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As a figure of speech, of course. As the upstanding host and pimp of The Bachelor for approximately 200 seasons, Chris Harrison always gets the last word in.

Usually, it's "ladies ... the final rose tonight." This week, he's speaking one last time on the Rozlyn Papa scandal that resurfaced on the "Women Tell All" special.

"You won't hear me speak out about Rozlyn any more after this interview," Chris told E!. "All I wanted was for everybody to see what you saw in the special."

"I think everybody should and will be moving on now."

All he wanted was to show you an edited version of him railroading Rozlyn? Perhaps, but Chris was nothing if not cool, calm, collected and classy on Monday.

Chris and Rozlyn

After Rozlyn Papa insinuated that he hit on the wife of Ryan Callahan (the producer Rozlyn was booted for her relationship with), Chris simply shrugged it off.

It's hard out there for a pimp, but you gotta persevere.

"I feel really good about it," Chris said. "I wanted the audience to hear the details, what the women saw, how [Rozlyn and the producer] made it so obvious."

Rozlyn still denies anything inappropriate took place with Callahan, but that's fine with Chris, who's confident the evidence was presented and the point made.

As for Monday's finale, when we'll finally learn if The Bachelor spoilers of Vienna winning are nauseatingly true and how Jake and his airhead bride are doing?

"I feel bad if this [scandal] has taken away from our finale," Chris said. "I hope people will move on, because Tenley, Vienna and Jake deserve it. It's a really good finale; it's one of the most beautiful finales we've ever had. It'll be really great to watch."

Who do you believe in The Bachelor scandal?

 

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The traditional pre-season finale "Women Tell All" reunion special of The Bachelor is always mostly filler - and a total misnomer, as they really tell surprisingly little.

Still, there were fireworks as Rozlyn Papa returned to confront Chris Harrison and the stage was set for next week's epic Tenley Molzahn-Vienna Girardi showdown.

As always, THG endured two freaking hours of the colon-tastic The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love: The Women Tell All to recap all the action in our +/- system:

Jake said self-defecating when he meant self-deprecating. Plus 3.

Wes Hayden of last season's Bachelorette is back for some reason. He says he's getting "a thousand more nibbles" on his dating pole these days. Gross. Minus 4.

Crazy ass Michelle tried to explain her crazy ass behavior, but just came across as even more unstable. Her best defense: "Ask my friends. I have a job!" Plus 9.

Chris Harrison didn't let up on Rozlyn Papa, but she held her own.

Rozlyn Papa was confronted by fellow Bachelor hopefuls about her relationship with producer Ryan Callahan, which got them both fired from the show. According to Ella, Rozlyn got on all fours, in wearing booty shorts and said to the women, "If you see [Ryan], send him in ... I need to be put to bed!" Plus 40.

The venerable host and pimp of The Bachelor, Chris Harrison, then took his turn with Rozlyn, accusing her of making stories up like his young son does. Minus 16.

She wouldn't back down though. When he said he was saddened by having to let "his friend" go, Rozlyn countered that Chris is no friend, having hit on Ryan's wife in New Zealand. Chris refused to "dignity that with a response." Awkward! Plus 25.

Jake Pavelka Shirtless

Shirtless Jake Pavelka has a tough decision to make next week.

The girls all praise Ms. Perfect, Tenley Molzahn. Jessie: "She almost fell out of a Disney movie." Gia: "She sh*ts rainbows." Minus 34 for them feeding us this crap just so we're devastated when Tenley loses next week. Brace for the pain.

Despite hating on her all season, the girls go easy on Vienna. Even Ali Fedotowsky apologized. Weak. Minus 46. We want catty comments and chairs thrown.

The next Bachelorette is going to be Ali Fedotowsky. In her interview, she said: "I believe life is measured by the risks we take ... If I could go back and do it differently, I probably would. I'm an advocate of women having careers, but I don't want to look back and say I didn't love enough." Excellent writing, story editors! Plus 30.

TOTAL: -3. SEASON: +9.

Who should Jake Pavelka give his final rose to next week?

 

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Ali Fedotowsky hated Vienna Girardi so hard on The Bachelor. Heck, her biggest complaint about star Jake Pavelka was that he didn't get rid of Vienna.

But Ali, whose real world job was so demanding that she had to leave the show, but who's been doing interviews 24/7 since, says she's over that now.

"When I was in the house, did I think Jake and Vienna could have a long-term relationship? No, I didn't think that at all," Ali Fedotowsky recalled to ET.

"I was confused about him picking me and her. But now that I've had a chance to see them interact, I think they could have a lasting relationship."

Despite their clashes on the show, Ali says she has no hard feelings about Vienna Girardi: "I do think she is a decent person." Wow! That's progress!

Jake and Ali on The Bachelor

Ali Fedotowsky took herself out of the running on The Bachelor. Where does she stand on his final two women now that she's buried the hatchet with Vienna Girardi?

Of Tenley Molzahn, Ali says she is "innocent, sweet, nice and much more conservative. Vienna, by contrast, is "liberal, outgoing, likes to have fun and be silly."

As for whether Ali regrets leaving to be the next Bachelorette for work - especially after Jake confessed that she was the frontrunner before voluntarily bailing?

"When I saw Jake at the Women Tell All, I felt a lot of regret," she says.

"It was sad ... Sometimes when I am sitting at my desk at work, I think I made the right choice. What I can say is that if I have to choose between love and work again, I might chose love. I have to start focusing on that more."

Your tagline for her season of The Bachelorette, ladies and gents. She's been downplaying speculation so far, but bank on it. Anyway, regarding next week:

Who should Jake pick on The Bachelor season finale?

 

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Ali Fedotowsky was Jake Pavelka's leading candidate on The Bachelor before she voluntarily left to pursue a starring role on ABC's The Bachelorette this summer.

Oops, we mean to pursue her career back in "the real world."

In a new interview, Jake repeats his claim that the departed Ali was his "frontrunner" on the program before she was forced to choose between him and her job.

Speaking to ET Online ahead of tonight's Women Tell All special, Jake said of Ali Fedotowsky: "That night, when she left, she was ahead of all the other women."

"I can't tell you if she was going to be The One, but, that night, if somebody had said, 'Gun's to your head. Pick a girl,' it would have been her," the pilot added.

Ready For Takeoff

But, despite her not-at-all staged plea to return to the show approximately 12 minutes later, "we had a long way to go and I forced myself to close that book."

He says he did not invite Ali back when she requested to because he had already moved forward with the three remaining women. Not even a full episode later.

"The transitions from hometowns to exotics, that's where you really start to get intimate with them, and I'd already done that with all three of the women," he said.

Translation: He was getting so much tail in the fantasy suite on last week's episode that it wasn't fair to the other girls he was naked with at the time she called.

It is truly astonishing just how much natural drama and spontaneous plot twists occur absolutely unscripted on The Bachelor. What are the chances of all this?

Career girl Ali has to leave the show for her job ... even though she presumably took time off to go on the show in the first place. All of a sudden it's an issue?

Ali and Ellen

Then - what are the odds - when she returns to her hectic life at home, there's a camera crew there to catch it all and she immediately regrets her decision.

Ali can't even bear to go on ... you can always get a great job, but you can't always find love on a reality TV show with a complete stiff like Jake Pavelka!

She's filled with "anxiety" and "can't focus on work." It's tough, finding the work-life balance. As is scheduling time for all the talk show interviews she's done.

Anyway. Should Ali be the new star of The Bachelorette?

 

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The season finale of The Bachelor is not until March 1. On that night, Jake Pavelka will choose, most likely foolishly, between Vienna Girardi and Tenley Molzahn.

This coming Monday is the pre-finale "Women Tell All" special. Which is a misnomer, as they actually tell very little, and ABC only airs what fits its narratives.

But anyway.

This filler is perhaps most notable for the return of exiled hopeful Rozlyn Papa, who was infamously banished for "inappropriate" relations with a staff member.

As you can see in this sneak peek, one of the other girls attempts to call her out ... for not being in her room at 4 a.m.! OMG! She totally boned the producer!

Watch the one-sided nonsense below ...

Despite what the previews might imply, don't expect Rozlyn Papa and Jake Pavelka to interact, or for her sparring with Chris Harrison to be aired (at least in its entirety).

That would be way too fair and actually interesting.

As for the remaining two girls, early favorite Rozlyn indicated a preference for Team Tenley Molzahn after being ousted. Many fans surely agree with her take.

Who do you think should win?

 

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Despite rumors that she was dating someone else while competing for Jake Pavelka's heart, The Bachelor reject Gia Allemand says she was (and is) a single gal.

Appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, the model subtly shot down a New York Post report that she has a boyfriend and pretended to be single.

When Ellen DeGeneres asked Gia Allemand if she's dating, the reality star says, "I'm actually going to have my first date next week. My first date in a while."

That conflicts with claims of alleged lover Dominick Pierno, a Long Island restauranteur who told the Post, "She was on the show and said she broke up with me."

"Meanwhile, we had dinner at Philippe the other night."

Gia: The Bachelor

Gia Allemand finished third on this season of The Bachelor.

The 26-year-old stunner said she was fully invested in The Bachelor, and "it took me a while" to get over Jake Pavelka, "with my heart broken and everything."

Throwing salt on the wound? Seeing this week's episode.

"I finally got over it but then I was watching the show Monday night," she says, "I was, like, hysterical in my hotel room. I was like oh my, that really hurt."

Gia also has some interesting comments about public enemy #1 Vienna Girardi, who she describes as a "really good person." Umm, what? That's a new one!

Is Vienna just being railroaded by exes and ABC editors? Or was Gia just not as riled up by her as Ali Fedotowsky and Tenley Molzahn? Interesting debate.

Who should Jake give his final rose to?

 

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After an emotional episode of The Bachelor Monday, Jake Pavelka has narrowed his list of aspiring wives from 25 to two: Tenley Molzahn and Vienna Girardi.

But has he already made up his mind - and is it the wrong choice? According to reports, one of the final two has a second guy on her mind back home.

Guess what? It's not Tenley!

Lee Smith, the ex-boyfriend of Vienna Girardi back home in Florida, is very much still in the picture with ditzy one, the new issue of Us Weekly proclaims.

"She wants to get back together with him," a source says, noting that Vienna remains "head over heels" for Smith, to perhaps rather unhealthy extremes.

Jake's Mistake

MISTAKE BY THE JAKE: Pavelka is asking for it by picking Vienna Girardi, which he reportedly does for reasons unknown. Lunacy, perhaps. Or her bubbly charm.

When The Bachelor wrapped production, Vienna rushed home to reunite with Smith, only to find he had taken up with local waitress Cassie Chamberlain.

"[Vienna] got so angry, she walked right into the house and to the bedroom," a source reveals, claiming Vienna "physically threatened" her and Smith.

The couple "woke up to see Vienna standing at the foot of the bed holding a wine bottle, like she was going to hit them with it." Better run for it, Jake!

THG NOTE: This is different than her ex-husband, who claims Vienna cheated on him while he was in Iraq and took all his money to pay for a boob job.

Okay, so if she was so in love, why would Girardi participate on The Bachelor? "To be famous," the source says. "She never thought she'd make it so far."

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Fresh off her drawn-out, not-at-all-staged departure from The Bachelor, rumors that Ali Fedotowsky will be the next star of The Bachelorette are already surfacing.

There has been no word from ABC, but it seems like a done deal.

Everything is lining up for this to happen. First, Ali became a fan favorite. Then, she voluntarily left the program, only to beg to come back on that fake phone call.

All a clever ruse to have Ali leave at the peak of her popularity, make fans think she coming back, only to have her "rejected" by Jake and leave us wanting more.

The only question is whether ABC offered her The Bachelorette spot ahead of time and orchestrated her whole "work-related" exit or if that part was actually real.

Either way, Ali Fedotowsky will be The Bachelorette. Bank on it.

Do you think Ali Fedotowsky will make a good Bachelorette?

The PR tour has already begun, albeit subtly. The announcement may even come during this coming week's "Women Tell All" reunion special. Gotta kill that time somehow.

Yesterday, Ali told Ellen DeGeneres that she would be "flattered" if asked to star on The Bachelor sister series. Host-pimp Chris Harrison says "she definitely has a shot."

"I think she would be a fantastic Bachelorette. I like women that have loved and lost, have learned a lesson, and you have Ali, obviously beautiful, a very down-to-earth, career-driven woman who learned a great lesson about love."

Loved and lost? She left, then pretended to want back on the show 40 seconds later! A great lesson about contrived reality TV is more like it, but more power to her!

Is Ali Fedotowsky a good choice as The Bachelorette?

 

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Rozlyn Papa, who was kicked off The Bachelor for an alleged relationship with a crew member, will be back for The Women Tell All special - with a vengeance.

She returned to confront her accusers at the taping for the traditional pre-season finale Women Tell All special with a shocking accusation of her own this time.

“I wasn’t nice to Chris Harrison,” the model said of The Bachelor host-pimp, who banished her for a supposed "inappropriate relationship" with Ryan Callahan.

Of her non-relationship with Callahan, who was also canned, Rozlyn says “Everyone who knows me knows that it wasn’t true and it’s all kind of silly.”

Rozlyn Papa says she called out Harrison, who she says “does not do well handling actual confrontation... it wasn’t scripted, he does well with scripted."

Chris Harrison: Bachelor Host

Rozlyn Papa is calling out Chris Harrison's meddling ... and flirting.

After Chris told her that he was hurt because one of "our dear friends" was fired over her supposed relations with him, Rozlyn retorted, "It’s funny you say that."

"I talk to this producer, the fact that you are friends is news to him. He didn’t get a friendly vibe when you were hitting on his wife last year in New Zealand!”

Ouch.

According to Rozlyn, Chris reacted poorly to her accusations. “He did not stomach it very well. He tried to play it off at first but you could tell he was pissed.”

The 28-year-old vixen says her time on stage abruptly ended after she accused Harrison, who is married, of hitting on Ryan Callahan’s wife (who dumped him).

“As soon as Chris Harrison started getting angry they whisked me off stage,” she said. “They’re crafty, those people over at The Bachelor. I hope they air it.”

We wouldn't bet on it.

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On last night's episode of The Bachelor, Ali Fedotowsky made an emotional call to Jake Pavelka. Or at least held a phone to her ear and pretended to cry.

One week after she left The Bachelor for professional reasons, the 25-year-old made a passionate plea to return Monday. Jake reluctantly shot her down.

Ali explained that she couldn't sleep or focus on work, and that she made a huge mistake. She says she was "pretty shocked" Jake didn't want her back.

"One of the reasons it was OK for me to leave was because I thought if he really cares about me, then he is going to come and find me," Ali laments.

She tells Ellen DeGeneres in an interview Tuesday that she thought he'd "fly to get me that would be amazing... I thought we had something great."

Chris Harrison feed you that line, Ali?

The face of rejection ... and possibly the next Bachelorette.

Following Gia Allemand's elimination on Monday's episode, Ali Fedotowsky is reluctant to predict the recipient of Jake Pavelka's final rose this season.

Although she's "really good friends" with Tenley Molzahn, she says she was "startled" by the connection Vienna and Jake have. It is rather startling.

"I didn't realize that was happening behind the scenes or when I wasn't around. They look like a good couple. I actually think it could be Vienna."

The Bachelor spoilers we've read favor Vienna Girardi as well. Yech.

As for rumors she might become The Bachelorette, Ali says: "That would be so nice. I would be so flattered. If [ABC] asked, that would be so great."

Wonder if she'd choose work over that gig. Somehow we doubt it. If you ask us, this was a clever ruse to orchestrate exactly such a starring role.

Anyway, with Ali out, who should Jake choose?