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The Bachelor

The Bachelor

ABC 2002

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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The 10 Best Episodes of The Bachelor

The Bachelor - S15E11

#1 - Week 10 (Season 15 - Episode 11)


The episode was rated 8.20 from 10 votes.

The Bachelor - S16E9

#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.

The Bachelor - S18E11

#3 - The Final Rose (Season 18 - Episode 11)

In the Season 18 finale, Juan Pablo must choose which of the two remaining bachelorettes is the perfect fit for himself and his daughter. Before he does so, he introduces the women to his family and goes on a final date with both ladies. Appearing: bachelorettes Chelsie, Kelly, Renee and Sharleen; Sean and Catherine Lowe; and Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 25 votes.

The Bachelor - S1E3

#4 - Week Three (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.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 11 votes.

The Bachelor - S23E7

#5 - Week 7: Denver, Colorado (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 81 votes.

The Bachelor - S23E9

#6 - Week 9: Overnight Dates (Portugal) (Season 23 - Episode 9)

Colton and the three remaining women travel to Portugal. The overnight dates give Colton the opportunity to spend intimate time with them in the fantasy suites away from the cameras. Colton picks the final two women who will get to meet his family.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 70 votes.

The Bachelor - S22E12

#7 - After the Final Rose (Season 22 - Episode 12)

Arie, Becca, and Lauren join host Chris Harrison to reflect on the season. Arie recalls the weeks in Peru with Becca and Lauren, including his unexpected decision that blindsided both of them. Special guests, including some of the provocative women from this season, Bekah M., Kendall, Seinne, and Tia, also discuss Arie's dilemma and his astonishing choices.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 96 votes.

The Bachelor - S20E11

#8 - Week 10: The Final Rose (Season 20 - Episode 11)

Ben struggles to choose between the final two bachelorettes after introducing them both to his parents and going on last dates with each woman. Confused and conflicted on the final day, Ben makes a last-minute phone call that could change everything.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 81 votes.

The Bachelor - S17E7

#9 - Week 6 (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.

The Bachelor - S16E11

#10 - Week 10 (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.

The Bachelor - S17E10

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


The episode was rated 7.60 from 10 votes.

The Bachelor - S24E4

#12 - Week 4: Cleveland, Ohio (Season 24 - Episode 4)

Peter and the 15 remaining bachelorettes leave the Bachelor mansion behind and travel cross-country to continue their search for love in Cleveland, Ohio. Peter flies Victoria F. to their special date destination and a surprise performance by country music star Chase Rice, which leads the bachelorette to make a shocking confession. Cleveland Browns' football legends Josh Cribbs and Hanford Dixon put a group of women through a rigorous workout as they prepare to face off in The Bachelor Bowl. Kelsey is the lucky lady who enjoys a day exploring Cleveland with Peter. However, one controversial woman is the target of rage by the others and prompts a revolt the likes of which Bachelor Nation has never seen.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 74 votes.

The Bachelor - S18E3

#13 - Week 3: Soccer Date (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 7.55 from 29 votes.

The Bachelor - S15E1

#14 - Week 1 (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.

The Bachelor - S22E8

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

Arie meets Kendall's parents in L.A; travels to Weiner, Ark. where Tia's parents batter him with questions; stops in Prior Lake, Minn. for a romantic afternoon with Becca K.; and endures a tense dinner with Lauren B.'s family in Virginia Beach, Va.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 134 votes.


Last updated: jan 08, 2023


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