RIGHTO: In tonight’s giant ad for the gorgeous Northern Territory, Bachelorette Ali found her love in Taite which means poor angel Todd was left absolutely heartbroken. In fact, I would go as far to say it equalled the brutality of Matty J‘s rejection in Georgia Love‘s season.
For the full recap, aggressively click on the below.
Funnily enough, Taite appeared to be bloody terrified of Ali’s three-year plan in the beginning of the episode. From the get go Ali’s been real clear about getting married and having kids but as things started to progress, Taite realised he sort-of-kind-of-wasn’t-ready-for-it.
As the man says, he’s here to find love – not be a father and husband in a hot second.
And look, fair enough.
So Taite tells Ali this in so many words and she’s absolutely devastated.
It gets even uglier especially when Ali asks, “Do you love me?” and Taite still can’t give her the answer she wants. He does say his feelings are certainly heading that way but he really doesn’t want to put a timer on their relationship.
After their chat, Taite actually tells the camera that he feels like he’s just pushed Ali away.
At the time, I boldly sat back and thought: ‘Hey, Todd might have a chance here’ but boy was I wrong.
MEANWHILE, on Todd’s final one-one-one time with Ali, he utters all of these words:
“I’m always going to sacrifice for you”
“I’m thinking of marriage and kids with you, I see you as the mother of my children.”
“I would do anything to make you happy. And I want to give it to you forever.”
Around the country, Bachie viewers put their roses out because they know Todd is going to get his heart broken into tiny little pieces.
Their timelines just don’t match. It’s as simple as that.
THIS IS GOING TO HURT. BRACE YOURSELVES ???? #BacheloretteAU— Bron (@BronWinnie) November 15, 2018
TODD IS GOING TO PROPOSE AND ALI WILL SAY NO AND WE HAVE TO WATCH HIS HEART BREAK #BacheloretteAU— Alyssa Jean (@lyssa_jean23) November 15, 2018
And then it happens.
The 26-year-old future copper steps out of the limo first… tucked in his pocket is a beautiful ring with an impressive rock on it from ~Dracakis Jewellers~.
In Ali’s ‘goodbye’ speech to Todd, she practically tells him he ticks every single box but as she’s learned on this journey, it’s not all about the checklist.
Something is missing.
The look of realisation on Todd’s face is the equivalent of your dog watching you leave for a three month stint in Europe. And even though the poor bloke crumbles, he’s such a good human being about it.
“I’m so happy for you,” he says through tears. “You found yourself a great guy.”
“I want you to be happy.”
“If you do ever need me I’ll always be there.”
Fucking hell, Todd.
As you can imagine, Twitter is in TEARS.
I HAVE NEVER CRIED ON THIS TV SHOW BEFORE. ALI, YOU SAVAGE. #BacheloretteAU— Lili/Stef ♡ (@lilithia) November 15, 2018
Todd for bachelor. Todd for king of the universe. Todd for everything. #BacheloretteAU— jerd (@jerd55240747) November 15, 2018
Okay this is Matty J level trauma ???????? #BacheloretteAU— Holly???? (@hollyjaynedavey) November 15, 2018
SELL THE RING TODD! MAKE SOME MONEY! #BacheloretteAU— Fox FM (@FoxFM) November 15, 2018
#BacheloretteAU GOD THIS IS AGONISING TO WATCH— cat | exam season (@kitcrisis) November 15, 2018
TODD SWEET BABY TODD NOOO I WILL MARRY YOU I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE #BacheloretteAU— K (@kimberrlily) November 15, 2018
OH MY GOD THIS IS SO TERRIBLE & AWFUL #BacheloretteAU— Lou (@Henabebe) November 15, 2018
I think this is a good move, tell the guy who has professed his love for you to piss off and choose the guy who honestly would rather have his testicles doused in lemon juice and then run through a paper shredder than date you that you choose him…..it's genius! #BacheloretteAU— Colonel Kickhead (@colonelkickhead) November 15, 2018
A gentleman even through rejection. ❤️ #BacheloretteAU— Sophie (@SophieSophsal) November 15, 2018
Todd being noble and pragmatic and trying to be happy for her at the end is the most heartbreaking thing of all. #bacheloretteau— Chrissie (@MengonsumsiKopi) November 15, 2018
so i’m fucking in tears SOBBING HOW THE FUCK DOES ALLIE CHOOSE TAITE AFTER TODD SAID I LOVE YOU AND THAT HE WOULD SACRIFICE EVERYTHING FOR HER???? THIS IS CALLED FUCKED UP AND MT BABY TODD DOES NOT DESERVE THIS #BacheloretteAU— jen (@canbeneeedy) November 15, 2018
ali, i respect your decision and all, but if it's THAT hard to say goodbye to todd maybe he was the one? #bacheloretteau— Brianna Laguna (@briannalagunaaa) November 15, 2018
If you're crying on the ground, surely you picked the wrong one? #BacheloretteAU— This Is Hannoween (@hanaphylaxis) November 15, 2018
Put your Armour out for Todd tonight. #bacheloretteau— Michael Keating ✈️???????? (@D_Keating) November 15, 2018
But despite the crushing heartbreak, life goes on and for Todd, things might just be looking up.
OH YEAH, the happy couple.
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Photo bomb! ???? We are outdoorsy adventurers aren’t we lovey! ???? These past couple of months have been so hard, long distance relationship plus keeping us a secret plus how over the moon happy I am! I’ve never been more spiritually, emotionally, physically connected and in love. You light up my world beautiful! ???? ❤️ #bacheloretteau #mrright #onelove #youaremyeverything
Yeah, alright they’re pretty cute.