SPOILER ALERT! This submit incorporates particulars from Thursday’s episode of The Golden Bachelor.

Gerry has narrowed his selection down to 2 ladies, Leslie and Theresa. With hometown dates within the rearview mirror, it’s time for fantasy suites. Gerry is down in Costa Rica, able to embark on two closing dates earlier than he will get down on one knee. However first, he spends a while chatting with host Jesse Palmer about the place his head is at.

Gerry says he’s able to get a bit extra intimate with every of the women, not simply bodily but in addition emotionally. He thinks as soon as they spend the day alone collectively, they’ll be capable to break down among the boundaries that stay and actually ask one another the arduous questions.

He makes it clear that his emotions are robust for each ladies, although he hasn’t informed Theresa that he loves her but. He stated these three magic phrases to Leslie after assembly her household in Minneapolis. However, he insists that he does really feel strongly for Theresa, he simply hasn’t discovered the proper second to inform her.

Naturally, Jesse asks Gerry in regards to the extra bodily factor of fantasy suites, however Gerry isn’t very forthcoming. He says he’s open to it, however he’s targeted on the consolation stage of every of the ladies.

His first date is with Leslie. The pair kick issues off by repelling 170 toes down the facet of a cliff to a waterfall, which finally ends up being fairly precarious. As Leslie makes her method down, she begins to panic as she loses her footing a bit. To be honest, they’re just some toes away from this waterfall and, at one level, Leslie is mainly in it. However, Gerry stays very calm and talks her off the ledge (actually and figuratively). They do make it to the underside, however they’re soaking moist.

After spending a while chatting within the pool beneath the waterfall, it’s time for them to make their method again to the resort for dinner. That is when Gerry is hoping to have a extra intimate dialog with Leslie. He says in confessional that he thinks they each have rose-colored glasses on, however he needs to stay a voice of cause and ensure they’re pondering logically about this relationship.

As soon as they sit down, Gerry says that he’s observed Leslie hasn’t requested him many tough questions. So, she hits him with one immediately, asking how lengthy it’s been since he had intercourse. He says it’s been a “long time” however doesn’t elaborate. Leslie says it’s been one yr for her.

Gerry has another subjects of dialog in thoughts, although, like the place they’ll reside in the event that they do get engaged. They’re each from the midwest, however Leslie’s complete household lives in Minneapolis whereas Gerry’s is in Indiana. Leslie admits she doesn’t need to depart Minneapolis behind totally, as a result of her household is essential to her, however she additionally isn’t involved with the specifics. She appears assured that, it doesn’t matter what, they’ll determine it out.

That reply appears to fulfill Gerry, who tells her that he simply needs to make sure that they’re dedicated to working via these items collectively as a result of he takes the “til death do us part” portion of marriage vows very critically. That makes Leslie emotional, as a result of she says she’s by no means really had a relationship that exemplified that stage of dedication. She doesn’t need to be alone anymore, and she or he isn’t afraid to make that sort of dedication to Gerry.

Gerry asks Leslie to hitch him within the fantasy suite, which she accepts. Inside, they toast with a glass of bubbly, and Gerry tells Leslie about some recommendation he acquired from Trista Sutter when she made an look on the present. She informed him to seek out the ladies he can’t reside with out, and he thinks that lady is Leslie.

The subsequent morning, Gerry and Leslie appear over the moon about their night time. He says they stayed awake till the wee hours of the morning speaking about life. Did something extra occur? We could by no means know. Gerry tells the cameras that he is aware of everybody will probably be fascinated by what went down within the fantasy suites however, frankly, he doesn’t assume it’s anybody else’s enterprise. Truthful sufficient.

Earlier than lengthy, Gerry should depart Leslie to go on his date with Theresa. He says he’s excited to see her, however he’s scuffling with the back-to-back dates.

Up till now, he’s managed to compartmentalize his time with every ladies pretty effectively. However, as he spends time horseback driving with Theresa, he says he can’t assist however take into consideration what Leslie is as much as. He isn’t certain dial in on Theresa when he’s nonetheless processing his time with Leslie, however he tries his finest to work via that. Ultimately, he lets Theresa in on his dilemma. She’s pretty understanding and admits he has lots to mull over.

Later that night time, Gerry is able to actually reside within the second whereas they’re at dinner. That turns into simpler than he anticipated as soon as he and Theresa fall into their dialog. He begins by asking her about her profession, and she or he explains that she was a stay-at-home mother earlier than she started day buying and selling. Ultimately, she received a job at a monetary securities firm. However, she is able to transfer into the following chapter of her life and retire, if that’s what Gerry needs.

She additionally tells Gerry that she’d given up on relationship some time in the past, and she or he hasn’t been intimate with anybody since shedding her husband. So she takes the fantasy suites very critically.

Gerry appears happy with their dialog, admitting that he was joyful that Theresa introduced up some extra critical subjects. They don’t hesitate to conform to the fantasy suite.

After they get up, Gerry says it looks like the primary day of the remainder of his life. Appears promising! He additionally reveals that he lastly informed Theresa he beloved her someday throughout their night time collectively. He provides that he’s joyful that didn’t occur on digicam, and it’s one thing particular simply between the 2 of them. He doesn’t have anymore reservations about her.

Theresa appears to really feel the identical method and, in confessional, says she’s able to say sure to Gerry if he proposes.

However Gerry has a giant resolution to make. He has to suggest to one among these ladies, although he’s very a lot in love with each of them.

We’re nearly on the end line, of us! The finale of The Golden Bachelor is about to air on November 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.