‘The Bachelor’: What Happens in Peter Weber’s Finale? The Drama Won’t End Until ‘After the Final Rose’ Is Filmed

Peter Weber’s season of The Bachelor has been filled with turbulence, but will the pilot bring us down safely or crush us with a crash landing? After enduring seven episodes of nonstop drama, it’s starting to feel like the latter. So what happens in the finale of Weber’s Bachelor journey? Apparently, the ending won’t be over until After the Final Rose is done filming.

Chris Harrison and Peter Weber tease ‘The Bachelor’ ending before the premiere

Chris Harrison and  Peter Weber attend ABC Television's Winter Press Tour 2020 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 08, 2020 in Pasadena, California.
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Prior to The Bachelor premiere on Jan. 9, Weber confirmed season 24 will not be spoiled

“I’m very confident that no one is going to be able to spoil it,” Weber told The Hollywood Reporter. He then shared that there is a specific reason for his confidence. But of course, the 28-year-old didn’t give away any exact details. Instead, Weber expressed his excitement, possibly teasing what’s to come.

“I’m excited for everyone to just come along for the journey and not know what happens at the end, and just be able to live it out with me,” he said. 

But did Weber’s remarks mean fans will witness the ending when the bachelor experiences the finale in real-time? According to an interview with Good Morning America, Chris Harrison revealed Weber’s season finale will be unpredictable. 

“You truly aren’t gonna know how it’s going to end until the very end,” the host said. “It’s possible it’s still not over.”

ABC executive claims what happens in ‘The Bachelor’ finale won’t materialize until ‘After the Final Rose’

Now, seven weeks into Weber’s season, Rob Mills — ABC’s Senior Vice President of Alternative Series, Specials & Late-Night Programming — hinted the real reason why The Bachelor Season 24 finale will remain unspoiled. And according to the network exec, Weber won’t receive a proper ending until After the Final Rose is filmed. 

“It is crazy,” Mills said of Weber’s finale. “What we’ve seen about the finale over the years is that the ‘finale’ is really on that night when the show goes live. There’s a lot of craziness, it’s a roller coaster.”

He continued: “But I would say even now the roller coaster hasn’t ended, and it won’t end until after After the Final Rose.”

But will anything dramatic manifest by the time AFTR is filmed? When speaking with Entertainment Tonight on Feb. 5, Weber admitted he is in a good place. And ultimately, the Delta pilot revealed he is happy with how the season ended, even this far after production wrapped.

“I can say I’m happy and I followed my heart,” he said. Weber also noted his frontrunner hasn’t changed since week 4. 

Peter Weber teases his ‘Bachelor’ finale

Regardless of what happens, anything is possible and fans will just have to wait and see who Weber picks. But even so, the final week of filming The Bachelor was still a wild ride. 

“This season will take you on a roller-coaster ride like no other,” Harrison told Entertainment Tonight in January. “And right up until the end when Peter and I sit down and have to have a very tough heart-to-heart — actually a couple of them that final week — it really is like any season that we’ve had before.”

The host added Weber’s role as the bachelor is “very raw” and “emotional.” So it’s no surprise that “the way this ends, no one will see coming.”

Then when speaking with Glamour, Weber admitted the last week of filming The Bachelor was the most challenging, even in comparison to his breakup with Hannah Brown on The Bachelorette

The Bachelorette [elimination], obviously, was horrible and that was heartbreaking,” Weber said. “But this one is [is the hardest week of my life] for different reasons. This one was a lot harder for me.”

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