The Bachelor Preview: Is Ben Higgins Jason Mesnick 2.0?

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An extended preview for The Bachelor last night hints at Ben Higgins following an absolutely stunning pattern from years past.

One that the star could ask Jason Mesnick about.

If you read The Bachelor spoilers, well, you know how this season supposedly turns out, but many blanks must still be filled in.

The latest promo could be the handiwork of a master editing team (okay, it definitely is that), or a hint of crazy drama to come.

Maybe a little of both? We'll have to wait and see.

It sure looks like that when Ben gets down to two bachelorettes, however, he sends one home, then changes his mind at the last minute.

Ben is in love with two women, we're told ... no doubt as misdirection to combat the widely accepted notion that Lauren Bushnell wins.

“I love both of them,” Ben says in the promo, pretending to look distraught. “They’re too good to walk away from, and I just don’t know.”

“I have to say goodbye to a woman that doesn’t deserve it."

"It doesn’t feel right. This is the biggest mistake I’ve made and I want to keep her in my life ... I don’t want to say goodbye."

"'Cause that’s how much I love her.”

Meanwhile, when Ben's about to propose to the other girl - or so it appears - he’s losing his mind thinking about the first one he cut loose.

No, for reals! Ben says: “I’m about to get on one knee and ask a woman to marry me, unfortunately I just love somebody else more.”

Jason Mesnick, of course, chose Melissa Rycroft with his final rose, only to pull a 180 after the cameras stopped rolling and break up.

On the After the Final Rose special, he asked out runner-up Molly Malaney ... who he went on to marry. Pretty incredible, to be honest.

It doesn't sound like Ben is ready to copy that strategy exactly, but he does look like he's in the throes of similar, emotional indecision.

"There was a time when I couldn’t imagine saying goodbye to you, but I know that I’m always going to miss you,” Ben tells one woman.

Damn. This is either brilliantly choreographed or it's going to be intense, but rest assured, he feels good about how it turns out.

“And now I’m going to ask a woman to love me for the rest of her life, cause I’m ready, I’m really ready,” quoth The Bachelor.

Oh, and it looks like Kaitlyn Bristowe may be making a cameo. We can only hope there's a Snapchat video involved. Peep it:

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The Bachelor Quotes

There’s still a lot of growing to do in our relationship. We will not tie the knot until I am mentally and physically prepared as well as Matt.

Shayne Lamas

It was a fairytale proposal like I’ve always dreamed about. I forgot that there [were] cameras around. In that moment, it was just Matt and I and it was the most amazing moment of my entire life.

Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]