September 10, 2012 9:59pm PT by Rebecca Ford
'Bachelor Pad' Finale Recap: An Engagement, a Betrayal and a Meltdown
On Monday’s season finale of Bachelor Pad, two couples -- Rachel Truehart and Nick Peterson, and Chris Bukowski and Sarah Newton – sought the championship win and the $250,000 prize. Former contestants returned to update viewers on their love lives, and help one team make its way to the money.
[Warning: Spoilers ahead.]
The episode began by introducing the evicted contestants, all back for another five minutes in the sun.
We learn early on the Kalon and Lindzi are still going strong, so everyone can breathe a sigh of relief.
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The Hot Seat
The hot seat segment rehashes the past while revealing just a few interesting points. They are as follows:
1. Blakely and Tony Get Engaged
A real-life engagement came out of the finale, once again. Tony and Blakely announced that they are going to move in together in Portland.
But Tony has an even bigger surprise. He gets down on one knee and proposes.
“This has gone so quick for both of us but I can't picture you not in my life,” he says.
"Would you make me the happiest man in the world, will you marry me Blakeley Jones?" Tony says, and Blakely “absolutely” accepts.
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2. Jaclyn Still Feels Betrayed
Jaclyn’s time in the hot seat is spent emphasizing how betrayed she feels by former Bachelor Pad BFF, Rachel. She calls Rachel’s actions “unforgivable,” because we all know that friendship means taking your friend to the finale of a reality show.
3. Michael and Rachel Talk About Lost Love
Michael Stagliano says he came on the show to have a good time, and calls his relationship with Rachel a “summer camp” fling. Rachel, who joins the show later, does not see it the same way. Rachel says she really trusted Michael, and she feels betrayed too.
But all that hot seat drama was nothing compared to what happens when it’s time to name a winning couple.
Rachel and Nick gets the votes from the evicted contestants to win -- most likely because Chris (despite his apologies) was such a jerk the entire time.
Now it’s time for Rachel and Nick to decide what to do with the $250,000. If they both decide to share the money, the cash is split evenly between them. If one decides to keep it, while the other decides to share, the one who chose “keep” gets the whole pot. However, if they both decide to keep the whole thing, neither of them gets to keep the money, and it goes to the evicted contestants.
Rachel decides to share the money. Nick gives a lengthy speech about feeling like an outsider the entire time, and that Rachel didn’t even want to be his partner in the first place.
“I got here by myself, I did this all by myself,” he says.
He decides to keep it all.
That means Rachel is leaving empty handed.
And THAT means that Rachel has a complete meltdown. “You are a f---king schmuck,” she exclaims. She even continues her crazytown tirade backstage.
So really, Rachel is a double loser, her heart played by Michael, her money played by Nick. What a finale!