It seems only fitting that this dramatic season of Bachelor Pad would conclude with an explosive finale – featuring shocking relationship updates, an on-air engagement and a very unexpected allocation of the prize money.
The final two couples vying for the $250,000 jackpot were fan favorite Rachel Trueheart and her partner Nick Peterson, and season villain Chris Bukowski and his partner Sarah Newlon.
Who took home the cash? Read on for spoilers.
After an unpredictable and drama-filled season of Bachelor Pad, it has come down to just two couples – Chris Bukowski and Sarah Newlon, and Rachel Truehart and Nick Peterson – who must rely on the votes of their former housemates to claim the ABC show's $250,000 prize.
In The Bachelor world, Chris Bukowski, 25, has taken over for Kalon as public enemy No. 1. But the Chicagoan defended his women-juggling, lying and general cockiness as necessary qualities to win Bachelor Pad during a recent conference call about the show.
The Chris on the The Bachelorette seems very different than the Chris we see on Bachelor Pad.
I definitely took a totally different approach. On Emily Maynard's season, I was there for love, was close to finding it, it didn't work out and I was heartbroken.
A little of the way I acted on Bachelor Pad was because I was hurt by that. There was only one thing on my mind – the money.
Ed Swiderski spent the first two Bachelor Pad episodes drinking, belching, swimming naked, hooking up loudly and making Chris Harrison's eyes roll.
But being in the bottom two was a giant wakeup call for Jillian Harris's former flame, 33, who declared during a conference call that playtime is over and Reid, who is consipiring against him (watch a clip of Monday's episode below), better watch out.
Were you really sweating bullets about being voted off?
Every bone in my body thought that I was going home. It was the weirdest feeling ever because [while] it sounds egotistical, I never felt that way on The Bachelorette. I was shocked. I thought these people were trustworthy. I packed my bags and didn't want to be there thinking, "Maybe this isn't the right place for me."
Let the backstabbing begin.
As some of the most familiar (and infamous) faces from the The Bachelor and the The Bachelorette make their way to the Bachelor Pad for its third season, the behind-the-back drama kicks off right away with the arrivals.
In a new clip of the show (watch below), which premieres Monday (8 p.m. EST) on ABC, Jaclyn Swartz and Rachel Truehart, who vied for Ben Flajnik's affection on the 16th season of The Bachelor, are none too thrilled to give Blakely Jones a warm welcome.
"She makes me tense," Swartz tells Truehart. "She's not a normal person."
Almost a month after revealing the cast of Bachelor Pad 3, ABC has finally announced the name of the show's final contestant: Chris Bukowski.
The 25-year-old Chicago native, who was voted Class Hottie in high school and works as a sales manager at Sears Centre Arena, decided to join Bachelor Pad 3 after getting sent home by Emily Maynard on Monday night's episode of The Bachelorette.
Get ready for some drama!
The new cast of ABC's guilty pleasure Bachelor Pad 3 was announced Thursday morning – and some of the most infamous former contestants from the match-making series are among them.
First off, last season's winner Michael Stagliano, who witnessed his former fiancée Holly Durst fall in love with Blake Julian during the summer 2011 production, will be back. (Durst and Julian tied the knot on June 2.)
Stagliano is hoping to repeat his victory while competing against current Bachelorette villain Kalon McMahon, who Emily Maynard sent packing on Monday's show after he referred to her 6-year-old daughter Ricki as "baggage."
Also setting up house this season: Ed Swiderski, who proposed to season five Bachelorette star Jillian Harris, and Reid Rosenthal.
Holly Durst and Blake Julian's engagement bombshell shocked many on the season finale of Bachelor Pad. But on Saturday, the reality couple let everyone know that their love is the real deal.
Durst and Julian tied the knot in front of approximately 115 guests, including former small-screen costars Erica Rose, Ella Nolan, Justin Rego and West Lee.
"I couldn't be happier," Durst tells PEOPLE. "Blake is my best friend and now my husband. I have a beautiful future ahead of me with this man. I love him with all my heart!"
The Ohio-bred children's author said "I do" to Julian at The Cliffs country club in South Carolina.
Things did not end amicably between Holly Durst and her ex-fiancé Michael Stagliano when Bachelor Pad's season two finale aired in September.
Although they were partners throughout the season and even ended up winning the competition, it was Durst's bombshell announcement – she got engaged to fellow contestant Blake Julian – during the final episode that caused a permanent rift in their rapport.
"I think the show ruined the friendship with the way they portrayed everything in the finale," Durst tells PEOPLE. But she and Julian are not letting Stagliano's hard feelings get in the way of their wedding planning.