March 08, 2013 10:27am PT by Rebecca Ford
'Bachelor' Sean Lowe Teases 'Emotional' Finale (Video)
In three days, The Bachelor star Sean Lowe no longer will have to keep quiet about his relationship status.
The two-hour finale -- where Sean will decide between Catherine and Lindsay -- airs on Monday night, followed by the live “After the Final Rose” special.
Just days before the finale, Sean stopped by The Hollywood Reporter’s video lounge to talk about the long road to the finale and what viewers can expect to see Monday.
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Sean has had to keep the results of the finale under wraps for months, but THR asked him how he thinks audiences will react to what they see Monday night.
“It’s probably the most emotional episode,” he says. “I think it’s just going to keep viewers on the edge of their seats the entire time because I’m going back and forth on this.”
“All the way up until the end, you’re not going to know what I’m going to do,” he adds.
What we do know from the previews for the finale is that Sean’s mom seems to have some issues with him proposing at the end of the season.
“My mom is the sweetest woman in the world, and she’s a good mom,” Sean tells THR. “She saw the dilemma that I was in -- that I had developed such strong feelings for two women -- and she was feeling stressed out because of it.”
Sean also reveals that his family had been apprehensive about starring on the ABC reality series -- back when Sean was a contestant on Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette. He made it through the hometown visits before being sent home.
“She thought that there's no way that I’m going to find love on a reality show,” he says. “She thought that I might be portrayed in some way that’s not who I am.”
Lowe, who already has seen the final episode, says he’ll be watching the finale from the set of the “After the Final Rose,” which will tape right after the show’s two-hour finale. Is he looking forward to seeing the final two women once again?
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“It’s always awkward to face your exes,” he says, “especially to face someone that had such strong feelings for you and thought they were going to spend the rest of their life with you.”
Sean’s season has been a dramatic one, especially because he has been breaking rules on the structure of the show from the start of the show. In the first episode, he gave out roses throughout the night, whenever he was impressed with a woman, rather than making them wait for the final rose ceremony.
“Going into this I had one objective and that was to see if one of these 25, or 26 women in my case, were for me. And I knew to do that sometimes I had to break the rules,” he says. “I’m happy, and I think everything worked out just the way it was supposed to.”
The two-hour finale of The Bachelor begins at 8 p.m. Monday on ABC, followed by the live “After the Final Rose” special.
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