Bachelorette Becca finale recap: Meet Becca’s Fiancé
Bachelorette Becca Finale
I hear the Maldives is the perfect place to fall in love. It’s also the perfect place to participate in sunset yoga, bike in heels, and sweat, but that’s neither here nor there. Becca has finally landed herself a man and even though he’s not the one she imagined standing with at the end of this journey, he is ready to do the damn thing.
MEET THE FAM
Becca is in love with two people. It’s as simple as that and she needs her family to point her in the right direction. She can’t be compared to Arie, for heaven’s sake, so it’s time to figure out in the next three hours who will be the love of her life and who will be the poor schlep puttering off in a rejection dinghy.
Garrett is up first and he endears himself to Becca’s mom, her sister, and Uncle Chuck. He loves the great outdoors and makes sure to mention Becca’s deceased father on at least two occasions.
His time with Uncle Chuck is pretty amazing. At first, Chucky throws Garrett’s divorce in his face by asking him what he would have done differently if given the opportunity. Garrett wisely sings Becca’s praises instead of answering the question and then fights big, big tears when the word “cancer” is mentioned. Uncle Chuck weeps too and they hug it out in the biggest cry fest we’ve seen to date.
Uncle Chuck is done. He doesn’t even need to meet Blake. He’s Team Gare Bear all the way. Sister Emily feels the same. Becca needs emotion and Garrett has it!
Isn’t it ironic that Garrett is attached to all the emotion talk? Wait until these people meet Blake. Break out the dish towels. It’s about to get snotty up in here, because Blake is in the house!
Becca admits that she’s been in love with Blake “for a while” and appreciates that he is kind, honest, open, and vulnerable. He’s also not afraid to wear pink linen shorts to meet the fam. That means he’s confident and secure. The total package, right?
Blake tells Emily that he’s attracted to strong, independent women. Throw your hands up at me. She asks him about challenges and he claims there are none. Mom asks the same and Blake becomes concerned. Why is everyone bringing up road blocks? Could it be that Becca is right? Their love is too good to be true because it’s so perfect?
When Mom tells him, “You will be okay if this doesn’t work out,” Blake begins to spiral. As he should.
You see, Blake knew in this moment that something was off. And it wasn’t just the ominous rain. He claims that his ex-girlfriend acted the same way and she broke up with him forty-eight hours later.
Mom figures out that her daughter’s angst isn’t from a pending decision on who will be the Mr. Becca of the future. It’s the reality that she is going to have to blow someone’s heart into smithereens. Her mom tells her to suck it up and get over herself.
Becca dons her third romper of the night and appropriately jumps and straddles into Garrett’s arms before they spend the day on a pirate ship. Garrett launches into a very deep conversation about goals, and family, and values and then shouts, “DOLPHINS!”
That’s the Maldives version of squirrel.
They hop off the boat to go swimming near a floaty thing that represents the equator line. Garrett announces that he’s on top of the world.
Or the dead middle of the world. Same difference.
That night, he lays it on thick, making sure Becca knows that he’s ready to change diapers, carpool, listen to her accent, and live life outside of the bachelor bubble. He will be absolutely crushed if he isn’t chosen, but even if it isn’t him kneeling at the end, he wants her to be happy. Then he cries because instead of butterflies, Becca gives him eagles.
I know the feeling. Our Host Chris Harrison makes me react the same way.
The next day, Becca jumps and straddles Blake. Then she makes him, the guy who sweats the most, pedal around the Maldives on a bike. Once they finally hit the ocean, Blake reminds her that they are MFEO before asking how her family reacted to him. Another red flag waves in his face when Becca answers, “They just want me to be forthcoming that this is difficult.”
Who cares about feelings, though, because the sunset is wicked gorgeous and ABC needs some money shots for the media room. They make Becca and Blake kiss until the sun goes down and celebrate the gorgeous photos, kicking themselves that they didn’t ask Garrett to come on this particular date, because this picture screams HAPPILY EVER AFTER promo, for sure.
That night, Blake suffers through the nervous sweats when presenting Becca with something he calls a time capsule, which is really a shadowbox, unless he plans on burying the darn thing. It was so, so special and Becca did a great job pretending to care about the scraps of paper and gum wrappers.
Blake pulls his forehead-to-forehead move and tells the camera that he’s got this in the bag because he heard Becca exhale. That has to be a sign, right?
Becca has a tough decision to make. She’s only going to say “I love you” to one person, so she better get it right.
Wait. There’s Arie.
Becca has a tough decision to make. She’s only going to say “I love you” to two people, so she better get this one right.
Wait. There’s Red Ross.
Becca has a tough decision to make. She’s only going to say “I love you” to one person in the Maldives, so she better get it right.
Meanwhile, Blake picks out a gorgeous ring and Garrett picks out a meh ring. Both pull the rings out and pop open the lid in a speed boat going 70 mph and I have a heart attack hoping that the bling does not fly out of their hands.
Blake is the first to step out of the boat and make his way down the mile-long dock where his non-finacé waits. He begins to monolog and I start to rock back and forth, irritated that the couch cushion is yards away from my perched position.
Becca’s face is stoic and she barely makes eye contact. Blake needs to READ THE ROOM. Or READ THE BEACH. Fortunately, she interrupts his love story, gives him a thousand compliments, then says she’s not ready to say goodbye…to Garrett.
PS: She pictured him as the winner the entire time.
Worst thing to say EVER.
She walks him out. I assume he is going to die of a heat stroke since Harrison promised us this would be the most heartbreaking rejection of all time. Keeling over from sweating to death in a poorly tailored suit would certainly fit that description.
Blake whines that he wasn’t the one and Becca assures him that it is all her fault. Blake’s pores weep from disappointment and the ABC Intern finally fetches the towel on Becca’s bed that was expertly folded into an impeccable swan to give to the poor miserable fella. Blake wanders off to hopefully hydrate. Becca begins to hyperventilate. She pulls a Half Crouching Tiger Hidden Mesnick because her dress is too tight to execute the move in its purest form.
Poor Blake sits there in a daze. He didn’t see this coming. Yet, he did sense it. He thought they had a strong connection and now he has to do life ALONE. He thought she loved him back!
Well she did, Blake. Ish.
Back in the studio audience, Blake is still stunned, although he has no hard feelings. Twenty minutes later, Harrison allows him to exit the stage. Although social media is all a buzz regarding his newly single status, I don’t think Blake will be asked to be the next bachelor.
Perhaps he can check out the new dating app called Vouch. I hear Sean Lowe is a fan…
Seriously. I might do this. Who’s with me?!
Garrett is rerouted from Blake’s exit, thanks to a trail of tears and sweat. He emerges from the jungle and tells Becca that she’s the one for him. She agrees and he proposes. Then she yells, “We’re engaged!” like she proclaimed the entire time they were in Thailand.
In studio, Garrett admits that he first fell for Becca when she paddle boarded with him down the river with the rest of Thailand. Something about teamwork. Becca admits that she first fell for Garrett when she figured out he reminded her of her dad.
She cheers and shouts a little too enthusiastically for my taste. I’m not sure if she is trying to make everyone know that she is happy and in this, or if she had a few shots of liquid courage backstage. Either way, Becca is a spaz and Garrett is reserved.
Speaking of reserved, Garrett takes a moment to do a little damage control by apologizing once again for the people he hurt when double tapping certain Instagram posts. The words “grow and learn” was used enough times for me to deduce that a PR professional drilled that phrase into both of their heads. Becca wants everyone to just move forward and continue to educate themselves while she leaves to go talk to Jimmy Kimmel.
But how will they get to Jimmy’s studio? By minivan, of course! Complete with car seats, orange slices, and wood panels.
That’s Becca and Garrett. Living their truths. Learning and growing. Sharing and caring. DOLPHINS!