Bring on the drama! Season 20 of “The Bachelor” is winding down. Ben Higgins started off with 25 women competing for his heart, and he’s narrowed it down to six. However, this is where things start to get difficult. With hometown dates and fantasy suits ahead, the final episodes will be an emotional rollercoaster for all involved.
The tears were already flowing during episode 6 on Monday night, where Ben eliminated Jennifer, Leah, Olivia and Lauren H. Amanda, Becca, Caila, Emily, JoJo and Lauren B are still in the running, and a preview for the final episodes reveals that Ben will say “I love you” to two of the women. However, another clip during the preview teased that he might pull a Jason Mesnick.
For those unfamiliar with Jason, he was the Season 13 star of “The Bachelor” in 2009. He had a controversial final rose ceremony in which he eliminated Molly Malaney and proposed to Melissa Rycroft. However, during the “After the Final Rose” special, Jason confessed to host Chris Harrison that he had made a mistake. He explained that his relationship with Melissa had changed, and that he wanted a second chance with Molly. In one of the most dramatic moments in the history of the franchise, Jason and Melissa broke up during the special. Jason then told Molly that he was still in love with her and asked for a second chance. Molly agreed and the two later got married in Rancho Palos Verdes, California on Feb. 27, 2010. Their wedding was filmed and aired the following month on ABC.
So, why are “The Bachelor” fans freaking out that Ben is going to “pull a Mesnick”? Ben basically confirms it in the preview of the remaining Season 20 episodes.
“I’m about to get on one knee and ask a woman to marry me,” Ben explains to the cameras, a slight sense of panic in his voice. “Unfortunately, I just love somebody else … more.”
The clip shows him closing the limo door for the woman that was supposed to be the 2016 winner, and calling up another woman on the phone.
“Hello?” the mysterious woman on the phone asks.
Who does Ben dump at the final rose ceremony? And who does he call? The suspense is killing us already! “The Bachelor” fans will have to keep tuning into ABC on Monday at 8 p.m. EST to find out