The Bachelorette Spoilers: Shocking Ending Ahead!

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The web has been abuzz with The Bachelorette spoilers this month, as fans Desiree Hartsock prepares for what could be a rocky lead-up to the finale.

Desiree Hartsock as The Bachelorette Photo

While in the past, The Bachelor or The Bachelorette spoilers have centered around which suitor the star would pick, this year looks a bit different.

Heading into the August 5 season-ender, most of the uncertainty surrounding Desiree Hartsock relates to whether she ends up engaged or heartbroken.

Brooks Forester has been the favorite all season long, both among those offering spoilers and on screen. Des has even admitted she's in love.

So what's the big twist keeping this from being a foregone conclusion?

Even the producers themselves are weighing in on the unusual nature of this particular "journey" for love, and hinting that it may not end smoothly.

Misleading teases that don't come to fruition or are underwhelming in the end are standard for this show, but you don't often hear ones like this:

“All I can say is that you will be shocked by how this ends.”

Straight from show-runner Mike Fleiss himself, to EW.

Yes, we realize that every single week promises THE MOST DRAMATIC ROSE CEREMONY EVER, so you can take that with a boulder of salt.

That said, the shot-caller adds that Hartsock's season's ending “doesn't make sense in some ways,” and “It comes out of left field in other ways.”

The two-part finale is “the weirdest ending we've ever had, for sure,” and while he won't say if the parties involves are happy, "it sure is interesting to watch.”

All season long, The Bachelorette spoilers from Reality Steve, the thorn in Fless' side for so many years, indicate that Desiree Hartsock does get engaged.

However, many suspect that something pretty big happens in the next two episodes that no one will see coming, and that could render his spoilers moot.

By all accounts, he says, Drew Kenney is eliminated in third place, setting up a Chris Siegfried vs. Brooks Forester finale one week from Monday.

On the season finale, Brooks allegedly proposes and Des accepts, but even the king of The Bachelorette spoilers is spotty on these next two weeks.

However it ends, we can pretty much guarantee that there will be unforeseen conflict, and that it involves Brooks. The question is how, and why?

In its preview for this coming Monday, ABC indicates that as Desiree is on overnight dates with Drew and Chris, Brooks is in the U.S. with his family.

This is unheard of on the show, as contestants typically have no time with family before or after hometown dates, which aired two episodes ago.

Brooks, the network says in its press release, is “torn between his strong feelings for Desiree when he is with her and insecurities when he is not.”

A heart-to-heart with his mother and sister help inspire his confidence and “with the reassurance he needs, [Brooks] boards the plane for Antigua.”

The drama doesn't end there, though, as Brooks Forester and Chris Harrison have their own heart-to-heart and “some shocking news is shared.”

Desiree and Brooks later talk this through, which leads to “one of the most explosive, dramatic, emotional moments in Bachelorette history.”

UPDATE, 7/29: Here's a new twist to the already-complicated situation:

Nate Hartsock, the outspoken brother of Desiree who made a scene on The Bachelor and claims to know the outcome of this season as well, Tweeted:

"I cannot tell you who wins but Reality Steve is wrong."

Reality Steve says he stands by his sources and spoilers, so here we have two opposing statements from two guys who do not enjoy being proven wrong.

UPDATE, 7/30: Well, that was certainly something last night.

After two terrific dates with Chris and Drew, Brooks crushes Des with the revelation that he's not ready to commit to her so seriously at this time.

Awkward exchanges were had. Tears flowed like never before.

Then we faded to black, unheard of in The Bachelorette world. No rose ceremony, no elimination, no clue how this is going to play out next week.

Bad as it looks, this was set up in such a way that it leaves plenty of time for Brooks to come around and sweep Des off her feet at the very end.

From the beginning, Brooks has been the guy in her mind.

Could this be a different way of "packaging" the season to play up a finale in which there really was no tough choice as long as Brooks was on board?

Very possible. It's hard to see Des falling back on Chris or Drew after this, isn't it? Is Brooks really gone for good after all that? Difficult to envision.

If you watch the end of last night's episode (above, just before the promo for next week begins) she basically says she can't love Chris or Drew enough.

While there's been plenty of talk of The Bachelorette spoilers being "wrong" this season in light of these revelations, be sure to keep in mind this:

  1. There's one episode - the final, dramatic conclusion - still to go
  2. The spoilers aren't inconsistent with what we've seen so far

If Brooks was her top pick all along, as we've been inclined to believe, nothing that happened last night makes a compelling case for Drew or Chris.

Meanwhile, a Brooks win actually seems more likely considering.

Des lamented, even, that those two "amazing, unreal guys" love her, but "I just can’t love them as much ... and that’s not what they deserve. Honestly, for me, it’s over.”

They can't possibly win, can they? If she simply carried on in Brooks' absence and got engaged to one or the other, the cliffhanger makes no sense.

So what's the point of next week? Either two more heartbreaking breakups and Des leaving as single as the day she started the show, or Brooks returns.

That, or we're in for mother of all surprises come next Monday. Stay tuned.

UPDATE, 8/5: Well ... that was certainly a shocking ending, as advertised!

Drew Kenney was eliminated. Chris Siegfried proposed and Desiree Hartsock accepted. No Brooks Forester return. No heartbreaking, bitter tumult.

Did anyone out there see that ending coming? Anyone at all?

Honestly, how the heck did ABC pull this thing off all along?

From Reality Steve's spoilers to Des' confessionals to the editing of the entire season, we were certainly led to believe this season was all about Brooks.

"Wow. Uhhhh, didn't see that coming," he wrote moments ago on Twitter. "No idea what happened. Just means ill have to get it right next season."

There it is. The Bachelorette spoilers guru has been stumped.

Was there deliberate misdirection on ABC's part to plant fake spoilers out there? Or just a terrific job of keeping the actual ending a secret for months?

Whatever the explanation, so well played by the network. Wow.

On the After the Final Rose special, Brooks Forester returned ... to talk about feelings. That was it. Des and Chris are together and happy, end of story.

Oh, and Juan Pablo Galavis will be The Bachelor, incidentally.

Now that all this is said and done, you tell us, THGers:

Did Desiree make the right decision with Chris?

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i think brooks comes back!!! and then drew will leave and be the next bachelor ;)

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@ lexi

U know I hope we don't have a Molly Mesnick, (?) all over again. It will make their's so fake too, which is problemly true.
We will re-think Molly/Jason again. If it ends the way it honestly looks like it should we'd feel better about the viability
of the show. No--25 men and pick 1 man as TRUE LOVE is ridiculous. Maybe they need to re-write the script. If Drew is the next bachelor, I will not watch it. Jas. was treated badly by everyone on the show and especially Des. So Des how does it feel "not owning up to being a man."

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Well, the bachelorette rubs all over the guys and coyily hints she ";loves" them and when she's called out over it, sometimes it backfires! She thinks they all love her,,,,,but I guess she sees she's wrong!! Good for the old blood pumping of what love's all about.I think to savlage the show, Brooks will realize how in love he is with her...they can break up later. I wouldn't think she will marry one of the guys over Brooks now since she's proclaims to love Brooks. Only 1 way to finish it.

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All I can say is that I hope next Monday's "installment" isn't as BORING as the two hours we sat through last night. I predict that she'll be alone and crying until the live "After the Rose" portion where Brooks will propose.

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@ DiatribesAndOvations

I think brooks is going to propose at the after the rose ceremony also. I hope she says NO!!! but you know a girl has to find out on her own, and he is not in love with her. Drew seems gay to me and Chris is a sissy too. Give me Juan Pablo any day and for the Bachelor!!!Please...

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Maybe the regular series ends next week with Des broken-hearted and alone, but then on the live "After The Final Rose" show, Brooks shows up and proposes to her there, and she accepts...kind of like the Jason/Molly show a few years ago.

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@ JimmyT

Jimmy T.
It seems like we have common thoughts. I TOO hope it wasn't as boring as last night's show. It took half the show for Brooks to say something and the rest of the 1/2 for Des to respond. I couldn't b elieve it. She's been the boringst bacheloretteyet!

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I think Des is NOT thinking--when you only have feelings for Brooks--then why has She even continued on with the show--To be fair; She has No consideration for other people--like Drew and Chris--shame on you Desiree--I have No respect for her--She is acting just like her Brother.....If She wants someone who has dirty,greasy hair and acts femmy--then Brooks is your guy...

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@ Linda

You are so Right Linda, I agree 100%

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@ Linda

Oh and I bet she ends up with him. lol

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@ Linda

I couldn't agree more about Brooks. He is very Fem and I told my husband last night I thought he was gay. Just my opinion. There is nothing wrong with that but maybe that is the conflict? He does need a haircut though.. and I can't understand why she took him so far if he kept telling her he was unsure. I would have dumped him 3 shows ago. As far as Des, she has to finish the show.. I am sure there is a contract involved. If she didn't finish the network would lose a ton. She did nothing wrong but taking fem Brooks so far in the show.

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@ Linda

There is a contract with these shows and that is why it gets drawn out. There a specific amount of shows and even guest appearances during and after the show they are obligated to do. So heres your anwser. If you saw the bachelor with her on it, you can tell her family doesnt have the money to get out of a contract of this magnitude.

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@ Linda

Your an ass. Why would say u have no respect for her. She said she cannot love the other to like they deserve. Helloo! Can u hear? She give both of them the respect and tells them both and Brooks comes back and proposes. Drew also says it will not work with them if u watched the previews last week. Pay attention.

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@ Diane

You are right though about his hair. What's up with that? He needs to take a sower and wash and cut the grease out.

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I have a feeling Drew is gay, really. all that kissing, too sweet. I think Chris and Des are a good match, both kind of plain and wholesome. I liked Michael a lot he was very strong, I think there could have been a connection there. Zak well u would never know if he was coming down with the mumps. LOL

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I think Brooks needs to just go, He wasn't as interested until he heard Des say she loved him. I believe he couldn't handle rejection and not knowing what she was feeling so he did what he did and then all the sudden those three little words come out and he's so upset.... BULL he's in it to win it, literally... Don't like him, haven't since the first episode.. It's unfortunate for Chris and Drew who have actually fallen in love with her. I've always liked Des but if the producers allow him to come back that's just wrong in many ways.

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I still feel/hope Brooks and Des end up together. I feel Brooks does love des because when he was leaving he said he didn't expect to feel like he wanted to stay with her and that he missed all the special dates with her already! I think it just threw his feelings off because she had to date other guys for the show, which prob complicated the situation with brooks and des. I really hope brooks comes back because he realizes his feelings for Des are too strong to let her go!!

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@ Makeila

How can Des trust his feelings when he is so uncommitted until she said she loved him. She as much as told him with she said she was running for the finish line. Is he that dense and insecure!

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Bachelorette doesn't excite me to watch anymore. So boring, it's the same drama. I think this is my last time to watch this show.

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I don't think this would last. I cannot believe Desiree would chose Brooks after he had rejected her!! That is POOOOR judgement