Sharpen your claws, ladies -- we're about to hear all about The Bachelor star Aaron Buerge.

All of the women who've been spurned by Buerge in the past six weeks will reunite for tonight's episode of ABC's hit reality show -- and they're ready and willing to dish on how it felt to be dumped on national TV.

And you can also expect the 23 women to size up each other -- and reveal some backstabbing that went on between them before they were each given the boot by Buerge.

"I think these women will get to say what's been on their minds," said a show spokeswoman -- setting the (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) scene for tonight's fireworks.

Buerge himself will also bravely show up tonight -- giving the women the chance to address him directly about their gripes and disappointments.

That possibility has sent the show's fans into a feeding frenzy.

"I can't wait to see all of the catty women talking about Aaron and being rejected," writes "dtcfife" on ABC's online Bachelor bulletin board.

"I think it is going to be one of the best shows yet."

"I can't wait to see the show tomorrow," writes "patb3mom." "All the women complaining about Aaron . . . but all of them but two would have accepted the roses till the end. How ridiculous is that!?"

The second edition of The Bachelor started off slowly in September with 9 million viewers but has grown steadily each week -- reaching a high of 16 million viewers last Wednesday to beat NBC's The West Wing in total viewers.

In last week's episode, Buerge snubbed Gwen after agonizing over his decision -- leaving only New Jersey psychologist Helene and 22-year-old Alabama student Brooke as the last women standing.

Buerge will choose either Helene or Brooke on next Wednesday's two-hour finale (9-11 p.m.).

The Post has learned that on tonight's show, the women didn't know that Gwen had been booted last week -- and were surprised to see her walk into the room (she was kept in isolation).

"I bet it has to be hard for Gwen to go on there again. I mean, I probably wouldn't want to see him again!" writes an online fan who calls herself "cute maya."

Trista Rehn, who was ultimately snubbed by Alex Michel in the show's first incarnation, will host the next edition of The Bachelor in January.

Rehn lost out to Amanda Marsh, who still hasn't said yes or no to Michel (although they say they're still dating).

Tonight's episode of The Bachelor airs 9 p.m.

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