‘The Bachelorette’: Chris Harrison teases surprise from ABC

Update: The surprise has been posted over at this link.

Is there something dramatic going down on Monday night’s new episode of “The Bachelorette“? It definitely sounds like it — and it may not even involve Emily Maynard in any way.

In a new post on Twitter over the weekend, Chris Harrison was cryptic in hinting at something that is going to be revealed by the end of the day:

“Big announcement from #ABC Mon concerning the #Bachelorette

So what could it be? We really have a few simple guesses at the moment:

1. Ashley Hebert’s wedding date – We know that Ashley and J.P. Rosenbaum have been talking about a wedding date for some time, and the show would love nothing more than to reveal some sort of big announcement about one of their few success stories on the air.

2. A shortened finale – The finale for “The Bachelorette” airs on July 16 — which means that this season is going to be a week shorter than expected. That’s going on? It’s possible that the show is planning to condense the final two episodes into one, or that they are airing the “Men Tell All” special at a different time.

3. Revealing the next “Bachelor” – Considering that the rumors are already out there that Roberto Martinez is going to hand out roses next season, could the show just be opting to go ahead and make it official that he is going to be the star? We think this is largely unlikely, mostly because Harrison specifically said “The Bachelorette” and not “The Bachelor.”

No matter what happens, we’re just as curious to see who among the competitive trifecta of Jef Holm, Arie Luyendyk Jr., and Sean Lowe may end up actually stealing Emily’s heart at the end of this. (Chris Bukowski still seems like a distant fourth.) We don’t know if we have ever seen a final three as stacked as this, and it could make for a photo finish.

What do you think Harrison is trying to tease here? Be sure to check our most-recent contestant rankings, and share your thoughts below!

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