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— The Bachelorette (@BacheloretteABC) August 6, 2013
1. Des Still Struggles After Brooks Dumps Her
Des is heartbroken from Brooks dumping her on the first part of the finale last week and she's still very hurt. When host Chris Harrison asks her what she struggles with most, she replies:
Just being so hopeful.
2. The Bachelorette Decides to Continue
After chatting with host Harrison, Des decides she wants to continue on her quest for love saying how sweet and amazing Drew is, while talking about how much she enjoys her relationship with Chris. Will this be enough for her when her heart really belongs to Brooks? Des confesses:
At the rose ceremony coming up, if I can't see a future, for me, it's over.
I think in some of our minds, it's all ready over.
3. Sean Lowe Comes Back
Both Sean Lowe and his fiancee Catherine return, but just to comment on the Live airing of the finale. Lowe says that if he had been dumped by Catherine like Des was by Brooks, he would have packed his bags and gone home.
4. Chris and Drew Aren't Told the Whole Truth About Brooks
— Rachel Truehart (@RachTrue_) August 6, 2013
When Desiree tells the two remaining men about what happened with Brooks, she fails to talk about the fact that she told Brooks she loves him and that he was the one she wanted to end up with. This is a giant piece of information they should know. Don't you think so?
I know she probably had to, but why give a rose to any of them? She already said she wanted to be with Brooks. #Bachelorette
— Emily Maynard (@EmilyMaynard) August 6, 2013
5. Drew Gets Dumped Within Minutes of His Date
— Jaclyn Swartz (@JaclynSwartz) August 6, 2013
On Drew and Desiree's date, in the first couple minutes, Desiree makes a confession to the camera that things don't feel right with Drew and she doesn't know how to break it to him. Poor Drew continues to talk about how in love with her he is and all Desiree can think is that she doesn't feel the kind of feelings she needs to feel for him. And so, Desiree begins to cry and breaks the news to him as they sit on the beach.
I'd be so lucky to have you in my life, but I don't know if I see our futures together, if I can be 100% for you.
So, Drew bites the dust and is totally blind-sided. He thanks her for being honest, but can't come up with any words to say to Des. Interestingly enough, it's Drew who ends up comforting Des.
This is just sad. Trying to make love happen is painful to watch. #bachelorette
— Erin (@mamaerin317) August 6, 2013
6. This Finale Is the Saddest Bachelorette Finale Ever Aired
I thought the Bachelorette was supposed to be about love and all the happy things? Not misery and wrist slicing.
— christina (@christinaann88) August 6, 2013
Both the first and second part are included when we say that this finale is the saddest series of events ever aired on The Bachelorette.
Seriously the saddest bachelorette I've ever seen.
— Miranda Garner (@Miranda496) August 6, 2013
This finale of the bachelorette will consist of my heart breaking nearly every 5 mins #sobfest
— laura (@lauraeriin) August 6, 2013
7. Chris Survives His Date With Des
When Chris tells Des he will help her through her getting over what happened with Brooks and that he will be there for her, she remembers the great chemistry she has with Chris and says that she can see this as a lasting relationship.
"He's fun!" "He cares!" Des is trying so hard to make herself "love" Chris. #Bachelorette
— Jen Gerson Uffalussy (@jennyalyse) August 6, 2013
At the end of their date, Des cries to the camera that she feels guilty that she hadn't realized she loved Chris from the very beginning. So, it's starting to look like she's getting over Brooks ...
To my future husband: take notes from Chris, he knows what to say and when to say it #bachelorette
— Urvs (@princesssurvs) August 6, 2013
8. Chris Meets Desiree's Family and Worries About Meeting Her Brother
Nate: "is he the one you want to spend the rest of your life with?" Des: "in this moment, yes." uh, wrong answer. #Bachelorette
— Alyssa Hertzig (@alyssahertzig) August 6, 2013
In case you didn't know, Desiree's brother Nate caused a lot of problems for Desiree when she was on The Bachelor. His horrible behavior led Des to be sent home.
At this point, Chris still doesn't know that Drew has been sent home and he is still in the dark about Des' true reaction to Brooks' leaving the show. Nonetheless, Chris receives Desiree's father's approval and is thrilled.
Des' brother is so honest and not cliche. ABC must hate that. #Bachelorette
— Kara Manos (@politics_pretty) August 6, 2013
After Chris leaves, Desiree's brother Nate brings up a few concerns he has to Des. He asks about her feelings for Brooks, which catches Des off guard. Is it just us or is Brooks starring in this finale episode?
9. Brooks Comes Back
I'm sure Brooks will come back, realizing he shouldn't have left. They will get engaged and everything will be peachy keen. #bachelorette
— Stephanie Tobolic (@Steph_Tobolic) August 6, 2013
Well, not really, but a lot of Bachelorette fans thought he would.
— Emily Apollo (@apolloemily) August 6, 2013
10. Desiree Gives the Final Rose to Chris After Confessing Her Feelings for Brooks
Desiree cries through her happiness as she tells Chris she was blind-sided by her feelings for Brooks until now and that she loves him.
— ConnecTV (@ConnecTV) August 6, 2013
Chris kisses Des and proposes to her.
Desiree, I want to be your first and I want to be your last. Will you marry me?
Yes, a thousand times.
The End. Now, for the "After the Rose" show.