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‘Bachelor’ Finale Recap: Juan Pablo Chooses [Spoiler]

Mon, March 10, 2014 10:10pm EDT by Emily Longeretta 21 Comments

The time has come! Juan Pablo has found his true love — right? On the March 10 finale of season 18 of ‘The Bachelor,’ Juan Pablo gave away his final rose.

Both Nikki Ferrell and Clare Crawley looked absolutely beautiful when they met Juan Pablo Galavis for that final rose — after he took them home to meet his family. So, who did he choose? And who totally dissed him after getting sent home?

‘The Bachelor’ Finale Recap

We know you can’t wait to hear who he picks, but first, let us fill you in on what you missed on The Bachelor finale.

Meeting the parents is apparently just as awkward for the Bachelor and his leading ladies as it is for normal couples, huh? 

When Juan Pablo brought home Nikki and Clare to get to meet his parents, brother, cousin and of course, his daughter Camila, it was just about as awkward as you’d imagine. Clare was of course eager as could be to meet his parents — she totally told his mom everything and more, and they really clicked. She explained how great of a listener he was (what?) and that he was always honest even if it was something she didn’t want to hear — this led to Juan Pablo’s mom agreeing with what we’ve all been thinking: he can be “very rude!” She even said that he’s made her cry before!

As for Nikki, she dove right in too. She wanted to know if his mom thought he was ready. Of course, the answer was that she was “pretty sure” — probably not exactly the answer that she was looking for now that it’s down to the final two. She also sat down with Juan Pablo’s cousin for an awkward conversation about fighting, Juan Pablo’s attitude, and how she’ll deal with it. She said she thought they would “fight well” together. Whatever that means!

Juan Pablo’s Final Dates: Nikki & Clare Want More

For his last date with Clare, he takes her away in a helicopter ride — and when they landed there was no cameras or lights, and Clare was, of course excited for a moment alone with him so he could whisper some sweet nothings in her ear. Instead though, he told her that that he didn’t know her at all as well as “some sexual thing” that she couldn’t even repeat. Naturally, she was heartbroken.

However, she called him out on it and told him that if there were doubts, it needed to be open because to her it’s much more than physical and she’s much more than a hook up. After he spent some time begging her for a kiss, she finally told him she needed to know where his head was at, and he said all the right things — that he could see a future with her. He even played “No Better Lovers” by Josh Krajcik, which they danced to together earlier in the season. Of course, Clare said they can dance to it at their wedding.

After all that awkwardness, we almost forgot he had to take out Nikki. Right away, she was explaining to the cameras that she too wanted to know how he felt. But, of course he said it was gonna be “okay.” It was clear that she really “wanted forever” as she put it, as she even framed a picture of them along with a super sweet card. After he left, she wasn’t happy — she sat and balled her eyes out.

Juan Pablo Turns Down Clare

I don’t think I’ve ever been so heartbroken before in my life. The moment that JP said “I have to say goodbye to you” to Clare, my heart seriously broke. After he told her, he went in for a hug — and she put her hands up — and the crowd applauded. Good for her! She called him out on saying that she could see himself with her in Sacramento, having kids with her, etc., and said that she “believed in us.”

“I saved this moment for the man of my dreams, I thought that as you, I thought I knew what kind of man you were,” she said before COMPLETELY slamming him, saying “I would never want my children having a father like you.” Juan Pablo proved right there it wasn’t a match when he said, “I’m glad I didn’t pick her.”

It got even more intense when Clare said to the cameras, “Don’t tell me you loved f–king me.” Ouch!

Juan Pablo Has A Ring . . . But Doesn’t Know How To Use It

Next up was Nikki, who had no idea what just went down. However, she told Juan Pablo how much she loved him and he answered by telling her that there are many things that he loves about her. He also brought up the fact that Nikki’s father told him to be 100% sure if he was going to purpose!

“I’m not 100% sure that I want to propose to you but I’m 100% sure that I don’t want to let you go,” he told her, adding, “I like you a lot. So Nikki, will you except my final rose?”

Of course she did, but he still never said “I love you!”

So, are they still together– tune in to After the Final Rose to see! Were you happy with his final decision, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!

— Emily Longeretta

More ‘Bachelor’ Coverage:

  1. Clare Refuses To See Juan Pablo During ‘After The Final Rose’
  2. Clare Crowley Disses Juan Pablo: I’d Never Have Kids With You
  3. ‘The Bachelor’ Finale — Juan Pablo Makes Sexual Comments To Clare