By now, fans have likely read (or deliberately avoided) The Bachelor spoilers floating out there for months now ... but if you haven't, well, buckle up!
With only two women left, speculation is reaching a fever pitch. Who does Sean Lowe get engaged to on the March 11 finale, and are they still together?
This week's overnight dates raised the stakes as we head into the March 11 (the Women Tell All special airs March 4) finale. So which lucky girl wins?
AshLee Frazier, Catherine Giudici and Lindsay Yenter each formed strong bonds with Sean, yet in very different ways. Sadly, one had to go last night.
It's hard to predict which way he's leaning now, with one episode left ... well, unless you simply know ahead of time, which is why you're reading this, isn't it?
So follow the jump to learn how the final two episodes shake out:
Consider this your final WARNING: The Bachelor spoilers await!
No, really ... avert your eyes now or don't blame us, because ...
- AshLee Frazier is eliminated after the overnight dates.
- Lindsay Yenter finishes as the runner-up this season.
- Catherine Giudici is the winner of the final rose.
- Sean Lowe proposes to her on the finale.
- She says yes. They're engaged.
According to the great Reality Steve, he who has been breaking The Bachelor spoilers for YEARS now, you can "1,000 percent" take this to the bank.
100 percent would be sufficient, but we get his point.
Reportedly, AshLee does not take the rejection well next week, and this makes for one of the most heart-wrenching exits in the history of the ABC franchise.
Also, there is a "moral line in the sand" drawn in the Fantasy Suite process for the first time, as "born-again virgin" Sean is reluctant to sleep with the women.
Gotta respect the man for that, but that doesn't mean eliminating them is any easier. After AshLee exits, Lindsay and Catherine meet Sean's family.
There is no big twist at this season's final rose ceremony, with one being sent home early or someone from the past returning or anything of the sort.
Both girls approach Sean in Thailand, he chooses Catherine Giudici and Lindsay Yenter is crushed - and probably the next Bachelorette by default.
And there you have it. Any additional details will be passed along as soon as we come across them, but The Bachelor spoilers have been on point so far.
If they were wrong now, we'd be surprised. Stranger things have happened, for sure (see Chantal vs. Emily), but we very much doubt it right here.
UPDATE, 2/26: Well, the crushing elimination of AshLee wasn't wrong. Think the final result of Catherine over Lindsay will hold true as well? We'd bet on it.
UPDATE, 3/5/13: The Women Tell All offered a few surprises - notably AshLee calling out Sean for saying he had no feelings for Lindsay and Catherine.
He denied this. She insisted he said it. Awkwardness ensued.
Elsewhere, Desiree Hartsock looked like she was being set up as The Bachelorette, while Tierra LiCausi somehow managed to embarrass herself even more.
No changes to the reported ending of the season, though. It looks like things will play out exactly as expected when the winner is crowned next week.
What do you think of the alleged final rose choice? We'll find out 100 percent in two weeks, but assuming this is true: Did Sean make the right decision?
Who would you PREFER he picked? In your opinion, who would be the best fit for Sean Lowe and most deserving of that final rose on March 11?
UPDATE, 3/11/13: Yup, Catherine Giudici it is. After The Bachelor finale, it seemed like it may have been in doubt for awhile ... and sort of not really.
If you read this, well, it was pretty much on the money.
In the end, despite all the hype over the letter, it played out mostly like past seasons, with both of the final two appearing at the final rose ceremony.
Lindsay Yenter was rejected. It was so sad. Sean Lowe then gave his final rose to Catherine Giudici. He got down and proposed. They're engaged.
As for the infamous letter from all the promos? It ended up being a love letter. From Catherine. No real controversy at all. Classic Bachelor misdirection.
Oh, and the big announcement teased for almost three hours? They are still together and engaged ... and getting married on ABC at some point.
Also, Desiree Hartsock will be your next Bachelorette.
What do you think? Will Sean and Catherine last?