When Is ‘The Bachelor’ Finale 2021? Matt James’ Season Will End With ‘After the Final Rose’
The Bachelor Season 25 finale is coming to reveal how Matt James’ dramatic journey will end. But with the “Women Tell All” dropping tonight, March 1, some fans are wondering about the ABC reality show’s schedule for the next few weeks. So when is the 2021 Bachelor finale? Here’s everything you need to know about Matt’s dramatic ending, from the release date and time to who’s hosting the “After the Final Rose” special.
When is ‘The Bachelor’ Season 25 finale air date and time in 2021?
For the past two seasons of The Bachelor, ABC released the finale a week after the “Women Tell All” aired. But it looks like the network might be switching things up for Matt’s season. The cast reunion will drop on Monday, March 1. Then The Bachelor Season 25 Episode 10 will come out the next week — but this isn’t the last episode of 2021.
The Bachelor finale and the “After the Final Rose” special will air on March 15, 2021. Matt’s finale will be released in The Bachelor’s usual Monday night time slot, 8 p.m. EST. As always, the new episode will be 2-hours long. Meanwhile, The Bachelor: After the Final Rose will debut at 10 p.m. EST and last for one hour. So the final episode should be 3-hours long and end at 11:03 p.m. EST. The Bachelor finale and special will also be available to watch the next morning on Hulu.
What happens to Matt James in ‘The Bachelor’ Season 25 finale and ‘After the Final Rose’?
If you plan to watch The Bachelor Season 25 finale, the new episode should reveal who Matt picked during his final rose ceremony. At the end of the Feb. 22 episode, the lead chose his final three women. So Bachelor Nation viewers will see whether Matt sends Bri Springs, Rachael Kirkconnell, or Michelle Young home soon. The finale will also determine whether Matt’s season ended in an engagement when filming wrapped last year.
Meanwhile, The Bachelor finale’s “ATFR” special will not involve Chris Harrison after he defended photos of Rachael at an antebellum plantation-themed fraternity formal in 2018. Now, “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” bestselling author and media personality Emmanuel Acho is set to host “After the Final Rose.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Acho will sit down with Matt and discuss his journey in “an incredibly pivotal episode of one of the most storied shows in television history.” The new host will also speak with the final three women — Bri, Michelle, and Rachael.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers about what happens to Matt James in The Bachelor Season 25 finale.]
Who wins Matt James’ heart in ‘The Bachelor’ finale?
If you cannot wait for The Bachelor finale to air in 2021, Bachelor Nation spoiler king Reality Steve already shared some major spoilers about Matt’s ending. At the start of the season, the blogger claimed Matt sent Bri home after the overnight Fantasy Suite dates and eliminated Michelle before the final rose ceremony. So Rachael allegedly wins Matt’s final rose in the finale.
Meanwhile, Reality Steve stated that Matt and Rachael never got engaged. But Matt and Rachael allegedly decided to continue dating after The Bachelor Season 25 finale. That said, Reality Steve updated Bachelor Nation fans in February, claiming Matt and Rachael broke up.
The Bachelor Season 25 with Matt James airs Monday nights on ABC.