Kaitlyn Bristowe's journey toward love and marriage on The Bachelorette is finally almost over! She'll hand out her final rose to one of two suitors, either Shawn Booth or Nick Viall, who will in turn propose with a Neil Lane engagement ring. In an awkward turn of events, shown in a sneak peek of Monday's finale, Nick reflects on the fact that he didn't even get a chance to meet the jeweler during Andi Dorfman's season of the show when he came in second.
The clip shows Nick perking up as Lane strolls into his hotel room, armed with his customary briefcase of engagement rings. "Unfortunately, last season, there was a knock on the door, and Andi sent me home," Nick explains. "I never thought I'd be more happy to see Neil Lane than Kaitlyn!"
This season, things are going a little more Nick's way — even though he showed up several episodes in, he and Shawn seem to have an equal hold on Kaitlyn's attention — he apparently gets to choose a ring, though we'll have to wait until Monday to see if she accepts it from him.
At the very least, he'll always have a band to remember Kaitlyn by. Ever the expert jeweler, Lane notices Nick's Claddagh ring in the clip. Kaitlyn and Nick picked out the traditional Irish rings together during a romantic date in Dublin. We're betting Nick hopes she'll get to pair it with a sparkly new diamond!