For weeks, The Bachelor fans have been calling Madison Prewett the frontrunner of Peter Weber’s season. The Auburn alum managed to remain drama-free, completely fixated on her relationship with Pilot Pete. But following the week 9 cliffhanger, everyone is worried Madison is about to quit the ABC reality series. So does Madison return or leave Weber’s Bachelor season? Here’s what we know.
[Spoiler alert: The Bachelor Season 24, Episode 9.]
Madison Prewett tells Peter Weber her expectations in ‘The Bachelor’ Season 24, Episode 9
At the start of The Bachelor Season 24, Episode 9 on Feb. 24, Madison opens up about her concerns for Fantasy Suite week. During Hometowns, Madison reveals she is saving herself for marriage. So she is worried about Weber being intimate with the other women — Hannah Ann Sluss and Victoria Fuller.
“If you were to sleep with anyone else next week, it would be really hard for me to move forward,” Madison tells Weber at the end of the week 8 rose ceremony.
She then clarifies she isn’t giving the bachelor an ultimatum and doesn’t want to dictate his choices. Rather, Madison is asking Weber not to have sex with anyone during Fantasy Suites. But Weber says it wouldn’t be fair to his other relationships.
Following Victoria F. and Hannah Ann’s overnight dates, Madison finally meets up with Weber. At the dinner portion, Madison admits she felt discouraged and apologizes for making it feel like an ultimatum.
That said, she then reveals her own struggles, opening up about her core values and how she is saving herself for marriage. But even so, she doesn’t expect Weber to make the same choices and just wants to be honest about her expectations.
In response, Weber says he “respects the hell” out of Madison. He also admits they aren’t the same in that regard. And in the end, he agrees — they don’t have to be the same. Nevertheless, when Weber asks about Madison’s expectations, she shares the reality of the situation.
“I wouldn’t be able to say ‘yes’ to an engagement and continue to move forward if you have slept with the other women,” Madison says. “And I’m not trying to come across as judgemental or hold something over your head. But those are my expectations that I have in life.”
Why ‘The Bachelor’ fans think Madison Prewett leaves Peter Weber’s season
After Madison lays out her expectations, Weber asks his contestant if she would give up a forever with him because of one moment with another relationship. Madison can’t wrap her mind around the idea of accepting a proposal a week after Weber slept with someone else. She’s struggling and admits she has been fighting with herself throughout The Bachelor process.
“I’ve sacrificed a lot and I’ve compromised a lot,” Madison says. “I pushed myself in a lot of ways that I wouldn’t normally for anybody else. But you’re worth it and I’m fighting.”
Then Weber reveals he has been intimate. He also claims he can see them together at the end of the show. However, he can also see it with Hannah Ann and Victoria F. Madison excuses herself and both parties are in tears, torn about their relationship.
Eventually, Weber chases after Madison. He says he can’t lose her and doesn’t want her to leave. “Don’t walk away. I know I’m not perfect, I’m not even close,” Weber says. “If you can honestly see you and me together forever, do not walk away. Please don’t. I know I’ve hurt you, I’m sorry for that. Please don’t walk away from this.”
Now, fans don’t know whether Madison simply left Weber for the evening or quit The Bachelor altogether. Then in the week 10 preview, Hannah Ann and Victoria F. are seen at the final three rose ceremony. Madison is notably missing, possibly indicating the 23-year-old leaves. But is it a fakeout? Maybe.
[Spoiler alert: The Bachelor Season 24, Episode 10.]
Reality Steve reveals whether Madison Prewett returns or leaves Peter Weber before the finale
On Feb. 22, Bachelor Nation blogger, Reality Steve, shared spoilers in regards to the March 2 episode of The Bachelor. The episode will focus on the “Women Tell All” special. But, as the aforementioned promo indicated, the episode will also feature the final three rose ceremony after overnight dates.
Picking up where we left off, Victoria F. and Hannah Ann will arrive at the rose ceremony first. Then according to Reality Steve, Madison didn’t leave The Bachelor during her overnight date with Weber. She shows up late to the rose ceremony. But she does, indeed, return. Nonetheless, it’s possible there will be some lingering tension.
“[Madison’s] body language isn’t great, but ultimately, Peter sends Victoria home, Hannah Ann accepts her rose,” Reality Steve wrote on Twitter. “And when Peter says Madison’s name, she pauses, then reluctantly accepts. This is when the WTA will start.”
Meanwhile, on Feb. 25, Reality Steve unveiled a few more details in regards to The Bachelor Week 10 episode. Prior to the elimination, Hannah Ann is “especially” uncomfortable that Madison isn’t at the rose ceremony. This is shown in the preview
Later, the blogger revealed The Bachelor Season 24 finale promo after the “Women Tell All” special will show Weber’s final two — Hannah Ann and Madison — meeting his family. The franchise also replayed the clip of Weber’s mother, Barbara, pleading her son to “bring her home to us.” So expect some more drama ahead. But is it with Madison or Hannah Ann?
On Feb. 25, Reality Steve unveiled a few more details in regards to The Bachelor Week 10 episode. Prior to the elimination, Hannah Ann is “especially” uncomfortable that Madison isn’t at the rose ceremony. This is shown in the preview for the March 2 episode.
“It just makes me feel uncomfortable,” Hannah Ann says. “I want to be here so bad, I want to feel chosen.”
In a season filled with unexpected twists and turns, it’s impossible to confirm who Weber picks in the grand finale — or who Barbara wants her son to go after. At this point, both Madison and Hannah Ann appear to have their own concerns moving forward. But regardless of how The Bachelor ends, it seems Pilot Pete is satisfied with the conclusion.
“I went into the experience hoping for the best, and where I am now, I couldn’t be happier,” Weber told People in December.