[WARNING: The following story reveals the winner of ABC's The Bachelorette. Read at your own risk].
After what appeared to be the end of Desiree's journey on The Bachelorette, Desiree was able to move on from her heartbreak over Brooks and realize her love for Chris. But how did she get to that final moment? And proposal? Keep reading to find out about Season 9's two-hour finale.
Bachelorette's Chris Harrison: I don't know why Des didn't see the warning signs with Brooks
After last week's drama on The Bachelorette, the final week in Europe proved to be pretty tame.
On Monday's episode, Desiree and her five remaining men headed to Madeira, where she got some girl time with her fellow Bachelorettes from Sean's season and had some romantic time with almost all the guys. But which one stood out by being the first to say "I love you?" And who was let go — and immediately called his mom? Host Chris Harrison shares his insight on the week leading into the big hometown dates.
Talk about an awkward week on The Bachelorette. First Bryden tells Desiree he's going to leave the show — while she's middle of a date with someone else — and then during their two-on-one date, Michael berates Ben until Ben has to take a breather outside. Finally, the men have had enough of James and plan to tell Des he's not there for the right reasons, but once the cocktail party is cancelled and there's no time for the guys to talk to her, he survives another week. Does Chris Harrison believe the guys or does he side with James? And does he think she made the right move on the two-on-one date? Plus: Why is he skeptical of Brooks?
The Bachelorette is usually lighthearted and full of fun, but this week's episode, which incorporated the tragedy caused by Hurricane Sandy, had a more serious tone.
As part of the episode's one-on-one date, Desiree and James headed to the New Jersey shore where they met a couple whose home was destroyed and who had to celebrate their 38th wedding anniversary in a Red Cross shelter. Des and James then gave the couple their date and instead spent their night grabbing pizza and eventually joining the couple for a private concert by Darius Rucker.
Sean Lowe was not afraid to take his shirt off during The Bachelor and new Bachelorette Desiree hopes her men have the same lack of modesty.
"It will definitely be a sexy season because the men are so sexy!" Desiree told TVGuide.com in the video below. "I wanted their shirts off all the time because they all looked so good. Hot tub, pool — any outdoor activity that requires shirts off. "