Ellen DeGeneres has Colton play word association with several of the remaining contestants and gifts him undies ready for his change from virgin to not-virgin.
Ellen DeGeneres was ready to make her bold prediction for "The Bachelor" final two after watching this past week's episode with Caelynn's brave story, and she made it in front of "The Bachelor" himself, Colton Underwood.
Colton dropped by "Ellen" on Friday where he couldn't say anything about what was coming up, obviously, but he did have an adorable exchange with Ellen about the show's infamous "fantasy suites." The last time he dropped by, filming had yet to begin, but Ellen was already anticipating that week for him.
And because he was a virgin, they joked that he and the ladies would probably spend their time in the fantasy suites playing board games. "Thank you for sending me the games, by the way, but unfortunately we didn’t get to board games," Colton told her Friday.
"I don't want to take anything too out of context, but fantasy suites week was by far the most pivotal week of the whole entire season," Colton said, trying to promote the show, as he was there to do. But Ellen wasn't here for that.
"Oh, I'll bet," she countered with a wicked smile."
"It was. It was a very important week."
"Yeah, I bet it was."
Obviously, he couldn't answer, but Ellen asked anyway if he were engaged, and he gave a very telling answer. "I can definitely say that I'm the happiest that I've ever been in my life," he told her. Sounds like things went pretty well.
But while Colton couldn't say what might happen next with a baker's dozen girls left in the running, Ellen was ready to make her final two prediction. She did it after a fun game of word association where she showed him pictures of various contestants and had him say the first word that came to mind.
"I don't know how you're going to narrow it down, but I think the final two are going to be Cassie and Caelynn," Ellen said. "That's my prediction."
One of the main reasons Ellen chose Caelynn, whom Colton described as "brave" in the word association game, was because of how she confronted her truth, on national television no less, revealing that she and a friend had been raped in college. She spoke for several minutes, detailing the struggles she endured in the immediate aftermath and for months to follow.
For Colton, it was a powerful moment for several reasons. "There's a few moments this season that are actually bigger than the show itself," he said. "The fact that she confided in me with that safe space, I think it also allowed me to grow as a person and realize in society, men and women both need to take the time to listen.
"We're so caught up in our own stories and having what we need to say, but taking the time to actually listen to sit down and really connect with someone else."
There's definitely some truth to his words, as there is evidence of our inability to listen and truly hear other people's truths all around us, from the inability of government to compromise to the toxicity of social media and internet comments.
As powerful as this past week's episode was, Colton promises the upcoming fantasy suites will perhaps be even more pivotal. It remains to be seen if it will be another moment that's bigger than the show, or if it will fall more in line with Ellen's prediction.
At least if it does, he'll be prepared as Ellen totally hooked him up with another pair of her signature boxer briefs, complete with updateable virgin status.
The journey continues on ABC's "The Bachelor," Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.
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