Warning: Spoilers ahead!
In the Nov. 16 episode of The Golden Bachelor, the two remaining contestants got up close and personal with Gerry Turner, 72. After two possibly passionate nights in romantically steamy Costa Rica, he broke down in tears, regretting he ever got himself into this romantic predicament in the first place.
Here are some highlights:
Leslie elicited the funniest line in ‘Golden Bachelor’ history
When Gerry challenged fitness instructor Leslie, 64, to ask him one of “the hard questions,” she said, “OK, I have a question for you. When's the last time you had sex?”
“Well, I need to clarify,” he replied. “Are you talking about by myself or with someone?”
She meant with someone else. “[It’s been] a long time,” he said.
Theresa hasn’t had sex in nine years
We don't know whether Theresa or Leslie had fantastic sweetness with Gerry in the Fantasy Suite, but financial services pro Theresa, 69, said, “I have not been with anyone since my husband,” who died in 2014 after 42 years of marriage. “So tonight, if we did decide together to be together…It's a decision I don't take lightly at all.”
Gerry explained what the Fantasy Suite means to him
“Do people my age still knock boots and have a good time behind closed doors?” he asked rhetorically. “Joking aside, [the Fantasy Suite] is the opportunity to talk without filters. I really love the idea of pillow talk. The level of communication goes way up, because the barriers are way down.”
He confessed his true feelings for Leslie
“Little by little with Leslie, it's like the onion has been peeled back and every layer has been a different color.” he said. “She's so playful and I think so authentic. She leaned into my chest and I felt a shudder. True raw emotion and it just came out.”
Leslie felt another raw emotion: Overwhelming terror
Fighting back her fear of heights, she rappelled with him down a 170-foot waterfall — he told her he was proud of her courage. “I gave birth three times, I should be able to do this,” she said. “I don't want to get hurt. Oh my god! But Gerry makes me feel safe.”
Emotionally, Leslie is anything but safe
Scarred by two failed marriages, she burst into tears when he said the words “’Til death do us part.” “Every birthday I say, next year, I'm not going to be alone, I'm going to find somebody," she wailed. "Every year, it’s like Groundhog Day. I'm alone on my birthday. And I don't want to be alone anymore.”
Gerry is totally in love with Leslie. Also Theresa.
“There's a nice warm, safe, secure feeling with Theresa,” he told the show’s host. “Theresa has a hole in her heart just like I do. She lost her spouse. We get each other.”