The Bachelor 2017 Recap: Nick’s Final Pick

Last night was the season finale of ABC’s The Bachelor. Nick Viall will have to choose between Raven Gates and Vanessa Grimaldi and decide who will win the final rose, a ring and his heart. Both ladies are in love with him, so someone is leaving with a broken heart.

These live shows always remind me of Phil Donahue. Chris Harrison tells us that we will see something so extraordinary and special at some point during the night. A surprise wedding? A pregnancy? Nick is really a Men In Black alien? We will soon find out!

Nick tells his family about the women and how although he loves them both, he has been holding back.


Raven arrives with gifts and is happy to see his family again. As you remember, she met them on a one on one date. They enjoy a dinner together, and Raven talks to Nick’s family members. They all seem to like her and think she will fit in with the family.

However, Nick’s mom is concerned that he will get hurt again, so she talks to him about it. He says she is worth risking it all.

Their date consists of ice skating and reenacting their roller rink date. They also play with puppies, which is even more adorable.

They end their night discussing their relationship and where he stands on everything. They seem to really connect, and it is obvious she is so in love. He seems to have feelings for her as well, so it will be interesting to see what happens.


Vanessa also meets the family, and although they all get along, Vanessa has concerns about things working out because they are going so fast. This leads to everyone hashing their feelings out and lots of tears. Most of all, Nick’s family worries about him getting hurt.

Vanessa’s date takes place by the fire and in a cabin. They discuss their relationship, and she is upset that he has yet to make a decision on who he wants to be with in the end. He reminds her that he still has to consider Raven and figure out where they stand as well. This leaves them both upset and confused.

Rose Ceremony:

Nick meets with Neil Lane (I keep wanting to write Neil Diamond and am now singing Sweet Caroline to my cat.) as the girls get ready for the night of their lives.

Raven comes out of the limo and tells him that she loves him. He says he loves her too, but is not IN love with her, leaving them both in tears.

Vanessa comes out of her own limo, still worried about where they stand and if he is truly ready to get engaged.

Nick tells her he has been falling in love with her for a long time and gets down on one knee to propose. She tearfully accepts his proposal and rose, as they seal their love with a kiss.

Congratulations to the happy couple! (Sammi-T)

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