THE BACHELOR MONDAY 1/31/11 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on ABC
LAS VEGAS PROVIDES A GLAMOROUS BACKDROP, AS BRAD TRIES TO NARROW THE FIELD TO THE EIGHT WOMEN HE WILL TAKE AROUND THE WORLD
A Dramatic Two-on-One Date Guarantees One Woman a Ticket Home; Emily’s Past Haunts Her on a Competitive Car Racing Group Date
“Episode 1505″ – 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.
No sooner do the women arrive at their luxury suite at the Aria Resort and Casino than Brad whisks Shawntel away on an unbelievable shopping spree, where everything her heart desires is hers. When she returns to the suite, the rest of the women are green with envy. The date continues with a romantic rooftop dinner, but how will the night end, as Shawntel reveals the unsavory details of her profession…? Will it be fireworks or a deathly thud?
Brad feels the need for some speed and takes eight lucky ladies out for a true NASCAR experience at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway – the same racetrack where Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Jeff Gordon will be racing five weeks from now. Brad hopes to ignite some romance on the track, but when he’s reminded that Emily has a tragic link to the racing world, the romance is sidetracked. Brad puts everything on hold to comfort Emily, but at the after-party emotions are at an all-time high, as some very jealous women seethe with resentment over his partiality to one woman. Will Brad risk the ire of the other ladies and give the rose to Emily, or will he choose to wave the checkered flag for another bachelorette?
The Bachelor must face the difficult task of taking Ashley H. and Ashley S., two women he’s fond of, on the famed two-on-one date, vowing to have fun – even with a painful choice looming at the end of the night. What a surprise Brad has in store for the ladies! They go backstage of the hit show “Viva ELVIS by Cirque du Soleil,” where they discover they’ll be a part of the performance later that night. But there’s a catch: the number they’ll perform is a duet, and Brad will need to decide which woman will stay and perform with him. The tension filled dinner does nothing to make Brad’s decision any easier, as he sends one woman home in tears.
Brad calls on his therapist to help him figure out how to deal with these emotional women. The solution? He’s advised to open up in the face of emotion in order to truly find the love he seeks. At the cocktail party, Brad makes one insecure bachelorette feel special, and connects with another more confident woman who tries to convince him to send some of the women home.
After more tears, eight women remain to begin a worldwide tour with Brad. Next stop… Costa Rica!
The 11 women are:
Alli, 24, an apparel merchant from Columbus, OH
Ashley H., 26, a dentist from Philadelphia, PA
Ashley S., 26, a nanny from New York, NY
Britt, 25, a food writer from Woodinville, WA
Chantal, 28, an executive assistant from Seattle, WA
Emily, 24, a children’s hospital event planner from Charlotte, NC
Jackie, 27, an artist from New York, NY
Lisa M., 24, a marketing coordinator from Ottawa, KS
Marissa, 26, a sports publicist from Kissimmee, FL
Michelle, 30, a hairstylist from Salt Lake City, UT
Shawntel, 25, a funeral director from Chico, CA
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelor” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers.
This episode of “The Bachelor” will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.
“The Bachelor” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with stereo sound. This program carries a TV-14,L parental guideline.