This season of “The Bachelor” is almost over and you know what that means: It’s time for “The Women Tell All” special episode.
Eliminated contestants Alex B., Bri, Tahzjuan, Jane, Alex D., Nina, Angelique, Tracy, Katie, Caitlin, Catherine, Nicole, Sydney, Courtney, Heather, Onyeka, Hannah B., Kirpa, Demi and Caelynn returned to debunk gossip, settle scores and confront one another and Colton himself.
There are some real moments throughout the episode − like when Caeylnn thanks her castmates for reaching out to her about her sexual assault − but it’s mostly focused on the petty drama Bachelor Nation keeps coming back for every week.
Here’s a look at the five craziest moments of the night.
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Onyeka versus Nicole
The rivalry between Onyeka and Nicole apparently didn’t end with the pair exiting the series at the same time. Nicole once again says Onyeka bullied her, and Onyeka tries to give her a vocabulary lesson – “The definition of bully is someone who intentionally tries to intimidate someone that they believe is inferior to them” – and asks Nicole for an example. When Nicole tries to give her one, Onyeka interrupts: “Thank you, next,” she counters, channeling Ariana Grande.
This isn’t to say Nicole is necessarily perfect: Other women start calling her out for hypocrisy and eventually everyone talks over each other − not at all shocking for this large a group of people, but inconvenient for productive conversation. Alas!
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Who was Katie talking about?
Katie’s revelation before she left the show − that there’s someone or some people here not ready for the future Colton wants − startled him. Caelynn says tonight that Katie’s admission put every relationship into question.
So, who was Katie talking about? The answer: Mainly Caelynn and Cassie, like Tayshia said.
Katie claims Caelynn and Cassie discussed being the next “Bachelorette” on the bus from the airport to the hotel in Singapore. Caelynn tries to correct the record and claims what she actually said was: “Cassie, if it’s me at the end of this, I pray that you’re the Bachelorette, you find your person, because that’s what best friends do.” Caelynn goes even further and says she spoke to Katie after the show aired and that Katie confirmed her story. OK, so, we’re never going to get the real truth, are we?
Correct. Allegations start pouring in, with Katie suggesting Caelynn slid into a former male contestant’s DMs (she might be referring to Dean, who initially appeared during Rachel’s season), and Kirpa piggybacked on that claim. Seems like the franchise is just trying to get us interested in “Bachelor in Paradise” again.
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Demi versus Courtney
Demi and Courtney get into the only physical altercation of the night. The tension builds throughout the episode, with Courtney continuing her assertion that Demi is immature.
Demi apologizes for calling Courtney “the cancer of the house.” “You were more like bed bugs,” Demi then says. (So, not a real apology.) “Like, I forgot you were there and then you just kept annoying the (expletive) out of me.”
Courtney is over it and puts her money where her mouth is. Well, not money, but a pacifier!
She walks over to Demi, telling her to go to time out, and shoves a pacifier in her face! Oh, baby.
Demi later says to Chris Harrison: “I’m comfortable with who I am and I know who I am and I will continue to be that for the rest of my life, and I think that’s more mature than what some people think maturity really is.”
Too bad we don’t get to see her end the show with that “mature” take. When Colton shows up toward the end of the episode, Demi introduces Courtney to him, saying “she hasn’t ever talked to you before.” Ouch!
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Chris Harrison tries (and fails) to be Oprah
Everyone knows Nicole is a crier, particularly one ice cream company. Harrison surprise Nicole and gives her a one-year supply of ice cream. Um, Nicole is clearly the winner of the whole season, we should just end it now, now we want to go on the show ourselves?
Then Harrison ruins it. “This is my Oprah moment,” he says. “You get ice cream, you get ice cream, you get ice cream, everybody gets ice cream,” he tells the audience.
To quote Ariana Grande (and Onyeka) again: “Thank you, next.”
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Sydney asks what everyone is thinking
Is Colton still a virgin? Sydney (and all of us) want to know, and of course we don’t get a clear answer. The two exchange some sexual-innuendo banter back and forth. Harrison takes a poll of the group to see who thinks Colton is still a virgin and only a few raise their hands. That clears it up?
While entertaining, we didn’t really learn too much about what’s to come next week (hello again, Colton’s dad?) − but it’s safe to say the season’s drama didn’t end tonight.