Suitor Frank Neuschaefer, who furiously romanced Fedotowsky and won enough of her heart to be one of the final three guys, was flown halfway around the world to Tahiti -- only to break up with the bachelorette in favor of an old flame he took up with on the side during a visit to his home town of Chicago.
Fedotowsky was completely blindsided by his change of heart.
"I think it's so selfish of you to have done this," she said to Neuschaefer. "I've given up everything to be here."
Another dramatic plotline this season involved Justin Rego, better known as "The Wrestler," who was accused of using the show to promote his career. The Canadian entertainment wrestler was ultimately kicked to the curb after Fedotowsky learned that he had two girlfriends.
Bachelor Kasey Kahl, who was eliminated in Iceland, floored Fedotowsky and viewers when he branded himself to prove his undying dedication to Fedotowsky. Kahl got a tattoo on his wrist of a shield, which he said was a symbol of his promise to "guard and protect" Fedotowsky's heart -- a line he repeated ad nauseum on the show.
The drama this season on "The Bachelorette" wasn't a departure from the show's history. Season three Bachelorette Jenn Schefft rejected both finalists. During the 2007 season of "The Bachelor," Brad Womack didn't choose either of his two finalists during his final rose ceremony.
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In all the incarnations of the popular show, only two couples have made it down the aisle -- Season 13 "Bachelor" Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, and season 1 "Bachelorette" couple Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter.