After a season of will-they/won’t they, “The Bachelor” is finally coming to a close. ABC has set a date for the live three-hour television event, which will begin with America watching along with the studio audience, and ending with Nick Viall’s final choice. After his dreams of finding love were cut short when both bachelorettes Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe left him heartbroken, Nick has narrowed down the field of 30 bachelorettes to two captivating women – Raven and Vanessa. ABC teased the event stating, “Who does Nick, after much soul-searching, see as his future wife? It is no surprise that he is anxious, conflicted and fearful of being rejected again.” The season finale of “The Bachelor” will air on March 13 on ABC.
Immediately following the dramatic season finale, Nick will sit down with Chris Harrison – live – to discuss his final two women of the season. The Bachelor will take us back to the snow-capped winter wonderland of Finland where he spent the emotional last days of his journey. Both ladies are back to sit with Nick to talk about the outcome, and their relationships with him. Fans will have to watch everything unfold live on “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” airing right after “The Bachelor” finale. Additionally, Rachel Lindsay makes a special appearance right before she begins her own journey to find love.
Nick’s search for his soul mate is almost over, and after many tears, drama and surprises, it has come down to two fascinating women. The Bachelor brings both Raven and Vanessa to meet his family in hopes that their insight will help him decide which bachelorette would be the best fit for him and them. Raven makes a lasting first impression, winning over Nick’s parents and his sister Bella. However a cautious Vanessa leaves Nick’s parents worried when she can’t say whether she would be ready to accept a proposal. Nick hopes his final dates with the two women will bring closure to a final decision.
Nick’s final date with Vanessa starts as a hike to a special secret destination: the snow-covered cottage of Santa Claus. Santa’s workshop even has a special gift for Vanessa. But the evening portion is dominated by what compromises they will need to make on where to live and family traditions. Her lingering questions and the fact that she may not be ready to accept a proposal leave Nick with a haunting apprehension of his past. Raven’s kind heart and easy-going manner scores points with Nick. They spend their final day together ice skating hand-in-hand on a frozen lake. Later, over an intimate dinner, she reminds Nick why he is falling in love with her. She is ready to take the next step in their future together.