March 11, 2013 7:08pm PT by Rebecca Ford
'Bachelor' Finale: Sean Lowe Makes His Choice
Sean Lowe’s long road to love came to an end on the season finale of The Bachelor on Monday. The Texas businessman made his final choice between Lindsay and Catherine.
[Warning: Spoilers from the March 11 finale.]
After spending time with both women, Sean chose Catherine. He proposed to her at the end of the episode.
"Catherine, I want to spend the rest of my life telling you, 'I love you' and making you feel like the most special, beautiful woman in the world," he said before getting down on one knee.
She accepted his proposal. "I'm so addicted to you," she said to him in her post-proposal awe.
Catherine caught Sean’s eye from the beginning, and he’s often talked about their spark. She has written him awkward, yet sweet, love notes throughout their journey on the show. During the hometown visits, she took him to Seattle, where she forced him to catch fish thrown at him at a market before taking him home to meet her family.
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Sean spent most of the episode debating about which woman was the one for him. Earlier in the episode, Sean had a heart-to-heart with his mom about his tough choice. She seemed to feel that maybe he shouldn’t propose if he was having such a hard time making a choice.
Sean also went on his final dates with the women.
During their date, Catherine explained how worried she gets about making herself vulnerable to Sean. "I do get nervous, because it is so hard, and it is very scary to be emotional and do it to somebody that means so much to me," she said.
It turns out that the mysterious letter that had been teased as part of the finale episode was just another love letter from Catherine. It was fittingly the last thing he read before she walked up to meet him.
The two-hour Bachelor finale on Monday, March 11, was followed by a live “After the Final Rose” special on ABC.
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