ABC airs the finale of The Bachelor Pad 3 from 8PM to 10PM EST tonight September 10, 2012. Who walks away with the $250K prize tonight? The final contestants are Chris Bukowski and Sarah Newlon and Nick Peterson and Rachel Truehart. Before the winner is revealed there will be some hot seat moments such as are Michael Stagliano and Rachel still together?
Chis Harrison describes tonight’s finale as “one of the wildest, craziest, most dramatic and devastatingly stunning shows you have ever seen.” So, come back to CelebMagnet for a live blogof the Bachelor Pad 3 finale. OR, look immediately below for some spoilers.
Oh and guess what? We will have an engagement on the finale!! Tony Pieper will propose to Blakely Shea Jones!
BACHELOR PAD LIVE FINALE SHOW RECAP
The show starts with a recap highlights reel of the season. Then we find out that Kalon and Lindzi are still dating. Erica Rose tells Lindzi to watch out because she saw Kalon out on the town with another
girl recently. She even says he was playing with a girl’s leg at a premier they both attended last week.
Michael Stagliano is up next. When this season started, Michael said he was single and looking for love. Or did he?? We see video clips of Michael and Rachel getting close. BUT, we also see a clip where Michael tells Erica Rose that he doesn’t see himself “hanging out” with Rachel outside of the show.
Then we’re shown the clip where Erica evicts Michael. Chris Harrison asks Erica how she feels about that decision now. She says at the time she felt completely betrayed by Michael who is her friend outside of the house. She says maybe she should not have said some of the hateful things she said about Michael but also said she doesn’t necessarily take them back either because she feels the words to be true.
Michael says as far as Rachel is concerned, he felt instant chemistry with her when they first kissed. But he adds that he did not go on the show looking for a wife. He confirms that their relationship has ended because he just wasn’t ready for a long-term relationship, long-distance relationship.
Jaclyn chimes in. She says Michael completely mislead Rachel. Erica disagrees and says he said he wasn’t looking for a relationship. She thinks he and Rachel were just on different pages.
Jaclyn says Rachel told her that Michael called her “his girlfriend”. She says Michael was completely phony in this “relationship”.
Jaclyn then is asked about Rachel’s betrayal. She tells Harrison that she played the most loyal game and that she would not have kept Rachel on the show as long as she did if she knew Rachel would betray her. Jaclyn says this is a “forgive but never forget” situation and that her friendship with Rachel is never going to be the same again. She does not know who she will vote for tonight to win the $250K prize and this sucks. Jaclyn says she wants to vote for her best friend but she feels betrayed. She keeps saying this just sucks.
Jaclyn says everyone thinks Michael was the puppet master of the season but she says she was the player who actually controlled the game. She says she thought for sure she’d be the winner and was set up to be the winner.
Tony says that he’s in love with Blakeley and the couple says they’re moving in together in Portland. But that’s not all. Tony looks Blakeley in the eyes and says even though this is super quick, he cares about her more than anyone he’s ever been with. He then gets on one knee and as Blakeley is crying, he pops the question. She says yes and he puts a huge Neil Lane ring on her finger.
The final four, Chris, Sarah, Rachel and Nick join Chris Harrison on the stage. Chris asks Rachel how things are between her and Michael and Jaclyn. Rachel says Michael that he had told her some “really strong words” on the show. You know, words such as he had not felt that way since his fiance. But she said as soon as BP was finished taping, he was cold and distant with her.
Michael says that when he left the house, he realized that he wasn’t falling in love with Rachel and he didn’t want to pursue a long-distance relationship with anyone. Rachel admits to Chris that she was falling in love and thought she’d be the one in Blakeley and Tony’s position.
Rachel says she had heard since that Michael is now in a long-long distance relationship with a woman in Chicago and that crushes her. Rachel is crying now. Nick then chimes in and says it was hard to be Rachel’s partner because he felt that he really needed to prove to her that he would be a good partner but she just moped around wanting Michael.
When asked by Chris what his strategy was, Nick agreed that he planned on staying quiet on the sidelines and not getting any blood on his hands.
Chris then speaks and we find out his actions on the show have upset his family. He says his father and his sister have especially given him a hard time for the way he treated Blakeley and Jamie. He apologizes for any hurt feelings he’s caused. He did not intend on playing this way, he was just trying to get over Emily.
Jamie says Chris would not have made a good father for Ricky. She says Emily was smart to dump Chris.
VOTING FOR THE WINNER!
Before they vote for the winner, the ousted house guests get to ask the finalists questions. Jaclyn asks Rachel why she did not fight to keep her and why she let Nick who got to the finals by luck make the important decision. Rachel says this was the hardest day on her and she fought like tooth and nail to take Jaclyn to the finale but it all came down on what was best for Rachel to win. Nick chimes in and says everyone likes Jaclyn and Ed too much and keeping them around would be a split vote. But she added that Chris and Sarah were no-brainers since everyone hates Chris.
Then it’s Chris’ turn who is getting hit on every side. Chris says he knows he disappointed people and is tired of hearing about it. He said he’s totally fine with people not voting for him but asks people to vote for Sarah.
Michael: “Rachel … also … Nick”
Jamie: Rachel and Nick
Kalon: Sarah and Chris
Ed: Nick and Rachel
Blakeley: Nick and Rachel
Dave: Chris and Sarah
Erica Rose: Chris and Sarah
Reid: Nick and Rachel
Linzi: Rachel and Nick
Donna: Rachel and Nick
Tony: Nick and Rachel
Jaclyn: Rachel and Nick (“I played a loyal game, and I’ve decided to stick with a loyal game.”)
Rachel and Nick win with 9 votes! But everyone else voted for them too, so, it was a landslide. So, now, we have to find out if they will “share” the $250K or if one of them walks away with the entire purse!
BACHELOR PAD 3 WINNER:
Rachel tells Chris Harrison that she trusts Nick and that they have a solid partnership. Nick agrees and says they are on the same page. Per the rules, these two will now go off stage where they will VOTE by picking a sign which reads either “keep,” or “share.” If they both pick “share,” they will split the $250K prize money evenly. If one of them chooses “share,” and one chooses “keep,” the one who choses “keep” gets all of the money! If they both choose “keep,” neither of them gets the money, and the money gets evenly divided among the remaining housemates.
Rachel and Nick come back on stage after they make their decision. Rachel says she was in it for the money and a possible shot at love. Since she did not find love, she decided to pick “share.” We now have to see how Nick voted. Remember, if Nick picks “share,” they will evenly split the cash. If he picks “keep,” he gets the $250,000 all to himself.
Nick thanks Rachel for the opportunity to be there. Bu then he adds that because Rachel didn’t want to ever be his partner and because she wanted to leave the show after Michael was evicted, Nick decides to keep all the money himself! Rachel gets zero and Nick wins $250K. I HATE THIS RESULT!
Rachel is devastated. She wants answers. He says he played the game all by himself and no one thought he deserved to be there. He is laughing at Rachel. Michael tells Nick to be sad for the girl who is devestated. Nick says, “then console her.” Rachel calls Nick an f’in Schmuck. Nick says, “I’m a schmuck with $250K.”