Bachelorette Hannah Finale Recap Part 2: Hannah Gets Clarity

Hannah found a man. Hooray! Then she dumped him for lying to everyone. Hooray again! Then she landed a date with her runner-up. So weird!

I’ll admit that when Hannah told Bachelor Nation “I don’t even know how this will end,” I was intrigued. I was also extremely irritated that her vague tease caused me to watch part two of the finale with a cautious heart. I never really invested in either guy, or Hannah for that matter, because I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. 

Clearly, something DRAMATIC was going to happen. Especially when the proposal unfolded around the thirty minute mark of a two-hour long show. 

The guys look great. During the “getting dressed” montage, we are treated to a long drawn-out monolog from Hannah, explaining why Jed and Tyler are just as good as Week 2 Luke P. 

Uncle Neil provides two very different, yet very much the same, huge diamond rings. Tyler chooses wisely, Jed does not, and everyone hops into their respective vehicles to head to the designated proposal area. Clearly the first setting burned to the ground. There’s no other reason why Hannah gets a pottery graveyard as her proposal environment instead of something picturesque and Grecian. 

Before Hannah arrives to the place where statues go to get decapitated, she escapes her vehicle and takes to the street so she can both fall down and hyperventilate from the choice she’s about to make. After a quick talk with a blurry faced producer, Hannah is ready to give her heart to someone not named Luke.

Tyler is the first out of what is now a rejection SUV. He starts to spill his guts, promising Hannah love and clarity all the days of her life. She stops him mid-sentence to break his heart and sends him and his absolutely gorgeous eyes away. He wishes her all the best and heads home to build his Instagram followers using shirtless modeling pictures. 

Hannah composes herself and musters a smile when Jed hops out of the winner’s SUV with his guitar. The sound you heard was a collective groan from the entire world. He sings his feelings, allows Hannah to tell him how he’s the one she’s been praying for, and then she gives him her final rose when he gives her Uncle Neil’s rock. 

Cut to Our Host Chris Harrison looking S-U-P-E-R fly. He warns us that we are about to witness the shocking events that transpired since that day. Prepare for broken promises and broken hearts.

I’m not going to belabor anything here. The facts are simple. Jed had a “girlfriend” before he left the show. There are text messages and a handy People Magazine article to prove it. This bit of news was the worst kept Bachelor Nation secret in recent memory, so it’s no surprise Hannah has issues with Jed’s ability to tell the truth. 

Pulling a chapter from Arie and Becca’s book, Hannah invites Jed over to someone’s starter home in the suburbs of Los Angeles. She wants answers. Jed’s defense? There are two very different stories. 

Hannah: When did this start?
Jed: October. (Read: He left for Bachelorette in January.) When I met her I was very single. I didn’t think we were exclusive and I never felt like it was a relationship. 

Hannah: How much time did you spend with her? Once? Twice?
Jed: We hung out. 

Hannah: What does that mean?
Jed: Well, we took a writing trip together, then there was the time we hung out in Nashville, we saw a movie and stuff. We also stayed in a cabin. I got it for free, so duh. 

Hannah: And you don’t call that dating?
Jed: I didn’t put a label on it.

Hannah: Were you hooking up with her?
Jed: Yeah.

Hannah: And other girls?
Jed: Yeah. Also, when we left the cabin, we went by my parents’ house to meet them. And then she threw me a surprise birthday party one night. And she booked us a trip to the Bahamas. It was a present from her parents. 

DEAR IHGB READER: LET THE RECORD SHOW HE IS NOT IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH THIS WOMAN. DO NOT CONFUSE THE OVERNIGHT DATES AND TROPICAL VACATIONS AS ANYTHING MORE THAN GENDER NEUTRAL FUN. 

There were texts from other women AFTER he got back from “winning” the show. Hannah has pictures, screenshots, pop culture magazine articles, and calls from protective friends who have warned her not to move forward with Jed.

Interesting. His mother and sister said the same thing. 

Jed tries to talk himself out of the hole, but he just digs it deeper. He apologizes, but Hannah isn’t having it. She’s furious that Jed robbed this experience from her. She can’t live a life full of half truths (aka: lies), so she takes off Uncle Neil’s rock and places it on the stranger’s table. 

We move to the studio audience and listen as Chris grills her about what we just learned all over again. The crowd cheers when she confirms that the engagement is OVER. They sit in silence when evil Jed comes out to apologize fifteen more times, desperate to save his career that will undoubtedly suffer because of him being a chach. 

Jed leaves and Hannah glows in the affirmation from all around. She’s strong and proud of the woman she’s become and is very single.

Well hello Tyler!

He looks really, really good. And because he’s a nice guy, he decides to forgive and forget that he was technically Hannah’s second choice. They agree to have a drink together and TMZ immediately offers to pay any stringer photographer a billion dollars for a candid shot of this spontaneous date. 

Hannah’s journey petered out (no pun intended) at the end. By accepting the invitation to get a drink, Tyler has temporarily given up his bid to be the next bachelor or to test his immune system in Paradise.

That leaves Peter the Pilot and Big Mike. Who do you think will fill the shoes best?

And will you be watching the fifth unfold in Paradise? For four hours a week? 

Send help, Jesus. 

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Ashley Kubiszyn
Ashley Kubiszyn

As much as I love Mike it seems he may be busy with Demi Lovato so
PETER FOR BACHELOR!!! (But hopefully with no on the wings of love references)

Jaime
Jaime

Definitely Peter for Bachelor! Tyler is smokin’, but could use a visit to the cosmetic dentist. (yes, I’m shallow–It’s okay). I can hardly wait for BIP. It looks to be an entertaining, cringe-worthy season!

white
white

100% agree about the cosmetic dentist and voice coach. hes hot until he opens his mouth
and yes peter for bach!

Jenna
Jenna

I love Tyler’s slightly crooked teeth. They add some character to that perfect, chiseled face.

Donnaloo
Donnaloo

“(yes, I’m shallow–It’s okay)” – omg own it! Love that!

Lacy o
Lacy o

My husband and I have diagnosed tyler with a deviated septum. haha.. also shallow.

Darcee
Darcee

Man I was dying. I knew she would pick Jed. The way they made you think Tyler would win. I feel sad for her. I think she really wanted to find love. Sadly she ended up picking the same type of guy she said she use to date in the past.

I love Tyler. I had to hide behind my pillow when she said she still had feelings for him. I don’t think he feels the same. His facial expression was more like ummmmm I don’t feel the same but I’m a gentleman so I will accept on national tv.

I feel he would be producers pick for bachelor. He has a huge following and everyone loves him. When she asked him to get a drink his face read, “Shoot I can’t say no cause that’s not how my mama raised me, but if I say yes then they won’t announce me as bachelor at the end of this episode.”

It would be interesting to see a male come back to the bachelorette lead after she didn’t pick him. So far it’s only happened with the girls coming back to the bachelor leads when they change their mind.

I hope Hannah finds her person. Maybe it will be Tyler. But I don’t think so.

Your recaps are the only reason I don’t feel like I wasted my life watching this season. Ha ha

Kristin
Kristin

I agree about Tyler. He wasn’t really given an opportunity to express his feelings about being rejected and you could tell he was not happy with the pressure to accept the date. Who wants to be second choice? I wonder if the date will really happen at all after they get off TV and can have a real conversation.

Jaime
Jaime

Did you see what Tyler wrote to Hannah on IG today? Seems like he’s really still into her. I hope they keep us in the loop! 😉

Lulu
Lulu

Oh I took his IG note as a “this was a great ride, best of luck to you Hannah!” (Read: I’m not interested) And her response that he has America’s heart hopefully means he’ll be the next Bachy!

Jilly
Jilly

Yeah, I took his IG post as he was putting her in the friend zone. I am team Mike for the next bachelor, but I certainly would not complain if Tyler gets it…as long as he is shirtless the entire time 🙂

LORRAINE
LORRAINE

NOT the way I read it.. Seemed like he still is in LOVE with her.. It’s only been like a couple months since she crushed him. She should be able to pick him back up on the rebound, and they can have their Windmill moment and live happily ever after.
He ended the note with Looking forward to Drinks

Libby
Libby

They never announce the next bachelor right at the end of the Bachelorette season. They always wait until after paradise because a couple of the recent bachelors were on paradise (Colton, Nick). If they don’t choose Mike for bachelor it better be Tyler. Peter is a good human but he’s just kind of boring. A cross between Colton and Ben Higgins and we’ve had that bachelor so many times already.

Elizabeth Jackson
Elizabeth Jackson

I think (or hope ;-)) there is still a chance for Tyler to be the Bachelor. They did not announce Peter or Mike, so I am assuming they will wait until some BIP plays out and how Tyler and Hannah’s “drink” goes, and we will get an answer towards the end of the summer.

I could definitely watch Tyler for a season!! He is so HOTTTT!

Susan
Susan

Well I wasn’t a bit surprised that she picked Jed, after the editing clearly pointed to Tyler. They always try to steer you in the wrong direction. I was a part of that collective groan when I saw the guitar. I thought the same thing about the pottery graveyard. I also wasn’t surprised that things went south when she found out about Jed’s dating life back home. We had enough clues in the previews.
Jed should have apologized to the girlfriend he left back home too. He has certainly damaged his image. Since he went on the show to advance his singing career, the outcome will be the opposite. He was exposed as a chach who can’t really sing or write well.
I was a little surprised that she chose Tyler to get a drink with. I was predicting it would be Peter after the way Hannah acted with him the night before. I thought that her announcement about 4 windmills was tacky, and the way Peter’s parents seemed to love her, seemed to indicate they knew more than we did.
Anyway, I hope things work out with Tyler. He was my favorite! I liked Hannah too. She was honest and herself throughout the show.
Mike for bachelor!
Bring on Paradise!

Cathy
Cathy

Is anyone as bothered as I am by Jed’s voice? I’m not sure what it is (monotone?) but I really cannot stand hearing him speak!

Becky
Becky

His voice sounds very sinus-y like he’s always got a cold and stuffed up.

Allia
Allia

I think it just conforms to his whiny demeanor.

Libby
Libby

I’m bothered by everything about Jed. His dumb face, his giant head, his terrible singing, his voice, his dumb brown clothes, his dumb lying, his unblinking eyes, his lack of emotion always. Hate him.

Rebecca Wilson
Rebecca Wilson

Libby’s post cracked me up! 🙂

DonnaMarie
DonnaMarie

What I saw every time Jed’s head entered.
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Cathy
Cathy

Haha love this Libby! You are so right

Nikki
Nikki

SAME. Drives me nuts. It doesn’t help that he sounds exactly like this jackwaggon my daughter used to date.

Ann
Ann

Jed’s career won’t suffer because of “him being a chach,” it will suffer because HE HAS NO TALENT! Dear lord in heaven, he is awful. I got cramps from cringing.

Janice
Janice

I agree 100%, no talent. Time for Jed to find a new career path.

Dee
Dee

Hannah should spend some time on her own figuring out how to pick a man. She had two excellent choices with Peter and Tyler but she fell for Luke and Jed. I know she didn’t have access to the same information as the audience but the warning signals were so obvious and she ignored them.
I think Tyler sees her in the friend zone now and I think he’s over her. He’s too polite to decline her invitation for a drink but I hope for his sake he moves on. Gigi Hadid is following him on Instagram now. She’s a model and beautiful but more importantly when I’ve seen her on TV she seems really kind. I’d love to see her and Tyler together to see how it goes.

Maggie
Maggie

Lincee, I LOVE your recaps but i’m going to take exception with one thing. Jed may be the ultimate douche-canoe, but he has WAY better taste in jewelry than Tyler. I realize it’s all a matter of taste, but the ring Tyler picked out was SO tacky and SO over the top that I was embarrassed for him. As dreamy as he is, I would have picked him but swapped that thing out fast!

Look up Wells Adams’ ring to Sarah Hyland. That was gorgeous, further cementing my opinion that Wells is ultimate husband material.

Trish
Trish

Wells is and always will be my favorite contestant ever!

Ross
Ross

When have you seen a Neil Lane ring that wasn’t tacky?

Linda
Linda

Apparently Neil Lane knows beforehand which contestant the lead is picking, so that plays into the ring choice. He offers a few crappier rings to the loser, and the more expensive ones, taking into consideration what the lady would like, to the winner or male lead.

Susan
Susan

I knew something was up when OHCH said the proposal was cringeworthy. Knew he must have been talking about Jed because there’s no way Tyler would have had a cringeworthy anything!!

Also just finished your book, Lincee. Loved it! ❤️

Becky
Becky

Did anyone else feel like Hannah and Tyler had already seen each other since the break up because Harrison was acting really weird about the two of them right before Tyler came out…like he was trying to get Hannah to admit something. He said “Hannah???…..” and she just glared him like What??? As if she didn’t want to publicly discuss whatever it was that Chris was alluding to.

Maree
Maree

Haha! Yes…her finale platform was in a pottery graveyard. I guess it was fitting- considering her ending with Jed. I couldn’t believe he came out of the limo with his guitar. That was beyond cringe worthy! He’s just awful. The more he talked, the more everyone could see how big of a liar he was. He probably will have an even
harder time trying to have a music career than he did before going on the show. Tyler was so nice to Hannah, but I truly hope he moves on. He wasn’t the one she picked, and I feel now she should let him go. Sorry it didn’t work out for you Hannah- but Tyler will have no trouble finding the girl of his dreams!!

Dana P
Dana P

I think Tyler has moved on but is a doll and too much of a gentleman to turn down Hannah (who likely told Chris H of her plan to ask T for a drink). Her offer might have been more warmly received by Peter, who struck me as still being hung up on HB.

I haven’t watched Paradise since Season 1 but am pulling for Big Mike for Bachelor, along with more mature women for him to date and as Bachelorette candidates in 2020. I liked Hannah but she does not seem ready for marriage, and at 24, I don’t blame her at all.

Thanks for another great season of recaps, Lincee! May we never see another guy with guitar or windmill as fantasy suite.

Libby
Libby

There will always be a douchecanoe with a guitar.

Allia
Allia

In team Mike or team Tyler for bachelor. Peter is sweet, but I’m not sure about him as the lead.
I feel bad for how this ended for Hannah. I wasn’t a fan of hers on the bachelor, but she really grew on me. Her straight forward honesty was refreshing, and I think she was genuinely trying to find someone to marry.
I hope Jed finally gets a day job after this fiasco.

Lisa
Lisa

I just don’t get the fascination with Peter. I think “8 year old boy” when I see him. Tyler, on the other hand, total windmill.

Cindy S.
Cindy S.

Hannah seemed WAY more sad over letting Peter go than she did letting Tyler go. It almost felt like she let Peter go first because it would have been too hard to keep him till the end? And 4 windmills with Peter versus 0 with a Tyler? And the flirting with Peter was over the top the night before. She seems very confused.

And you are in the car hyperventilating and can’t go through with it…then you fall down and suddenly you have clarity and are ready to go? So bizarre. She just needs to stay single for a while and regroup.

Maree
Maree

Yeees! I’m so glad you brought that up. Her drama and falling down on the street, crying uncontrollably. She can’t choose….she can’t choose- and then she’s all of the sudden completely fine? That was like watching a Stepford Wife….reboot! Weird.

Allia
Allia

Yes to everything you said, Cindy!
She seems very confused and should take her time and be single before jumping into another relationship.
Also, I feel like out of all the bachlor/ettes, she had the hardest time being the lead. We’ve never seen someone get sick so many times while doing the show. Plus weeks of Luke-induced turmoil, then the post-engagement Jed fallout. This must have taken a lot out of her and she probably doesn’t even realize it.

jessica
jessica

I can’t imagine why they would have invited Peter’s parents to the show unless they were pretty set on having him be next Bachelor. It is pretty unprecedented to invited the #3’s parents. He also fits the mold of the nice, bland bachelor in the mold of Colton and Ben. I’d be surprised if it isn’t Peter.