The Bachelor Season 28, Episode 11 Recap: The Grand Finale


We made it! Welcome to our recap of The Bachelor Season 28, Episode 11: The Finale and After the Last Rose. This week, Joey Graziadei introduces his remaining two girls to his household, goes on his final two dates, and picks out a hoop. However will he really get down on one knee? And although Kelsey threw Joey for a loop along with her “we have to discuss” word, she’s nonetheless one of many remaining two girls standing. Who will get the proposal? Listed here are the highlights from The Bachelor Season 28, Episode 11.

Daisy meets Joey’s household

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On the high of the present, Jesse Palmer guarantees us “essentially the most shocking, essentially the most dramatic, and essentially the most coronary heart wrenching ending ever.” Uh oh. I don’t just like the sound of that. Does that imply Joey picks no person? Have I wasted hours and hours recapping all of this, only for him to select nobody? I received’t be blissful.

Nonetheless in Tulum, Daisy is the primary to satisfy Joey’s household. Joey’s sister Carly asks if Daisy needs to come back discuss to her and Joey’s different sister Ellie. Carly needs to know if Daisy has advised Joey she loves him but.

“I advised him at my hometown that I used to be falling in love with him,” Daisy admits. “And at our final date, [Joey] mentioned, ‘I’m falling in love with you, too.’ If he have been to get down on one knee at this time, I’d say sure, as a result of I’m in love with him, [but] I haven’t advised him but.”

She assures Joey’s sisters that if he chooses her, she’ll select him day by day for the remainder of her life. They love her. Who doesn’t love Daisy? She’s lovely.

Subsequent, Ellie and Carly sit with Joey. Joey tells them his greatest concern is that Daisy’s “holding again” due to there nonetheless being one other girl concerned. How might she not be? I feel any girl could be terrified of getting her coronary heart damaged when there’s solely a 50/50 probability that she’ll get the man.

Daisy finally ends up as a lot in love with Joey’s household as she is with Joey. “You don’t suppose it’s going to really feel like this till it does,” she says. “After which … you’re, like, falling in love with this particular person, and also you see a future with them, and you are feeling like they’re your particular person. However proper now, they’re additionally any individual else’s.”

Is Kelsey actually prepared?

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Subsequent up is Kelsey. “Each time I go away Kelsey,” Joey says, “I simply miss her. I really feel so significantly better when she’s there.” Joey hopes his household will see what he sees and why he feels so strongly about Kelsey.

Once more, Carly and Ellie whisk Kelsey away for a chat. Kelsey tells them that she and Joey “simply make sense” and are “on the identical stage about loads of issues.”

Kelsey says she is aware of she loves Joey as a result of she needs Joey “to really feel cherished and particular.” Virtually an identical to Daisy, she says that she needs to decide on him day by day.

His sisters inform Joey that Kelsey is “superb” and “a brilliant mild.” However Carly says that whereas Daisy was 100% prepared to just accept a proposal, once they requested Kelsey the identical query, she mentioned, “I feel so.”

“That’s scary to listen to that,” Joey says in a confessional. “I want to speak to Kelsey extra about that, trigger it’s my greatest concern.” Actually, Joey? I don’t suppose we’ve heard that earlier than.

In the meantime, Joey’s dad Nick asks her, “Do you suppose it’s simply an infatuation or do you suppose that is one thing you need for the longer term?”

“I advised him that I cherished him,” Kelsey says, “and it’s not simply the way in which he makes me really feel, however it’s the way in which that I need to make him really feel … I would like him to really feel cherished and appreciated.” It’s nearly like she’s memorized speaking factors.

Again within the studio, Jesse Palmer says, “So how is Joey … lastly going to decide? Possibly, he received’t.” I really feel like Jesse’s both making an attempt to arrange us for a disappointing ending or misdirect us so we’re relieved to see a contented ending…

A sweat lodge isn’t romantic

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Joey’s on the lookout for readability on at this time’s date with Daisy. “That is both my final date with Daisy ever,” he says, “or it’s our final date till we’re engaged.”

For her half, Daisy says, “At the moment’s my final date with Joey earlier than he might doubtlessly get down on a knee for me … It’s essentially the most anxiousness I’ve ever skilled. I really need it to be me.”

“We’re gonna do one thing actually particular at this time,” Joey says. It’s some type of a cleaning ceremony with a shaman, and Daisy says she loves “stuff like this.”

The shaman says they’re going to “heal our minds and our hearts,” which Daisy might actually use, trigger she’s stressing. Daisy needs she might simply discuss to Joey. She needs to inform him that she loves him. She’s completely in her head.

After they have to precise their deepest needs after which throw a copal into the hearth, Joey says, “My want is for each of us to search out true happiness, whether or not that’s with one another or simply generally … You deserve nothing however the perfect.” And her face falls. That appeared like a goodbye.

However by the night a part of the date, Daisy’s had a change of coronary heart. “Earlier on the date at this time, I used to be, like, it’s not me,” she says. “Going into tonight, I’m gonna suppose it’s me. I’m selecting to consider that and transfer ahead as a result of if I don’t, there’s no manner I’m gonna have the ability to inform him precisely how I really feel.”

Lastly, she tells Joey he’s modified her life, and eventually says, “I do love you.” Sadly, his response is underwhelming.

“That’s so good to listen to,” he smiles at her. “Meaning a lot. You actually are so particular to me.” I’ve a dangerous feeling about this.

Joey doesn’t need Kelsey to have doubts

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Not solely is at this time Joey’s remaining date with Kelsey, however it’s his remaining date, interval. He leads her right into a room the place a therapeutic massage desk is about up. So, Daisy will get a sweat lodge and Kelsey will get a spa day? That doesn’t appear fairly honest.

“After I’m with Kelsey,” he says, “I’m goofy, I’m humorous. We simply have a very good time.”

Joey and Kelsey give one another massages and facials, whereas Daisy’s again in her cabana having a breakdown. She advised him she cherished him, however he didn’t react the way in which she’d hoped. You may hear in her voice that she’s been crying. Poor Daisy.

And now it’s Kelsey’s flip to mild the candles and arrange a romantic environment for his or her remaining night collectively. Or is it?

Joey says his household cherished her, and he was so excited to introduce her to them. She admits that each his dad and mom requested how she’d really feel if it wasn’t her on the finish, and he or she says she broke down in tears each occasions.

“I don’t need you to consider that,” Joey tells her.

Though she will be able to see a life with him, “the considered it not taking place is terrifying,” she says.

Joey doesn’t need her to really feel that manner. “I don’t need you having doubts,” he says. “I really feel very fortunate to really feel cherished by you, and I don’t take it without any consideration.”

“You simply make me really feel so particular,” she says, earlier than kissing him. He’s much more affectionate along with her than he was with Daisy.

As Joey walks away, he appears subdued. He’s nonetheless fearful about having to harm somebody, and it’s overshadowing every little thing else.

“There’s no proper manner to do that,” he says. “It’s going to harm both manner.”

Joey picks a hoop

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“Waking up this morning,” Joey says, “I’m feeling actually good. I’ve received two unimaginable girls right here.”

And right here’s Neil Lane on the door along with his case of diamonds for Joey to select from. How handy. However will he even want one?

“A hoop symbolizes a lot,” Joey tells us. “It’s one thing that will probably be on her finger for the remainder of her life.” So, has he decided then? Neil’s a busy man. Let’s not waste his time, Joey.

In her room, Daisy’s nonetheless going via it. She’s satisfied she’s not “the one,” so she places on her stunning costume and walks down the corridor. We expect she’s going to the proposal, however she knocks on a door. Is it Joey’s door?

However no, it’s not Joey’s door. It’s Kelsey’s door, and Kelsey is shocked to see her. Daisy appears to be testing the waters and seeing how the competitors is feeling.

They commerce notes on their remaining dates. They each love Joey, however neither girl needs to see the opposite get damage.

Daisy makes a daring transfer

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Lastly, Joey’s on the podium ready for the 2 girls to reach. Who would be the first to step out of the automotive? We see each girls being pushed to the proposal web site, however because the digital camera pulls again, we see them each in the identical automotive. Wow. This can be a first.

Daisy is the primary to stroll down the trail to Joey. He says he has a robust connection along with her.

She says she loves him, “however the factor is … you’re not going to decide on me.” She’s realized he’s not her particular person, so she’s gonna go. Rattling, lady. Solution to steal his thunder. Good for you!

“You don’t perceive how particular you actually are,” he says. “However I’ve one thing extra particular with another person.”

Although he provides to stroll her out, she says it’s one thing she has to do on her personal. They hug goodbye, and he or she walks away, because the studio viewers applauds her bravery.

As Joey cries, Daisy hugs Kelsey within the parking zone. “She’s actually particular,” he sobs. However Daisy leaves along with her “head held excessive.”

“If I can love the improper person who a lot,” she concludes, “think about how a lot I can love the suitable particular person.”

Kelsey will get her man

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Dry these tears, Joey. It’s Kelsey’s flip. Joey’s prepared not solely to say he loves her, however to again it up with a hoop. However will Kelsey say sure? Will Joey’s greatest concern come true and his love not be reciprocated?

She smiles as he tells her how particular she is. It’s been a tricky journey, however now he can inform her that he loves her, and he chooses her. Lastly, he will get down on one knee and asks, “Will you marry me?”

I wasn’t positive she’d say sure, however she does. It’s type of bittersweet, since she is aware of her happiness comes at Daisy’s expense. However she cries tears of pleasure as he slips the ring on her finger.

After the ultimate rose

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To his credit score, Joey admits that he determined to not inform anybody he cherished them till the ultimate day – not like some former Bachelors who unnecessarily broke some hearts.

When Kelsey joins Joey, she appears fabulous. Her hair is sleeker, she’s sporting cute sneakers for as soon as, and the physique is on level. Love agrees along with her.

One query stays: who would be the subsequent Bachelorette? Though she didn’t find yourself with Joey, Daisy says she’s happier than when she began due to all the chums she’s made: the opposite girls, the producers, all of the members of the crew, even the followers who’ve reached out to her. However she’s not able to be the Bachelorette. Boo!

Lastly, the large announcement Jesse’s been promising all night time: who’s the subsequent Bachelorette? Trotting out Charity Lawson to cross the torch, she broadcasts Jenn Tran as the subsequent Bachelorette. Jenn?! That’s a curveball I didn’t see coming. That’s a shocker.

The good factor is that Jenn would be the first Asian-American Bachelorette, so there’s that. However nonetheless. Jenn? I barely bear in mind her. However let’s give her an opportunity!

“I really feel so grateful and so honored to be the primary Asian Bachelorette,” Jenn says. “Rising up, I all the time needed to see Asian illustration on TV.” A lot of the Asian folks she noticed have been supporting characters, so to be the “primary character” in her personal love story is an enormous deal.

And we’re completed. We did it! Whew! See you in July 2024 for the premiere of The Bachelorette.

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