'Bachelorette' Finale Part 1 Recap: Brooks' Shocking Confession Leaves Desiree Hartsock Breathless

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Uhhhhhh, yeah -- when Chris Harrison promised us that the two-part finale of The Bachelorette would be the most dramatic thing we've ever seen? He wasn't kidding. (For real this time.)

I don't care who you are or whether or not you've been a fan of Desiree Hartsock throughout her season. What went down during her overnight dates in Antigua is nothing short of ridiculous and heartbreaking. (And really shitty if you ask me.)

Sure, I make fun of girls doing the ugly cry on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette every chance I get, but tonight I just wanted to reach through the TV and give Des a huge hug -- and a bottle of wine or seven.

Who even gives a rat's behind about her dates with Drew and Chris?? Seeing her get dumped by Brooks Forester was one of the most gut-wrenching things I've ever witnessed.

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OMG. What's up with this dude? He loves her, but he isn't in love with her. And even after hearing his mom and sister gush about how great she is, he still boarded the plane to Antigua to cut her loose in paradise -- like a true gentleman? Whaaaaa???

You guys, I felt so freakin' bad for Des when she first saw Brooks before their date and immediately realized something was wrong. And the 20 or so minutes that followed showing both of them crying and snotting all over each other were equally as painful.

It's been obvious all along how crazy she is for this dude -- but hearing Des finally tell Brooks that she loves him even though she knows he doesn't feel the same way? That just plain sucked. I really, really felt for her, and as sexy and honest as Brooks is, I kinda wanted to punch him in the gut for breaking her heart. Even he knows she doesn't deserve to be treated that way -- though that didn't stop him from leaving her sobbing like a baby on a pier in Antigua.

Gah.

Next week's episode is really going to be interesting to watch. But even given tonight's devastating turn of events, I still think I know what will happen on The Bachelorette finale. Fingers crossed that I'm right.

Were you shocked when Brooks broke up with Desiree?

 

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