Well, folks, we made it! On Tuesday, March 12, Colton Underwood revealed that he and Cassie are dating after she dumped him in Portugal. So, how did the lovebirds get to a good spot? Scroll through the gallery below to read the recap of the finale.
“I’m willing to do anything and everything because that’s how much I love Cassie,” Colton said at the end of the episode. Fast forward and the athlete was spotted knocking on her hotel door to ask for a second chance.
The Indiana native told the blonde beauty that he wanted to have a chat with her. “I knew that I wanted to talk to you again,” he said. “I knew I wanted to have another conversation but before I did that, I wanted to make sure I ended things with Tayshia and Hannah.”
Cassie couldn’t believe what she was hearing. “I am asking for a second chance to take it day by day and figure it out,” the handsome hunk said. “This is crazy, this is really crazy. I can’t believe you did that,” she told him.
“I feel like this whole time I have been trying to rationalize myself,” she said about her journey on the show. “You’re on The Bachelor, you’re here to get engaged, and I didn’t know if I would get there. I didn’t know if I did get there if it would be real because I don’t think necessarily all the time what you feel is what you should feel. I think being sure of what you feel is for some reason really hard for me.”
The former football player met his family and immediately cracked a joke. “I have something that I need to share with you guys that I don’t think you’re expecting. I am no longer a virgin — just kidding,” he said. He then explained that Cassie is the only girl left and he broke up with the other two girls because he only has eyes for the ESL teacher.
Cassie told Colton’s family that the reason she left was because she wasn’t sure if she could get engaged at the end of all of this. “My biggest worry is that they aren’t on the same page,” Colton’s mom said to her son. “The fact that she left sort of scares me for you.”
Cassie and Colton’s mom got a few minutes to speak about the situation. “I want him to be with someone who is insanely in love with him,” she said. “I love him, and I care about him so much, but I want clarity to see if this could work unless we truly weren’t meant to be together.”
After Colton’s previous breakup, his dad was there for him through it all. “I am always concerned for your heart and what could happen,” his dad said. “I understand it comes with risks — risks to your heart and risks to falling in love again. I hope she is open to that idea, and I hope it develops into that.”
Colton and Cassie have one last date where they propelled down a cliff in order to get to their picnic. “I do love him, but Colton has been kind of a step ahead of me,” she said. “I think today has been figuring it out once and for all, exactly where I stand.”
Cassie *finally* revealed why she is so scared to be in a relationship. “I dated someone in college and he had planned out when he was going to propose to me and then it got pretty controlling,” she said. “You have to change everything for this one person. I know it’s not true, but it’s just something that is so ingrained in me.”
The duo went to dinner, where Cassie confessed that she was happy with the way things worked out so far. “I have learned what I am scared of and how to overcome that,” she said. “I want you to know too I am sure and whatever happens after this, I want to be all in.” Then, they escaped to the fantasy suite.
“I am excited to se where our relationship can go,” he dished. “I have always said I am waiting to be in love with someone, the right person, and I hope that person is Cassie. If the moment is right and if it’s right for us to take the next step in our relationship, then it could happen tonight.” Colton then immediately kicked the producers out of his room, LOL!
So, did Colton and Cassie do the deed? “Last night was absolutely incredible, and I feel like a new man,” he said. “We did what was best for our relationship and we grew as a couple. We had a great time last night.” After many ups and downs, Colton revealed that he and Cassie are finally on the same page! “I can’t wait to wake up to her over and over again,” he dished.
The lovebirds made their first debut as a couple and they looked happier than ever! “We’re in love. We’re super in love,” she exclaimed. “We still have a lot of room to grow in our relationship right now, so we’re enjoying dating right now,” Colton said. Colton revealed that he moved to Los Angeles to be near Cassie, but the two will be traveling in the upcoming year, and they’re so excited.
Unfortunately, Colton stayed mum on whether he lost his virginity or not. “I will say heading into the fantasy suite, I wasn’t thinking about anything other than fighting for our relationship,” he said. “Since there are two of us in the relationship now, this is something we’re going to keep to ourselves.” Well, congrats, you two!
Hannah B. was announced as the next Bachelorette. “I feel all the emotions but honestly, I am just really grateful for this opportunity. My family has been really supportive of me and just they have made me who I am and so they trust me and love me and ultimately want me to have love too.”
Surprise! Hannah met five of her men and it looks like she has some pretty good ones so far. The blonde beauty even gave out her first rose to Cam. Only two more months until the hit show starts up again!