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When Is ‘The Bachelorette’ Finale Date in 2021? Michelle Young’s Last Episode and ‘After the Final Rose’ Will Air Soon

What we know about ‘The Bachelorette’ finale air date in 2021 and when Michelle Young’s ‘After the Final Rose’ special episode will begin. The 28-year-old also teases what happens when her journey ends on ABC.

The Bachelorette Season 18 finale is coming up sooner than you think, which means Bachelor Nation fans will finally find out who wins Michelle Young’s heart and whether she ends up engaged. So what’s going on with the schedule, particularly with “Men Tell All” throwing off the show’s usual Tuesday night time slot on ABC? Here’s The Bachelorette finale date in 2021 and when Michelle’s “After the Final Rose” special will air on the network.

When is Michelle Young’s ‘Bachelorette’ finale and ‘After the Final Rose’ in 2021?

Michelle Young smiling during her ‘Men Tell All’ reunion in ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 18 in 2021
Michelle Young in ‘The Bachelorette’ 2021 | ABC/John Fleenor

According to The Futon Critic, there are only two episodes left of The Bachelorette Season 18 after the “Men Tell All” special drops on Monday, Dec. 6. The ninth episode of Michelle’s journey, which will likely feature Fantasy Suites, will be released on Tuesday, Dec. 14. Then the three-hour Bachelorette finale will air on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Michelle’s ending will start at 8 p.m. ET, and her “After the Final Rose” special will begin around 10 p.m. ET.

Who could win ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 18 with Michelle Young in the finale?

As of this write-up, there are three men left vying for Michelle’s heart in The Bachelorette Season 18. Following Hometowns, the 28-year-old teacher from Minnesota sent fan-favorite Rodney Mathews home. Now, Joe Coleman, Brandon Jones, and Nayte Olukoya could win Michelle’s heart in the end. But it’s likely only two contestants will make it to the final rose ceremony in the grand finale on Dec. 21. 

What Michelle Young says about her ending ahead of ‘The Bachelorette’ finale

For now, Bachelor Nation fans will have to watch who Michelle chooses in The Bachelorette Season 18 finale. But the lead already teased a few details about her ending. 

When speaking with Extra on Dec. 3, Michelle revealed the next few new episodes include “a lot of emotion.” She also compared the final chapters to a “rollercoaster.” The Bachelorette star then shared what was different about her finale, and she hinted that she didn’t expect her journey to end the way it did.

“I think every season, every love story, every lead goes through something different. They go through their own version of those emotions, however it ends,” Michelle said. “What I can say is that I wasn’t necessarily expecting to have the ending that I did. So yeah, it’s gonna be an interesting ride.”


‘The Bachelorette’: Michelle Young Says Her Finale Is ‘Intense and Emotional’

Nevertheless, it seems Michelle is happily “in love” with herself after filming The Bachelorette Season 18 finale. But does that mean she ends up with someone special during the final rose ceremony? We’ll have to wait and see whether she’s still with her final pick.

“I’m definitely in love with where I’m at right now,” Michelle said. “I’m in a good place.”

The Bachelorette Season 18 airs Tuesday night on ABC. The Bachelor Season 26 with Clayton Echard starts Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.