The Bachelor

10 Best Episodes of The Bachelor

The series revolves around a bachelor who chooses a potential wife from among 25 women. The show follows the bachelor as he goes on a series of dates with the women, some of them group dates, some one-on-one dates. On each episode women are eliminated, generally during the rose ceremony at the end of the episode, but sometimes on the dates (during what are called "elimination dates"). The process culminates towards the end of the season with a few of the women going on overnight dates, and meetings between the bachelor, the women, and their respective families. At the end of the show, the bachelor chooses one woman with whom he would like to continue a relationship. Sometimes he proposes marriage, sometimes other levels of commitment.The runner-up from the first season, Trista Rehn, later starred in The Bachelorette, a spin-off program in which the format is gender-reversed.

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#1 - The Final Rose: Winner announced (Season 15 - Episode 11)


The episode was rated 8.20 from 10 votes.

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#2 - Week 9 (Season 16 - Episode 9)


The three remaining ladies travel to Switzerland where each is granted a full-day date with Ben and possibly the night; a surprise visitor demands answers from Ben; after romantic one-on-one time with each woman, Ben must choose to send one home.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 10 votes.

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#3 - Episode 11 (Season 18 - Episode 11)

Juan Pablo makes his decision.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 25 votes.

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#4 - Week Three (S1) (Season 1 - Episode 3)


We meet Alex's friends Stephanie and Sam, who move into the guest house at the Ladies' Villa. Stephanie and Sam have created a compatibility test to give the remaining eight ladies, with a very special prize: the three women whose answers are the most compatible with Alex's will get private one-on-one dates with Alex. The other five women will share Alex in one group date. First Date: Amanda Amanda won the first date, and the sparks were very clearly flying. In the limousine on the way to their Sushi & Massage date, Alex and Amanda just couldn't deny their mutual attraction, and ended up making out. During dinner, Amanda and Alex again kiss passionately, but are interrupted by a shocked and bewildered waitress. Later, they both change into Kimonos, and Alex gives Amanda a sensual massage. Alex makes a point, though, of not going to far with Amanda sexually, as he is aware that living for the moment may cause him to miss an entire future. The next morning, Amanda reveals that they were

The episode was rated 7.73 from 11 votes.

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#5 - Week 7 (Season 23 - Episode 7)

The seven remaining women join Colton in his hometown of Denver; Tayshia shares news that shakes Colton's world; Brett Young performs for Caelynn and Colton after their ski date.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 82 votes.

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#6 - After The Final Rose (Season 22 - Episode 12)


Arie's soul-searching journey continues after America followed the chaos of his being in love with two women, which played out in gut-wrenching fashion, on "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose," a two-hour live special.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 97 votes.

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#7 - The Women Tell All (Season 20 - Episode 11)


The episode was rated 7.69 from 81 votes.

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#8 - Week 9 (Season 23 - Episode 9)


Colton takes the final three women on overnight dates in Portugal.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 71 votes.

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#9 - Week 6 (S17) (Season 17 - Episode 7)

Sean and the six remaining bachelorettes visit the Caribbean island of St. Croix. While there, one woman reveals a surprising fact about her past that could ruin her relationship with Sean. Later, Sean's sister arrives to help him sort through his feelings. Two women are eliminated.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 12 votes.

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#10 - The Final Rose (Season 16 - Episode 11)


Ben is given a last-minute chance to spend time with the two remaining ladies before he makes his final decision; Ben must reject one hopeful woman before handing the final rose, and possibly an engagement ring, to the last remaining bachelorette.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 11 votes.

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#11 - Week 8 (S17) (Season 17 - Episode 10)


The episode was rated 7.60 from 10 votes.

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#12 - Week 4 (Season 24 - Episode 4)


Peter and the remaining 15 women travel to Cleveland.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 74 votes.

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#13 - Week 1 (S15) (Season 15 - Episode 1)

Brad Womack, who shocked "Bachelor" fans by rejecting both of his final bachelorettes in one of the most controversial finales in the series' history, returns three years later, having undergone a radical personal transformation which he feels sure has readied him to make a genuine commitment to a relationship. He begins his search for true love, choosing from among 30 beautiful bachelorettes.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 11 votes.

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#14 - Episode 9 (Season 18 - Episode 9)


Juan Pablo and the final three women go to St. Lucia; each woman receives an invitation to the fantasy suite; a shocking moment.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 24 votes.

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#15 - Week 8 (Season 22 - Episode 8)

Arie crisscrosses the country on an exciting, emotionally charged journey to visit the final four women's hometowns, only to have their families question his intentions.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 135 votes.

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#16 - The Women Tell All (Season 20 - Episode 10)


Ben Higgins faces 17 of the bachelorettes he sent home as they discuss the season. Also: a sneak peek at the emotional final days of Ben's journey after telling two women he is in love with them.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 64 votes.

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#17 - Week 5 (Season 16 - Episode 5)

While in Puerto Rico, the 11 remaining ladies quickly become frustrated after fighting for personal time with Ben; despite being chastised by the other women, Courtney continues her quest to snag Ben by suggesting a very provocative rendezvous.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 10 votes.

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#18 - Week 3 (S18) (Season 18 - Episode 3)


Juan Pablo takes Cassandra on a water adventure; ten of the women play a game of soccer; Juan Pablo takes Chelsie for a tandem bungee jump and a private concert by Billy Currington; Juan Pablo cooks the women breakfast..

The episode was rated 7.50 from 30 votes.

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#19 - Week 5 (Season 24 - Episode 5)

The group travels to Costa Rica on part one of a gripping, special two-night "Bachelor" event.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 78 votes.

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#20 - Week 10: Finland (Season 21 - Episode 10)


The overnight dates with Rachel and Vanessa continue.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 278 votes.


Last updated: feb 06, 2023

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