If you've been keeping up with The Bachelor Spoilers, you know Colton's final choice. But he made a lot of decisions before the finale.
On this week's episode of The Bachelor, some drama between two of Colton's contestants left the leading man unsure of whom to believe.
And that only how the episode began ... and ended.
For the week's first group date, the women are costumed as swashbuckling pirates.
Katie, Heather, Hannah B., Courtney, Kirpa, Tracy, Demi, and Caelynn all got into costume.
Viewers did get a kick out of hearing them all refer to Colton as "captain" for the evening.
While the purpose is not explained, maybe it gave Caelynn -- Miss North Carolina 2018 -- a home field advantage.
NC's coast was Blackbeard's favorite haunt, and Caelynn certainly caught Colton's eye.
Hannah Brown, on the other hand, did not love seeing him give her rival all of that attention.
Demi Burnett was living her best life as a pirate and really got into the role.
"The job of a pirate is to steal and I’m here to steal Colton’s heart," Demi announced.
She joked: "I don’t want to be another one of those yo-ho-hos."
Hannah B, on the other hand, felt her insecurities come out.
"It’s a little frustrating to watch Caelynn engage with Colton right in front of me," Hannah admitted.
Hannah Brown is Miss Alabama, and watching Miss North Carolina excel did not sit well with her.
"I’m trying my hardest to not get upset but then Caelynn is just everywhere," Hannah lamented.
"I didn’t come here to compete in another pageant," she said. "Honestly, this sucks."
Whatever that pirate contest was, Caelynn won it, and Colton gave her a congratulatory kiss.
"You’ve got to be kidding me,” Hannah bemoaned. “It’s not easy to see Caelynn moving forward with Colton."
"It brings out all of my insecurities and I start to spiral," she admitted.
"If Colton knew the truth about Caelynn," Hannah B guessed. "I think he would feel differently about her."
Hannah B decided to confront Colton about Caelynn during the cocktail portion of their date.
Note to all The Bachelor hopefuls: trying to undercut your competition always, always makes you look like the bad guy.
"I was just in a high-stress situation with her and it was like the most hostile environment I’ve ever been in,” she told Colton.
She continued: “It’s hard because it’s like, if that’s what you want, you don’t want me."
Perhaps due to how flustered and insecure she felt, Hannah B didn't really communicate very well with Colton.
This left him feeling frustrated and perhaps a little annoyed -- she actually had to ask him for a kiss at the end of their chat.
To make matters worse for Hannah B, Colton then made a beeline for Caelynn to hear her side of the story.
Caelynn was blindsided and cried. She confessed to Colton that she hadn't planned on addressing her past at that time.
So Colton presented her with the Group Date Rose.
"I want you to know that I like you a lot," Colton assured Caelynn. "And it’s about our time together and our connection."
Then there was Colton's one-on-one date with Elyse.
Their date isn't exactly romantic -- a lot of viewers were reminded of babysitting, even if it's for a great cause.
Colton does charity work with kids who are hospitalized, and he and Elyse go on some fair rides with ten children.
Elyse does praise that seeing Colton be so good with kids is "the sexiest thing ever."
She also opens up about her life, and the two of them get to bond despite their (gasp) 5-year age gap.
Elyse gets the rose.
For the second group date, Colton once again has his heaving man-bosom on display.
Tayshia, Nina, Catherine, Sydney, Onyeka, Cassie, Nicole, and Caitlin join him for a workout class.
On the one hand, most people would rather be pirates than sweat in front of the guy they're dating and the viewers at home.
On the other hand, Colton's tatas are out as a feast for their eyes. That's fair.
"We pull up and Colton is waiting for us topless," Caitlin said. "Which is a really nice sight."
Terry Crews, who is always a delight, and his wife Rebecca were there to help Colton in his quest to identify his "strong woman."
We joked about Caelynn having an advantage, but with this group date, some women quickly stood out from the rest.
Sydney is a dancer, Onyeka is a track star, and Catherine knows karate.
Onyeka gets the "strongest woman" trophy.
Then it's time for the cocktail portion and to lounge by the pool.
"I feel like I’ve kind of been slipping behind a little bit," Caitlin admitted. "Because we got sent home on the last group date."
But when she actually gets some one-on-one time with Colton, she falters.
He asks her what she's looking for in a man, and she says someone who's happy to have a silly evening with her and her friends.
Colton just about has an out-of-body experience out of sheer boredom with her answer.
Then, Caitlin confesses that her life has been pretty chill so far, so she doesn't have anything major to spill to him.
Colton goes ahead and sends her home because he doesn't feel much of a spark.
The Caelynn drama with Hannah Brown isn't over, though.
Colton speaks to both women, who both paint unflattering (but vague) portraits of their former frenemies.
"I feel like I’m going around and round in circles," Colton said. "I don’t know what to believe."
"I’m frustrated because I still don’t understand this,” he confesses to an unseen producer.
“The last thing I wanted to do today was spend all day at the pool party talking about this," he said. "I’m not getting clarity at all."
Since Caelynn had received the group date rose, Hannah B gets a rose.
Bri, Catherine, and Nina get sent home.