Lindsay cries as her limo drives away. She's upset that everything that she wanted was dangled in front of her and then taken away. "I'm so sad... I don't want to be alone."
He says he woke up the morning that he was to give away his final rose -- and possibly an engagement ring -- to Lindsay or Catherine and he "just knew" who his leading lady would be. The two-hour finale of the ABC show, is airing now. It will immediately be followed by "After the Final Rose," where we discover if the 29-year-old Texas bachelor will soon be a husband. The new bachelorette will also be announced on "After the Final Rose."
As they get ready, Catherine seems confused and Lindsay seems confident. Sean says he's made his decision, and he seems confident and hopeful.
The finale kicks off with host Chris Harrison on a stage in front of a studio audience explaining that tonight will be a "Bachelor first." Viewers heard this after seeing previews promising a "bombshell" episode. Chris says the show's producers have received a "status" update on Sean in the last 24-hours. After watching the final dates, Sean's former bachelorettes weigh in on who they think Sean will choose. Jackie, Sarah and AshLee choose Lindsay. Lesley picks Catherine. (Is Desiree waiting behind the stage to be announced as next season's Bachelorette? We can only hope!)
Sean's family gets to meet Catherine and Lindsay on tonight's episode. First, Sean gets to reconnect and share his feelings with his family. Sean's toddler nephew makes fun of his uncle. "Emily didn't pick you," he said while laughing. His mother asks if he's planning to propose to one of the women. If so, she thinks he needs to know now which is the front runner. He doesn't "I didn't think I could have this strong of feelings for both of them," Sean tells his mother.
Sean's dad tells Catherine that if she joins the family, he'll be her biggest cheerleader. It's a very sweet moment. They're both emotional. His dad is equally as emotional when he meets Lindsay. She tells him she thinks the secret to making marriage work will be prayer, communication and meeting in the middle. He loves that answer.
"Lindsay makes me feel loved," Sean says. "She's the piece that I've been missing for so long. And then there's Catherine I'm falling in love with her too. She means the world to me. I think I could probably have a long, happy marriage with both Catherine and Lindsay at this point."
Sean's mom encourages him not to propose to either woman if he's not totally sure. Sean looks disappointed and tells his mom: "I just want your support." Mom starts to cry and Sean and mom go for a walk. The cameras keep rolling but Sean reassures her that he's going to be fine. "She just doesn't want me to make a mistake," Sean says later.
Final date with Lindsay
During their final date, Lindsay tells Sean that he has everything she has ever wanted in a husband. "I don't know what I'd do if I lost you. It makes me really nervous," she says. "Don't be nervous," Sean tells her. She finds his kisses reassuring. "His kisses kind of just tell me it all." Lindsay says this journey has made her strong and confident. As a final gift, Sean and Lindsay release wishing lanterns, they're a Thai tradition that are often incorporated into modern American weddings. Fortunately, Sean and Lindsay have more luck with their lanterns than the folks on TLC's "Four Weddings." They release three with different messages: love happiness and family. "At this moment I really think she's the one for me," Sean says.
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