The couple that wins the next challenge is guaranteed a spot in the finals where the winner of $250,000 will be determined in front of a live studio audience. Where will this final challenge take place, you ask? Your answer: Vegas, baby!
The pad pals head into a huge Las Vegas theater where an enormous wall materializes from beneath the stage. The players will be suspended 100 feet in the air for the final challenge, as they must dance vertically high above the stage floor. They will each train with a member of Cirque Du Soliel for a performance in front of a panel of judges. The last place couple will be eliminated from the competition immediately. Needless to say, this is not the best news for anyone who is afraid of heights.
It's Show Time!
Michael and Holly aren't in sync during rehearsals. Neither are Ella and Kirk. Michelle and Graham are a little scared and Kasey and Vienna are... well... Kasey and Vienna. Come show time, the teams learn that the three judges are competitors of Bachelors and Bachelorettes past: Trista, Jason M. and Ali F.
Michelle and Graham don't do the speediest routine in the world, but they do stay in sync. Kirk does really well during his routine, but Ella has her share of troubles on the wall. Kasey and Vienna perform like total pros. Michael and Holly know they must put their differences aside to bring their A-game. They do just that. It's enough to win a guaranteed spot in the finals. Unfortunately, Kirk and Ella were deemed to have given the worst performance, so they head home.
Having won the challenge, it's up to Holly and Michael to pick the team that will join them in the finals. They chat with Kasey and Vienna first. As you may have guessed, Kasey is rather intense during the discussion. As you may have guessed, Vienna isn't happy about that.
Holly and Michael tell Graham and Michelle that their best chance to win the competition is to go up against Kasey and Vienna as opposed to them. This has Graham rather upset, as he thought Michael was his friend. Michelle does her best to calm down her partner. It isn't easy.
The Rose Ceremony
When it comes time to hand out the roses, nobody seems to know what's about to go down. Michael and Holly believe their decision is all about being selfless or selfish. They believe they'll win if they pick Kasey and Vienna. They also feel they'll be giving away $250,000 if they pick Graham and Michelle. At the end of the day, they decide to be selfless and pick Graham and Michelle. That means Kasey and Vienna are headed out the door. So here are your final four: Holly, Michael, Graham and Michelle!
The Return of the Pad Pals
Every Bachelor and Bachelorette who stepped into the pad at the beginning of the season is back in front of a studio audience. We learn that Ames and Jackie are no longer together after their brief, romantic adventure. Too bad.
Just when you thought the whole Jake-Vienna-Kasey drama was over, things go down an unexpected road when Kasey apologizes to Jake for some of the things he said at the pad. The K-man even gets a little choked up after seeing how he acted. He wants everyone to know he's not that guy. Kasey also admits that the relationship he sees onscreen with Vienna isn't a healthy one. But Erica believes there's still hope for them as a couple.
Blake the Snake
Chris Harrison puts Blake in the hot seat about his fake attraction to Melissa and his real feelings for Holly. It was an emotional ride to say the least. Blake says he's madly in love with Holly. The two of them are even going to start living together in South Carolina. But wait, there's more! Blake actually proposed to Holly and she said yes.
The Final Four
Holly, Michael, Graham and Michelle come out on stage. At this point, Michael is one of only three people in the room who doesn't know Holly and Blake are engaged. He finds out soon enough. It's awkward, but Michael handles himself just fine. In other news, we learn that Michelle recently lost her dad to cancer and Graham was there for her every step of the way.
The Final Vote
The remaining couples field a few questions from the other pad pals before the final vote. When all is said and done, Michael and Holly are the last couple standing. But the game isn't over. The final two are separated where they must decide if they want to share the money or not. If they both choose share, they'll spilt the winnings. If one chooses to "share" and the other opts "keep," the keeper keeps it all. If both choose "keep," neither gets the cash and the loot is split between the other pad pals.
Holly reveals that she believes Michael deserves the money, so she picks "share." As for Michael, he's feeling a bit hurt by the fact that he was keep in the dark about the recent engagement. But through it all, Holly has always been his faithful partner. He picks "share," too. Michael and Holly will split the $250,000 grand prize as the Season 2 winners of Bachelor Pad!