It seems like Gerry Turner’s journey as The Golden Bachelor only just began, yet somehow The Golden Bachelor finale is fast approaching with only one episode left this season.
On Nov. 30, ABC will air a special two-hour finale which will see Gerry choosing between his final two women: Leslie Fhima or Theresa Nist. The episode promises to bring plenty of drama as Gerry must choose between the two amazing women after introducing them to his family. Before Gerry hands out his final rose, let’s look back on everything you should know heading into the finale!
The Golden Bachelor season 1 premiered on September 28, 2023
The first season of The Golden Bachelor began on Thursday, September 28, 2023, premiering at 8/7c before the new season of Bachelor in Paradise. The premiere first season of the show had been in the works for years at ABC before finally coming to fruition and this season has definitely been worth the wait.
While the premiere, and most episodes this season, was only an hour long, ABC has managed to pack a lot into each episode of the show.
During the premiere, Gerry Turner was introduced to the world as the show’s first Golden Bachelor and met the 22 incredible women competing this season.
22 women met Gerry Turner on Night 1
The premiere saw Gerry meeting 22 women from all walks of life, ranging from age 60 to 75. Here’s a quick recap of the 22 women introduced on Night 1:
- April Kirkwood: 65 years old
- Anna Zalk: 61 years old
- Christina Kempton: 73 years old
- Edith Aguirre: 60 years old
- Ellen Goltzer: 71 years old
- Faith Martin: 60 years old
- Jeanie Howard: 65 years old
- Joan Vassos: 60 years old
- Kathy Swarts: 70 years old
- Leslie Fhima 64 years old
- Maria Trice: 60 years old
- Marina Perera: 60 years old
- Nancy Hulkower: 60 years old
- Natascha Hardee: 60 years old
- Pamela Burns: 75 years old
- Patty James: 70 years old
- Peggy Dercole: 69 years old
- Renee Halverson-Wright: 67 years old
- Sandra Mason: 75 years old
- Susan Noles: 66 years old
- Sylvia Robledo: 64 years old
- Theresa Nist: 70 years old
Faith Martin got Gerry’s first impression rose
There were a total of 16 roses given out on the first night of the season with 15 of those roses being handed out to the women during the first rose ceremony of the night. So what about that sixteenth rose? Well, keeping with Bachelor Nation tradition, the first rose of the season was given out before the first rose ceremony of the season with Faith Martin earning the season’s first impression rose.
Faith and Gerry hit it off immediately on the first night of the season, sweeping Gerry off his feet from the moment she arrived at the Bachelor Mansion on a motorcycle. Their connection only became stronger when she serenaded him with her guitar and a song, which is why many were shocked Faith did not make it to the end.
Golden Bachelor Elimination recap
Over the course of just a few short episodes, Gerry Turner quickly managed to narrow down the field sending a number of women home every episode leading up to the final episodes of the season. The first episode of the season brought the most eliminations with six women being sent home, followed by four eliminations in Week 2, and three eliminations from Week 3 through Week 5. Here’s a quick recap of how the eliminations unfolded across the season:
- Week 1 Eliminations: Anna, Maria, Pamela, Patty, Sylvia, and Renee.
- Week 2 Eliminations: Jeanie, Peggy, Marina (Self-Eliminated), and Natasha.
- Week 3 Eliminations: Christina, Edith, and Joan.
- Week 4 Eliminations: April, Kathy, and Nancy.
- Week 5 Eliminations: Ellen, Sandra, and Susan.
- Week 6 Elimination: Faith.
Fans were shocked when Faith was sent home after hometowns
In episode 6, Gerry jetted off across the country to meet the families of his final three women: Faith Martin, Leslie Fhima, and Theresa Nist. Throughout the episode, it became clear that Gerry had developed genuine feelings for all three women and he even told two of the women that he was falling in love with them. Those two women were Faith and Leslie, which made many fans believe Theresa would be sent home.
Instead, in a shocking turn of events, Faith was eliminated after hometowns in what was the season’s most unexpected elimination. The move was totally unexpected and fans were very vocal in expressing their shock over Gerry’s decision:
Golden Bachelor finale spoilers
On November 30, The Golden Bachelor season 1 comes to a close with the 2-hour finale. The episode will see Gerry introducing both Leslie and Theresa to his family before being tasked with his most difficult decision of the season as he must pick between the two women.
Many fans are speculating that Gerry ends up with Leslie due to a number of clues that have been uncovered leading up to the finale including social media posts. However, it seems it might be Theresa that Gerry ends up with at least according to Realty Steve, who reported Theresa is the winner just days before the finale.
During the 2-hour finale, we’ll finally learn for certain which woman Gerry chooses and whether the pair are still together. It’s also expected that we will get the usual After the Final Rose segment which will see Gerry come face-to-face with Leslie and Theresa for an interview with host Jesse Palmer.
We also are anticipating ABC will use the finale to formally announce the renewal of The Golden Bachelor following the casting announcement that seemed to confirm another season is in the works. It’s also possible that ABC could announce The Golden Bachelorette, an announcement that many fans are hoping for after what has been an amazing first season of The Golden Bachelor.
You can catch up before The Golden Bachelor finale via Hulu
Before Gerry Turner picks his final woman in the season finale on Nov. 30, you can relive his journey as the first Golden Bachelor through Hulu which is streaming all episodes of the show. You can watch The Golden Bachelor season 1 via Hulu by following these steps:
- Visit signup.hulu.com/plans
- Select a payment plan from the following:
- Hulu with Ads
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- Hulu + Live TV Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- Create an account
- Enter your chosen payment method
- Login to stream via your account