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Well, Ashley Hebert? Who's it gonna be? Ben Flajnik or JP Rosenbaum have both won America's heart, and hers. But only one will receive the final rose.

A season marred by one controversy after another all comes down to tonight. Will Ashley get her happy ending? Were The Bachelorette spoilers correct?

Which per-fact man will present the adorable Ashley with a Neil Lane ring (product placement at its best) and whose romantic hopes will be dashed?

THG breaks down The Bachelorette season finale in a LIVE +/- recap!

Ashley Hebert on the Season Finale

Wow, the episode-opening montage already has us feeling bad for whomever Ashley doesn't pick. We have our favorite, but they're both good guys. Plus 9.

Speaking of which ... poor Ames. Minus 3.

Whoa, Kat Von D is guest-starring! Oh, wait, that's Ashley's sister Chrystie. Plus 5, because her family is very real. Too much so to be on this show, almost.

Ashley tells the fam about the "burning passion" she has with J.P. Just what ma and pa want to hear before meeting their daughter's love interest. Minus 4.

Chrystie says Ashley is "a little too much" for "demure" J.P. Minus 7, for being kind of a b!tch, but Plus 5, because she doesn't make terrible points. Just saying.

8:14 p.m. and Ash is a LOSING IT! Plus 3.

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Welcome to THG Asks, a feature in which two of our celebrity gossip experts debate topical issues in the entertainment world and you decide who wrote the winning argument!

Today, THG Asks: Who should Ashley Hebert choose on The Bachelorette season finale, Ben or J.P.?

BEN by Free Britney

He doesn't look like a stereotypical reality show hunk. Heck, he looks like a less handsome version of Constantine.

He uses phrases like "ruh-roh." He talks about his deceased father too much. He took his sweet time before he would truly open up to Ashley.

Frustrating? At times, yes. But all of these things are part of what make Ben Flajnik so human, so appealing, and the obvious choice for our girl.

There's no facade with Ben, a funny, smart, free-spirited Sonoma winemaker with a lot of heart (no matter how closely he guarded it for weeks).

He's the genuine article. Ben isn't fling material. He's husband material, a complex, nurturing guy with whom love can actually Evolve over time.

Hopefully, Ashley picks Ben and all he brings to the table on Monday's finale. If not, I bet come January, ABC can find 25 other girls who would.

Ashley Hebert and Ben Flajnik Date

Can Ben pull off the upset on Monday's finale?

J.P. by Hilton Hater

If I had a nickel for every time JP Rosenbaum and Ashley Hebert have made out on The Bachelorette this season, I'd have more money in my bank account than Chris Harrison gets for playing the most pimp-like host on TV.

These two have serious, lip-locking chemistry!

While others clearly came on for the wrong reasons (eat it, Bentley!), JP is as nice and honest as any contestant in recent memory. Has this made for especially entertaining TV? Not every week. But the show is about love, not ratings.

JP has all the physical attributes Ashley could want in a mate, as well. He's easy on the eyes and he resides in nearby NYC, just a quick car ride away. Might he be living a double life? Sure. But no guy is perfect.

THG Asks you ... who should Ashley choose?

 

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Both The Bachelorette spoilers and conventional wisdom have had J.P. Rosenbaum in the final two all season - but is Ashley Hebert making a huge mistake?

We won't say anything more about whether J.P. is in fact the winner (follow the link above for the latest on that), but In Touch says he's living a double life!

Not only is he on the show for the wrong reasons - according to a low-rent tabloid - but he's in love with his ex! And there was a celeb hookup of some sort!

J.P. Rosenbaum Cover

It's an interesting report, given how smitten JP has seemed all season. The guy can't even handle other guys dating Ashley Hebert - on a TV show whose entire premise is other guys dating Ashley Hebert - without getting pissed!

Of all the contestants, JP seems the most genuine and interested in Ashley (fellow finalist Ben Flajnik is a close second). So no matter what you might think of their relationship, we'd take any reports of his duplicity with a boulder of salt.

Does this change your view of the show's finale this Monday night (August 1)? Of the final two, who do you think Ashley should choose?

 

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Last night's episode of The Bachelorette saw two men sent packing, with two remaining to vie for the final rose and a lifetime with Ashley Hebert.

We began the evening with only three dudes with Ms. Ashley in Fiji, but the surprise return of a former contestant shook things up once again.

The Bachelorette spoilers accurately predicted who came, and who left, but that didn't make it less compelling - or bizarre, at times - to watch.

The Woman in Command

From a picnic under a magnolia tree to a trip to the family restaurant, the guys pulled out all the stops to win over Ashley. But would it be enough?

Who's in? Who's out? Who's the favorite in next week's season finale?

Let's break down last night's overnight dates and all things Ashley, Constantine, J.P., Ben and ... find out in THG's official +/- Bachelorette recap:

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Four hometown dates. Three roses.

Those were the stakes Monday for Ashley Hebert, who narrowed the field to three and left one guy devastated after her cross-country tour.

The Bachelorette spoilers accurately predicted which one got the axe, but that didn't make it any less compelling - or sad - to watch unfold.

Ashley Hebert and Ben Flajnik Picture

From a picnic under a magnolia tree to a trip to the family restaurant, the guys pulled out all the stops to win over Ashley. But would it be enough?

Who's in? Who's out? Who's the favorite heading into next week?

Let's break down last night's hometown dates and all things Ashley, Constantine, J.P., Ben and Ames. Here's THG's official +/- Bachelorette recap ...

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Romance. Resentment. Tears. The Bachelorette brought it all last night, with Ashley Hebert narrowing the season's field to the lucky final four suitors.

The eliminations were a bit surprising, but there is no clear favorite heading into the hometown dates, which must always be referred to as such.

So who got the golden ticket home and who got the chop? Who whined way too much and who handled their ouster remarkably poorly?

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The episode also featured a sad interview with Emily Maynard, which we've posted below, in which she confirms her breakup with Brad Womack.

The Bachelorette spoilers we've compiled include who makes it past the hometowns, and all the way to the end this season ... if you dare to read.

Right now, let's break down last night's episode, the sixth of the season, THG style. Continue on for our patented +/- Bachelorette recap ...

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If you were playing a Bachelorette drinking game with the words "Bentley," "closure" and "dot dot dot" ... you aren't reading this right now. You are likely in a hospital bed recovering from alcohol poisoning and having your stomach pumped.

The fact that Bentley Williams was even allowed to return to the show after the stunt he pulled several episodes ago is a joke, but finally - finally - Ashley Hebert saw the jackass for what he is and he hit the road for good Monday.

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That's not to say there wasn't collateral damage left in Bentley's wake. Some of the other guys, understandably, were far from pleased by his return.

The Bachelorette spoilers we've compiled include who makes it to hometown dates, and all the way to the end this season, so read at your own risk.

Right now, let's break down last night's episode, the sixth of the season, THG style. Continue on for our patented +/- Bachelorette recap ...

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J.P. Rosenbaum really stepped up to the plate Monday.

In the aftermath of Ashley Hebert being crushed by Bentley Williams emotionally, J.P. was there to pick up the pieces - and by being a rock she could lean on (and wear pajamas in front of), he emerged as a top contender.

How long will J.P. last this season? We'll point you to The Bachelorette spoilers page on THG to answer that if you want to know, but we will say this now: He's not going home anytime soon, and it's easy to see why.

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A 34-year-old construction manager from Long Island, J.P. Rosenbaum was handed a chance to shine with a laid-back date after the Bentley debacle.

He never could have guessed what had just taken place when he showed up, flowers in his hand, but not for a second did he appear disappointed.

Instead, he rose (pun intended!) to the occasion.

“I know that Bentley going home couldn’t be easy for her - I do want to know that she’s OK,” J.P. said Monday just before he met Ashley Hebert.

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