The third time was the charm of a featured contestant on Monday night’s The Bachelorette finale.
And so, it turns out, it was a rather magical evening at The Fantasy Suite.
As her finale rounded up, Katie Thurston wasn’t just torn between her husband of finalists, Justin Gilles and Blake Moen.
She was also torn about how Greg Gribeau left the show a week ago.
What does it take for Thurston to recover from this grief?
Fun between the sheets with Blake, apparently!
“I love Katie,” Blake said in an on-camera interview before taking her to bed.
“I love her so much. But if Katie is still hanging on to Greg and can’t keep up, there’s no point in getting involved if she has doubts.”
Then Blake poured his heart out on Katie, noting her celebration after she scored a hockey goal during their hometown date that sealed their romantic pact.
He said, “I love you and am so excited about life with you.”
Thurston said she was “speechless” upon hearing such an announcement, only to quickly find the right words.
“As much as I want to be stubborn and love just like you, it’s scary and crazy, but I love you so much and I couldn’t be happier having you here,” she said to Blake.
The stars celebrated with a trip to the Fantasy Suite, where they shared a cheesecake…and then had breakfast.
Katie noted that the experience was “really perfect” and added:
“There is nothing I wanted more than this adventure that I think I could have had together.”
The Bachelorette even told Caitlin Bristow that during her time with Blake in the bedroom, she “was very satisfied, many times” and:
“It was the best day of my life. My heart officially belongs to Blake.”
Before she could turn it over, Katie had to crush Glaze’s hopes and dreams.
“I was looking forward to the day,” she told Justin.
“However, I did spend my night with Blake and at that, I told him I was falling in love with him. And that’s something I can only say to one person.”
“And you’re someone I wanted to explore things with, but given how I feel right now about Blake, knowing I’m in love with him, it wouldn’t make sense for us to move forward and go on this date.
“It doesn’t make sense for you to meet my family and that’s where I am.”
It is understood that Justin expressed his disappointment with Katie’s choice, stating:
“Everything I told you is 100 percent true. I just hope you know how special you are.”
From there, this ending was all about Blake and Katie.
“I’m very unsure and uncomfortable about the decision I’m going to make,” Blake said after looking at the engagement rings.
“I love Katie. I love her so much but the ‘I love you’ that comes with one ring is completely different from the ‘I love you’ one. It’s just.”
Obviously the series had to drag things, but it was obvious at this point where things were headed.
At the proposal site, Katie announced her feelings first, telling her ambitious husband:
“I never knew I would fall in love with you upside down. You are caring, supportive, confident and passionate and you love me for me and that’s a love I didn’t know existed before.
“The night you said you loved me changed my life forever because I knew in that moment that I wanted to love you for the rest of my life. You’re on your own.
“You made me the happiest woman alive and in a changing world I want to be your constant.
“I love you today, tomorrow and forever, and I can’t wait for our adventure to begin.”
Then Moen echoed the sentiment:
“I know what a wonderful wife you would be, or what you would be, but I know there are things that scare you.
“And I know you’ve talked in the past about how you had to compromise the way relationships work and I don’t want you to.
“But I can’t give you what I came for. Because you deserve so much more.”
“You deserve the world and I’m excited to support you and be there for you every day moving forward.”
Then the two kissed, and then the ring came out.
Thurston said yes, giving Blake the last rose in the process.
“It was meant to be,” Katie said. “Like, this exact moment we were always meant to live together.”
Moen proceeded to praise his new fiancée as “the piece I miss that will make life better” and Katie said “that’s a start for good” – and they rode on horseback.
And it was!
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