August 3rd, 2010
09:24 AM ET
Last night's season finale of "The Bachelorette" saw a twist that really wasn't, a much-hyped interview that didn't happen and, most importantly, Ali Fedotowsky making a life-altering decision.
Rather than have both landscaper Chris Lambton and insurance agent Roberto Martinez go through the whole process of choosing a ring, putting on itchy suits and using shoehorns for the first time in their lives, Ali opted to give one suitor the boot the day before the proposal. That suitor was Chris, who found out about Ali's decision as he prepared to escort her on their final date.
Chris was disappointed with Ali's decision, but appreciated the fact that she didn't want to put him through the whole proposal ceremony. Chris later told Chris Harrison on the "After the Final Rose" special that he would go through the journey again to find the girl of his dreams. Do we have the next "Bachelor" on deck here?
We now go back to Roberto, who's getting ready for the big moment. He has a ring picked out, a nice outfit to wear and unfortunate lip sweat that we hope will go away soon. After climbing what appears to be a very long stairway, Roberto finally comes face-to-face with Ali.
Roberto tells her that he didn't know what to expect on this journey but, in the end, he wants to be the man for her. He drops down on one knee and proposes marriage. Ali accepts, kissing Roberto and his sweat.
The scene changes from Tahiti to some studio in southern California, where Ali and Roberto talk about their lives to Chris Harrison. Roberto said he knew he would be proposing to Ali by the second or third rose ceremony, while Ali said she felt they would be together "a lot throughout." No, I'm not sure what that means either.
Chris Harrison also complimented Ali for "breaking the rules" throughout the show. There are rules to this show? I thought it was a lot like "Mad Libs" - you just made it up as you went along.
The happy couple said they were now sharing an apartment in San Diego, where Roberto has set up his own insurance office and Ali appears to be looking for work. Both said they didn't want to rush into a wedding, as they just want life to return to normal.
Before leaving the studio, Ali and Roberto were given a helicopter ride to California's Catalina Island. Surprisingly, Chris Harrison never asked if Ali was over her fear of flying, given all her plane and helicopter trips in recent months.
If you were wondering what Frank, the suitor who walked away from the show due to feelings he had for an ex-girlfriend, had to say during the "Final Rose" special, stop wondering. Chris Harrison announced that Frank pulled out of the special "at the last minute." Given how villainous contestants have been treated in the past on such specials, it's not hard to understand Frank's decision to skip the show.
Next week, "Bachelor Pad" premieres.
What did you think of last night's "Bachelorette" finale?
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