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Let’s be honest, you don’t need The Bachelorette spoilers to tell you this season has become a two-man race between Shawn Booth and Nick Viall.

(You may want to read said spoilers if you’re curious how this epic twist revealed the winner … just as an aside. Do with that link what you will.)

Heading into next Monday night, there are still five guys left in the running, but only the aforementioned duo gets air time in ABC’s preview:

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From day one, Shawn’s been a contender, earning Kaitlyn Bristowe’s first impression rose and vying to become the first Bachelorette winner to do so.

Then along came Nick Viall, the runner-up from Andi Dorfman’s season (and winner of her first impression rose, as coincidence would have it).

His chemistry with Kaitlyn was instant and potent, leading to a (not really) shocking sexual encounter hookup weeks before the Fantasy Suite.

Shawn has already made it very clear that he dislikes Nick, so imagine how he reacts when she "comes clean" about having sex with Nick.

SPOILER ALERT: Booth is pissed!

He is so "distraught" over it, in fact, that he threatens to walk off the show as a result. Or at least feign it for the sake of dramatic teaser clips.

Probably the latter, but a show insider reveals that all editing aside, in his head, "Shawn just couldn’t get over it. He was obsessed."

"He was more upset that it was Nick."

"He asked Kaitlyn, ‘Why him?’" Booth’s confidant dishes. "He didn’t understand why, out of all the guys, it was Nick she had to sleep with."

As for Viall’s perspective on all this?

"Nick felt he had tried to get to know him and was rebuffed," the insider spills. "He didn’t have any respect for the way Shawn was handling himself."

"Shawn never gave him a chance."

"Nick and Shawn never end up making peace on the show" either, says the source. "It’s one of the most bitter rivalries the franchise has ever seen."

Game F–king On.