Bachelor Nation may be asking themselves “Haven’t we already seen the most ‘dramatic’ finale yet?”
Echard’s tenure as the ‘Bachelor’ has inspired a mixture of conversations on social media.
Some fans have compared Echard’s season to Peter ‘Pilot Pete’ Weber’s season, which aired in 2020. Weber popped the question to his top pick Hannah Ann Sluss, but there were other ladies still on his mind, including his runner-up, Madison Prewett. Weber ultimately ended up walking away without finding true love and recently expressed his fear that Echard may have the same fate.
Another former ‘Bachelor’ lead recently weighed in on the conversation, and what he had to say has the potential to bring Bachelor Nation to the edge of their seats!
The 21st season lead of “The Bachelor,” Nick Viall, shared his thoughts on TikTok and Instagram this weekend after watching the finale. The wide-eyed 41-year-old clearly couldn’t believe what he had just seen, and quickly mentioned certain moments from past ‘Bachelor’ finales worthy of a “most dramatic season finale yet” stamp.
What Did Nick Have To Say?
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Viall described the upcoming season finale as “nuts” and “insane.”
If his chosen adjectives don’t make our ears perk up, he goes on to describe the end of Echard’s season as “Child’s play” after recalling several memorable moments from season finales past. He recalled Arie Luyendyk’s season finale where Luyendyk had proposed to Becca Kufrin, before changing his mind and deciding to reunite with his runner-up Lauren Burnham.
Viall also recalled the jaw-dropping moment where season 23 lead Colton Underwood jumped a fence after his breakup with Cassie Randolph. He also gave a shout-out to the “craziness” that was Weber’s season of “The Bachelor.” Wow, we need a second to pick our jaws off the floor!
What Else Can We Expect?
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Viall also mentioned he “shook his head in disbelief” while watching, but he isn’t the only member of Bachelor Nation who has something to say!
New host Jesse Palmer, who Echard really bonded with throughout his season, also had some choice words to describe the finale.
According to E!, Palmer reflected on Echard’s “final elimination” and described it as being “The most emotional, the most dramatic ever, [and] the most unforgettable of all time.”
Both the season’s “Women Tell All” special and the latest episode of the season certainly set the stage for an emotional and dramatic finale. The women from Echard’s season did not hesitate to lay into their collective ex-boyfriend, and wasted no time before tearing into each other; The season’s ‘villain’ Shanae Ankney received the brunt of the criticism from the contestants.
The latest episode of “The Bachelor” saw Echard put his heart on the line and admitted with extreme honesty that he was in love with three different women. One of those women, fan-favorite Susie Evans, spoke vulnerably about her feelings pertaining to Echard’s decision to be intimate with the other remaining women.
Echard sent Evans home after their intense conversation.
The former couple’s parting conversation inspired a lot of commentary on social media, inspiring a flurry of tweets debating Echard’s reaction to Evans’ feelings.
In his conversation with E!, Palmer continued, “All I know is Clayton is doing the best he can, and made all of his own decisions. And now he’s having to deal with those consequences and we’re all going to see how his journey unfolds…”
Will Bachelor Nation figure out Nick Viall was the one to warn us all? Clayton Echard’s two-night finale will air on March 14th and 15th!