The Bachelor’s fantasy suite episode is supposed to give viewers more clarity about who will be the front-runner in the finale, but this season? Not so much. “It’s insane,” Kelsey Weier, the fourth runner-up for Peter Weber’s final rose, tells Glamour. “It’s insane that nobody knows what happens. I thought by now I would know, and I don’t.”
To recap, Madison Prewett told Peter before the fantasy suite dates began that she wasn’t sure whether she could continue on the show if he was intimate with Hannah Ann Sluss or Victoria Fuller. She didn’t share with him that she’s saving herself for marriage, instead focusing on the fact that it would be hard for her to accept a proposal from someone who was sleeping with other women a few days earlier. Peter understood Madison’s concerns but wasn’t able to give her much reassurance. (This is, after all, The Bachelor.)
Knowing this, Peter still went on to have overnight dates with Hannah Ann and Victoria. And when he met up with Madison for their date—naturally, the producers made her go last—Peter admitted that he had been intimate with the other women. Madison excused herself, Peter followed, and they hugged and cried for what felt like hours. Peter begged Madison not to leave, but she walked away.
So is that it? Or was that just her way of ending their date? Will she show up at the rose ceremony? Bachelor Nation has so many questions—and we have to wait another week for answers.
Even if you want spoilers, they’re not out there. At least not with any certainty. Peter said at the start of this season that the finale wouldn’t be spoiled—which is rare for the series—and so far he’s right.
Is Peter with anyone? Did the final rose ceremony even happen? Did Hannah Brown come back? Did Peter’s final pick leave the show before he could propose? Or did one of his final two drop a bombshell that changed his mind?
At the “Women Tell All” taping, which airs Monday, March 2, Chris Harrison said that Peter season’s “ending is one that no one will see coming” and “if you think you know how the story ends, you don’t.” So with that said, we asked several of Peter’s now eliminated contestants for their best theories. One thing we know for sure: The “After the Final Rose” episode can’t come fast enough.
“There are so many different ways this could end, and so many of them are possible, but my best guess is Maddie left and then she came back and Peter is like, What the heck is going on? He thought he let her go, and now he’s going to take her back and they get married. But what if Hannah Brown comes back? My goodness!”
“From about week two, you get a feeling for who someone is into, and Madison was that person. I was like, ‘They’ve got something and I don’t know if I can get there, but I want to.’ You can tell. I think Peter is going to be extremely happy with whichever way he goes, but I always saw a certain energy between him and Madison. He loves her. I know Madison personally; we live in the same state and have had many conversations, and one thing I pride Madison on is her ability to stay true to herself. Her courage is to stay strong to her faith and what she believes [and it] makes me feel like he sees something special in her. I feel she will get [past him sleeping with the other women].”
“Honestly, [my finale prediction] changes every other day. Part of me thinks he’s with Hannah Ann, and part of me thinks he’s with Maddie. I’m friends with both of them, and they are two totally different people, but I could see him being with either one. I even asked Maddie, ‘Is this what happens?’ and she’s like, ‘No, you’re not even close.’ It’s driving me insane because I hate surprises. I don’t think Hannah Brown comes back and that’s just because she was filming Dancing With the Stars. But who knows? As for who Peter’s mother, Barbara, is talking about in that clip we’ve all seen, maybe she’s talking about Maddie since she already met her? But they do the spoilers for a reason. I feel like the producers are trying to sway us one way to distract us.”
“I wish I had some sort of idea or inkling on what’s going to happen, but I think I’ll be just as surprised as the rest of the world is. I do think there’s a rose ceremony and a ring. Other than that, I don’t know. The three women that are left are all incredible and each very different. But when I saw him at the ‘Women Tell All’ taping, he looked happy. I wouldn’t be surprised with anything.”
“I’m seeing different theories and think they all make sense. But the one about Peter being with a Bachelor producer is the most ridiculous one. People are grasping at straws at that point. We see Peter’s connection with Hannah Ann, and we see his connection with Madison. I think it’s one of those two. It obviously doesn’t end in a typical, ‘Will you accept this final rose? Will you marry me?’ way, but I think he’s with Maddie or Hannah Ann. I feel like Peter has a different relationship with Victoria F., and it’s very different from the one he has with Maddie and Hannah Ann. I don’t think a rose ceremony happens on the finale, because of Peter’s reaction to whatever Chris Harrison has to say. There’s no way he just walked into a rose ceremony. I think we don’t even get there.”
“Does he ask anyone? Does he ask someone and they say no, but then he chases after them? Or the contestant chases after him? I truly don’t know. I wait every Monday for a new clip to come out so I can try and put the pieces together. At first I thought Peter’s mother was talking about Hannah Brown in that clip. And then, as the season went on, I thought, Maybe she’s talking about Madison because they had a conversation and there’s tension in the air about everything. Maybe Madison left and they’re like, ‘Bring her back!’ It frustrates me because I want more!”
“I definitely think he’s with one of the final two, but I don’t know in what capacity. It clearly took a lot to get there and probably wasn’t a very smooth ending. But I think Peter is a really strong person. Even if people want to call him indecisive, he has conviction in his decisions and he’s just trying his best. I’ve watched so many seasons, so how has this one not been spoiled? How does no one know? Maybe the final rose ceremony hasn’t happened? I have no clue.”
The Bachelor: Women Tell All airs Monday, March 2, on ABC. Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram @jessicaradloff14.