Does Madison Prewett Self-Eliminate on the Next Episode of 'The Bachelor'?

Madison Prewett, one of Peter Weber's 'The Bachelor' contestants, is hurt by Peter being "intimate" with someone else.

ABC's "The Bachelor" - Season 24
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Spoilers for this season of The Bachelor. Welp, it's another day closer to The Bachelor finale, and now we have new footage that goes into detail about an old, frustrating storyline—the theme of sex as a source of judgment, which, apparently, is about to become a major thing on the show. We already knew it would be coming up, thanks to show spoilers like Reality Steve, but we're now headed down a path where for the third time in a row—Colton Underwood's virginity and Cassie Randolph's reluctance to do overnights, the whole Luke Parker-Hannah Brown debacle—the show is now revolving around the topic. And in this case, it has major implications on the show finale. So what do we know? 

There's new footage with Prewett.

All right, let's break it down. In the preview, we know that for the first time, the three women left on the show are still staying in the same apartment together. Victoria Fuller rightly points out that this is "awkward." That is correct—and it is likely how Prewett hears that Weber's been intimate with at least one of the other women (the other contestant is Hannah Ann Sluss). During her dinner with Weber, Prewett says, "I wouldn't be able to say yes to the engagement if you have slept with the other women."

And Weber responds: "You would want to possibly give up a forever with each other because of something that happened this week with another relationship of mine?" He adds: "I have been intimate. I can't lie to you about that." Full speculation here, but the theory is that he was potentially intimate with them both. Cue Prewett walking off, and Weber whispering that he's sorry.

Here's the preview:

We know a little bit about the ending...but not all of it.

Maybe Prewett goes home before having her overnight with Weber, but we also know Fuller is eliminated after overnights, so that would be have one woman instead of two for the Final Rose Ceremony? Honestly, my guess is that she self-eliminates at or before the Final Rose, and Weber pursues her off the show. Which brings me to...

Prewett has been spotted filming with producers.

As reported by Reality Steve, Prewett has been spotted filming in her hometown of Auburn, Alabama. This is a very interesting update, and suggests that not only does the show not end in a "typical" way, but that it doesn't end with a proposal and a Final Rose at all.

I suspect it means one of two things: Either that Prewett is filming footage for The Bachelorette, and producers have her in mind as the next lead—if Weber is with Sluss at this moment, that would be my guess, given that Prewett and Sluss were given by far the most flattering edits—or that producers have returned to Auburn to film Weber coming to Prewett's hometown to beg her to take him back. I have a stronger suspicion about the latter, but either way—things are about to get really interesting.

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Katherine J. Igoe

Katherine’s a Boston-based contributor at Marie Claire who covers fashion, culture, and lifestyle—from “Clueless” to Everlane to news about Lizzo. She’s been a freelancer for 11 years and has had roles with Cosmopolitan and Bustle, with bylines in Parents, Seventeen, and elsewhere. It’s “I go to dinner,” not “Her huge ego,” but she responds to both.