Peter Weber prepares to suggest to his remaining finalist when Tuesday’s pretaped portion of the ABC actuality collection continues.

The finale of The Bachelor — which has been referred to as every little thing from “wild” and “unpredictable” to “spoiler-free” — delivered an sudden breakup earlier than ending on a cliffhanger heading into the second evening of its two-part ending.

Monday’s episode noticed Bachelor Peter Weber readying to decide to finalist Hannah Ann Sluss after his frontrunner, Madison Prewett, eradicated herself from the courting competitors. “I was head over heels in love with Madison, and Madison’s gone now. This is not how I thought it would go,” he informed the digicam of Prewett’s choice to finish their relationship. “When you have that heartbreak and lose something that means so much to you, it hurts. It’s not just like my feelings disappear … they’re still here.”

Despite his heartbreak, Weber cast forward along with his relationship with Sluss, after telling viewers and host Chris Harrison that he’s in love with two folks. Still, he informed viewers of Sluss: “I see exactly what I have in front of me and it’s the most perfect woman. Someone I know who loves me so much and is there for me and wants this so much and wants to get our lives started. There’s no doubt that she’s someone I want to pick first, every day and for the rest of my life.”

The episode then ended on a cliffhanger as Weber and Sluss had their remaining date the evening earlier than he would, presumably, suggest in Australia. But Sluss seen that one thing was off. “It’s hard being so certain and so sure of someone and not getting that in return. You just seem not completely there like I am. I’m just at my breaking point, honestly,” she informed Weber earlier than saying goodnight.

The trailer for Tuesday’s finale teases that Harrison will drop a bombshell on Weber proper earlier than he’s about to suggest. New footage that aired after Monday’s episode confirmed a probably torn Weber after Prewett returns and tells Harrison that she regrets strolling away. “It’s just the last thing I needed to hear. I have no more strength to give,” Weber is later heard saying.

That remaining week of Weber’s journey was filmed months in the past, again in November. The two-night finale airs stay from Los Angeles and consists of pretaped footage from that final week. When talking from the stay stage, Harrison teased a number of instances that the ending is not simple and that the story is not over. “If you think you’ve seen the last of Madison, you haven’t,” he stated. “And if you think you know how this is all going to end, get ready to have your mind blown. Peter doesn’t even know how this is going to end.”

Harrison’s phrases observe related messaging from each the host and Weber all season lengthy, indicating that Weber’s story has continued to evolve in the months since filming has wrapped and up till this week’s stay present, which can present the long-awaited replace on his present relationship standing. At the beginning of the season in January, Weber promised that his ending would not be capable to be spoiled and, as of two weeks in the past, Harrison doubled down to say that even Weber would not know the way his ending will play out.

Indeed, this season is the primary in current reminiscence to not have an ending spoiled forward of time. Blogs and Bachelor Nation have run rampant with hypothesis — together with a conspiracy principle that Weber finally ends up with a producer. Spoiler blogger Reality Steve, nevertheless, has constantly stated the ending will come right down to Prewett and Sluss, however that conflicting details about which lady Weber finally ends up with has tainted his predictions.

While Monday set Weber on monitor to embark on an off-camera relationship with Sluss, something can occur throughout the stay present, when Weber will reappear to provide viewers an replace on how issues have performed out in the previous few months. As the previous few Bachelor and Bachelorette finales have proven — Arie Luyendyk Jr. modified his decide after the pretaped finale and proposed to spouse Lauren Burnham throughout the stay present; Colton Underwood ended the present so he might win present girlfriend Cassie Randolph again; and Hannah Brown revealed that she broke off her engagement with Jed Wyatt throughout the stay present — the off-camera months between the proposal and the stay present are the true take a look at to the TV romance. During that point, {couples} can solely meet up in producer-approved areas and should maintain their relationship below wraps.

Monday’s episode did reply one other large query from the finale trailer, which noticed Weber’s mother tearfully crying and asking her son to convey “her” dwelling. The “her” in query was revealed to be Sluss, regardless of assumptions that Weber’s mom can be referring to Prewett, who has been a frontrunner all through the season. “She’s a dream come true and God has placed her there for you. That’s what love stories are made of, someone who is so madly in love with you,” Weber’s mom informed him, urging him to choose Sluss over Prewett.

Prewett had planted the seeds for her early exit when she vocalized her intimacy considerations to Weber throughout Fantasy Suites week. Due to her religion, Prewett is saving herself for marriage and, after giving Weber a intercourse ultimatum relating to the opposite contestants, she debated leaving the competitors. Ultimately, it wasn’t till Monday’s finale that she determined to self-eliminate.

“At this point, I feel like I’m hanging on by a thread. I need to feel confident and sure and at peace, and I don’t feel that right now,” Prewett informed Weber earlier than assembly his household. “Love is not the issue here. That’s not the problem. [The issue is] all this other crap.”

After a tense go to along with his household, she informed the digicam: “It really opened my eyes to a lot that I had been running from. We are on kind of different pages about what we want, what we need, what we expect, how we live — literally in every way.”

Despite his household vocalizing their considerations over Prewett, Weber informed each his household and viewers that he was certain in how he feels. But throughout their one-on-one date, Prewett informed Weber she could not recover from their variations. “I think when you want something so badly, I think a lot of times you can’t see clearly. As much as we want this, I don’t know that we can give each other what we need,” she stated. “I’m willing to walk away so that you can get what you came here to find.”

When talking to The Hollywood Reporter concerning the pretaped ending, Weber had stated, “It was the craziest last week of my life. Things until the very last second change.”

He additionally stated that now greater than ever — after a run on Hannah Brown’s Bachelorette and after starring on The Bachelor — he believes the truth TV journey works on the subject of falling in love. Weber admittedly fell for all three of his finalists.

“I feel this works too nicely,” Weber informed THR throughout the taping for the Bachelor: Women Tell All, which aired final week. “And I said that multiple times because of how I was feeling for multiple people at the end. I’ve always been a believer that this worked and I wouldn’t have taken this opportunity if I didn’t. And this time around just proved to me more that, like I said, it almost works too well.”

The stay Bachelor finale continues Tuesday at eight p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Follow alongside right here because the drama unfolds.