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.
Ali Fedotowsky also left Jake's season by her own accord, after being told she'd lose her job if she did not do so. Many later felt this was BS as she signed on to star as The Bachelorette right after.
Ben Flajnik's stunned, bitter reaction to being rejected by Ashley Hebert after he got down on one knee was the most memorable moment of her season. He became The Bachelor; she wed winner J.P. Rosenbaum.
It's water under the bridge now for a happily married Sean Lowe (who wed Bachelor winner Catherine Giudici after his season), but his final three dismissal by Emily Maynard - who split from Jef Holm soon after - was a stunner.
Nick Viall thought he had Andi Dorfman's heart all to himself. He was shocked to learn before he got to the final rose ceremony that she was cutting him loose, and didn't take it well to say the least.
Arie Luyendyk Jr. was eliminated by Emily Maynard on the finale of her season, but what was even more surprising was that he was reportedly told he was The Bachelor in 2015 before producers went with Chris Soules at the last minute.
Jade Roper met Chris Soules' parents, saw his Iowa home, revealed her Playboy past with class, and was looking like the perfect fit for the small-town farmer who wants a wife ... until he eliminated the Nebraskan after a hometown date that seemingly went as well as it could have.
Both Jade Roper and Kaitlyn Bristowe could ride unlikely, emotional eliminations by Chris Soules into a gig as The Bachelorette. Kaitlyn surprisingly got the heave-ho after an overnight date in Bali, leaving Becca Tilley and Whitney Bischoff to fight for the final rose.