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The Bachelor Recap: Episode 16, Season 4

Richie’s search for true love comes to a joyful conclusion when he makes the biggest decision of his life: choosing between Alex and Nikki. Warning, spoilers ahead!

From a stunning garden in balmy Bali, our faithful host Osher poses the question that’s on everyone’s lips: who has Richie fallen for?

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But before Richie makes his final decision, he’s reunited with two other special ladies in his life: his mum and sister.

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Mum and sis haven’t flown from Perth just to see their main man; it’s time for Richie’s prospective other halves to face his family. Yikes.

First up is an understandably anxious Alex, who’s unsure how her single mother status will be received.

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Richie’s mum is understandably concerned by Alex’s news, and she’s not afraid to say so.

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Alex admits that the meeting didn’t go as she expected, but will Nikki fare better?

Meet The Family: Part 2 gets off to a good start, but things turn tense when Nikki’s previous relationship is thrown into the mix. Mama Richie questions whether the girl from Northam is over her ex.

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A new day dawns and Richie ups the action-factor with a spectacular chopper ride, whisking the duo to an ancient temple inhabited by some seriously bold monkeys!

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They return from their visit to the Planet of the Apes for an intimate chat where Nikki lays it all on the line.

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For their final Indonesian jaunt, Captain Strahan invites Alex to hit the high seas for what sounds like a swashbuckling adventure.

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Alex has other ideas (for the present at least) and turns the conversation to her son and the responsibilities involved in caring for a young ‘un.

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Richie seems confident he can step up as a role model for Elijah, and the two landlubbers celebrate by leaping off the boat!

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Shore-side, Alex takes Richie for a trip down memory lane and re-reads her poem from their very first meeting.

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Cue happy tears.

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The big day finally arrives, and Osher, bless him, cuts to the chase.

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Australia holds its collective breath as the first car arrives. A stunning, red-clad Nikki emerges; will she get to have her happy ever after with Richie?

Alas, no. Hearts break across the country as Richie says goodbye to a truly terrific woman.

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Spirits lift when Alex appears looking gorgeous in gold. She’s ever more radiant as Richie professes his love for her in the beautiful Balinese twilight.

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And so begins Richie and Alex’s exciting next chapter. Here’s wishing them all the best for their post-Bachelor future!

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