, although. They inform Gerry that they wonder if she turned emotional as a result of she is nervous and uncertain about their relationship.

Gerry admits the method has been exhausting. He needs to ensure he makes the fitting determination, which seems like a weight on his chest. He admits that the dialog along with his daughters was a little bit of a get up name that he wants to determine what he’s going to do.

As he’s saying goodbye to Leslie, he appears a bit off. She picks up on his change in temper and is a bit anxious as she leaves to prepare for his or her date.

After they see one another once more, she’s hoping they will get again on the fitting foot. She wonders if it has something to do with Theresa nonetheless being within the image, which is making her nervous as nicely. Leslie doesn’t waste a lot time asking him about it when she sees him. Gerry is fast to apologize, saying that he has simply had hassle processing the choice he has to make, now that the second is drawing close to. He didn’t wish to carry the power down and needs to begin contemporary for the night time.

Leslie tries to maneuver previous it by presenting Gerry with a present. She put collectively a reminiscence guide of all their occasions collectively, with pages left for the long run reminiscences they’ll make. He says each second along with her has been a lot enjoyable, and she or he tells Gerry he makes her really feel entire. This appears to ship him again right into a spiral. He asks if there’s anything she needs to say, and she or he tells him that she loves him very a lot. He places his hand to his coronary heart and tells her that’s “such a special sentiment” — however he doesn’t say it again.

He pulls her in for a hug, nevertheless it’s clear the power has shifted. He releases her from the hug and tells her to “be happy,” to which she replies that she needs him to be pleased too. He says it’s time for him to go and, as he leaves, she asks if there’s anything he’d wish to say to her. He tells her no, solely that he has a troublesome determination to make.

However when he steps into the hallway, he breaks down. As he cries on the steps, Leslie cries in her room. She tells the cameras she is aware of precisely why he felt off, however she doesn’t say why. In the meantime, Gerry admits that he and Leslie have had “a rhythm” because the very starting, and he is aware of that she would discover if one thing was off. Figuring out that, he doesn’t really feel proper leaving with out one other dialog. So, he knocks on her door once more and asks to come back inside, as a result of he does even have one thing else to say to her.

(When you didn’t watch this stay, be grateful! The business break on this cliffhanger was brutal.)

Gerry tells Leslie that he’s fallen in love with Theresa, and he’s determined he’s going to suggest to her. Leslie is devastated.

She tells Gerry that every thing he stated to her on their in a single day date was a lie, referencing when he stated he liked her and advised her she was the one for him. He insists it was not a lie, as a result of he felt it was true on the time. She asks the place it went incorrect, and he says it by no means went incorrect. Each she and Theresa are fantastic, however just one is true. Leslie is totally heartbroken, and she or he laments that that is yet one more time that somebody didn’t select her, questioning if anybody ever will. Gerry encourages her to not assume that means, he however shuts him down, telling him she will be able to assume regardless of the f*ck she needs. She tells him that he led her down a path, solely to go away her there alone after saying he liked her nearly 12 hours in the past. She is simply glad she didn’t have to enter the following day anticipating a proposal. She nonetheless feels humiliated to be experiencing this heartbreak on nationwide TV, and there’s not something he can say to make it higher.

Whew. It’s probably the most intense rejections this franchise has seen in a very long time. As soon as Gerry leaves, he breaks down with host Jesse Palmer, saying that he hasn’t felt this unhealthy since his spouse died. He says he might not be capable to get well from taking such a superb individual and breaking their coronary heart.

Leslie joins Jesse within the studio, nonetheless teary eyed as she watches the breakup again. She tells Jesse that she felt heartbroken and blindsided over again watching it. After their in a single day, she felt “100%” sure that he was going to decide on her, and she or he felt that she made a superb impression on his household. However, she reiterates that she felt one thing was off after they left that assembly, as if he had a wall up. She tried to justify it along with his clarification about his determination weighing on him, telling herself she had no purpose to assume something was off. Trying again, that’s when she ought to have recognized.

She tells Jesse she was particularly upset as a result of, as much as that second, she had tried exhausting to not get forward of herself or take the journey without any consideration. She at all times advised herself she may not be chosen. However after their fantasy suite, she actually felt like she was the one. In truth, she says she left the following morning and instantly selected her engagement gown and wrote her vows.

When Gerry joins her on stage, they trade a tearful hug. She tells him she fell in love with him for a lot of causes, however particularly his integrity. She took his phrases very significantly, which made it extra heartbreaking when she felt like every thing he’d stated throughout their in a single day date didn’t imply something. She reveals that there have been many issues stated that weren’t on digicam and, whereas she doesn’t reveal these conversations, she says they made her really feel very sure she could be getting engaged.

She asks him what occurred, and he reiterates a lot of what he stated throughout their preliminary breakup. He provides that each rose ceremony turned tougher as he realized that his coronary heart wasn’t practically as ready for the method as his head was. She was who he believed was his individual, till she wasn’t. He says as soon as once more that nothing went incorrect, and he didn’t understand how else to method the scenario. Whereas not good, he did one of the best he may.

Leslie tells him she isn’t certain if she will be able to settle for his apology, however she understands him. He says he’ll at all times cherish their reminiscences, and Leslie admits that she continues to be glad he stated he liked her, as a result of it opened her as much as discovering love with another person.

Now, Gerry solely has one lady left. He’s getting ready to get down on one knee and suggest to Theresa, hoping that Toni is guiding him alongside the best way. He tells the cameras he’s snug with how she would really feel about it.

And similar to that, Gerry proposes to Theresa and presents her the ultimate (golden) rose.