SPOILER ALERT! This publish comprises particulars from the Season 20 finale of ABC’s The Bachelorette.
Charity Lawson is formally engaged!
Season 20 of The Bachelorette wrapped up on Monday evening with a three-hour episode, together with the After the Remaining Rose phase. Charity accepted a proposal from Dotun Olubeko, however not earlier than saying an emotional goodbye to her runner up, Joey Graziadei.
You guessed it, that implies that Charity in the end determined to not give Aaron one other likelihood, even after his shock look in Fiji despatched her right into a little bit of a spiral about whether or not she’d made the correct resolution by sending him dwelling.
The finale kicks off proper the place we left off, with Aaron and Charity speaking on the seaside in Fiji. He’s actually hoping that Charity will take him again. She’s not able to make any guarantees, however she does ask him to remain in Fiji in order that they will have dinner and speak some extra. The pair share a kiss to seal their reconciliation (and thank goodness for the digicam that panned in on her mother, who’s sitting within the reside studio viewers, as a result of she doesn’t look fully thrilled by this plot improvement).
That evening, Aaron meets Charity at her lodge room. Their dialog solely makes issues extra complicated for Charity, who says she got here into the week assured about Joey and Dotun — however now, she’s reconsidering every little thing since she clearly nonetheless has emotions for Aaron. She sends him to his personal room for the evening whereas she processes what she’s feeling.
Earlier than proposals, there’s yet one more rose ceremony. Not one of the males have any concept that Charity already despatched Xavier dwelling, and Dotun and Joey aren’t but conscious that Aaron is again within the combine. It’ll certain be a doozy for Dotun and Joey to seek out out they’d have had the luxurious of skipping this final rose ceremony altogether if it weren’t for Aaron’s hail mary try.
It finally ends up being largely for nothing although, as a result of Charity doesn’t supply Aaron a rose. However, hey! It makes for good TV. Aaron isn’t thrilled to go dwelling so shortly, however he appears to know her honesty. To Charity’s credit score, she contends that there merely wasn’t sufficient time for her and Aaron to kind the connection she’s been capable of kind with Joey and Dotun…which is truthful.
Now, it’s time for Aaron to speak about his heartbreak on stage throughout After the Remaining Rose. Host Jesse Palmer asks him the way it felt to fly all the best way to Fiji simply to get rejected once more, as if the reply isn’t very apparent. However, Aaron takes it in stride, saying he knew that he simply didn’t wish to surrender and he was comfortable he even had the power to talk together with her yet one more time.
But it surely looks as if he’s over it anyway, as a result of he’s headed to the shores of Mexico for Bachelor in Paradise (watch a teaser for the brand new season right here).
Again in Fiji, it’s time for Joey and Dotun to fulfill Charity’s household. Her dad and mom and her sister are right here, although her brother Nehemiah doesn’t make one other look after his escapades throughout the premiere. Charity opens as much as them about how she’s fallen in love with two folks, which considerations her mother a bit. In a confessional, her mother says she worries that Charity isn’t decisive.
First up, the household is assembly Joey. He’s fairly nervous, however he makes first impression. Her mother notes how attentive he’s, including that it’s clear Charity and Joey have a connection. Throughout his conversations, Joey appears very considerate with the best way he solutions their questions, and it’s clear that assembly the household is essential to him. And identical to that…Joey will get the stamp of approval! In actual fact…Charity’s mother tells the cameras that she thinks he might be “the one” for her daughter.
Now, it’s time for the household to fulfill Dotun. After having such impression of Joey, Charity’s household isn’t actually bought on Dotun. Each her mother and her sister inform her that they suppose she appeared happier with Joey, which throws Charity for a loop. She was clearly anticipating her household to like Dotun, so it upsets her that they’re not sure about him. However in the end, her mother tells her to go together with her intestine and don’t deny the reality. In her mother’s thoughts, she will solely actually be in love with one individual.
To assist her make her resolution, Charity sits her household right down to ask them for execs and cons about each Joey and Dotun. They’re hesitant to match them, although, as a result of they will see Charity is having a tough time processing every little thing that’s been occurring. It doesn’t matter what, they need Charity to make her personal resolution. However Charity isn’t feeling assured about what to do at this level, and she or he’s begging her mother to offer her a transparent reply on who she thinks is a greater match. In response to Charity, there isn’t a proper or improper reply. Her mother insists that she will’t give her the reply she’s searching for, as a result of solely Charity is aware of who is correct for her. Charity leaves the dialog very upset.
Earlier than each males get down on one knee, she’ll have the chance to see them every yet one more time. First up is her final date with Joey.
Joey is worked up to study that he impressed Charity’s household. He says that his objective was to not inform them he beloved Charity however to present it (very romantic). He then surprises Charity with some presents, together with the poem that they had written for them throughout their one-on-one date in New Orleans. They share just a few extra kisses earlier than they need to say goodbye. In a confessional, Joey says he’s pretty assured he’ll be leaving the present as an engaged man. Solely time will inform.
Earlier than we get to Charity’s ultimate date with Dotun, it’s time to sneak in one other Bachelor in Paradise announcement. Kat Izzo and Brooklyn Willie (each from Zach Shallcross’ season) are headed to the seaside. ABC additionally aired a teaser for Season 9, which you’ll be able to watch at that hyperlink.
Now we get to see Charity and Dotun reunite after the household assembly. Dotun tells Charity that he loved attending to know her household, however he jokes he did discover her mother had one eyebrow up the complete time. He performs it off nicely, although, so both he isn’t involved about her mother’s skepticism or he’s nice at hiding it.
To refocus on the evening forward, Dotun brings out a present, which seems to be a little bit of a scavenger hunt. He begins along with his first visa, which he confirmed her throughout considered one of their first dates, adopted by a s’extra to remind them of their subsequent date within the Pacific Northwest. Lastly, he provides her a coronary heart locket with photos of them inside, telling Charity that she is his “treasure.”
Earlier than the evening is over, Dotun tells Charity that he’s very nervous about her impending resolution between him and Joey. He feels assured of their connection, however he can inform that making a alternative is taking a toll on her. She says she nonetheless has loads to consider earlier than the proposals. All Dotun can do now could be wait it out.
Lastly, we’ve arrived on the proposals. However wait! After all, the lads have to fulfill with Neil Lane — who’s excitedly watching his large second on display screen within the reside studio viewers — to select an engagement ring first. Now the large second is right here.
When the primary van arrives…Joey steps out. Bachelor Nation ought to know what meaning. He’s not the one. Joey very confidently and lovingly tells Charity that he’s felt honored to be part of her story. Earlier than he can get down on one knee, Charity stops him. She tells him that the love they share is uncommon, and she or he’s cherished attending to nurture it with him. Regardless of their love, Charity says she has discovered a love that’s deeper with another person. She finishes her speech by means of tears, ensuring that Joey is aware of she actually does love him. Joey takes it like a champ, telling her that he solely needs her to be comfortable — and this ache simply brings her one step nearer to her fortunately ever after. They share one final embrace as they are saying a ultimate goodbye. At this level, they’re each crying as they stroll to the van and Charity watches him drive away.
And now…there’s nonetheless an hour left within the telecast! Earlier than we get to see Dotun get down on one knee, Charity and Joey reconnect within the studio for After the Remaining Rose. It’s fairly clear that it was laborious for Joey to look at that scene again, because the digicam pans to him and he has tears in his eyes. When Charity joins him on stage, she’s wanting to see him and have one other dialog.
She thanks him for his love and kindness all through their journey, and Joey reiterates that he’ll at all times have love for Charity. He reassures her that he’s equally as grateful to her for each a part of their relationship, although it didn’t finish as he’d hoped. A fast, however heartwarming reunion!
Again to Fiji we go, as there’s nonetheless a proposal to witness! Charity is able to see Dotun get down on one knee, telling the cameras that she’s excited for a contented future with him. And Dotun is able to suggest! He says he’s spent most of his life feeling misunderstood…that’s, till he met Charity. After Dotun’s speech, Charity reminds him of their date in Oceanside, which she says modified her life. She tears up as she tells him how excited she is to begin a life with him. (Geez, who’s chopping the onions?!)
With out additional ado, Dotun will get down on one knee and asks Charity to marry him. He can barely get the phrases out earlier than Charity is leaping to say sure. And in flip, Charity presents Dotun the ultimate rose!
Again on the studio, Dotun and Charity are able to be launched to the world as a pair. After a brief and candy comfortable couple interview with Jesse (the place they reiterate alllll of their love and adoration for one another), there’s extra information to be introduced!
Shock, shock! Joey goes to be The Bachelor. And Charity isn’t carried out being on actuality TV simply but. She’ll be sashaying into the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars.
And fortunate for Bachelor Nation, we received’t have to attend lengthy for extra. At this level, the franchise is principally airing year-round. The Golden Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise each premiere in September.