The Bachelor's Women Tell All Special Was a LOT to Take In — Here's What You Need to Know
Colton Underwood's season of The Bachelor has been so full of drama that it's no surprise the Women Tell All special on Tuesday night was lively as all hell. The most recent batch of contestants to leave the running for Colton's heart were all present, save Elyse, who explained her absence on Instagram, and Cassie, who left the show in the March 4 episode. Of course, things got heated between all the women on stage as feuds were rehashed and tea was spilled. Keep reading for the biggest takeaways from Tuesday night's special episode.
Demi remained unapologetic and hinted she might show up in Paradise.
Demi found herself in the proverbial hot seat twice, when Chris Harrison brought up her "cougar club" comments against Tracy and her conflict with Courtney. The brash 23-year-old didn't back down from her comments, telling Courtney that calling her the "cancer of the house" was out of line, because she was more like bedbugs. But once Chris had her in the actual hot seat on stage, she allowed her more vulnerable side to show, admitting that while it hurt to be dumped by Colton, in the end she understood his reasoning. There were also some hints that we might be seeing her again, probably beachside in Mexico?
Nicole got a TON of free Halo Top for . . . crying so much?!
Onyeka and Nicole also went head to head about their fiery altercation. The entire conversation quickly veered into a battle of the vocal chords as other women joined in the discussion and began talking over one another, descending into chaos in no time. Nothing was resolved, but Nicole walked away with a year's supply of Halo Top ice cream from Chris as a result of her status as the house's biggest crier, so perhaps it was all worth it?
Katie confirmed that she was warning Colton about Cassie and Caelynn.
This was the real tea that Bachelor Nation was waiting for. Katie finally had her moment to speak after she dropped the bombshell on Colton that there were some women among his chosen who weren't there for the right reasons. When asked by Chris who she was referring to, Katie readily named Cassie and Caelynn: "I was mainly talking about Caelynn and Cassie. I was close with them. But I saw what they seemed to value at that point in their lives, and it didn't seem to align with what Colton wanted."
According to Katie — as well as Tayshia, Kirpa, Sydney, Hannah B., and Demi, who all gave similar warnings — Cassie and Caelynn had a conversation where they mentioned sliding into the DMs of prior Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants and becoming the next Bachelorette. "They were talking about how, 'One of us is winning and one of us is being the Bachelorette after this,'" she continued. "Honestly, it was the word 'winning' that got me. I felt like he wasn't something to be won; it was something to work for."
Caelynn protested Katie's version of the story, saying she and Cassie were simply saying to each other that they hope the other would go on to find their person if one of them were to get engaged to Colton. Katie stood firm in her telling of how things went down, with Kirpa and Hannah B. backing her up.
Hannah B. made her case for The Bachelorette.
Let's call it like it is — Hannah came to the Women Tell All looking to collect her roses, and that's that! The 23-year-old looked stunning, and she was glowing with the self-confidence we like in the Bachelorette. She admitted that she was crushed when Colton let her go but maintained that it was the best in the long run because it opened up her possibilities in terms of what she's looking for out of life and out of a partner. "Here's to you finding fierce love," Chris said, basically giving her the perfect tagline for her season.
Caelynn confronted Colton about her elimination.
When Colton finally took his place in the hot seat, he didn't offer a lot of explanations on anything — though he did talk a little about his famous fence jump. Caelynn, who had just opened up about falling in love with him and being heartbroken by his decision during the hometowns episode, asked him when he knew he wanted to end their relationship. To her point, there had been no signs that she would be the one to go home prior to that episode. Their relationship seemed to be the strongest, which is why she had been considered the front runner for so long. Sadly, Colton didn't offer up much closure.
"It's no secret our relationship was special. The safety that we had with one another with opening up and sharing was something I value and appreciate," he said. "Our breakup, I didn't have anything to say, because I felt terrible. I didn't give you any closure, and I don't know that there's anything I can say now that will."
He could have at least tried to come up with something! Caelynn was visibly upset, responding with a clipped: "I loved him, and he didn't love me. It sucks. That's it." Yikes.
Unsurprisingly, viewers had a lot of feelings about the special. Some were placing bets on who the next Bachelorette will be, others were wondering who half of the women present were, and the rest were still wondering where Hannah G. is. Check out their reactions ahead!