Each week, after watching The Bachelor with my wonderful fiancée, I’ll share my perspective on the drama that unfolds as Nick Viall, a veteran of the show, embarks on the unrealistic quest for Mrs. Right.

I’m doing this for the guys out there who sacrifice their Monday nights during Bachelor season. I’m doing it for people who want to laugh with me at the show. And, most importantly, I’m doing it for love.

Here’s what we saw in the finale. (This post contains spoilers. If you didn’t know that until this parenthetical, you should work on your context clues.) Don't see photos, GIFS or tweets below? Go here.

The finale consisted of a predictable amount of will-Nick-end-up-alone? clichés. I mean seriously, almost every one-on-one interview went by the same formula:

1. “Nick loves these two women”

2. It’s been difficult

3. I hope he doesn’t get rejected again


After 10 weeks, we get it -- Nick has failed epically at relationships on a national stage. Neat.

Since there were only two women left, and a good chunk of the show was spent talking about Nick’s shortcomings in the past, I’ll spare you an in-depth play-by-play. ABC filled out its two hours of programming with a lot of Nick’s family of crybabies and, at almost every turn, people dressing irresponsibly in freezing cold weather.