Season 19 of The Bachelorette just wrapped and, needless to say, the ending was as dramatic as we would expect from this franchise—dare we say, maybe even the “most dramatic finale ever?”
While we were certainly taken on quite the wild ride during Gabby and Rachel’s groundbreaking joint season with things not ending up as we might have hoped for both of our beloved Bachelorettes, that’s not to say that there weren’t plenty of great things that happened along the way.
Now that the season is officially over and we now have a fresh season of Bachelor in Paradise on our plates, let’s recap some of the best things to come from this season of The Bachelorette:
Gabby is a queen in general, but she’s especially queen of creating meme-worthy moments with nothing but her facial expressions. Every time a man says something cringe-worthy during a date, you can rest assured her face will do all the talking before she even has to open her mouth.
Speaking of iconic things about Gabby, her wholesome and hilarious grandpa cannot slip past our radars. We fell in love with Grandpa John during Clayton’s season of The Bachelor, and having Gabby as our Bachelorette meant more moments with our real favorite guy of the season. Plus, nothing filled our hearts with joy more than when he said how much he loves Erich and is happy to see his granddaughter be with him (especially after being on a number of their one-on-one dates).
In 2022, we’ve finally gotten to see international travel return to Bachelor Nation. While we got to see some wanderlust-inducing trips on Clayton’s season, they just didn’t hold a candle to the European adventure on a cruise ship that we got to see this time around. BRB—booking a trip to Paris or Amsterdam ASAP, thanks.
This season is far from the first where something from a contestant’s past came to light while the show was airing (AKA after filming had finished). However, the men this season—other than Hayden, anyway—seemed to be better about addressing these issues head-on, especially during the “Men Tell All” and “After the Final Rose” sit-downs. From Nayte addressing issues that came to light over social media to Erich having to discuss a relationship he ended to go on the show while seated next to his now-fiancée Gabby, the guys have done a decent (or as decent as possible) job of being accountable for their actions. However, we won’t include Tino in that list, as he’s still got a whole lot of work to do to make up for his actions post-filming.
From dream-worthy dates to bloopers that had us loving our leads even more than we already did, this season really was packed with unforgettable moments. We wouldn’t expect any less from this show, but having a unique setup to this season with two Bachelorettes and more men than ever before? Now that really created the perfect equation for a season unlike any other.