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8The Women Tell All
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1On the Wings of Love
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The last we saw poor Jake, he had been jilted by Jillian the Bachelorette. "The story of my life," he says. So Jake went back to Dallas, took off his shirt, cooked some breakfast, put on his pilot uniform and decided it was time to get back into the game. "The most powerful emotion is love," he says. "Love is perfect." But can he find the perfect lady? A few high-flying aerial stunts and cute baby pictures later, Jake rides a motorcycle through the streets of L.A. He pulls up to a familiar McMansion and gives us some more of that patented Jake philosophizing. "Nice guys don't finish last," he says. "Nice guys just have to wait a little longer sometimes." Now it's time to meet the ladies! Cute blonde Ali has apparently been dumped for video games as well as other women. Alexa rides a motorcycle (just like Jake!) and really hopes Jake is up to "diving in." Tenley is a professional dancer who was a virgin until she married her ex-husband. Elizabeth is a captain in the National Guard who claims not to have any fashion sense. Rozlyn has been a model "forever -- about 10 years." Christina is a "guy's girl" who admits to being a "little bitchy." Vienna is a huge daddy's girl with a penchant for fast cars and tiny dogs. Ashley, on the other hand, is a mommy's girl who still gets packages of clothing from her adoring parental unit. Sultry nanny Elizabeth is already worrying about Jake kissing other girls. "I'm not going to be OK with that," she warns. Cue country music! Tennessee born Ella is a boxer and a mother. "Me, Jake and Ethan -- I'm already looking forward to our life together," she tells the camera. Gia is a swimsuit model, but professes to only having had three boyfriends in her life. Kimberly, an NBA dancer, can't wait to get to L.A. Model Emily can't wait either. Tiana is 31 and clearly worried about it. Pageant queen Caitlyn plans to dominate. Kirsten will "definitely cut a bitch." Michelle is 25 and ready to be a wife. Sounds like a fun group, doesnt it? One conversation with host Chris later, Jake meets the ladies. Rozlyn tells our clearly nervous pilot that her name means "little rose." Ali, who is losing her voice, brings a peacock feather to show that she is searching for a mate. Jessie wonders aloud if Jake's guns are registered. Groan. Ella comes on VERY strong (surprise, surprise). Vienna wonders about those famous Jake abs (don't we all). Corrie, who is from Kissimmee, makes a lame joke about Kissimmee. Valishia brings some soil from Texas, which signifies their "common ground." Channy says something in Cambodian, but won't tell Jake what it means just yet. Tiana confesses to having a huge crush on Jake dating all the way back to the last season of "The Bachelorette." Christina arrives with parting gifts for other girls. "I'm going to win," she tells a slightly taken-aback Jake. But the best entrance by far goes to long-legged Ashleigh, who literally trips into Jake's arm. It's exactly as awkward as it sounds. Shelia, also a pilot, arrives in "Top Gun" sunglasses. Highway to the danger zone, indeed. Once inside, Jake pulls aside cutey Ali, who promptly trips over her long, yellow dress. "I'm totally that girl who just fell," she says -- not realizing that she is actually the second. The pair then makes small talk long enough for Ali to admit she is terribly afraid to fly. Uh oh! Next up is Corrie, who quizzes our flyboy on his top three priorities. "God, family, friends -- in that order," Jake says. Channy then translates her Cambodian phrase from earlier: "Jake, you can land your plane on landing strip anytime." Jake is embarrassed. We are embarrassed. All of Cambodia is embarrassed. Meanwhile, confident Christina notices that many of the other women in the room are quite noticably endowed. As if to illustrate the point, Ashley changes into a sexy and skimpy stewardess costume. Jake is amused, but the rest of the girls clearly aren't. Elizabeth ups the ante by bringing out a football and challenging Jake to a game of catch. "He looks athletic," she tells the camera. Suddenly, ALL the other girls emerge and start an impromptu game of touch football. Blondes vs. brunettes! A few touches later, Chris enters with the first-impression rose. "It will kill me if I don't get that," Michelle says. "I want a husband. I want children. I'm not here to play games." The other ladies are a bit frightened by her intensity (as are we). Sure enough, Michelle soon begins to cry while watching Jake hang out with the other girls. Taking the initiative, she solemnly asks Jake to join her outside. "Some people are Cah-ray-zee!" Alexa tells the camera. Just then, Jillian and Ed enter! They offer to screen the girls for Jake and perform a quick series of one-on-one interviews with probing questions such as "What kind of animal would you be in the bedroom?" Meanwhile, Tenley proposes that she and Jake kiss. It's not a full-fledged make out session, but it'll do. Jake is clearly impressed. "I don't know if I was ready for that first kiss yet because I've only been with one man," Tenley tells the camera. "I can't believe I put myself out there." Believe it, sister. Jillian and Ed then give the results of their survey. Bottom line: Michelle is weird. Time for Jake to give out the first-impression rose. He heads straight to Tenley and hands over the flower. The other girls are J-E-A-L-O-U-S. Host Chris then pulls Jake away to mentally prepare him for the grind of giving away 14 more roses. One man-to-man conversation later, Jake takes some much-needed time to think (i.e. stare at framed photographs of the women). Finally, he enters the main room and thanks the women for a wonderful evening. Now let's make and break some hearts! The first rose goes to Ella. The second rose goes to Elizabeth.The third rose goes to Ali. The fourth rose goes to Vienna. The fifth rose goes to Christina. The sixth rose goes to Gia. The seventh rose goes to Ashley. The eighth rose goes to Rozlyn. The ninth rose goes to Jessie. The tenth rose goes to Corrie. The eleventh rose goes to Valishia. The twelfth rose goes to Ashleigh.The thirteenth rose goes to Kathryn. The fourteenth and FINAL rose goes to...Michelle. We think loser Tiana speaks for all the ladies heading home when she says: "I wanted to be your copilot, Jake, but now I'm waving goodbye from the tarmac." More tortured aviation metaphors to follow, folks. ETA: next week.
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The fifteen ladies gather for a primer on the rules of the game from host Chris. Bottom line: Get a rose or go home immediately. Chris then presents the first date card: Gia, Rozlyn, Valishia, Corrie, Christina and Ashleigh. will head out with Jake. "This is going to be the best first date with my future husband," Christina tells the camera. Jake, his shirt unbuttoned to mid pectoral, enters -- much to the delight of the screeching women. One stretch limo drive later, the group arrives at a swanky hotel to find a photo shoot! Restaurant manager Christina worries that the umpteen models might have an edge. "I really want to see what girls have fun with it and really let themselves go," Jake tells the camera. So best buck up, Christina. First up is Rozlyn, who is doing just fine until she lifts her leg in the air to reveal what Christina refers to as "her cha-cha." Oops. Many photos later, it's finally Christina's turn. "I'm breathing, but I'm really nervous," she says. Jake notices the lady is uncomfortable, so he takes her hand and dips her. Awww! Jake and his gal pals then retire to the pool for drinks. The bachelor pulls aside Gia for a little one-on-one time. She claims not to have been a popular girl growing up. Seems no extremely attractive women were ever popular in high school. Odd. Anyway, Ashleigh soon shows up wearing a skimpy bikini and asks to steal Jake away. The pilot strips down to his trunks and the two take a sexy swim. "We were really close," Ashleigh says. "I had his full and undivided attention." But not for long. The rest of the girls quickly show up in their bikinis. Some of the ladies, especially Christina, are a bit intimidated by Rozlyn's perfect figure. So much so, in fact, that she overdoes it on the hard stuff. "I wish she hadn't had quite so much to drink," Jake tells the camera. Rozlyn then interrupts and steals Jake away. It makes Drunkie McGee awfully mad. Rozlyn wastes little time in going in for the make-out session. Jake is only too happy to oblige. "It was just perfect," Rozlyn sighs. Jake excuses himself for a moment and returns with the coveted flower. The rest of the women are NOT happy. Back at the McMansion, the ladies unwrap the latest gift from Jake: a diamond necklace! It belongs to Ali, who immediately starts crying. She will go on the next date. "I'm the luckiest girl in the whole world," Ali tells the camera. A short time later, Jake arrives to take Ali on the big one-on-one date. Not surprisingly, they head to an air strip. Ali, of course, is terrified of flying. The pair jumps into a small plane and take off. "It's so beautiful!" Ali exclaims. "It's so amazing!" It is also "awesome." A few more adjectives later, the two eat dinner outdoors and Jake hands over a rose. They make out. Then the band Chicago plays a private concert for them. It's a moment. Back at the McMansion, yet another date card arrives. Elizabeth, Jessie, Ashley, Vienna and Kathryn will head out on the next group date. That leaves Michelle, Ella and Tenley unaccounted for. "Jake showed me that he didn't want to be with me," Michelle tells the camera. "So tough for him." But what exactly does that mean? Stay tuned... The next morning, date group no. 3 meets Jake at an amusement park. "We have an entire amusement park to ourselves all day long," the bachelor explains. The girls go nuts! A few dozen rollercoaster rides later, Elizabeth steals away Jake. She reads the bachelor an extremely long note that she has written. It's quite awkward and the gist is that she won't kiss Jake until he commits to her. Jake finds it sweet. Others do not. "I think she's very sneaky," Vienna tells the camera. Later, Vienna pulls Jake aside to get some things "off my chest." Turns out the blonde used to be engaged at a very young age. She broke it off and the man immediately married another woman. In some ill-advised plan of retribution, Vienna then eloped with a different man who she hardly knew. Four months later, they got a divorce. "It really made me grow up," she says through tears. Ashley then interrupts with margaritas! We're relieved -- and we think Jake might be, too. Later, he gives the rose to Elizabeth. Vienna is FURIOUS. Back at the McMansion, Michelle is packing up to leave. The other girls beg her not to quit the show, but Michelle doesn't see the point of sticking around if she is not going to get more than five minutes of quality time with her man. In the end, she shows up at the cocktail party anyway. But instead of talking with angry Michelle, Jake pulls mommy Ella aside to give her a cupcake for her birthday. "Jake is an incredible man and it is hard not to be on cloud nine when I'm around him," she tells the camera. The bachelor then takes Michelle aside. She explains that she packed her bags earlier that day. Then Michelle starts to cry -- again. It's weird. And a little bit creepy. But it's about to get even more creepy. Host Chris enters and, in a very somber voice, asks Rozlyn to step outside. "This is something we've never had to deal with in the history of the show," Chris tells the contestant. "Rozlyn, you entered into an inappropriate relationship with one of our staffers. That staffer is no longer working with us." Then Rozlyn, who is appearing on a broadcast TV show in order to date a man, says something incredible: "I don't think my personal life is anybody's business." Chris disagrees and asks the lady to please pack her bags. Jake is dumbstruck upon hearing the news from Chris. "Can I get my rose back?" the bachelor asks. Indeed, he can. Chris then breaks the news to the women. OMGs are dropped. Some of the ladies begin to cry. "It's something we're embarrassed about, but we handled it," Chris explains. Then Jake decides to speak. He tells the girls to speak up if they aren't here for the right reasons. "I just want to make sure everyone is on the same page," he says. Jake then leaves to think about who will get flowers. The ladies, in the meantime, take turns insulting Rozlyn. Time for the ceremony. The first rose goes to... Vienna.The second rose goes to... Gia.The third rose goes to... Tenley.The fourth rose goes to... Ella.The fifth rose goes to... Valicia.The sixth rose goes to... Corrie.The seventh rose goes to... Jessie.The eighth rose goes to... Ashleigh.The ninth rose goes to... Michelle.The tenth rose goes to... Kathryn. That leaves Ashley and Christina out of the loop. The former takes it relatively well while the latter does not. Christina, standing outside, weeps at the happy sounds coming from inside the McMansion. Love hurts.
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Welcome back to the McMansion. Host Chris explains that there will be two one-on-one dates and one group date. First up is a one-on-one. And the winner is... Vienna! Much high-pitched screaming from the gals! "I'm ecstatic!" Vienna tells the camera. Not ecstatic is Michelle, who thinks of herself as "very attractive." Why can't Jake see it? Ali is also less than pleased. "I felt a sense of betrayal almost," she tells the camera. Nevertheless, Vienna hops on the back of Jake's motorcycle for their big day. They drive to the top of a mountain when a helicopter suddenly appears! One ride later, they arrive at a bridge for bungee jumping. "I am terrified of heights," says Jake, a pilot. Indeed, the super stud begins to shake in fear. Vienna is also pale. But they jump anyway, falling in a tight embrace. Hanging upside down, they kiss. "One of my goals was to take a lot of risks," Jake tells the camera. "I really feel like today's date brought us a lot closer." Back at the house, the ladies sit around the pool in their bikinis and make fun of Vienna. Kathryn says Vienna has "definitely ruffled some feathers in the house," though no one appears quite sure which feathers were ruffled or how they were ruffled. Later, the group date card arrives with the following names: Corrie, Elizabeth, Ali, Tenley, Ashleigh, Jessie, Kathryn and Michelle. The card reads: "Love is no laughing matter -- or is it?" We'll tell you who isn't laughing: Michelle. The frequently upset contestant is VERY upset that she isn't going on the second one-on-one date. Her scowl could kill. Jake and Vienna, meanwhile, talk about their adrenaline-pumping experience while sipping wine. They make out, sitting upright this time around. "There's a pretty good chemistry there," Jake tells the camera. Moments later, the pair strip down to their bathing suits and hit the hot tub. Jake, deciding he has seen a "mature side" of Vienna, gives her a rose. "I'm on cloud Jake right now!" Vienna tells the camera. They make out again. Vienna then returns home, brandishing her rose. The other contestants are SHOCKED. "I would rather watch paint dry than sit in a room and discuss her fantasy love connection with Jake," Ashleigh tells the camera. Unfortunately, there's no wet paint around. The next day, it's time for the group date. "I'm taking eight women down to Jon Lovitz's comedy club," Jake tells the camera. Jon Lovitz? Sure enough, the former SNL funnyman appears from behind the stage. For some reason, the girls squeal as if Colin Farrell just appeared. Lovitz then cracks some lame jokes and explains that the girls will be the ones performing tonight. Oh boy. Back at the house, the three remaining ladies -- Gia, Valishia and Ella -- get the big news: Ella will get the next one-on-one date! Naturally, Vienna makes it all about her, explaining that Jake is basically the second coming and makes her feel like gold. "Vienna kind of stole (Ella's) moment," Gia says. Everyone is just tired of hearing about her date with Jake, apparently. Back at the comedy club, Lovitz gives comedy advice to the women. "Be yourself," he says. "Just go for broke." Ashleigh is so nervous that she begins to cry. And with good reason: the club is soon packed. It's cruel and unusual punishment for the girls as well as the audience. First up is Ali, who tells a terrible joke about Winnie the Pooh. Tenley does some sort of aerobics routine. Elizabeth works blue. Everything seems to be chugging along amicably enough until one of the girls calls Jake onto the stage and kisses him. Michelle sees red. "When I finally kiss Jake, it will definitely be long and passionate and soft -- crazy tongue in your mouth, going crazy with the pulling hair, or whatever. Ripping the clothes off," Michelle tells the camera. Huh? Then Looney Tunes er, Michelle takes the stage. She doesn't just bomb; she EXPLODES. It's skin-crawlingly bad. "She just seems a little off," Ali says. Corrie does impressions of the other girls, especially Vienna. "These women are seeing a side of Vienna that I don't," Jake says. Ashleigh screws up her courage and tells blonde jokes for a few minutes. Mercifully, the comedy ends and the gang heads to a fondue party. A little dipping and drinking later, Tenley decides it's time she told Jake about her past. Turns out Tenley was married, but her ex had an affair and left. She also reiterates -- for the third or fourth time this season -- that she has only had sex with one man. Jake and Tenley make out. Ashleigh then sits down with Jake to ask about Vienna. "If that's what you're looking for, then I might not be right for you," Ashleigh says. "I mean, stop coming home and gushing about your intimate moments." Jake isn't happy to hear such negativity. Speaking of negativity, Gia is back at the house blaming Vienna for introducing "drama." "I don't care what these girls think," Vienna tells Gia. "You are fake!" Weeping, she storms off. Michelle, meanwhile, has a fight with Ali before also storming off. "I don't think she needs a husband," Elizabeth says. "She needs a therapist." Good point. Michelle then runs to Jake, explaining that she is the only person on the show who is there for the proverbial right reasons. "Would it be awkward if I asked if I could kiss you?" Michelle asks. The answer is "yes," but she kisses him anyway. "You have to give me something more than that," she says afterwards. "That was nothing!" Michelle then announces that she "can't stay." It's a bluff -- and Jake calls her on it. "I think it would be better if you did leave," he says. Michelle is SHOCKED. She babbles to the camera before leaving in a cab. Jake then returns to the group and decides not to give out a rose. The next morning, Jake and Ella head out for their one-on-one date. Once again, a helicopter arrives (it's a theme). Nevertheless, Ella says that she "never imagined in a million years that a helicopter would come and pick us up." With Jake and Ella gone, Vienna then apologizes to everyone. Gia accepts it, but Ali does NOT. "Everyone in this room has felt a need to walk away from the situation with you because you talk so bad about other people," Ali snaps. Ashleigh vehemently agrees. The drama continues. Cut to the helicopter, which lands at Sea World. Ella, who has mentioned that she is a mother about three times so far, is SHOCKED to see her son Ethan! So the one-on-one date becomes a threesome. "Watching Jake and Ethan, it felt right," Ella tells the camera. "There's no doubt in my mind whatsoever that he would make a wonderful father." Ella then tells Jake that she is ready to be engaged and have MORE kids. Too soon? Not for Jake, apparently. Our pilot ends the day by tossing around a toy plane with the kid and giving mommy a rose. The adults make out, but not in front of Ethan. Time for the pre-rose cocktail party. Elizabeth gets some private time with Jake and suggests a backrub. Of course, this is the same girl who last week informed the bachelor that he wasn't allowed to kiss her. "I think I'm sitting here with the queen of mixed signals," Jake tells the camera. Excellent point. "The reason it's hard for me is that I do have a jealous side," Elizabeth says. Jake basically calls BS and accuses Elizabeth of teasing. The woman is SHOCKED. Just then, Vienna interrupts. Considering she already has a rose, the power play is not well received. "Vienna should have backed off tonight," Ashleigh says. Elizabeth, meanwhile, has worked herself up into a crying fit. She doesn't understand why Jake is pressuring her to kiss him (when, in reality, he is doing nothing of the sort). "I'm 29 years old and I could've had a husband by now," Elizabeth tells the camera. "By the way, I'm still choosing him. He needs to remember that." So Liz and Jake have MORE private time. Their conversation makes even less sense than the last one, though Jake makes a good point when he tells the camera that Elizabeth is attempting to "control" the situation. At long last -- one hour and fifty-one minutes, to be exact -- it's time for the rose ceremony. "I do want to tell the two women who aren't going to receive a rose tonight that this decision was horrible," Jake says. So here we go... The first rose goes to... Gia.The second rose goes to... Corrie.The third rose goes to... Tenley.The fourth rose goes to... Ali.The fifth rose goes to... Jessie.The sixth rose goes to... Kathryn.The seventh and final rose goes to... Ashleigh. So Elizabeth and Valishia are OUT. Valishia is heartbroken. "I'm used to things not going my way," she tells the camera through tears. Elizabeth also tears up. "I felt like we were advancing as a couple," she says. "It hurt my feelings. I don't know. I don't know. What's done is done." On that stunningly philosophical note, we say goodbye.
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Host Chris greets the ladies, who have clearly just woken up. "Things are going to be a little different this week," he says. "In fact, everything is about to change." Sure enough, two huge RVs are parked outside. The women SQUEAL! Turns out the girls will be taking a road trip along the California coast. "I'm hoping this RV has a shower," Gia says. Us, too. It's like 'Rock of Love Bus,' but with 200-percent less booze. Cut to Jake, cruising down the highway on his motorcycle. He stops at a campsite in the middle of a vineyard. "I can't think of any better place to fall in love," he tells the camera. The RVs pull up to said vineyard and SQUEAL at the site Jakey-boy in his flannel shirt. Apparently, nature is a "huge part" of the bachelor's life. Tenley takes the opportunity to drape herself all over Jake -- much to the chagrin of the other women. He presents the ladies with the first one-on-one date card before driving off. It reads: "Gia, let's go over the moon and be under the stars." The swimsuit model is overjoyed -- so much so that she completely overdresses for the occasion. "Gia is completely a city girl," Tenley sneers. "She is TOTALLY wrong for him." Nevertheless, Gia and Jake head to the vineyard, where they play hide-and-seek for a few minutes. The child's game is proof that she has a "passion for life," according to Jake. Gia then claims that she was a "nerd" growing up (go figure). Jake then confesses that kids used to call him "Mr. Dateless." Gia tells the story of her not-so-memorable first kiss during a game of spin-the-bottle. And wouldn't you know it? There's an empty wine bottle sitting nearby! They spin it. They make out. They spin it. They make out. Repeat. "I don't want it to end," Gia says. Apparently not. Later, the two cuddle by the fire. "I want two kids and I want to adopt a baby girl from China," Gia says. "I think that's important." She also wants a pot-bellied pig. Jake does his best to play along. Back at contestant base camp, the group-date card arrives. It reads: Jessie, Ashleigh, Tenley, Ali, Vienna and Corrie. "Next stop, falling inn love," it reads. So that means that Ella and Kathryn will get the two-on-one date. "You can sense the tension in the air because only one of them will be coming home," Ashleigh explains. Meanwhile, Jake gives Gia a rose. They make out -- without the bottle this time. The next morning, the RVs get rolling again. Tenley explains that she doesn't like being on a group date because Jake is her "boyfriend." Ali, in the meantime, is "struggling" with the fact that Vienna is still on the show, rather than worrying about her feelings for Jake. The group commences on sandy Pismo Beach, where dune buggies sit. Ali calls "shotgun" in Jake's ride -- which upsets Vienna, of course -- and the riding begins. The ladies then go "sound surfing," which might as well mean "falling down a lot." Tenley and Jake get especially friendly rolling around in the sand. At sunset, it's time for fruit and wine. Later, Corrie and Jake take a turn rolling down the sand dune. It's apparently Jake's idea of a perfect romantic evening, which helps explain why he used to be called "Mr. Dateless." "I want dirty girls," Jakes cracks. Hilarious. Finally, the group leaves the sand and heads to a fabulous hotel. "I had sand in every single crevice of my body," an over-sharing Ashleigh tells the camera. Jake and Ashleigh share one-on-time, but have nothing to talk about. "I'm just not feeling much chemistry with her," Jake tells the camera. Next up is Ali, who once again seems more concerned with the other girls. Tenley follows with more rousing tales of her cheating husband and divorce. But Jake loves it, leading to another make-out session. "Jake is the first man I've kissed since my ex husband," Tenley tells the camera. Vienna, at her own request, goes last. Jake warns her about the other girls' negative feelings toward her -- a "red flag" for the bachelor -- but the blonde doesn't want to talk about it. Jake then returns to the group and gives a rose to Tenley. The other ladies, especially Ashleigh, are SHOCKED. The next day, the RVs head to Big Sur campgrounds. Ella and Kathryn prepare for their big date, which will end with one of them heading home. An awkward dinner follows in which Ella explains that she wants "passion" and "laughter." Kathryn, in the meantime, tells the camera that she is feeling a bit ignored by the Jakester. She confesses her feelings to the bachelor, who explains that he is being "cautious." They hug it out, but don't kiss. Jake then asks to speak to Ella alone. "Ella, I think you're such an amazing person," he says. "But I'm developing feelings that are just a little bit stronger for the other women," Jake finishes. They hug. Goodbye, Ella. Goodbye, Ethan. Hello, Kathryn? Not quite. Jake shocks the world by sending the second lady home! "I don't understand," Kathryn says. "I just don't understand." Well, it works like this, Kathryn: pack your bags and leave. Jake then makes his most unintentionally hilarious statement yet: "This is the first of many decisions I'm going to make that no one is going to understand -- and it's only going to get worse." The bachelor then dramatically tosses the rose into a roaring fire. Totally improvised, we're sure. Later, the remaining ladies assemble for the cocktail party, where Corrie worries that she hasn't moved as "fast" as other girls. Ali then confesses that she is "scared" because she is sooooo into pilot Jake. They make out. Jessie then takes the bachelor's arm for private time. She wastes it entirely by telling Jake that Vienna isn't "right" for him. Why? Because Vienna is a daddy's girl who has crashed many cars. Unbelievably, Jake genuinely appears to appreciate the tip. It's then Vienna's turn to make her case. "None of the girls like me," she tells Jake, "because I joke a lot." Neither girl is Perry Mason. Later, Jake is on the verge of tears as he readies to hand out roses. "These rose ceremonies just happen too often for me," he tells the contestants. "It hurts my heart." Yet Jake still somehow summons the courage to pass out said flowers. The first rose goes to... Ali.The second rose goes to... Corrie. Jake then has a breakdown. He literally can't go on. "Ladies, I need just a minute," he says before seeking out Chris. "Do I have to give out two more roses?" the bachelor asks. Apparently, Jake doesn't have to do anything he doesn't want to do because Chris agrees to take away one of the roses. "Which means two of you will be going home," he says. The third and FINAL rose goes to... Vienna! That leaves Ashleigh and Jessie as the odd women out. The other ladies practically spit fire. "Why is she here?" whispers Ali, referring to Vienna. "If that's what he wants, I am not what he wants." So the Vienna saga continues for at least one more week.
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The girls head toward San Francisco in the R.V. Ali is particularly excited as the city is her hometown. Jake meets the ladies a five-star hotel. "I can't stop looking out the window!" Vienna gushes. Somehow, though, she manages to tear herself away and look at the Jakester, who explains that there will be three one-on-one dates plus a two-on-one outing. The first private date goes to Tenley, who SQUEALS in excitement. "I'm excited!" she says. We know. The pair head out for their big day. "Since my divorce I really haven't let myself feel any feelings for anybody's else," Tenley tells the camera. But will she open up to Jake? The two head to Chinatown to do some exploring. "You feel like you're in a foreign country!" Jake tells the camera. Back at the hotel, the second date card arrives. Corrie plays a joke and pretends that it reads "Ali and Vienna." Ali, not realizing her buddy is kidding, announces that she feels "sick." When it is revealed that the card actually calls for Gia and Vienna to go on the date together, the latter becomes quite angry. "If you're upset with something that has to do with me, I would appreciate you just being honest with me," Ali snaps. So Vienna does get honest, telling Ali she acted like a jerk during the last rose ceremony. We can't disagree. "Ali just pisses me off," Vienna says. Later, Jake and Tenley eat a romantic dinner. "I'm trying not to fall too hard too fast because of Tenley's divorce," Jake says. The bachelor then asks Tenley about the "mistakes" in her marriage. She claims to have taken certain moments for granted. It's awkward. "Where did that come from?" she asks. Responds Jake: "From the heart." Jake then assures Tenley he would never cheat on her (she has been burned in the past). Then they open fortune cookies containing fortunes they have written. Both read "Kiss me." Go figure. The make out. Tenley pledges to "let go" of her heart. The next morning, a giant chest full of clothes arrives for Gia and Vienna. After playing dress up, the pair hops into a limo for a day out with Jakey. One city montage later, they arrive at a winery/castle. Inevitable comparisons to a "fairy tale" are made. "I'm my dad's princesses and now I'm Jake's queen," Vienna tells the camera. Swimsuit model Gia already feels like a "third wheel." The bachelor then announces that all three will be staying in the castle for the night -- in separate rooms, of course. Vienna then explains her hurt feelings (thanks to Ali) at the last rose ceremony. The confession moves her to tears. "I have very specific reasons why I make the decisions I do," Jake tells the blonde. "I don't really care what other people think." He also doesn't care to share his "specific reasons." Sensing Gia is being aced out of the conversation, Jake pulls her away for private time. Gia admits to being insecure. Jake reassures her. They make out. Vienna, meanwhile, sneaks through the castle and interrupts the make-out session. Jake seems annoyed. He then leads the ladies to their room. It's not long before Vienna announces that she is going to find Jake's bedchamber. She grabs some wine and bursts into the room, where the shirtless bachelor lies on the bed. "I assure you that I had dirty thoughts," he tells the camera. But with respect to Gia, he asks Vienna to leave. She is hurt. The next morning, Corrie and Jake meet in the park. She privately worries that she is the only lady not to have yet kissed the super stud. And the streak continues during an EXTREMELY awkward missed opportunity aboard a row boat. "I just can't figure her out," he says. "The relationship is just moving along really slow." Later, the two head to the science center -- and Corrie explains that going slow is something of a trend in her romantic relationships. "Are you saving yourself for marriage?" Jake asks. Answers Corrie: "I am." The virgin and the pilot finally kiss. The next day, Jake and Ali head out for their big day/night. They walk along the bay, frolic in the grass and make out. "You look really cute," Ali says. They watch the sunset and sip champagne. But the bachelor interrupts the fun by asking the blonde about her feelings for competing blonde Vienna. "I just want you to be happy," she explains. "Sometimes I don't understand the decisions you make." Jake asks for specifics, but Ali declines to bring up Vienna specifically. It's incredibly awkward. "I want you to make the decisions that are right for you," she lamely finishes. Nevertheless, they make out. Later that night, Jake arrives at the hotel for the rose ceremony. "I have no idea what I'm going to do," Jake tells the camera. "I've fallen for each of these women." Tenley is the first to get one-on-one time. She explains that her weekend without the Jakester has been "really hard." The bachelor assures her that things are moving along at a "good pace." The two then dance in the middle of the room. It reminds Tenley of her parents. Weird. Jake then takes Corrie into the back room. She worries about the whole never-had-sex thing. "Just because I'm a virgin doesn't mean I'm not in touch with my sensual side," she tells the camera. Jake assures her that there's no shame in being the big V. "It's not about sex appeal," he says. "It's about heart appeal." Gia is next for private time with Jake. She compliments the bachelor for not making her feel like a "third wheel" during the earlier one-on-two date. Jake says that Gia is "different" than the other girls. "We have such a connection that I don't see how he wouldn't want to meet my family," she tells the camera. Finally, Jake takes Vienna's hand and leads her away from the other ladies. "Tonight, I want to do something special to just kind of reassure her," he says. He takes her onto his balcony outside his private suite. Vienna coos over the pilot, who rambles on about finding someone to "lean on." "You know what?" Jake asks the camera. "I like Vienna." Fair enough, bachelor. One heart-to-heart with host Chris later, Jake is ready to give out some flowers. The first rose goes to... Tenley. The second rose goes to... Ali. The third rose goes to... Gia. The fourth and final rose goes to... Vienna. So Corrie is out. She will also remain a virgin when it comes to winning "The Bachelor." "I'm so attracted to her, but I can't really ignore the fact that something was missing," Jake tells the camera. On the limo ride back to normal life, Corrie worries that she "put a wall up." She weeps. Until next week, world.
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We open with Jake packing his bags so as to visit his four gal pals' families. "This journey has been incredible," Jake tells the camera. And it's about to get even more amazing -- or at least more awkward. First stop: New York, where swimsuit model Gia is excited to show the Jakester "my world." Gia then proceeds to point out the Empire State Building -- just in case Jake didn't know what it looked like. The pair then take pictures in front of the Statue of Liberty while making out. "When I kiss Gia, I just kind of get lost in it," Jake tells the camera. "I have such a burning desire to get to know her heart." Gia talks vaguely about a "bad guy" she used to date who cheated on her with all her friends. Yikes. Another dude was a poor communicator. Jake no longer wonders why Gia is so guarded. Jake then meets the family, including mom, stepfather, stepbrother and half brother. Almost immediately, mom starts firing questions. Will Jake have Gia's "back" if they stay together? Is Jake serious about Gia? Is he serious about all the other girls? Jake doesn't answer any of the questions with any specificity -- but he does manage to butter up mom by gushing over her daughter. "I think he really does love you," mom tells Gia. "Call it intuition." Later, Jake gets the third degree from brother Erick, who closes the conversation by threatening to break the pilot's legs. "Treat her right," Erick warns. Later, Jake heads to Williamstown, Mass, where Ali squeals at the sight of her man. "My relationship with Ali is getting really strong," the bachelor tells the camera. Ali agrees -- and the make-out session begins. Jake then tries to make the leaves fall by shaking a few branches. Ali thinks her would-be hubby is HILARIOUS (we're not so sure). The pair then heads to... her dead grandmother's house? Yup. Ali tells Jake all about her gram, who helped raise her. "I really believe she made me the woman I am today," the reality show dating contestant tells the camera. The whole experience makes Jake think of "life, love and death." In other words, it's way deep. Next, Jake meets the living members of Ali's family: mom, sister and brother. Turns out mom didn't approve of the last guy her daughter brought home -- and wasn't shy about sharing her opinions. Will the bachelor live up to mommy's standards? He's off to a good start. Mom calls Jake "genuine" and "sincere." Turns out Ali's mom also has a "gut feeling" about the pilot. "I'll look forward to planning a wedding," mom says. "Usually, my gut doesn't fail me." You know what doesn't fail Jake? His lips. He and Ali make out in the backyard after Ali confesses her deep feelings for the pilot. "I want you," she says. Sometime later, Jake arrives in Newburg, Oregon to visit Tenley and co. She has also been "so burned" in the past -- and, yet again, brings up her ex husband. Turns out the guy was led around by his parents. Jake assures her that he is indeed his own man. Tenley then shows Jake her favorite dance studio -- apparently a place her ex husband didn't appreciate (did this guy like ANYTHING about his ex wife?). Tenley then performs a specially-choreographed dance for her beau. It's awkward, but Jake LOVES it. "I was shocked that Tenley's ex had never seen her dance like that," he says. Or had he? The two head to Tenley's parent's house. "It's so important that I have my parents' approval for the next man I marry," Tenley tells the camera. Dad then takes Jake upstairs for a man-to-man chat. Jake explains that he was raised to "do the right thing" -- and understands that Tenley has had a tough year with the divorce and all. Not surprisingly, dad also had a good "feeling" about Jake. Mom, meanwhile, assures Jake that her daughter is ready to date again. "Tenley is going to have emotional spillovers for awhile," mom says. "But as far as her being ready, if anybody could be, it's Tenley." Jake ends the night by asking Tenley's father for permission to marry his little girl -- you know, if he decides to ask her over the other girls. Dad says sure. That's some first impression. Cut to Sanford, Florida, where Vienna greets Jake with a squeal and hug. They go for a riverboat cruise. The pair sees turtles and moss and gators. It's exciting. Vienna then explains that her father hasn't really liked any of her boyfriends (or her ex husband, for that matter). Will this time be any different? "Good luck," she says with a laugh. Jake notices that Vienna "really puts her dad on a pedestal." You think? Upon arriving home, Vienna and her dad hug each other for a long time and cry. It's kind of weird. Later, dad pulls Jake out to the garage and tells him to treat Vienna "like a princess." Jake agrees. This gives pops a "good feeling" about the bachelor. As the night ends, Vienna makes out with Jake in the upstairs bedroom. The next morning, a very serious-looking Ali enters Jake's hotel room. She immediately bursts into tears. "I have to choose between staying here and going back to work," she explains. Jake is CRUSHED. He tells her that life is about "minimizing regrets" -- and that she needs to decide which she will most regret losing: her pilot or her career. "I can not now guarantee that I'm going to put a ring on your finger," he says. Confused, Ali tells Jake that she will come to a decision by rose-awarding time. They hug. Later, Ali sits in the hotel hallway and weeps. If only she could call in sick -- lovesick! Rose-ceremony time. As the ladies arrive to be judged, Jake stares at framed photographs of the women surrounded by burning candles. Ali requests an audience with Jake -- and it turns out she STILL hasn't made up her mind. Many tears, mumbles and intense close-ups later, Ali opts to... ask for a little bit more time. Many more tears, mumbles and intense close-ups later, Ali decides to... leave. "I feel like you're slipping right through my fingers," Jake tells her. Then the bachelor cries -- hard. After a few moments, the Jakester gathers himself and heads inside to give out all three roses. "I realize that I have three amazing women and I'm really excited to continue this journey with them," he says. Next week: the Caribbean, where it's always bikini season.
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Ali is gone (for the time being), but bachelor Jake soldiers on the only he knows how: by going on vacation in the Caribbean with three women who have a penchant for bikinis. We open in Saint Lucia -- a "perfect place to fall in love," Jake declares. After reminiscing about his three whirlwind romances, the bachelor wonders what Ali might be thinking. Sure enough, we cut to San Francisco, where the former contestant is regretting her decision to ditch Jake for her career. "I'm going to fight for him," she proclaims. Before Ali can return, however, Jake heads out for a date with super-excited Gia. "After my hometown date, I knew I was falling for him," she tells the camera. The pair hops into a boat for a cruise across the bay. "Traveling is a really good way to get to somebody on a pretty deep level," Jake says. Seconds later, the trip ends and the pair spend a few minute hanging with the locals. The bachelor is impressed by how Gia, who has extremely expensive tastes, can mix with regular folks. After a quick swim/make-out session, it's time for dinner at Smuggler's Cove. "I'm so intrigued because you're so just like drop-dead gorgeous," Jake says. "But you really surprised me because you're very deep." Gia returns the favor by also calling Jake "deep." They make out. Later, Jake hands Gia the "fantasy suite card" -- and she leaps at the chance to spend the night with her pilot. They hop in the tub (wearing their swimsuits) for another make-out marathon. The next morning, Jake and Tenley meet up (no mention is made of the end result with Gia, of course -- neither the bachelor nor "The Bachelor" kisses and tells). One "awesome," "gorgeous" and "incredible" helicopter ride later, "Jenley" (or "Take") sit down for a picnic. "I feel like I'm living in a dream right now," Tenley comments. Responds super-suave Jake: "Me too." Jake then reaches into bag of old tricks and goes for a swim/make-out session with his lady pal. Of course, it's only a matter of time before Tenley mentions her divorce. So, three... two... one: "I haven't been with another man since I was married," she says. "Being with Jake overnight is a big deal." So what will almost-but-not-quite virginal Tenley do? Presented with the fantasy-suite card, she jumps at the chance. "I absolutely can not wait to... watch our first sunrise," Jake says. Tenley then puts on her bikini and, as the two make out in the pool, we tastefully fade to black. Last but not least, Vienna arrives for her one-on-one date. "I feel like a kid when I'm around her," Jake says. The pair -- "Tienna" or "Vake" -- board a ship from a certain pirate movie starring Johnny Depp. "I've never been in love before, but I'm falling in love right now," Vienna tells the camera before stripping down to her bikini. A major make-out session later, Jake uses a plastic sword to make Tenley walk the plank. It's more than a little creepy. Or romantic -- depending on whom you ask. "It was so romantic," Vienna gushes to the camera. As attractive as Jake finds Vienna, however, he wants to make sure she has "substance." So while they eat dinner, Jake asks Vienna if she's ready to be married. "Absolutely," she responds. "I want a life partner." Vienna then confesses her love for the pilot. Reasonably assured of the contestant's substance, Jake invites Vienna to the "fantasy suite." She immediately accepts. Later, Vienna emerges from the bathroom of the suite in slinky, silk lingerie. We fade to black. The next morning, Jake appears pretty energetic for a guy who has had three straight dates end up in the fantasy suite. Anyway, Jake is getting ready for another big day of love when Ali calls. "I want to come back," she says. After considerable hemming and hawing, Jake tells Ali that he "just doesn't think it's a good idea." Apparently, Jake has progressed too far with the other ladies to let Ali back into his life. The bachelor then begins to cry. "I will forever regret this decision," Ali says. "I'm sorry." The conversation ends and Jake takes the opportunity to wistfully stare out a window while gentle piano music plays on the soundtrack. Back in San Francisco, Ali weeps for a love lost. Later, Jake sits down with host Chris for a convenient recap of all that has come before (including lengthy flashbacks going all the way back to 20 minutes ago). The gist of the conversation: it has been very "tough" for Jake, who faces a "very tough decision" in the next rose ceremony. Jake then stares at framed photos of the women. "I'm so confused," he tells the camera. To help confused Jake with his tough decision, the women have recorded video message for the bachelor. Tenley references her divorce in the first five seconds. Gia says it has been hard for her to "open up," but feels that she has come a long way. Vienna wants to flirt with Jake for "the next 80 years." Jake then returns to staring at the framed photographs. "I'm scared," he tells the camera. Later, Jake greets his special ladies, who stand by the side of the ocean in fancy dresses. The first rose goes to... Tenley. The second rose goes to... Vienna. So that means Gia is OUT. She sits down with Jake for a tearful chat before walking out of his life forever. "I think our relationship has been a little start-stop," he explains. "I'm so sorry." Gia attempts to smile through the tears, but it doesn't last. She breaks down -- then takes the time to compliment the other two women. Magnanimous, that Gia. "I feel crushed right now," Gia says from inside the limo. "I don't understand... I actually did fall in love." Weepy Jake then enjoys a group hug with Vienna and Tenley. "I see my future wife in both of them," he tells the camera. That could be awkward, though. The bachelor will have to pick one -- and soon.
8The Women Tell All
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Jake faces the women he rejected and the claws come out, as 15 jilted bachelorettes confront the handsome pilot. Plus, Rozlyn is asked about her surprising exploits. |
01 Mar 2010Description ▼
It all comes down to this, America. Bachelor Jake will choose his co-pilot for life. Will it be Tenley or Vienna? Let's just pretend we all haven't read the online spoilers, OK? We open in Saint Lucia, where Jake wears a tight shirt and thinks deep thoughts in the surf. "I'm so in love with Tenley and I'm so in love with Vienna for many different reasons," he tells the camera. "Love is what's making this so complicated." Later, Jake goes to meet his family, including mom, dad and various siblings. He asks the fam to help him make his decision. He also describes Vienna as "smart" before telling everyone that she didn't make nice with the other ladies. Mom wonders if Vienna is the girl that all the girls hated. "Sometimes there's something to that, Jake," mom says. Tenley soon arrives. "I've been very, very careful that it's not the idea of Jake, but that I can actually fall in love with this man," she tells the assembled familial judges. "This is very serious to me." Dad is particularly touched -- and starts to cry (so THAT'S where Jake gets it). Mom has some questions, though. She wants to know if Tenley will get along with her daughters-in-law, because "men don't hold (the family) together as well as women do." Tenley responds by -- wait for it -- mentioning her divorce! Not surprisingly, the two end up crying. The bachelorette then brings up her divorce to Jake's dad. He is so touched that he hugs Tenley. "I think that I probably met my future daughter-in-law today," dad tells the camera. Jake and Tenley then jump into the pool fully clothed and make out. Soon, Jake's brothers join in the fun (swimming -- not making out). The next day, Vienna prepares to meet the Jakester's family. "I want them to see the Vienna I have fallen in love with," he tells the camera. Vienna quickly confesses to the family that all the other girls in the house hated her. She laughs it off, but the dramatic music and close ups tell the alert viewer that Jake's family doesn't find it so funny. One awkward lunch later, Jake's mom tells the camera that "Vienna isn't connecting that well with the family." Jake regrets telling his family that Vienna fought with the other ladies -- and worries that he might have biased them against the blonde. Inevitably, though, the tide begins to turn. First, Vienna does well with Jake's sisters-in-law -- so much so that one of them begins to cry. Then, Vienna charms mom, who is "no longer concerned with her ability to get along with people." Mom even apologizes for being initially on guard. Jake has two more dates before he makes his decision, though. The bachelor and Vienna head to a Sulfur spring. Despite the smell, the pair goes swimming -- and is soon smearing each other with mud. "There is such a natural chemistry," he tells the camera. Apparently. Before you can say "parental guidance suggested," the two are rubbing each other down and swapping spit. "I was melting," Vienna coos to the camera. "I just know in my heart that Jake and I are going to be together." Later, Vienna admits to breaking her dad's heart when she once got married for three weeks. She then presents Jake with a promise ring. It's a ladies ring, so we're not sure if Jake will be willing to wear it. Still, he appears touched. They make out and talk so low that subtitles are required. "I'm so scared," says a weeping Vienna. "I don't want to lose him!" The next morning, Jake welcomes Tenley to a private boat. They troll out into the clear blue for some snorkeling. Later, Jake admits that he is tired, which raises the question of what he was doing up so late the night before. "I am right now extremely confused emotionally," he tells the camera. He then tells Tenley that he feels a very real emotional connection. But physical? Jake isn't so sure. "I think we have heat, but are you not thinking we do?" she asks. Jake says it's building "slowly." Understandably, Tenley is very hurt. "All along I thought our chemistry was unbelievable," she tells the camera. "At this point, I'm not all that confident." Later, Jake arrives at Tenley's bungalow with many apologies. He claims that he never meant to hurt her -- and was just trying to be honest with someone he loves. They retire to the bedroom where Tenley confesses love. They lie on the bed and heavily make out until the camera demurely looks away. The following morning, Jake takes off his shirt and stands on his deck overlooking beautiful waters. He enjoys -- with the help of gauzy clips -- flashbacks to past dates with both women. "I just have to figure out who has my heart," he tells the camera. And with 30 minutes to go, he better hurry it up. Tenley, meanwhile, dons a skimpy bikini to reminisce about the first man she has kissed since her divorce. Vienna also puts on a bikini (and takes a shower) while extolling the virtues of the Jakester. The bachelor then chooses rings, which only further confuses our oft-shirtless bachelor. He soon begins to cry (which is kind of his "thing") before declaring that his decision has been made. So we arrive at our final rose ceremony. First, he takes aside Tenley, who is positive that her "new life with Jake begins today." Not so fast, sister. Jake, who immediately begins to weep, loves her "smile and positivity," but says that "something just doesn't feel right." She begins to weep, too. The two cry and hug. "I'm not ready to say goodbye," Tenley squeaks through tears. Gasps a crying Jake: "I'm never going to forget you!" Tenley then thanks the Jakester for "making me feel alive again." Poor Jake looks like he has been punched in the stomach -- by love. Nevertheless, he allows Tenley to walk away. Now it's time for the happy part -- the part Jake has dreaming about "for 31 years." Host Chris welcomes Vienna to a grassy spot overlooking the water. "Jake is my soul mate," Vienna tells the camera. "But I also realize I could be leaving with my heart broken." Not to worry, sister. "Vienna, I love you," Jake says through tears before dropping to one knee. "Will you marry me?" She says "yes" -- and the two kiss. Cue montage of past happy moments leading to this magical moment! Naturally, the montage is set to "On the Wings of Love."
10After the Final Rose
01 Mar 2010Description ▼
During the season's emotional conclusion, two very different women -- Tenley and Vienna -- meet Jake's family in their quest to win his heart. Who will he choose? |
12Jason and Molly's Wedding
01 Jan 2010Description ▼
Bachelor Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney say "I do" in this special televised event. From planning the event to dress fittings to the big day, attend the wedding of the year! |
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The last time viewers saw Brad Womack, the tall drink of heartbreaker had emotionally crushed TWO women, exiting the reality dating show as a single man. Will a fresh-faced batch of 30 single babes possibly be able to give him their hearts? Yeah, probably. Host Chris opens the episode by FLASHING BACK to "one of the most controversial 'Bachelor' finales ever!" Apparently, Brad's humiliating failure to propose to two women he had courted on TV for a few weeks "changed his life forever." Brad was "broken." He needed help -- and found it with a therapist. But has Brad's trust issues and commitment phobia -- attributed to his father's lack of attention -- been fixed? We'll see. Brad then takes off his shirt to go jogging, revealing ripped abs and enormous pecs as well as a giant back tattoo. A second shirtless workout later, Brad declares that he "wants to let a woman in." Host Chris then conveniently introduces some of the candidates. There is Ashley H., a dentist from Philly who likes to have fun. "I enjoy shaking my groove thing so much," exclaims Ashley H. over a montage of underwear dancing. Shawntel, meanwhile, is a funeral director and embalmer from Cali. Then there's Ashley S., a southern gal living in NYC. She is at a "crossroads" after her father recently died. Speaking of daddy issues, Chantal works for her father at a successful car dealership. She has also been divorced. Michelle from Utah is a single mother who isn't going on the show to "make a bunch of best friends." She wants to find a husband -- desperately. Raichel, meanwhile, is a professional "manscaper." Alas, Brad doesn't appear to have a hair on his body from the neck down. Meghan works in fashion. "I think meeting the man of my dreams would be the perfect accessory," she comments. Madison, a model from Brooklyn, has a "vampire thing." She appears to have fangs, but it might be a cheesy special effect. Emily works for a children's hospital. The stunning blonde lost her first true love to a plane crash... and then learned that she was pregnant with his child. Wow -- and that's only a FEW of the lovely ladies who will vie for Brad's heart. By the way, did we mention that the ladies have no idea Brad is the bachelor? Before the bachelor can meet the ladies, though, host Chris must help build audience sympathy for his repeat leading man. So he interviews Brad, who apologies over and over. Host Chris then brings out the ladies scorned, Deanna and Jeni. "You guys look beautiful!" Brad gushes before turning sheepish. He apologizes over and over and over and over. OK, we get it: Brad is SORRY. Can we please meet the new ladies? The first limo arrives -- and the ladies are SHOCKED to see Brad. Chantal is first. "I have something for you... it's from every women in America," she says before SMACKING Brad across the face. He is apparently impressed. Next up is Kimberly from North Carolina, who admits to "serious questions and concerns." More of the same from the other women, who profess skepticism before hugging it out with the chiseled bachelor. Things suddenly get weird with the arrival of Madison, who says that she doesn't know a "single thing" about Brad. "You look delicious," she says -- and then bears her fangs. So it isn't a special effect, after all. Yikes. Later, Britnee beckons from the limo, making Brad come to her. He claims to love the power plays. Jill from Frisco, Texas proclaims that she is "ready to get married." Lisa M. from Kansas wears ruby slippers. Awww. Keltie from Hollywood, meanwhile, brings her ankle to ear as a greeting. She is a Rockette, as it turns out. Our self-depreciating bachelor is clearly intrigued. After greeting all the ladies, Brad enters the room and declares that he is here "for the right reasons." He then gives the women a chance to leave, though he hopes they don't. And they don't. Cue a montage of the women expressing their skepticism to each other as well as the bachelor. "I get it," Brad tells the camera. "No matter if it's tough or not, I'll talk about it all night." And he does. One hour into the season and Brad's past is already a bore. For the sake of America, the women will hopefully soon forgive Brad. Ashley S. leads the way by telling Brad that she is only judging him from this moment forward. Brad then meets with manscaper Raichel, who comes equipped with hot wax and rubber gloves. She proceeds to wax Brad's wrist hair. It's awkward. Raichel then confesses to waxing the "undercarriages" of her clients. Yikes. Yikes. Yikes. You want more crazy? You got it! Squeaky voiced Jackie decides to sing for Brad, clearly making up the lyrics as she goes. It's incredibly awkward, but Brad attempts to cut the tension by laughing. It almost works. Alli from Ohio then asks Brad if he can handle her non-petite "behind." He says "yes," then is stolen away by Renee from Illinois. This makes Alli angry, who decides to steal him back. Renee is FURIOUS... and SHE decides to steal Brad back. Later, gorgeous Emily tells Brad that she is looking for that "somebody special." Brad appears utterly smitten. "She is so sincere... so I'm very confident that she is here for the right reasons." Madison, in the meantime, shows off her fangs. Brad is cool with the fangs as long as they're real. If they're fake, that means Madison is playing a "game." The truth is not revealed. Time for the first-impression rose. Brad wastes little time in giving the flower to Ashley S. The decision makes uber-eager Michelle "sick." Next up: the rose ceremony. Host Chris announces that 10 contestants will be leaving. Roses go to... Michelle, Kimberly, Count Madison, Emily, Raichel, Keltie, Ashley H., Meghan, Lisa M., Lindsay, Alli, Sarah P., Marissa, Britt, Stacey, Shawntel, Jackie, Melissa and -- finally -- Chantal. So we say goodbye to, well, 10 women we don't know at all. They say goodbye to Brad. "It's his loss," says loser Lauren. Loser Lisa P. sheds a tear or twelve before exiting. Brad, meanwhile, toasts with the remaining ladies. For the record, variations on the time-honored phrase "here for the right reasons" were mentioned four times. More next week.
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Bachelor Brad wakes up in L.A. and the whole hunting-for-a-wife-on-national-television thing becomes "real." "I've been given an amazing second chance and it begins right now," Brad tells the camera (odd as this is the second episode of the season). Host Chris, meanwhile, advises the 20 remaining ladies to use their time with Brad "wisely" before he hands out the first date card. Melissa tells the camera that she spent an awful lot of money of clothes to be on the show after quitting her job, so she better have plenty of quality time with the Bradster. Yet Ashley H. ends up getting the first date. Later, Brad picks up Ashley H. and they drive to a darkened field. "I want to see if we can laugh and be ourselves," Brad tells the camera. Ashley H. begins to "freak" before Brad flips a switch, illuminating... an entire AMUSEMENT PARK! "I feel like I'm a kid all over again!" Ashley H. gushes as the pair ride rides and play midway games. Back at the McMansion, the ladies SQUEAL at the arrival of the second date card. The mood soon turns sour when 15 (!) names are read. Michelle is especially bummed as the next day is her birthday. "Tomorrow is going to drive me crazy -- guaranteed," a creepily serious Michelle tells the camera. Brad and Ashley H., meanwhile, engage in the very first sloppy make-out session of the season. It's pretty gross, but that's love for you. Later, the two sip champagne and Brad wonders what makes "you you." Ashley H. reveals that her father was an addict (uh oh) who was never around (double uh oh). Brad confesses that his father was habitually absent, too! Sad music plays. Brad blames his father for dumping two women on his last "Bachelor" appearance. Ashley H. worries that Brad feels "obligated" to choose a wife this time around. Brad denies the charge. "I have a real good gut feeling about this," he tells Ashley H. "You make it very, very easy." Brad then hands the lady a rose. They board the Ferris wheel. They make out. The next morning, Michelle continues to complain about her lack of attention from Brad. This could get ugly. Melissa is also nervous, calling the first group date a "pivotal moment." The ladies take a limo to a soundstage where they learn that they will be filming public service announcements for the American Red Cross. The women memorize their lines, go through wardrobe and watch as Brad changes his shirt. The first scene: a parody of a Mexican soap opera. It's as embarrassing as it sounds with Brad "playing" a mustachioed lothario named Gustavo. Multiple takes -- and scripted kisses -- later, Melissa decides to "crash" the scene and kiss Brad herself. The women are SHOCKED. "Melissa is acting a little weird today," Shawntel observes. You think? Michelle, meanwhile, is feeling neglected on her 30th birthday (surprise, surprise). Britt, who refers to herself as a "big ol' prude," decides to engage in some method acting and practically attacks the bachelor during a scripted kissing scene. The hot action causes observer Michelle to storm off the set. Later, Brad follows Michelle, who explains that "all I want for my birthday is Brad." The bachelor is very patient and urges Michelle to rejoin the group. Mercifully, the PSA filming soon ends and the gang heads to the roof of a hotel for food and drinks. "Drama free, right?" Brad asks the ladies. Don't bet on it, buddy. Sure enough, creeptastic Michelle pulls Brad aside and tells the bachelor that he "has walls" that she wants to "peel." Meanwhile, Melissa gets into it with two of the other ladies, eventually accusing Raichel of acting like a "21 year old." Mee-ow! "What happened today?" Brad asks the camera. "A lot has happened today." Well said, Brad -- well said. Our articulate bachelor then gives the rose to Michelle. The ladies are SHOCKED and CONFUSED. "Huh," Chantal says to the camera. Michelle, meanwhile, mentions a few more times that it is her birthday. Her 30th birthday. It's her birthday. The big 3-0. Seriously, it's her birthday TODAY. Everyone got it? Great. Let's move on. The next day, Brad picks up Jackie for a fabulous one-on-one date. "This date is Jackie's very own 'Pretty Woman' experience," Brad tells the camera. Wait -- did the bachelor just call Jackie a hooker? But never mind. The pair change into robes, get mud masks at a spa and then retreat into a hotel room where DRESSES and SHOES await! Jackie can choose whatever she wants. "I'm just, like, floored," Jackie says. Back at the McMansion, beautiful Emily calls her kid. It makes her cry. "It as so hard leaving Ricky at home to come here, but I feel it will all be worth it in the end," she opines. Jackie and Brad, in the meantime, head to the Hollywood Bowl for a private dinner. Shockingly, Jackie claims she wasn't popular in high school or college -- and has only dated two men. Brad is wary. "You clearly pick the men that you're with extremely carefully," Brad says. He is concerned. What if Jackie is too much like the old, cautious Brad rather than the new, let's-get-married-as-soon-as-possible version? Still, Brad gives Jackie a rose. Suddenly, the band Train appears onstage! Brad and Jackie dance while Train promotes whatever song it is that they're singing. Make-out time. Back at the McMansion, the ladies get all dressed up for the cocktail party. Brad arrives -- and Michelle IMMEDIATELY pulls the bachelor outside. The other women are FURIOUS, especially considering that Michelle has a rose. She then asks some probing questions such as "Do you prefer Starbucks or Coffee Bean?" Basically, it's just plain dumb. Melissa and Raichel, in the meantime, continue their nonsensical fight. Raichel refers to Melissa as a "toxic disease." Melissa cries to anyone who will listen (and a few who refuse to listen) that Raichel is attacking her for no good reason. Drama! Melissa then pours her heart out to Brad. She begins to cry, explaining that she is the "targeted girl for some reason." Melissa then calls Raichel an "energy suck" before apologizing for having onion-pizza breath (WTF?). Brad decides to do a little detective work, confronting Raichel, who is ALSO crying. "I have two women crying tonight," Brad tells the camera. "I don't know what to think." Host Chris then introduces Ali and Roberto from "The Bachelorette." Apparently, "Alberto" is going to help Brad make his decision. So the happy couple performs interviews. Naturally, Melissa spends these all-important minutes CRYING and COMPLAINING about Raichel. Yikes. After conferring with Ali and Roberto, Brad decides to give his pre-rose ceremony rose to beautiful Emily. She happily accepts. Next: the actual rose ceremony. Flowers go to Chantal, Sarah, Alli, Kimberly, Shawntel, Stacey, Ashley S., Madison, Lisa, Marissa, Meghan, Lindsay and, finally, Britt. So the not-quite-legendary Melissa vs. Raichel feud ends with both saying goodbye. Melissa, of course, blames the other girls for "targeting" her. A weeping Raichel is angry at herself for letting another woman derail her focus. Proverbial "right reason(s)" episode count: 6. Overall season count: 10.
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Host Chris opens the proceedings by warning the ladies (and the audience) that it's all going to get more "emotional." He then hands out the first date card. Ashley S. will get the next one-on-one date! "I'm freaking out," she tells the camera. Brad, meanwhile, is "so excited." You know who isn't excited? Creepy Michelle, who stares creepily into the camera and creepily professes her affection for Brad. Creepy. Anyway, Brad brings Ashley S. to a recording studio where they will sing "Kiss From a Rose" by Seal. "All I could think of was my dad," says Ashley S., who loved the song as a child when her father was still alive. The duet begins... and it's TERRIBLE. Both members of the would-be couple are apparently tone deaf. If only Seal were there to show them how it's done. WAIT A MINUTE! It's Seal! Ashley S. begins to cry at the sight of the singer, who sings the song for the umpteenth time. At least Seal isn't promoting any new music. WAIT A MINUTE! He begins to sing... some song. Later, Ashley S. reveals to Brad that she used to be obsessed with the song (the one people have heard) -- and that she would sing it with her father. She begins to cry while talking about her dearly departed father. "I'm really sorry," Brad says. Ashley S. only sobs harder. Bachelor Brad then hands his lady a rose. "Everything about tonight was perfect and romantic," Ashley S. tells the camera. "It makes me think that, even though I lost my dad, I'm going to get a great husband." No pressure, Brad. Back at the house, creepy Michelle is HORRIFIED to discover that she is going on a group date with Brad. That means no one-on-one time. She begins to cry. Creepy. Brad, in the meantime, is looking for a woman who can "get down and dirty." Bret Michael's Mud Bowl?! You wish, America. No, Brad instead beats up a few stunt men while the ladies coo and squeal. Exclaims Brad: "We are about to film an action-adventure movie!" We see various fight scenes and a few explosions. Ninjas are somehow involved. "I would really like if some of these Ninjas would kidnap some of these other girls," creepy Michelle tells the camera. Alli, meanwhile, worries about getting sweaty pits. In the end, Shawntel emerges as the queen badass -- much to the chagrin of creepy Michelle. Later, the group adjourns to a nearby hotel rooftop. Much like an action hero, Brad LEAPS into the pool -- and the ladies soon follow. Chantal then pulls aside Brad... and immediately begins to cry. "I just feel like everything I feel something special with you, somebody else has the same experience," Chantal says. She then tells a sad story about trying to reconnect with her absent father and finding out that he had passed. She cries harder. "I feel this ridiculous connection to him," she tells the camera. We don't disagree. Back at the house, Emily tells the girls her incredibly sad story about her finance dying in a plane crash and then discovering she was pregnant with his child. The other ladies sob. It's a very wet episode thus far. Brad, meanwhile, organizes chicken fights in the pool before retiring to a private spot with Alli, who is quickly interrupted by creepy Michelle. Alli is indignant, but opts to leave. "The best thing you can do is lay back and let her self destruct," Chantal advises. Michelle, in the meantime, brings up her daughter... and begins to cry. They make out. "He is mine!" creepy Michelle tells the camera. Or is he? Brad decides to give the rose to Shawntel. They make out. "This is definitely going to be a huge step in our relationship," the lucky lady tells the camera. "These girls are immature," creepy and serious Michelle pouts to the camera before predicting that, in the end, she will be alone with Brad "in Tahiti practicing making babies." Creepy. The next morning, beautiful Emily prepares for her one-on-one date with Brad. The pair drives to an airport. And see a plane waiting. Emily is taken aback considering that the father of her child died in a very similar mode of transportation. Way to go, producers. Classy. The plane soon lands and the two take a car ride to a winery. They sip vino while Emily ponders the correct moment to tell her story. It makes for some awkward conversation (or, rather, more awkward than normal for this show) as beautiful Emily deflects. "If I can't break through Emily's walls, I'm not sure Emily and I are going to work out," Brad tells the camera. Very astute, Bradley -- very astute. Later, the awkwardness continues over dinner inside a rustic barn. "There's a lot about me you don't know," says beautiful Emily. Then Brad hears the tragic story of the plane crash and the surprise pregnancy. "Every single thing you've told me makes me like you even more," Brad says. "Tell me about your daughter, please." She does. Not surprisingly, the bachelor produces a rose. "I like you a lot," Brad tells her. "A lot. I mean, a lot." Yes, Brad, we get it. Beautiful Emily accepts the flower. They make out. The next day, Brad gets a visit from his therapist. "I'm always going to need to work on myself," Brad explains to the camera. The therapist suggests that Brad be "vulnerable," "let go," "relax" and "bring that playfulness." Says Brad: "I think I've finally reached the turning point here... I'm ready -- more now than ever -- to open my heart to the women." Later that evening, Brad arrives at the cocktail party in a cheery mood. As Brad talks to other women, Michelle steams. Brad then pulls aside Chantal and apologizes for not opening up enough earlier. But just as the two begin to talk intimately, Michelle interrupts. Chantal is not pleased, but Michelle doesn't care. She steals away Brad. "You and I are kind of in a fight," Michelle tells the bachelor. "This is our first fight." Why? Because Brad has been kissing other girls. Somewhat oddly, the bachelor is flattered. He loves the attention and says that Michelle can "steal him away any night." Interesting. Later, Madison explains to Brad that she hasn't been completely real. First, she takes out her fangs. Second, she tells Brad that, after hearing beautiful Emily's story, she feels like some of the other women "need" to fall in love while she simply "wants" it. In other words, Madison is considering leaving. Brad tries to talk her out of it. Time to hand out some flowers. Roses go to Michelle and Chantal before Madison BOLTS from the ceremony. Brad excuses himself to follow her. "I'd rather go home tonight," says Madison, who explains that she can't take a rose from some of the other women. So the former vampire exits the McMansion. Returning to the rose ceremony, the bachelor hands flowers to Lisa, Jackie, Ashley H., Marissa, Britt, Alli, Lindsay, Meghan and -- finally -- Stacey. So it's goodbye to Kimberly (defiant) and Sarah P. (crushed).
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Aggressive and creepy Michelle wakes up with a black eye -- an unexplained black eye. "Maybe its stress," she tells the camera. "I will have Brad kiss my eye and it will make it better." Host Chris then arrives to hand out the next date card. The one-on-one date goes to... Chantal! "Today I get him all to myself and it's huge," she tells the camera. "This could be a make or break date of my life." Suddenly, a helicopter arrives to pick up Brad and Chantal. Chantal, who has apparently never seen a previous episode of the show (helicopters are about as common as roses), is SUPER EXCITED that Brad has arranged for a high-altitude ride. "This date could definitely change my life forever," she says. The helicopter lands and Brad announces that the pair will walk on the sea floor. Chantal can't believe it. "Yeah," Brad says. "Swear to God." So the happy couple dons wet suits and dive helmets. Chantal is terrified, but her love for Brad overrides the fear of death. "He's worth it," she tells the camera. After barely surviving the ocean shallows, Chantal cozies up to Brad with a glass of wine. She explains that she hasn't really dated since her divorce, but has surprisingly strong feelings for the Bradster. They make out. Back at the house, Michelle is crying. She is apparently so distraught over her commitment to Brad that she isn't sleeping or eating. Also, Michelle doesn't have very nice things to say about Chantal. "If she comes home tonight, we all have to watch out," Michelle tells the camera. Meanwhile, Chantal is doing her best to make sure she is coming home tonight. She apologizes for slapping Brad upon meeting him, but he says he "loves" her playfulness. Brad then gives Chantal a rose. "You made today seem very real to me -- like something that could happen in real life," he tells her. They make out. The next day, Brad takes the ladies to "Love Line with Dr. Drew." That's right: You can't escape Dr. Drew no matter how hard you might try. He is (almost) literally on every single show on TV. Stacey, meanwhile, has a "sense of how reputable Dr. Drew is." She then admits -- live on air -- that she cheated on a boyfriend in college. Brad, rather than pulling away, is impressed with her honesty. "Wow, this date was a perfect idea," Brad tells the camera. "They're telling me so many things and I'm loving it." Later that night, Brad hosts a hot-tub party with the ladies. Stacey pulls Brad away -- much to the charging of Ashley H., who confesses to jealous feelings. "I think fear and frustration are my top two emotions right now," she says. Jackie deems Ashley H. "exhausting." We agree. So Ashley H. interrupts Brad with Alli... and then interrupts Brad with Britt (in mid make out, no less). Ashley H. then proceeds to ramble incoherently for a few minutes about how she cares for Brad and how it's hard to watch him with the other girls and blah, blah, blah, blah. "I suck," she says. Brad is confused. He had such a strong connection with Ashley H. on their first date -- and now she is clearly unable to deal. Later, Brad gives Britt a rose. "It's exciting!" she squeals. Ashley H., however, is upset. The next morning, Ashely H. regrets her emotional behavior. "I'm having a hard time dealing with, like, all the emotions," she tells the camera. It's, like, totally difficult. Brad then pulls Ashley H. aside -- despite the fact that he is scheduled to go on a one-on-one date with creepy Michelle. Not surprisingly, Michelle is ANGRY. Ashley H., meanwhile, continues to mope. Brad encourages her to buck up and know that he likes her. "I feel so much better," Ashley H. tells her potential beau. Inside the house, Chantal informs Michelle that her behavior is hypocritical considering that the creepy gal has made "a scene" more than once already. Creepy Michelle vehemently disagrees before leaving on her date with Brad. The bachelor then drives Michelle to his bachelor pad... and a helicopter arrives! One long helicopter ride later, Brad announces that the pair is going to repel down the side of a high rise. "I'm really afraid of heights," Michelle confesses through tears. "I don't know if I can get through this... I'm freaking out." Shockingly (not really), Michelle manages to repel down the side of the building. She even makes out with Brad while hanging dozens of stories above the ground. "I really needed to find that inner strength," says the young mother. "It was the most amazing experience of my whole life." Much is made of overcoming fear -- the resulting sense of bonding. They make out. Later, Brad asks about Michelle's divorce and child. "I want to meet her," the bachelor says. Michelle, meanwhile, is very confidant that Brad would make a good father figure. So the kid issue is settled, apparently. Later, Brad gives Michelle a rose while the two relax in the pool. She accepts. They make out. The next day, Brad gets permission from his therapist to fully "explore" his romantic feelings with the ladies. Read: It's OK to make out with multiple partners. Brad really appreciates the advice/validation... and puts therapy into practice at the cocktail party by quickly making out with Shawntel. He then pulls aside beautiful Emily and presents a tray complete with pillows and champagne. "We are recreating out little vineyard date," he tells the camera. The other ladies are EXTREMELY JEALOUS. They all note that Brad has never done anything like that during a cocktail party. Chantal, though she has a rose, feels "dumb" for considering herself extra special in Brad's eyes. She begins to weep. Later, she confronts Brad -- and accuses him of making bonds with "emotionally unstable" women. "It scares me," Chantal says. "I'm not used to feeling like this." Brad then offers his own special brand of wisdom: "Please be confident in the fact that I am so wildly attracted to the fact that you're everything that I've not been with in my past." Amazingly, Chantal seems to understand. They make out. Rose ceremony time! Brad gives flowers to... Ashley S.... Alli... Emily... Shawntel... Lisa... Jackie... Marissa... and -- finally -- Ashley H. So it's goodbye to Meghan, Lindsay and Stacey. Brad tells the remaining women that "this is very real." Until next week's realness...
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The eleven remaining bachelorettes leave the mansion and travel to exciting Las Vegas, but two nervous women - Ashley H. and Ashley S. - face the dreaded "two-on-one" date where one of them will be sent home immediately. How will Brad handle making a heartbreaking decision at the end of the night? The Bachelor takes eight competitive ladies out for the ride of their lives at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Shawntel gets a one-on-one date that would be the envy of every woman -- an upscale shopping spree, and the sky's the limit. Then, as an exhausting week comes to an end, Brad must confront the escalating drama that has been building with the bachelorettes all week as he prepares to take eight women around the world with him in his search to find love.
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Only eight ladies remain -- and they all head to Costa Rica for some fun in the sun. "This is by far one of the most beautiful places I've ever been in my life," says two-time bachelor Brad. The women are equally as excited... until Brad drops off the date card. Turns out that everybody is disappointed except for Chantal, who will receive the next one-on-one date. She SQUEALS with excitement -- much to the disapproval of creepy Michelle. "All I can do is be patient and hope Chantal gets attacked by monkeys or apes," creepy Michelle tells the camera. And we're honestly not sure if she's kidding. Later, Brad arrives at the hotel to pick up Chantal. They go for a -- surprise, surprise --helicopter ride. Creepy Michelle, in the meantime, tells beautiful Emily that Chantal is SO wrong from the Bradster. "I think she's overly aggressive," says Michelle, who doesn't have any clue that she is the pot calling the kettle black. Cut back to Brad and Chantal who land next to -- surprise, surprise -- a zip line. "Apparently, this is the longest zip line in the world," Brad explains. "Half a mile. That's insane, man." The pair put on helmets and travels down the line. Brad has "SO much fun" -- and the date isn't over yet. Back at the hotel, the second date card arrives. The big news: Alli gets the next one-on-one date! "Chantal definitely needs to step aside," Alli tells the camera. But not yet. Back in the jungle, Brad and Chantal have a candle-lit dinner near the river. "This is the best day ever," Chantal says. "I'm feeling things tonight that I dreamt of feeling one day." Suddenly, it starts to rain. "That sucks," Brad says. So the drenched duo retreats to Brad's bachelor pad for a night cap. Chantal puts on one of Brad's white dress shirts. "You look amazing," Brad comments. "Good God." They make out. Brad gives Chantal the rose. The next morning, creepy Michelle can't believe that Chantal returned to the hotel with a rose -- and wearing Brad's shirt! "Brad is not Chantal's man," Michelle tells the camera. "He is MY man." Yikes. Later, the group date begins with the ladies meeting Brad at the top of a waterfall. "We are repelling down," Brad explains. Jackie, who is afraid of heights, is TERRIFIED. Creepy Michelle is ANGRY, claiming that Brad made a promise never to repel down anything with anybody else after their last repelling-based date. Turns out that Brad remembered his promise -- and tells Michelle that he had planned to repel with her the entire time. She is suddenly so happy! Up, down, up, down, up, down. Later, the gang heads to the hot springs for a sexy dip and a few drinks. Emily pulls aside Brad and confesses that she is starting to have feelings for him -- and this is "scary" to her. She admits that she has sabotaged relationships in the past after becoming frightened. They make out. Creepy Michelle then corners Brad and wonders why he picked Chantal over her. "I don't see you with her," Michelle insists. Brad politely asks that they not talk about Chantal. Creepy Michelle responds by trying to kiss the Bradster. Ugh. Brad is now officially in a bad mood -- and announces that he has decided NOT to give out a rose. "If he can't make a decision, I'll be forced to take matter into my own hands," Michelle says. The next day, Alli prepares for her big date. Brad arrives on horseback and the two ride off in the direction of a huge cave. "Here's the thing: this cave is over 40 million years old," Brad explains before leading his lady inside. Unfortunately, Alli is TERRIFIED of bugs and other flying things -- and such creatures are EVERYWHERE. With Brad's guidance, however, Alli conquers her fears and they eventually come to an underground waterfall. "This is awesome!" Brad exclaims. She agrees. Later, the two sit down for dinner at the hot springs... and make small talk. "This conversation with Alli, who is by all accounts an incredible woman, is going nowhere," Brad tells the camera. Uh oh. The bachelor then breaks the bad news to Alli: "I can't give you this rose." She weeps. "Right now, I'm not feeling so hot -- I'm just not," Brad tells the camera upon returning to his bachelor pad. He explains that he needs some time alone. Just then, someone knocks on the door. It's creepy Michelle. "Let's talk," she says. "When I'm not with you, I miss you." Michelle then leans in to make out with the Bradster, who reciprocates. Michelle explains that she is happy that Alli is gone. Michelle continues to bash the other ladies. "If you end up with Chantal, it will be a huge mistake," she says. Responds a bummed-out Brad: "Thanks for that." Has creepy Michelle finally gone too far? Time for the cocktail party. Beautiful Emily explains that she has certain insecurities and will need Brad's help to stay strong. The Bradster agrees. "I refuse to give up on Emily," he tells the camera. "She's worth the fight." Brad then pulls aside creepy Michelle. "You're scaring with me -- you're scaring me badly," he tells her. Michelle claims that Brad asked for her opinion on the other ladies. "I know that I'm supposed to be here," she says through tears. "I want a husband. I want more children." YIKES. Later, Michelle admits to the other women that she visited Brad in his room. There is much tension. Nobody likes Michelle with the possible exception of Brad. Chantal then attempts to top Michelle in the crazy department by professing her love for the man she met a few weeks ago on camera. "I have fallen in love with you," Chantal says. "I love you." For Brad, the confession is proof that "this process is working." Interesting interpretation. Time to hand out flowers! Roses go to Ashley, beautiful Emily, Britt, Shawntel and Michelle. So it's goodbye to Jackie, who is escorted to the nearest limo. "You feel like, 'What's wrong with me?'" she explains to the camera. "Brad's a great guy. I just feel like I fell short."
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Welcome to a Valentine's Day edition of "The Bachelor." So much love, so few roses. We open on the island of Anguilla, which is oh-so beautiful, according to the remaining ladies. One thing is for certain: it is bikini season. "It's right out of 'Baywatch' or something," Ashley H. comments as the women run along the beach. Host Chris welcomes the women, promising "one of the best weeks of your life" and also one of the "most important." He hands the contestants a date card: beautiful Emily will have the first one-on-one date. Brad soon arrives with a -- surprise, surprise -- helicopter. They fly over the island. "I definitely felt like I was on cloud nine," beautiful Emily says. "It was awesome." The pair arrives on a tiny private isle to have a picnic lunch. Brad confesses to being nervous around beautiful Emily. She understands -- and tells the bachelor that she doesn't want to have her heart broken. They make out until sunset. Back at the hotel, the next date card arrives: Shawntel is the next one-on-one winner. Britt is DEVASTATED. She feels as if she really, really deserved alone time with the Bradster. CUT to the private isle, where Brad and beautiful Emily sip wine. Brad straight-out asks if Emily would introduce him to her daughter. "I am overprotective," beautiful Emily explains. "I don't want to confuse her in any way." Brad says that he understands -- and promises to give beautiful Emily a rose at the next ceremony. "Right at this moment, I feel like I'm the happiest person in the world," she tells the camera. The next day, Shawntel joins Brad at an area farmer's market. "This is like my perfect date and he had no idea," Shawntel tells the camera. The pair has a drink, jumps some rope and dances. Brad is SUPER impressed with Shawntel's go-get-em attitude. "I like how I feel when I'm with you," Brad confesses. Shawntel feels the same. "I've only told two guys in my life that I loved them," she says. "I'm definitely falling in love with you." Later that night, Brad and Shawntel eat dinner by the ocean. Suddenly, the conversation turns deep. Brad explains that his father has "just never been in the picture." He doesn't normally talk about such issues, which speaks highly of the dark-haired beauty. It begins to rain. They make out. Shawntel declares it the "most romantic moment of my life." Back at the house, the next date card arrives: Britt is getting a one-on-one date! She is SUPER EXCITED. The next day, the bachelor picks up her special lady... and takes her to a nearby yacht! "I can't believe it!" she exclaims. "It's not real!" It IS real -- and the other ladies, especially creepy Michelle, are extremely jealous. Brad and Britt set sail and eventually dock near a bay. They jump off rocks, swim and get close. Later, Brad asks Britt if she has ever been in love. She says that she has, but has trouble "opening up." Brad has noticed -- and wonders (to the camera) why he doesn't feel more for the lady. He then wonders out loud -- much to Britt's disappointment. "I have to tell you, I don't see a future with you tonight," the bachelor says. Goodbye, Britt. It's over. So Britt is forced to return to the hotel and pack her bags IN FRONT OF the other women. Cruel. Later that night, the ladies go to bed -- and are woken up by Brad in the middle of the night. "Trust me," the bachelor says. "It's going to be fun." Brad takes the ladies to a house where a stylist waits -- and explains that the ladies will be in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue! "I'm freaking out," Chantal says. "I feel like a fat lard." So the women go through make up, don swimsuits and head to the beach. Ashley H. agrees to model for photos wearing conch shells over her naked breasts. Chantal rolls in the surf... and then takes off her top. "Ashely and Chantal going topless were extremely hot -- there's no denying that," Brad comments. Michelle then asks to model with Brad. They make out while lying on the beach. Ashley H. and Chantal are FURIOUS. Afterward, Brad realizes that he has gone too far. "Unfortunately, the damage has been done," he says. Later, the three go swimming -- and Brad declares the date "hell." Ashley H. tells the bachelor that she felt like the "kid sister" while watching creepy Michelle maul Brad. Chantal is equally disappointed and disconnected. "I've ruffled some feathers today," the bachelor tells the camera. Still, Brad has a rose to give away -- and awards it to Ashley H. She is OVERJOYED. Michelle, on the other hand, looks like someone has punched her in the stomach. Chantal begins to weep. Brad tries to console the lady, but to no avail. Later, the women arrive at the cocktail party. Brad, meanwhile, tells host Chris that he has already made his decision -- no party is necessary. "I know who I'm going to say goodbye to," the bachelor explains. Host Chris breaks the news to the contestants. "If I go home tonight, I'm going to be &^%#ing pissed," creepy Michelle tells the camera. Chantal, meanwhile, is "scared out of my mind." The flower recipients, by the way, will take the bachelor home to meet their families -- so much is at stake. Without further ado, Brad gives flowers to... beautiful Emily... Shawntel... and... Chantal. Meaning: goodbye to creepy Michelle, who appears less than pleased. She refuses to hold Brad's hand on the walk to the departing limo. "You want to talk?" the bachelor asks. Responds creepy Michelle: "No." So they don't talk -- at all. Creepy Michelle climbs into the limo and leaves. For once, she remains speechless. It's an anticlimactic exit. Brad, in the meantime, toasts to "family" with the other ladies. Until next week, America...
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The stakes are high for Brad as he leaves on an exciting, emotionally charged trip across the country to visit the final four women's hometowns. How will he withstand the scrutiny of Chantal's very successful entrepreneurial father? Will Ashley H.'s ambitious career goals stand in her way of finding love with Brad? Will Shawntel, the beautiful mortician, be able to stand up to her father and his long held, cherished plans for her to succeed him in the family business? Finally, will Brad get to meet Emily's daughter, who she has never been introduced to anyone she has dated, and how will that decision affect their relationship? Everyone meets in NY as Brad makes another gut-wrenching decision to narrow the field to the final three women.
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We open with African music played over a montage of wild animals: an elephant, a lion, bachelor Brad. "Africa is incredible, but I'm here to make one of the most important decisions of my life," the Bradster tells the camera. "I feel so many emotions right now." Brad then not-so-uniquely compares his emotions to a "roller coaster" as we watch yet another montage -- this time of Brad's prey: weepy Chantal, insecure Ashley and beautiful Emily. Get ready, America: its overnight date week in South Africa. The first date goes to Chantal, who joins Brad on a -- you guessed it -- safari. They almost immediately spot lions -- sleeping lions! "Oh... my... God," Chantal gushes. Says Brad: "The lion is the animal I wanted to see the most... more importantly, I'm witnessing this with Chantal." A giraffe, some elephants, a rhino and many super-excited gasps later, the humans camp out by a river for a picnic (while a man with a gun stands watch -- seriously). Chantal declares that she feels "safe" with safari Brad, which is apparently a "metaphor for what's going on in our relationship." The make out with a hippo watching. Later, Chantal and Brad have dinner. "I would love for you to meet my family," Brad says. "I'm definitely the most comfortable around you." Chantal then suggests that the two skip the engagement and get hitched. Brad loves her "spontaneity" -- so much so that Brad invites her to the fantasy suite, which turns out to be a tree house in the middle of nowhere. "What happens in the fantasy suite stays in the fantasy suite," Chantal tells the camera. The making out quickly begins -- and progresses to giggling as night falls. The next day, a refreshed Brad greets beautiful Emily, who wears beautiful Daisy Duke jean shorts. Brad then runs back into the brush, claiming he "forgot" something. What he forgot is a giant elephant ridden by a guide. Emily climbs aboard, claiming that riding an elephant in Africa has long been her "dream." Opines Brad: "Riding elephants, it is so cool." If you say so, Bradster. Brad then claims that he misses beautiful Emily's daughter. "Does she understand what it means if we really start to spend time together?" Brad asks. Emily asks if Brad is ready for such a commitment. "Yeah," Brad proclaims. The music soars. The would-be couple make out. Another montage of elephants. Later, Emily and Brad have dinner. Suddenly, the date becomes tense. A nervous Brad hems and haws -- and can't seem to say what he apparently wants to say. Emily tells the camera that she knows Brad is still nervous around her, but hopes she can show him that she is really falling in love. "If I'm the person that you want to be with, then, you know, and just, it, you know... I, I just want to do it," Emily stammers. Brad, however, is beyond touched by the sentiment -- so much so that he invites Emily to the fantasy suite. Emily agrees on the condition that they continue to take things slow. "I have only said 'I love you' to one person in my whole life," Emily tells the camera. Beautiful Emily then confesses to the Bradster that she is "falling in love" with him. The music SOARS and Brad more or less says "likewise." They make out until the camera pans away. The next day, a doubly refreshed Brad greets Ashley, who is somehow more perky than usual. The pair walks and giggles and giggles and walks until they come upon a helicopter. Although a helicopter is featured in almost every episode of "The Bachelor" ever produced, Ashley is utterly SHOCKED. Apparently, she is afraid of helicopters. Thank goodness for Brad, who comforts his screeching lady friend. It's not long before Ashley also feels "safe" in the arms of safari Brad. They land on the grassy cliff top and enjoy a picnic. Ashley confesses that she has a great need to succeed and worries that her commitment to becoming a dentist will be OK with older, wiser Brad. "You remind me exactly of my self," says Brad, who apparently worked all the way through his 20s. "Maybe I can help you find balance," he says. "Maybe that's why I'm here." Maybe. Later, Ashley and Brad have dinner. Ashley tells Brad that their earlier conversation about career goals has her "wheels turning." "It's all about compromise," she says. Meaning: she would follow Brad to Texas if need be. But she obviously wants to graduate first. And she obviously wants to travel. Brad is soon confused. "I feel there's such limited time with such an amazing woman, you know?" the Bradster says. "And I still have questions." Ashley doesn't have an easy answer for the bachelor. "I'm not looking for a perfect situation," he says. "I'm just looking for a perfect situation for two people, whatever that might be. I don't know." Now WE'RE confused. Regardless, Brad invites Ashley to stay in the fantasy suite. She quickly accepts. Because the conversation remains so awkward, Brad decides to kiss Ashley. It's better than talking. After a recapping heart-to-heart with host Chris, Brad faces down the three women. He clears his throat, shuffles his feet and then asks Ashley to step aside for some one-on-one time. They acknowledge that their one-on-one date was terrible. "What the hell happened?" Brad asks. "I don't know how we have such bad miscommunication." Neither does Ashley, who admits that she might just be "protecting myself." She soon begins to cry. Brad decides that it's not fair for Ashley to suffer through the rose ceremony. "This is surprising to me," she tells Brad. "I thought this was it." But it wasn't. Brad is "confident" in his decision and says goodbye to Ashley. Ashley, meanwhile, doesn't even want the Bradster to open the door to the Hummer for her. "I'm just a little hurt right now," she explains. The bachelor looks crushed, but we suspect he'll recover. Sure enough, Brad returns to Chantal and beautiful Emily -- and quickly recovers. "The women left, Emily and Chantal, are amazing women," he tells the camera. Luckily for the bachelor, both of the remaining ladies accept roses. In two weeks: the women will meet Brad's family in Cape Town. Stay tuned, America.
10The Women Tell All
07 Mar 2011Description ▼
Brad faces the women he rejected, as 15 of the season's most memorable bachelorettes confront him -- and each other! A sneak peek of the season finale is also seen. |
14 Mar 2011Description ▼
It comes down to this, America: Chantal or beautiful Emily? Or maybe -- gasp! -- neither? Would bachelor Brad again dare to choose "none of the above?" Host Chris promises that the season finale will be "unforgettable." Time to find out. We open with the Bradster contemplating his future as well as the coastline of Cape Town, South Africa. Suddenly, Brad notices a group of people walking through the vegetation: his family. Brad begins to WEEP at the sight of his fellow Texans. He has to excuse himself to cry it out -- twice. Brad then tells his family that "it's happening -- I'm falling in love." Brad twin brother asks if the bachelor is considering proposing. "One-hundred percent," Brad says. Suddenly, the doorbell rings. Chantal enters. She meets the fam and begins to spin romantic tales of a rainy night in Costa Rica. "It felt really real to me at that point," Chantal says. Brad's brothers then take Chantal aside for some not-so-intense questions. Basically, Chantal appears to convince the two that she loves the Bradster. Later, mom asks the million-dollar question: "How'd you fall in love so quick?" Chantal explains that Brad is just so great that she couldn't help it. They're words mom likes to hear. "You're precious," mom tells Chantal. Clearly, bachelorette no. 1 has done well. But it's not over yet, folks. After Chantal exits, the doorbell rings again -- and beautiful Emily enters. Immediately, little-brother Wes notices that Emily is a bit more "reserved" than Chantal. With Emily's prompting, Brad reveals that that she has a daughter. Wes then asks if the daughter's dad would be OK with Brad. Uh oh. Beautiful Emily is then forced to explain -- for the umpteenth painful time this season -- the tragic history of her first love. Later, Emily speaks privately with the brothers, who deem her an "honest-to-God, down-to-Earth girl." But is Brad ready for an instant family? The bachelor tells the brother that, yes, he is absolutely prepared to be a father. Once again, mom asks the tough question: is Emily ready to have Brad caring for her daughter. "This is the first time in a long, long time that I have had these feelings," Emily explains. "I'm so excited for my future and my daughter's future." She calls Brad her "angel," which makes mom cry. So the family loves BOTH women. Ultimately, mom sides with Emily. That doesn't mean Brad's decision is made, of course -- there's still more than an hour left of show, after all. The next day, Brad spends the day with Chantal. Brad really wants to spend some quality get-to-know-you time with Chantal -- so, naturally, the pair goes swimming with the sharks. Not sure what the experience reveals about Chantal's qualifications as a wife, but the Bradster claims to be impressed with her bravery. "What a perfect date, what a perfect girl," he tells the camera. Later that night, Brad and Chantal retire to a hotel room for drinks. Chantal presents Brad with a hand-drawn world map showing all the places they have made out. "This is incredible," Brad proclaims. They make out. The next day, Brad greets beautiful Emily. They go on yet another helicopter ride before landing on a rocky coastline. Emily professes her love for Brad, but warns that raising a kid "isn't always fun." In other words, Brad won't be able to go back to his apartment, drink beer and watch a football game. He'll have parenting duties. Brad seems to think hard about the prospect of real responsibility. Later, Brad visits Emily at her hotel room. They eat dinner and discuss life with lil' Ricki. "I want you to give me the chance, I want her to give me the chance to be a father," he says. "I want you to know that." Emily pushes the issue, bringing up ER visits and other worst-case scenarios. The bachelor, who just put himself out there, admits that he is becoming upset that Emily won't accept his declarations and proclamations. A defeated Brad then excuses himself to get a drink of water. "My head sabotages my heart," Emily tells the camera. "I screwed myself." The next day, Brad wanders through Cape Town, contemplating his future. "These women are so different, but both women make me so happy," he tells the camera. Brad then returns to his villa and greets a jeweler, who shows off various engagement rings. "I realize that I'm looking at these rings with true intent," the Bradster says. "I can honestly say that I haven't been happier in my entire life." Brad chooses a diamond-studded ring. Meanwhile, the ladies pack their bags and prepare for the final rose ceremony. Like Brad, the bachelorettes do a lot of staring out of windows and standing on balconies. Brad, dressed in a tuxedo, goes to the proposal site, which overlooks a grassy expanse. Chantal is the first to arrive. She is escorted by host Chris to the Bradster, who greets bachelorette no. 1 with a hug. "The very first time I laid eyes on you, I felt a connection," Brad tells Chantal. "You make it very natural... and here's where it gets tough." Brad then confesses that he has "stronger feelings for someone else." Chantal immediately begins to cry. Brad tries to comfort the brunette, but she can't look him in the eyes. "I think you're an amazing person," Brad says. Just not THAT amazing, apparently. Sad music begins to play as Brad walks Chantal to the waiting limo. It's a long walk. Brad is sad, but he is about to turn that frown upside down. Beautiful Emily, dressed in white, exits her limo and approaches the Bradster. He is beaming -- and fully prepared to propose. "It's a risk, but it's something I have to do," Brad tells the camera. Sure enough, Brad eventually falls to one knee and asks Emily to marry him. "You're it -- you're my once in a lifetime," the bachelor tells the blonde. She says "yes." The music soars as the pair embraces. It's a fairy tale ending. The end, America.
12After the Final Rose
14 Mar 2011Description ▼
With Brad's search for his soul mate over, emotions run high as he talks to Chris Harrison about both Chantal and Emily, recounting those final days in South Africa. |
02 Jan 2012Description ▼
In the season premiere, new Bachelor and fan favorite Ben Flajnik, the 29-year-old winemaker from Sonoma, California, meets 25 potential soul mates and gets another shot at love. |
09 Jan 2012Description ▼
The 18 remaining bachelorettes travel to the lush vineyards of Ben's hometown of Sonoma, California. Tears flow as the bachelorettes engage in cat fights for Ben's attention. |
16 Jan 2012Description ▼
The 18 remaining bachelorettes travel to the lush vineyards of Ben's hometown of Sonoma, California. Tears flow as the bachelorettes engage in cat fights for Ben's attention. |
23 Jan 2012Description ▼
Ben and the ladies explore the majestic mountains of Park City, Utah. Country music superstar Clay Walker serenades one couple and Emily's competitive strategy causes a firestorm. |
30 Jan 2012Description ▼
Ben and the 11 remaining women head to Vieques where the competition ramps up. Plus, one bachelorette invites Ben to skinny dip. Will he accept this tempting offer? |
06 Feb 2012Description ▼
Ben and the nine remaining ladies travel to Panama. Chris Harrison confronts Casey S. about a startling secret she has kept. Blakeley and Rachel have the dreaded two-on-one date. |
13 Feb 2012Description ▼
In romantic Belize, and with hometown dates looming, Ben tries to discover the bachelorettes' true feelings for him. Plus, Ben contemplates Courtney's intentions. |
20 Feb 2012Description ▼
Ben joins the four remaining bachelorettes --Courtney, Kacie B., Lindzi and Nicki -- in each of their hometowns and meets their families. Which woman will be sent home? |
27 Feb 2012Description ▼
Ben engages in a series of romantic adventures in the Swiss Alps with Courtney, Lindzi and Nicki -- while a rejected bachelorette makes a surprise return for answers. |
10The Women Tell All
05 Mar 2012Description ▼
Ben faces the women he rejected. In a Bachelor first, one of the final two women will face her critics, as Courtney confronts the other bachelorettes and the claws come out. |
12 Mar 2012Description ▼
In the season finale, Ben's search for love is now narrowed down to two women -- Courtney and Lindzi. The women meet his family in Zermatt, Switzerland. Who will Ben choose? |
12After the Final Rose
12 Mar 2012Description ▼
With his search for his soul mate over, emotions run high, as Ben, who breaks down talking to Chris Harrison about his ultimate choice, takes us back to those final days in Switzerland. Then the woman who received Ben's final rose joins him for the first time in public as a couple. They discuss the high and lows of their relationship and what the future holds for them. It's the emotional ending to Ben's heartfelt journey to finally find true love.
07 Jan 2013Description ▼
The last bachelor eliminated by Emily Maynard before the finale, Sean Lowe, will now get his own chance to find his soul mate and true love. |
14 Jan 2013Description ▼
Dates include a jolting adrenaline date and a hidden-camera prank; plus, the group date is a competition to land a Harlequin romance novel cover. Fierce emotions explode. |
21 Jan 2013Description ▼
A potentially record-breaking kiss, an amusement park adventure, a concert from ELI YOUNG BAND and one bachelorette takes a tumble. Plus, Sean shocks before the rose ceremony. |
28 Jan 2013Description ▼
Tears and accusations take center stage as the women tackle new challenges and clash trying to get closer to Sean. Plus, Leslie H. is treated to a luxurious one-on-one date. |
04 Feb 2013Description ▼
Sean and the 11 remaining women head to Montana, where there is a private serenade by SARAH DARLING, a two-on-one date with Tierra and Jackie and a good helping of drama. |
05 Feb 2013Description ▼
Sean and the nine remaining bachelorettes travel to spectacular Alberta, Canada. where the natural beauty is as intense as the drama. It all leads to heart-wrenching and shocking exits. |
11 Feb 2013Description ▼
As hometown dates loom, one of the biggest meltdowns in Bachelor history takes center stage during a hot trip to St. Croix with Sean and the six remaining women. |
18 Feb 2013Description ▼
Back in the U.S., Sean crisscrosses the country on an exciting, emotionally charged journey to visit the hometowns of the final four women: AshLee, Catherine, Desiree and Lindsay. |
9Sean Tells All
19 Feb 2013Description ▼
Bachelor Sean Lowe reveals his side of the story - the story that viewers have seen thus far - in his search to find love. He'll discuss the women, the drama and the tears. |
25 Feb 2013Description ▼
Romantic adventures await Sean and the final three women - AshLee, Catherine and Lindsay - as they travel to spectacular Thailand. Plus, who will accept a fantasy suite invitation? |
11The Women Tell All
04 Mar 2013Description ▼
Sean faces the women he rejected, Tierra confronts the other bachelorettes and a scorned AshLee goes ballistic. Viewers will beshocked by an off-screen moment with her and Sean. |
11 Mar 2013
99Special Funniest Moments #17.99
06 Jan 2014Description ▼
In the 18th edition of The Bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis, the sexy single father from Miami, Florida, is ready to find love. With his Spanish accent, good looks, salsa moves and undying devotion to his young daughter, Juan Pablo, 32, was a fan favorite on the ninth edition of The Bachelorette with Desiree Hartsock. In the season premiere, Juan Pablo is enjoying some time with his adorable daughter, Camila, when he is surprised by a visit from former Bachelor Sean Lowe. Sean offers some pointers on how Juan Pablo should handle his romantic adventure when 27 amazing women come from all over the world to meet him. After a party with an impromptu dance party and a spontaneous photo booth, 18 bachelorettes remain to start the exciting adventure with Juan Pablo and begin the search for love.
13 Jan 2014Description ▼
In the 18th edition of The Bachelor, Juan Pablo Galavis, the sexy single father from Miami, Florida, is ready to find love. With his Spanish accent, good looks, salsa moves and undying devotion to his young daughter, Juan Pablo, 32, was a fan favorite on the ninth edition of The Bachelorette with Desiree Hartsock. In the season premiere, Juan Pablo is enjoying some time with his adorable daughter, Camila, when he is surprised by a visit from former Bachelor Sean Lowe. Sean offers some pointers on how Juan Pablo should handle his romantic adventure when 27 amazing women come from all over the world to meet him. After a party with an impromptu dance party and a spontaneous photo booth, 18 bachelorettes remain to start the exciting adventure with Juan Pablo and begin the search for love.
20 Jan 2014Description ▼
Cassandra draws the first one-on-one date after deciding to stay and give love a chance with the dashing Juan Pablo and goes on a water adventure she won't soon forget. Then, a group of 10 women get to share the Bachelor's love of soccer, but when they are split into competing teams for his attention on the soccer field, the claws come out. Next, Chelsie, who is afraid of heights, is pushed to the limit on a pivotal adrenaline date when Juan Pablo invites her to take part in a tandem bungee jump in Pasadena. The couple will be rewarded with a private concert by country music artist BILLY CURRINGTON. And Juan Pablo surprises the women in the mansion by cooking them a classic Venezuelan breakfast. The jealousy between the bachelorettes grows as the Bachelor cancels the cocktail party in favor of a pool party, and the rose ceremony proves more challenging.
27 Jan 2014Description ▼
The 13 remaining bachelorettes and Juan Pablo travel to Seoul, South Korea. "K-Pop" superstars 2NE1 teach some dance moves, and Juan Pablo questions Sharleen about motherhood. |
03 Feb 2014Description ▼
Breathtaking Vietnam becomes the romantic backdrop for Juan Pablo and the 11 remaining bachelorettes to continue their search for love. Renee is overjoyed when she is picked for a one-on-one date, but will she get the opportunity to tell the Latin heartthrob how she really feels? Nine women board Vietnamese bamboo circle boats for the adventure of a lifetime, but jealousy and resentment rear their ugly head when Juan Pablo appears to spend more time with one of the women than the rest. However, when he singles out Clare for some extended alone time, he is asking for trouble. Nikki is traumatized when she discovers that she and the Bachelor must rappel down 100 feet into a dark cave named Hell. There are plenty of tears from the women -- and even the Bachelor -- during a powerful and emotional rose ceremony.
10 Feb 2014Description ▼
Juan Pablo gets closer to the remaining women in New Zealand, but relationships hang in the balance. Andi scores a one-on-one date and the ladies visit the set of The Hobbit. |
17 Feb 2014Description ▼
As the six final women make themselves at home on South Beach in Miami, one bachelorette struggles with a decision she might have to make that would affect everyone on this adventure. After traveling around the world, Juan Pablo has a moving reunion with his daughter, Camila, and shares his growing feelings for one particular woman with his cousin. Plus, chart-topping Latin music artist ROMEO SANTOS serenades the Bachelor and one lucky lady. A week of "shock and awe" ends with Juan Pablo making a crucial decision about which four women will have the opportunity to take him to their hometowns to meet their families.
24 Feb 2014Description ▼
Juan Pablo, still smarting from Sharleen's sudden decision to leave, starts his exciting whirlwind trip across the country to visit the final four women's hometowns, and continues his search to find lasting love. A nervous Nikki welcomes the Bachelor, but she still can't seem to tell him how she feels about him. Andi's family takes aim at her blossoming relationship with Juan Pablo, but will it destroy her chance at love? Renee shares a wonderful reunion with her son and the Bachelor, but she too struggles to find the words to describe her feelings for him. Finally, Clare shares a rare, intimate moment with Juan Pablo, bringing them closer until one family member threatens to ruin everything for the couple. The dramatic journey ends when he must make a gut-wrenching decision to narrow the field to three women - one of whom he hopes will be his future wife.
25 Feb 2014Description ▼
Juan Pablo and the remaining three bachelorettes travel to an exotic location for romantic and adventurous overnight dates. |
10The Women Tell All
03 Mar 2014Description ▼
Juan Pablo's season has been one of the most controversial and buzzed-about in the show's history. Viewers are locked in a heated debate about the handsome single dad. Many love this charismatic Bachelor; others are troubled about how he is treating the women. Tonight, the debate rages on as 17 of the season's most memorable women -- including Andi, Cassandra, Chelsie, Kelly and her dog, Molly, Lucy, Renee and Sharleen -- return to confront one another and Juan Pablo. So, what do the women really think of this Bachelor? Was he sincere about his search for a wife and stepmom for Camila? What about his kissing policy? And how do the women really feel about him sneaking off for a midnight swim with Clare? First, there is an update from the latest Bachelor happy couple, Sean and Catherine, and viewers will get a sneak peek at the season finale and the final two bachelorettes: Clare and Nikki.
10 Mar 2014Description ▼
The compelling live television event begins with viewers watching along with a studio audience -- including special guests bachelorettes Chelsie, Kat, Kelly, Renee and Sharleen, as well as Sean and Catherine Lowe, and Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried -- as Juan Pablo's journey to find love comes to its shocking conclusion. In St. Lucia, the Bachelor prepares to make one of the most difficult choices of this life, having narrowed down the field to two women -- Clare and Nikki -- who are both in love with him. But a season that started with fan fever over Juan Pablo has turned to controversy. In the dramatic season finale, many questions remain after Andi's accusations and exit. Is Juan Pablo here for the right reasons? What will happen as the final two women --Clare and Nikki -- spend the entire day with the Bachelor's family in St. Lucia? Will his family approve of either woman? Will Juan Pablo end up an engaged man or remain a Bachelor?
13Countdown to Juan Pablo
05 Jan 2014Description ▼
In this one-hour Bachelor special, get a rare look at the casting process, and see a day in the life of new Bachelor Juan Pablo in Miami. Plus, a moving tribute to Gia Allemand. |
14Behind the Scenes
12 Jan 2014Description ▼
Viewers get an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at what transpired during production of season 18 with Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis, including never-before-seen footage of the women moving into the iconic mansion and a rare look at what it takes to plan one of the one-on-one dates.
15Special Sean and Catherines Wedding #18.99
05 Jan 2015Description ▼
Chris Soules, 33, the sexy and successful farmer from Iowa, who vied for the heart of Bachelorette Andi Dorfman...
12 Jan 2015Description ▼
The drama begins immediately, as the 22 remaining bachelorettes are shocked when Kimberly, who had been eliminated during the first rose ceremony...
19 Jan 2015Description ▼
Jimmy Kimmel surprises Bachelor Chris and the 18 remaining women by taking over the show as guest host for this episode...
26 Jan 2015Description ▼
This week, the Bachelor's three sisters will pick the lucky bachelorette who will go on a special one-on-one date with their brother...
02 Feb 2015Description ▼
Chris and the 11 remaining women begin their journey around the country to find love in picturesque Santa Fe...
09 Feb 2015Description ▼
Kelsey's panic attack causes controversy and the dreaded two-on-one date features two women in an extreme face-off in South Dakota's Badlands. |
7Chris Tells All
15 Feb 2015Description ▼
Bachelor Chris Soules joins host Chris Harrison to discuss some of the most unforgettable women and memorable moments of the season so far...
15 Feb 2015
16 Feb 2015Description ▼
As the episode begins where the previous one left off - before the cocktail party in Des Moines, Iowa...
23 Feb 2015Description ▼
Romantic adventures await Chris and the final three bachelorettes - Becca, Kaitlyn and Whitney - as they travel to beautiful Bali...
11The Women Tell All
02 Mar 2015Description ▼
There have been highs and lows during Chris's unforgettable season - and then there has been Kelsey...
09 Mar 2015
13After the Final Rose
09 Mar 2015Description ▼
Immediately following the dramatic season finale, emotions run high as Chris sits down with Chris Harrison...
04 Jan 2016Description ▼
In the season premiere, a trio of former Bachelors arrive at the mansion to offer Ben some words of...
11 Jan 2016Description ▼
Ben greets 10 ladies at a local Los Angeles high school where he invites them to take a trip down memory lane with him...
18 Jan 2016Description ▼
After the stunning departure of Lauren (LB), who refused Ben's rose, the Bachelor is monetarily set back on his heels...
25 Jan 2016Description ▼
Ben and his bachelorettes all are willing to gamble on love in "Sin City," as he escorts the remaining 14 women to Las Vegas...
01 Feb 2016Description ▼
The first international stop of the season finds Ben and the 11 remaining bachelorettes traveling to Mexico City...
08 Feb 2016Description ▼
The tension is palpable as Ben faces off with Olivia about her bad behavior. The other women are relieved...
15 Feb 2016Description ▼
Ben's hometown of Warsaw, Indiana, will roll out the red carpet for him and the remaining six women...
22 Feb 2016Description ▼
Ben travels to the girls hometowns to meet their families. |
29 Feb 2016Description ▼
Romantic adventures await Ben and the final three bachelorettes - Caila, JoJo and Lauren B. - as they travel to beautiful Jamaica...
10The Women Tell All
07 Mar 2016Description ▼
Tempers flare, and there are plenty of fireworks, as the most memorable women this season are back to confront Ben and tell their side of the story...
14 Mar 2016Description ▼
America watches along with a live studio audience as Ben Higgin's journey to find love comes to its astonishing conclusion...
12After the Final Rose
14 Mar 2016Description ▼
Immediately following the dramatic season finale, emotions run high as Ben sits down with Chris Harrison...
13Countdown to Nick
01 Jan 2017Description ▼
During a one-hour special edition of The Bachelor entitled The Bachelor: Countdown to Nick, viewers...
02 Jan 2017Description ▼
A trio of popular former Bachelors - Sean Lowe, Chris Soules and Ben Higgins -offer their support and encouragement to Nick, who will face all new pressures and responsibilities on the highly anticipated 21st season premiere. |
09 Jan 2017Description ▼
As Nick continues his search for love with the 22 remaining beautiful bachelorettes, Liz is particularly...
16 Jan 2017Description ▼
After Nick reveals his past with Liz, he's anxious some of the women will leave. Three women question why they were sent home and The Backstreet Boys visit the Bachelor Mansion. |
23 Jan 2017Description ▼
Level-headed Vanessa turns fierce as she confronts Nick about his behavior and intentions when it comes to Corinne...
30 Jan 2017Description ▼
A vicious argument between Corinne and Taylor rages on just before the rose ceremony in Wisconsin. When...
06 Feb 2017Description ▼
Taylor is determined to defeat her arch rival, Corinne, even after being dispatched on the dramatic two-on-one date...
13 Feb 2017Description ▼
After suffering through an intense volleyball group date last week, a tearful Nick is unsure about the process...
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