Jillian rejects Reid’s proposal but accepts Ed’s, and volcanoes erupt with excitement

Jillian Harris ended her drama-filled Bachelorette 5 odyssey by selecting Ed Swiderski after rejecting both Kiptyn Locke and Reid Rosenthal, who returned to try to be a spoiler, telling Jillian he loved her and proposing to Jillian, as if it was his show.

Jillian and Ed’s bedroom problems have apparently been solved, if intense symbolism is to be believed: After they were shown in the bedroom making out, the editors included a shot of a volcano erupting. Subtle. At least that helps to re-erect Ed’s manhood after the show all but mocked him for performance issues a few weeks ago.

At the end of the finale, Ed proposed to Jillian, saying, according to People, “I want to be with you forever. I want to have a family with you. I want you to give me a hard time when we’re 80 years old. Jillian, will you marry me?” She said yes–which wasn’t a surprise, considering earlier, she romantically said Ed “better not fucking disappoint me.”

You know what I want? A season of The Bachelorette to end with the woman proposing. She’s been in charge of selecting her potential partner, so it only makes sense. Of course, this is the way each season of the spin-off ends in order to pull itself back from the precipice of violating tradition and gender roles. And if it helps Ed feel better about his volcano problem, it’s all good.

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