Matt James’ journey lastly got here to an finish on ‘The Bachelor’ finale, however issues didn’t go as anticipated when he began having doubts after a dialog along with his mother.

The finale of season 25 of The Bachelor begins with Matt James reuniting along with his mother, Patty James, and brother, John James. First, he introduces them to Michelle Young. She opens up about her final relationship, which she mentioned was “unhealthy”, and John assures Michelle that Matt looks like he’s “in place” together with her. Nevertheless, getting together with Patty is, in fact, the final word take a look at.

Michelle insists that she’s sure that Matt is “the one” for her, and Patty is blissful to see that Michelle has a robust household behind her since that’s one thing Matt didn’t at all times have. Patty loves listening to Michelle be open and trustworthy concerning her emotions about Matt. She lets Matt know that Michelle “couldn’t have been sweeter and simpler to be round,” and offers her a stamp of approval.

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Matt James at his closing rose ceremony. (ABC)

Rachael Kirkconnell will get to satisfy Patty and John subsequent. John notices a connection between Matt and Rachael off the bat. Patty loves that Rachael and Matt are assured in being themselves round one another. Rachael assures Patty that she’s able to get engaged and opens up about falling in love with Matt from studying the “little issues” about him week by week. Throughout their dialog, the ladies get emotional whereas speaking a couple of potential future between Rachael and Matt, as nicely. After issues go nicely with each girls, Matt says he’s prepared for an engagement.

Whereas Patty thinks that each Rachael and Michelle are “wonderful,” she additionally urges Matt to watch out with throwing across the phrase “love.” She reminds him that there’s extra to a long-lasting relationship than simply being in love, too. Matt begins to have doubts about whether or not or not he’s really prepared for a long-lasting dedication. He realizes that he doesn’t need to suggest simply because he’s presupposed to or as a result of it’s what Rachael or Michelle need.

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Matt and Michelle on one in every of their dates this season. (ABC)

Matt goes on his closing date with Michelle. They should repel down the facet of a constructing to get to their intimate meal. It’s a hit, and the dialog will get deep afterward. Michelle tells Matt that she’s sure a couple of future collectively, however he’s nonetheless uncertain. Throughout their closing night, he hopes to get extra readability, however as an alternative, he continues to have doubts. Earlier than the tip of the night time, Matt ends his relationship with Michelle, leaving her in tears.

The choice to let go of Michelle leaves Matt much more confused than earlier than. In the case of Rachael, Matt nonetheless doesn’t have the readability he wants about whether or not or not he’s prepared for an engagement. On the finish of the day, he doesn’t need to make the errors that his own father did. He’s anxious concerning the risk that he might harm somebody at some point, similar to his dad harm his mother prior to now.

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Matt and Rachael take a ceramics class on one in every of their dates. (ABC)

Rachael is tremendous excited going into her closing date with Matt, however she’s left utterly blindsided when he cancels on the final minute. Matt tells Chris Harrison that he simply “wants a while,” and there’s nothing Rachael can do besides wait and see what he desires to do subsequent. Regardless of Matt’s fears, he decides to satisfy with Neil Lane and take a look at engagement rings, hoping that seeing a hoop in particular person could assist him make his resolution concerning the future.

Matt chooses a pear-shaped engagement ring, and decides to carry onto it as he contemplates his closing resolution. The subsequent day, Rachael will get a be aware from Matt, the place he apologizes for making her wait. He invitations her to the final rose ceremony, the place he guarantees to lastly give her some solutions.

Rachael pours her coronary heart out to Matt. She guarantees him to decide on him “on daily basis” for the remainder of her life if he’ll let her. Rachael additionally lets Matt know that she’s not simply going to stroll away as a result of issues are powerful. “The whole lot I got here right here on the lookout for, I discovered in you,” Matt tells Rachael. “It’s scary to consider as a result of I need to be every thing to you. I need to be every thing for you that my dad wasn’t to my mother. The simple factor for me to do could be to brush these emotions and feelings off and make you content by proposing to you right now. I couldn’t reside with myself if I put you thru what my mother went by way of. I’ve seen what dashing right into a proposal or marriage can do in my household and it’s ugly. It’s not one thing I need for us. That’s why I can’t suggest to you right now.”

Nevertheless, Matt nonetheless desires to be with Rachael off the present. “That doesn’t imply I need to lose you,” he provides. “After I take into consideration the life I need to reside, I take into consideration residing that life with you. I need to go away right here with you. The reality is that I really like you. I need to be certain that my love is sufficient for you.” Rachael is giddy and assures Matt that his love is sufficient, and she or he accepts his closing rose.