The bloom is off the final rose ceremony.
Just as this year's "Bachelor" (search) star, Giants' quarterback Jesse Palmer, and his new girlfriend were ready to plan a new life together, Tara Huckeby (search) — the doe-eyed 23-year-old runner- up — got in the last word.
Tara, whose heart was broken on national TV when she was dumped, stormed off the set of "After The Final Rose" last Saturday while it was being taped.
The show airs Wednesday at 9 p.m. on ABC.
Palmer, his new girlfriend — law-school student Jessica Bowlin (search) — Tara and the series' other famous contestant, Trish Schneider, were reunited for the special last weekend and attempted to answer several of the burning questions left over from last week's finale.
Host Chris Harrison tried to address rumors that Jessica was now pregnant.
"Well, just like at the end of every season of 'The Bachelor' the rumor mill has been spinning," said Harrison.
"Yeah, you're pregnant, aren't ya," sneered Trish.
"I am having an alien's baby," joked Bowlin, before saying — seriously — that the rumors were false.
Harrison also asks Huckeby if she's pregnant.
"I'm also pregnant with a two headed alien's baby, so. . ." she jokes back.
"You guys slept with the same alien. . ." says the host.
"Yeah, apparently so," Tara replied.
That brought up the show's biggest unanswered question: Just what did Huckeby mean when she accused Palmer of "inappropriate behavior" the night before he dumped her in favor of Jessica?
It's apparently still a sore subject with Tara, made worse when her nemesis, Trish, brought it up.
"I think what all of America wants to know is, what 'inappropriate behavior' you were talking about?" asks Trish — who clashed with Tara during the series.
"There's no point in discussing this, I'm done with it, good luck to you," Huckeby snapped and walked off, leaving the rest of the cast open-mouthed,