While Hannah B., 24, has found a fan in Waddell, Rycroft, 36, who was dumped by former "Bachelor" Jason Mesnick following the Season 13 finale in 2009 for runner-up Molly Malaney, is rooting for Caelynn Miller-Keyes to jump into the driver's seat as ABC's next leading lady. "I'm not telling you that I love you - I want to show you", he says.
Note that ABC's press release refers to this episode as "After The Final Rose", so that likely means that there won't be a season 23 After The Final Rose special next week. Cassie confessed that she believed she and Colton were on "different pages" and that he's always been a step ahead of her. Colton said he was willing to take a risk on Cassie because she's the one for him. The mood was then set with lights and music, and Harrison excused himself for Brown to give out her first rose.
Also notable for Brown is that she became lead after finishing seventh overall in "The Bachelor" competition, much earlier than past "Bachelorette" leads have finished on their respective "Bachelor" appearances. If you're gonna take the time to tweet that at me, save yourself the time.
The Bachelor season 23 has nearly come to a close, and the outcome is not at all what anyone could have expected when the season started in January. Is it me, or does Cassie not look that surprised to see Colton at her door? "They trust me and love me and ultimately want me to find love too", she told Harrison in her first interview as The Bachelorette.
Next was Cam, who rapped for Brown about how excited he was that she was the Bachelorette. She left anyway. Then Colton did the whole fence thing.
On top of that, Hannah was introduced to five of the men who will vie for her heart.
If you were a fan of Love Island (and really, you should check it out), you already know that Mallorca, Spain is the flawless place to fall in love - or "couple up", as they say on that show. "Hannah, gentlemen, this is the only rose tonight". "I went from 30 women to zero, and now to one", he explains. "I would love to have the opportunity to continue on shedding that layer of just trying to be whatever I think people want me to be and just being myself".
And that was that!
The Bachelorette historically has a stronger track record of producing lasting couples than The Bachelor; the three most recent Bachelorette couples - Jojo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers, Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo, and Becca Kufrin and Garrett Yrigoyen - are all still together, and the first Bachelorette couple, Trista and Ryan Sutter, have been married since 2003.