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Oh dear. The Bachelorette US season finale just made Australia's seasons look... mild.

From Blake Garvey to Nick Cummins, Australia’s six seasons of The Bachelor have served up a fair portion of unexpected events.

But when compared to America’s seasons of The Bachelor and Bachelorette, well… we haven’t even seen drama.

The phrase “the most dramatic finale ever” is as trite as reality TV contestants insisting that they’re there for “true love”, but somehow, the US Bachelor and Bachelorette never fail to deliver when it comes to drama.

You see, the bachelorette Hannah – who made worldwide headlines after admitting she had sex in a windmill twice with one of the contestants, before clarifying in the season finale it was, in fact, four times – was left with a final decision between two men in the season finale: Jed and Tyler.

In the car on her way to break up with one of the men, Hannah ordered the car to stop as she told herself she couldn’t go through with the breakup.

She steps out before falling over, seeing a producer rush to her side.

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This basically sums up the finale.

She doesn't know it yet, but this fall is basically an omen for what's to come.

Hannah manages to get back in the car and says a heartbreaking goodbye to the season favourite, Tyler Cameron.

"That’s gonna hurt, but I’m still gonna be your biggest fan and I'm rooting for you," Tyler, who has an engagement ring in his pocket, tells Hannah. "And I’m wishing you and Jed nothing but success."

Tyler leaves, taking America's heart with him.

Jed Wyatt, a musician, arrives with his guitar – which is very characteristic of Jed.

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He sings her a song, also very typical of Jed, seeing Hannah tell him: "I am in complete love with you."

Jed then asks the bachelorette to be his wife, and the two are engaged.

But wait.

The finale continues one month post-engagement, after Hannah sees a story about her fiance in People Magazine that details (with incriminating photo evidence) that Jed actually had a girlfriend right before the show and was purely on the reality show for his music career (see above: unnecessarily bringing guitar to proposal).

"He wanted a platform," the girlfriend told the publication. "He kept telling me, ‘I don’t want my dad to have to help me pay rent anymore.’ He said he only wanted to be top five… to be a major player so that it would be beneficial."

He promised the girlfriend he would return to her post-show. Which was awkward, because he now had a fiance, etc.

When Hannah confronts Jed, he responds: "I should have said something at the fantasy suite, but once that started happening and I started seeing how I was feeling about you, I couldn’t think of anything else," Jed says, begging Hannah for forgiveness. "The reason I held back details is because I was scared that if I told you, you would walk away from me."

But Hannah didn't hesitate to take off her engagement ring, and end their relationship.

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When you find out your fiance also has a... girlfriend.
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AND THAT'S NOT EVEN THE END OF THE DRAMA.

The finale then continues to a live show, where Hannah is reunited with her ex-fiance as he once again apologises and insists he is still in love with her.

"We are not together," Hannah confirms on live TV, with Jed by her side. "When I said those things, the things I said on my engagement day, I thought that was my day. I feel like that was taken from me."

But then... it gets better.

Hannah reunites with her runner-up Tyler, and it's obvious the two still have chemistry.

"He’s been so supportive and so respectful of me, not just on our journey together but even afterwards," Hannah says. “I’ve always said I want somebody to be bold and I’m bold."

She then asks the runner-up out on a date, as the two reveal they're going to give their relationship another shot.

"I make bold moves, and you’re an incredible guy and I’m a single girl, so I just thought maybe we could go for a drink and just hang out," Hannah asks Tyler, unable to hold back her smile.

"I would love to," he replies, “just tell me when, I’m there.”

Hannah's story is quite literally the definition of an emotional roller coaster. And America didn't know how to deal.

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Something tells us our own version just won't quite compare on the drama scale. But who knows what astrophysicist Matt Agnew could conjure up. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

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