Bachelor Pad Finale Recap: Who Won the Money? Who Got Engaged?

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On the season finale of Bachelor Pad, old wounds were reopened, a romantic bombshell was dropped, and a STAGGERING prize of $250,000 was awarded.

There were tears shed. There were some extremely awkward moments.

By the end, two couples from The Bachelor and Bachelorette were left standing. Read about it all below in THG's official +/- Bachelor Pad finale recap:

Jake, Vienna and Kasey

"I'm trying to act strong, 'cause I don't want Michelle to worry, but I am literally pissing down my leg." - Graham on the set of Cirque du Soleil. Literally. Plus 5.

Kasey and Vienna, of course, guaranteed they'd win this task and earn a spot in the finals. And, of course, they failed to do so. And, of course, she wept. Minus 6.

Mike and Holly took home the #1 spot thanks in no small part to his performing arts / dance background, but hey, guy needed a bone thrown his way, so Plus 8.

The judges - Jason Mesnick, Ali Fedotowsky and Trista Sutter - eliminated Ella and Kirk. Boo, but seeing those three was kind of fun, so that's kind of a Wash.

Ella is DEVASTATED by losing the chance at $250,000 ... which would really be like $125,000, which would really be like $100,000 after taxes tops. Minus 4.

Somehow someone paid for Ella Nolan's plastic surgery anyway, BTW. She can't need the money that bad. Minus 10 more 'cause she was gorgeous before.

Vienna berates Kasey's attempts to persuade Michael. What a grating bitch. Minus 50. How does anyone actually date this girl, let alone to of these guys?!

  • Michelle Money, Graham Bunn
  • Holly Durst and Michael Stagliano

Despite standing a better chance to defeat them in a jury vote a la Big Brother, Michael and Holly elect NOT to take Kasey and Vienna to the finals. Plus 100.

At the reunion, the Kasey and Vienna sideshow continued. The montage of their drama was epically bad/hilarious, and must have taken ABC weeks. Plus 12.

If you get past the fact that he's now been on like nine reality shows, Jake did acquit himself fairly well here. He even got Kasey to apologize. Sniff. Plus 15.

Kasey has an actual speech impediment that makes us feel bad about all the jokes we made. But he's still acted like a douche throughout, so Minus only 5.

Ames Brown and Jackie Gordon are not together. Minus 7, since that looked like it had potential, and she was obviously still broken up about it. Poor Jackie.

Michelle Money and Graham Bunn are dating, and he's been her rock as she's coped with the passing of her cancer-stricken father. Plus 10 for Moneybunn.

Vienna and Kasey are still together, which means we will probably have to see more of them in the future and report on it, so Minus 30 in advance.

Michael and Holly

Holly Durst and Blake Julian are an item. And moving in together. And engaged. ABC filmed the proposal, of course. No points, since we can't even try to compute all of that so fast, especially given that Mike didn't know yet.

Speaking of which, they dropped the bomb on Mike ON CAMERA! Minus 40 for kicking the poor guy while he's down, compelling television as it was.

Mike's sincerity and graciousness shone through. Plus 30.

Blake and Holly: We give it six months. Minus 5. You?

It's no surprise, then, that with the votes of Jake, Erica, Ella, Jackie, Ames, Rated R and yes, Blake, Mike and Holly won Bachelor Pad, then shared the (modest) riches. Minus 10 for Stag coming away with something at least.

If Holly had decided to keep all the money: 1. It would have totally worked; 2. It would have been an unbelievable "game" move; 3. Michael's reaction would have been PRICELESS. But Plus 19 for not sucking and actually doing it.

EPISODE TOTAL: +32. SEASON TOTAL: +84.

ELIMINATED: Far, far too many brain cells.

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i think that michael and holly should be together and not blake because hes so ugly and well i think is so not a great kisser tahhh...hell no paaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh ......

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Yes, I think Erica, & Milssea are both crazy because, Blake went from one frying pan to another frying pan & Holly was just there and, he liked that but, one thing Holly has a brain & she knows how to use her brain when it comes to leaving the house because, she doesn't want nothing to do with anybody else in the house or Micheal, remember he left her the second time around & had 3 Months to get back with her. DMR

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What was Holly's charity, & Micheal's charity, I've never knowen they're charities? I'm very happy for Holly & Micheal for winning the $250,000.00 + Blake also won it as well because, Holly is engaged to be married to him! So it's a three-way win! Ha, ha, ha, to Kasey, & Venna!!!!!.... DMR

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MISSED THE LAST SHOW.. I AM SURPRISED WHEN GOOOGGLLIING IT UP TO HOLLY MICHAEL AND BLAKE! I HOPE HOLLY WOULD FIND SOMEONE ELSE OR EVEN BETTER YET TO WAIT. SHE STILL HAS SOME TIME TO GROW UP AND BECOME MATURE IN TIME FOR A SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP. I DONT THINK SHES READY NOW TO SETTLE DOWN.. SHE IS STILL YOUNG AND RESTLESS!! I COULD SEE MYSELF LIKE HER SINCE WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. I LEARNED LATER THOUGH LATE TO GROW UP AND SETTLE DOWN. LIFE IS SHORT! :) GOOD LUCK HOLLY !

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I think the network set up the whole engagement between Holly & Blake. I noticed when he proposed, they went right to a closeup of the ring and the box it came in (a little advertising maybe?). I bet the network paid for the ring in return for keeping Michael in the dark until he was on TV. At least Michael left with $125K and lots of new female fans. He seemed pretty happy at the end. And to Cynthia...my DVR messed up the taping also. I watched the part I missed on ABC.com.

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I love Holly and blake very romantic. Blake seem to be only interest in the money until he saw Molly, they wore their hearts on their sleeves. Michael had his chance with Molly, seem to be confused and broke up with Molly. Michael and Molly are good peoples, I believe he love Molly, but not in a romantic way. Good luck to Blake and Molly.

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I'm NOT very happy with the ending....I think michael should have kept all of the $250,000! I mean why the heck not!? That whole Holly & bLake... totally NOT cool! It's like come on POOR mike! The way she gave mike hope and kissed up on him on the show... shows you what kind of person she is.... plus I've heard she's been around.... shows on her charector....Holly could have given him a heads up on her engagement.... super LOW BLOW the way he found out....any hoo....I don't think holly & blake will make it very far.... Holly just might end up calling the whole thing off just like she did to michael..... very unstable person! Michael I think your a great person! You'll find some one who will treat you for the person you are. Maybe you'll be one of the next FUTURE bachelor! Not a bad thought! LOVE U MIKE! :)

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I appreciate your comment, Pat. It's nice to get a differing -- actually, opposite -- perspective. My own comment was probably a bit too harsh, presumptuous, or provocative. I think you in turn are too hard on Michael. Maybe the boy-child you see is his vibrant inner child. Don't be in such a rush to "grow up" and kill it off. I still don't know what you see in Blake. Blake "rocks"? What does that mean? That he's like a row-boat?! Time will tell which of us is right. I agree with Malgorzata. Bachelor Pad is like a Chekov play: What an ironic -- farcical?! -- study of human nature! The producers offer us a nice balance between venality and depth. Which brings us back to Blake and Holly!

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I have always DVR'd the show and watched later or the next day to avoid the commercials. So of all nights that the DVR stopped right after the announcement of Blake & Holly's engagement. I have put the pieces together, but it is still not the same as seeing it. I what a bad moment!!! Is there a way to watch it on line like the Batchelor/Batchelorette?

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It was a great season, thanks ABC. Interesting characters, real tensions, very attractive people, including the most elusive (and intriguing) Ames Brown! I am Crying with Jackie, but very happy for Holly. A Complete surprise! Carpe diem, get married and spend the next years adjusting! Once again, Life is showing you can find your Love in the most unpredictable fashion, place, and time. Holly, I am with you,go for it, and catch that feeling now. You can nurture and build on it with time. My best wishes for those who dare. Congratulations Holy and Blake.

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