In the past 14 years, The Bachelor & Bachelorette have given us plenty of shockers, from emotional meltdowns to twists we never saw coming.
Usually, these events result - or stem from - an elimination.
Or a dramatic departure of one's own volition. Or someone being asked to leave by the show itself. Or just a really, really bad breakup.
With the TV cameras rolling to document it all, obviously.
Suddenly it's no surprise that this franchise has left such a mark on the genre, airing for more than THIRTY seasons, with no end in sight.
The men, women and moments featured on this list made their way onto it for very diverse reasons. Often through no fault of their own.
All provided images we won't soon forget, however ... at least not 'til the next season airs and we have to update this list (see #27).
Here's a look back at the most shocking exits in the nearly decade-and-a-half history of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette ...
DeAnna Pappas AND Jenni Croft
The one that started it all: Brad Womack rejected Jenni Croft on his season finale, and looked poised to propose to fan favorite DeAnna Pappas ... who he ALSO rejected!
DeAnna Pappas became The Bachelorette, and threw fans for a loop by rejecting beloved single father Jason Mesnick, who was so smitten with her, in favor of Jesse Csincsak ... who she stayed engaged to for like two weeks.
Jason Mesnick upped the ante on both Brad and DeAnna in the finale night shocker department. After getting engaged to Melissa Rycroft on his season finale, he dumped her ... on the After the Final Rose special, in favor of runner-up Molly Malaney! At least this one had a happy ending, though: Jason and Molly are happily married, and have a beautiful daughter.
Reid Rosenthal bolted The Bachelorette of his own volution during the final three ... then returned to propose to Jillian Harris on the finale after a change of heart ... only by then she had already chosen Ed Swiderski to be her fiance.
Ed, too, left in the middle of that same season of The Bachelorette ... only to return and WIN Jillian Harris' final rose. His shady, cheating ways soon caught up with him, however, and the lovable Canadian decided to List It, Not Love It ... see what we did there?!
In Season 14, starring Jake Pavelka, Rozlyn Papa got the boot at a rose ceremony ... after getting a rose! Say what? Yes, she allegedly had a fling with one of The Bachelor staff members.
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