Recent previews show some pretty intense drama. It looks like a preproposal revelation may change everything later in the season. “Before you do what you’re about to do, there is something you should know,” host Chris Harrison tells Weber. “There’s something I just found out, something all of us found out. I’m not sure how all of this ends, so I just wanted to give you a heads-up.”
From there, Pilot Pete seems to rethink everything. “It’s just the last thing I needed to hear right now,” he seems to say to a producer in the clip.
“The Bachelorette [elimination], obviously, was horrible and that was heartbreaking, but this one [is the hardest week of my life] for different reasons,” he told Glamour’s own Jessica Radloff in reference to the drama. “This one was a lot harder for me.”
Still, he’d do it again. “I can say I followed my heart the entire time,” he told ET. “This was the hardest experience of my entire life. I’m still so grateful for it and I really would do it again. I promise you I would.”
Meanwhile, Harrison is as tight-lipped as ever, but he did give a pretty ominous warning to ET. “Peter and I, going through this together, had no idea this was happening and how this was going to all come to an end,” he said. “It’s riveting, and it really is breathtaking and it’ll break your heart.”
So what the hell is going on in Bachelor Nation, and who does Weber end up with: Victoria F., Madison, Hannah Ann, Kelsey, or someone else?
“I promise you my front-runner did not stop changing until about week four—and whether or how that’s shown, the show does a really good job of entertaining,” Weber added. “But I promise you my front-runner did not change, and I’ll leave it at that.”
Hmmm…that’s not a lot to go on. Here’s every major fan theory about the season finale. It’s worth noting that none of this is confirmed—it’s all fun speculation—so take it with a grain of salt.
Weber falls for Bachelor producer Julie LaPlaca. This Reddit theory is straight up ripped from Unreal season one, and I want it to be true so badly. The evidence is mainly from Instagram, regarding a post that suggests Weber and LaPlaca spent New Year’s Eve together with his family.
But hold up: Bachelor spoiler extraordinaire Reality Steve calls the rumor “garbage.” Meanwhile, the ABC producers themselves aren’t completely shutting it down. “Well, I hate to get in the way of a good rumor, so I’m not going to confirm or deny about whether he ends up with a producer,” ABC senior vice president Robert Mills told Entertainment Tonight. “I don’t know how we’d ever top that, though! But it is crazy.”
No matter who ends up with Weber’s ring, things aren’t going great since the end of the show. Reddit user @bachelorreddit123 posted a slew of spoilers on the Bachelor subreddit. The biggest piece of gossip is that Weber and his final choice are (allegedly) in a bad place since watching the season go live.
“Peter and [Final 1] are very rocky right now based on how they ended up together, and based on his interactions with the other women that she is now seeing for the first time as they air,” the post claims.
Kelley Flanagan is the winner. A new TikTok theory posits that it’s Kelley who gets the final rose in the end. The reasoning? Flanagan was mysteriously absent from the Women Tell All special on Monday, March 2. Plus, Peter’s mom follows Flanagan on Instagram but not the final two women, Hannah Ann and Madison. Peter’s dad follows Kelley too. Click here to learn more about TikTok user @edie_v’s theory.
Madison leaves on her own terms, while Hannah Ann just…waits. According to the latest post from Reality Steve, Madison dips before the final rose ceremony without even talking to Peter. (Remember, she left after learning Peter had slept with other women during Fantasy Suite week but returned…reluctantly.) Freaking out, he tells Hannah Ann that he can’t make up his mind until he talks to Madison, which is really lame. You don’t just string someone along like that. But he does, according to Reality Steve, and he had to work hard to win Madison back. It wasn’t just a quick stop in Alabama; it was a process. So, ultimately, he chooses Madison, then travels back to California after filming ends to officially break things off with Hannah Ann. After keeping her in his back pocket. SMH.
So what was all that Harrison was saying about “Peter doesn't even know how his season ends”? Well, Peter and Madison are still not engaged, according to Reality Steve, so technically something big could happen at the After the Final Rose live show.
Pete proposes to Hannah Ann, then leaves her for Madison. Just take the above theory and make it 100% worse. According to Reality Steve, the "don't let her go" moment from Pete's mom is actually about Hannah Ann. Pete's mind was on Madison, and his mom tells him not to take Hannah Ann for granted. So, when Madison ditches the final rose ceremony, that's not what Harrison comes to tell Pete: He knew that already. But according to R.S., Hannah Ann also considers leaving, which causes Peter to propose...then ditch her for Madison. I hate this song.
Here's Reality Steve's full post:
Guess we’ll just have to wait until tonight to see whether Pilot Pete will right this plane or crash and burn. Ugh, sorry. (No, I’m not.)
Originally Appeared on Glamour