The Two-Night Bachelorette Finale Is Coming Because Things Are About To Get Complicated

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Update: This story was originally published on June 17, 2019.
Can you believe that The Bachelorette is almost done for the season? Time is simultaneously flying and dragging as we watch Alabama Hannah Brown find the love of her life. There’s drama, there’s romance, there’s football, there’s Chris Harrison — who could want it all to end? But for those of you who want to just skip to the final rose ceremony “when is The Bachelorette finale?” is the most pressing issue right about now.
And depending on how you look at it, there aren't that many episodes standing between you and watching Hannah ugly-cry on top of a mountain vista in a glittery dress. And the announcement of another Bachelor Nation staple, the premiere of Bachelor in Paradise, gives us a very clear target for After The Final Rose viewing party planning.
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When Is The Bachelorette Finale?
Every season of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette films in about two months and those two months are broken down into 11 or 12 episodes of footage, including a Tell All special thrown in there for good measure. Now that we know that Bachelor in Paradise premieres August 5, we're looking at a Bachelorette finale date of July 29, 2019. But wait, there's more! As of July 16, there will officially be two nights of finale-ing for Hannah Brown: The Bachelorette finale will air its second half on July 30, 2019.
Will Luke P. Be There?
So far, Luke P. has been far and away the star of this season of The Bachelorette, and not because of his devilish good looks. To put it plainly, he’s been a bit of a jerk this season, because he’s trying too hard to win Hannah’s heart. Dude, take it slow. Say less. Speak softly. Carry a big stick. You know, all that. Hannah and he get along like a house on fire, but the storm finally hit and Hannah sent Luke home after he attempted to police her sex life. She responded with fury, said she didn’t owe anyone anything, that she has had sex before (in a windmill! twice!), and that it doesn’t make her a bad person.
Luke will be at the Men Tell All, so it's pretty unlikely ABC will wheel him through for Hannah's big finale too.
Luke P. Doesn't Win (Rejoice!)
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While many fans worried for a hot minute there that Hannah might actually pick Luke (hey, Ben Flajnik picked his season's most contentious contestant way back when), it seems pretty clear after the Fantasy Suites episode that the ship has sailed. Yes, Luke comes back in the promo for Week 11, but it doesn't look to be a happy reunion and minute after the episode aired on the east coast, Luke and Hannah got into a debate about the footage on Twitter.
It all started when Luke came after Hannah for being a "sinner" and while Luke may have thrown in his own last word, we're gonna stick with Hannah's: "I have never said that I find sin funny. I'm not going to [be] lectured on appropriate emotional responses by a guy who threw deli mean in a guys [sic] lap."
But Wait, Does Hannah End Up Alone?
In another interview with Entertainment Tonight, Hannah said that her season ended happily, but it didn’t all work out the way she thought it would. "It doesn't mean that it's not good," she told the outlet. "I think it happened the exact way that it was supposed to, and I feel really excited and blessed to have the opportunity that I've had and feel really good and want you all to see what that is."
Quotes like this could mean that Hannah ends up solo and happy, but the more likely solution is that the Bachelorette marketing and PR teams have gotten better at helping their stars tease their finales.
Then again, that interview happened before the story about Jed Wyatt's ex-girlfriend went viral and before Peter Weber's past came knocking as well. From the looks of things, the only really solid dude left is Tyler... but considering that the finale just got super-sized to be two nights, there's just no way this finale doesn't get at least a little bit messy.
Could the Bachelorette finale actually top Colton’s “I-jumped-over-a-fence” moment? We can certainly dream, can't we?
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