The Bachelorette September 20, 2022 Revealed Tino Cheating. New Bachelor Headliner & More (Recap)
Hey, Bachelor Nation fans. Tonight, September 20, 2022, the finale episode of The Bachelorette 2022 edition with headliners Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey did indeed air, and we finally got to see a conclusion to this very messy season.
Tonight’s finale episode kicked off with Gabby and Rachel back live in studio with host Jesse Palmer to finally conclude their very long, grueling season.
Then, we saw more Bachelorette episode footage. It picked up with Gabby freaking out over Erich telling her he might not want to get engaged right away and just date her outside of the show. Gabby told the private cams, “Nobody can tell me I’m crazy. He said, “I want leave here and date you. I wanna be someone who wants to be with me.”
Gabby went back to talk with Erich. Erich told Gabby, “If you were to leave me, right now, I would be destroyed. I think what we have is genuine. I want this to work. I really do. I’m being 100 percent honest with you,” and they kissed. Gabby told the private cams, “I love Erich, and I wanna be with him forever. It’s scary because it could be taken away at any second.”
After all of that, we saw Rachel’s side of the coin. Things picked up with Rachel telling the private cams, “My break up with Aven was really tough because I still had feelings for him, but my final guy is Tino, and I can’t wait to tell him.”
Rachel and Tino talked about his meeting with her parents. She said, “It went really well. How are you feeling about everything?” Tino said, “Amazing. You’re made for me.” Rachel said, “I feel like you’re my perfect match. You’re the only one here. It’s you. I’ve been so excited to tell you,” and they kissed. Tino told the private cams, “I’m on cloud 9 right now.”
Next, we got footage of Rachel and Gabby talking about how great their final guys are and how they’re about to be engaged to their dream guys.
Tino met up with Rachel at the final rose ceremony, and they kissed and talked. Rachel told Tino, “Your charm and humor is just undeniable. I’ve never met anyone like you. You make me want to be a better person every day. I don’t think I could be happier than I am in this moment because I’m madly in love with you. I want to spend the rest of my life with you.”
Tino said, “You’ve made me feel calm and confident. This experience made me believe in fate. Your charm and intelligence makes me fall more in love with you everytime I see you. This love is as real as can be. I love you so much.
I want to dedicate the rest of my life to making you feel cherished and love the way you deserve. Will you marry me?” Rachel said, “Yes. A million times,” and they hugged and kissed. She said, “Tino, will you accept this final rose.” He said, “Always.”
Back LIVE in studio, Rachel told Jesse, “Me and Tino were really great for a while, but we went through a difficult time. However, I always tried, but I wasn’t feeling the same support from Tino. He brought up concerns about past relationships coming to light, and he cheated on me.”
Then, they showed more Bachelorette episode footage of Rachel talking to Gabby about Tino cheating on her. Rachel told Gabby, “It’s so far off of what his character is. I don’t wanna believe it ever happened. He doesn’t even seem really sorry about it. He told me not to tell anyone.” Gabby said, “Tino only cares about his image, not you. You need to tell him you deserve better and kick him the b#%lls. You don’t deserve this.”
Next, we got footage of Rachel confronting Tino about his cheating scandal in the Bachelorette episode footage. Tino told Rachel, “I messed up and kissed another girl. The second I did, I realized I belonged with you. I just tried to get passed it. It was a girl I met before the show. I ran into her at a bar after the show ended.”
Tino went on to talk with Rachel claiming that she refused to go to therapy. Rachel denied that claim saying he was lying. Rachel was adamant about trying to go to therapy, and Tino admitted that he was happy about the time she did go to therapy or something. It was very confusing.
Eventually, Tino told Rachel, “It was a onetime mistake. Is there a way this works out?” Rachel said, “I think you owe me a lot of answers first.” At this point, Tino walked out and told the producers, “Rachel just wants to beat me up and make me look bad. Just tell her to break up with me. Let me out!”
Tino came back and asked Rachel, “What did you want out of this conversation?” Rachel said, “The answers I deserve.” Tino tried to explain saying, “The kiss seemed like a small thing, and I didn’t want to pile onto everything else that you were going through at the time.” Rachel got really mad that he referred to kissing the other girl as a small thing. Then, they started arguing. There was some confusion that took place with their communication, and Tino walked out again.
At one point, Tino told Rachel,”I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.” However, Rachel just kept demanding an apology from him. So, he really didn’t know what else to do.
The last time Tino walked out, Rachel went out to tell him, “I’m owed an answer for why you did what you did!” Tino came back inside the house and told Rachel, “I do love you. I just want you.” Rachel said, “I’m done. This is such a big deal for me. I’m done,” and she gave him his engagement ring back.
Tino said, “You deserve someone amazing. That could’ve been me, and I let you down. I’m really sorry.” Then, he left. Rachel told the private cams, “Did that really just happen? I actually feel crazy right now.”
Back LIVE in studio, Rachel told Jesse, “I felt so confused. Like I wasn’t getting the full story from Tino. I couldn’t move forward because he couldn’t give me the answers I needed. He made me feel like it was my fault he cheated. I still have love for Tino, but I’m no longer in love with him.”
Former Bachelorette headliner Katlyn Bristowe told Rachel, “You owed Tino nothing. I’m so proud of you. We’re here to support you no matter what.” Rachel told Jesse that she still demanded an apology from Tino.
Then, Tino came out to talk to Rachel, and he told her again, “I’m so sorry, and I didn’t want any of that to happen. My actions are on me, and I own them completely. You were always so amazing to me, and you didn’t deserve what I did.”
At this point, Tino kept saying that during their difficulties, Rachel told him, “I don’t want to wear the ring anymore, and that devastated me.” Rachel got really mad and denied ever saying that. Tino went on to say, “I let my insecurities lead me to do what I did, and that’s my fault, and I’m truly sorry.”
Rachel said, “You’re still talking in circles, and nothing still makes sense to me. What you did is absolutely inexcusable,” which Tino had already admitted to.
Then, Aven made a return appearance to talk to Rachel. He told her, “This is tough, and you don’t deserve any of this. You wanna get out of here and go on a date?” Rachel said yes, and she ran off with Aven. So, that was that.
Next, Gabby came back on stage. Then, we saw Bachelorette episode footage of Gabby and Erich’s finale. Erich and Gabby greeted each other with a hug at the final rose ceremony.
Gabby told Erich, “When I first saw you, my heart skipped a beat. You loved me before I knew how to love me. You mean the world to me. I thought you were too good to be true, but you are true. I wanna love you as long as you’ll let me.”
Erich told Gabby, “You deserve someone that’s going to give you a 100 percent, and I wanna be that person for you. You bring out the best in me. When I met you, I felt like I was 100 percent myself. Like I had met my soulmate. You make me feel like I’m the only person in the world. I love you.
You’re the most amazing person I’ve ever met. I wanna spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?” Gabby said, “Yes,” and they kissed. Gabby said, “Erich, will you accept this final rose?” Eric said,”I do accept this final rose,” and they hugged.
Back LIVE in studio, Erich arrived and greeted Gabby with a passionate hug and kiss. They talked about how great their engagement was. Erich explained why he went ahead and proposed after feeling unsure the night before. He said, “I just wanted a happy ending, and I wanted to make sure that we were both on the same page.”
At one point, they talked about the difficulties they faced after the show. Erich addressed issues about a girl who accused him of breaking up with her so he could go on The Bachelorette show and build a career out of it. Erich did confess to leading the girl on and apologized for that.
He said, “I used the show as an excuse not to confront her and tell her our relationship wasn’t long term. I wasn’t sure that the Bachelorette show was real. However, after I met Gabby, everything changed. I love her with all my heart. I want this to be forever.” Gabby said, “I appreciate Erich’s accountability to own up to what he did to that girl. That’s all I could ever ask for. We’re just doing our best.”
Gabby went on to say that she looks forward to doing more things together with Erich since they’ve been apart for so long for the show. Gabby got advice from Bachelorette Alums Michelle Young, Becca Kufrin and Kaitlyn Bristowe. Gabby’s Grandpa John said,”I’m tickled pink for Gabby and Erich.”
After all of that, Jesse revealed that the new headliner for the upcoming The Bachelor 2023 edition is Zach Shallcross from Rachel and Gabby’s season. Zach said, “I’m ready to find my best friend, and the break up with Rachel didn’t detour that. What I want the most out of this is to fall in love with my best friend.”
Bachelor nation alums Shaun Lowe and his wife Catherine Giudici gave Zach some advice. They also updated that they’re living a great life with three beautiful children.
Then, Jesse told Zach, “Your journey starts now. Some of your women will meet you LIVE on this stage, and one of them is going to get a first impression rose.” However, Jesse revealed that America will actually decide who gets the first impression rose.
Then, they brought out five of the women to meet Zach. Afterwards, America voted for who should get the first impression rose. It turned out to be a girl named Brianna. During her first meeting with Zach, she brought a camera and took a selfie photo of him and her together, and she told him to keep it to remember her. With that first impression rose, Brianna will be safe from the first rose ceremony elimination.
They capped off this finale episode with a very long preview clip of the new “Bachelor In Paradise” 2022 edition, which is scheduled to debut next Tuesday night, September 27, 2022 at approximately 7 pm central standard time on ABC. So, we’ll see you all back here with full coverage of that next week.
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