The BEST episodes of The Bachelor

Every episode of The Bachelor ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The 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.

Last Updated: 4/8/2024Network: ABC (US)Status: Continuing
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Week Six
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10.00
1 votes

#1 - Week Six

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/6/2002

Relationships are intensifying as Aaron and Brooke take a dreamy trip to the island of Kauai; then Aaron and Gwen tour romantic San Francisco and finally, Aaron and Helene have a cozy time in Aspen.

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Week Four
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1 votes

#2 - Week Four

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/23/2002

The ladies sit down with Chris and are told that a personality they took during the application process for the show was actually a compatibility test, to see who is most compatible with Aaron. The three women who are the most compatible will get individual dates with Aaron, and the other three will share him on a group date.

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Week Six
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1 votes

#3 - Week Six

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/2/2005

All three remaining women arrive in Aruba, completely unaware that the others are there for their exotic overnight dates with Charlie.

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Week Seven
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10.00
1 votes

#4 - Week Seven

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/18/2003

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Week Seven
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10.00
1 votes

#5 - Week Seven

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/20/2002

Aaron's quest for love comes to an end, but who will he choose? Brooke and Helene vie for his heart, but only one will get the ring. Tune in to find out who the lucky gal is!

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Week Six
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10.00
1 votes

#6 - Week Six

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/7/2003

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Week Two
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9.00
2 votes

#7 - Week Two

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/9/2002

Host Chris Harrison introduces the 15 remaining women to their 'Ladies' Villa,' the fabulous Malibu mansion where they will live as they prepare for their upcoming group dates. After that, Aaron must present roses to the ten women whom he'd like to continue dating.

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Week Five
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9.00
1 votes

#8 - Week Five

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/30/2003

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The Women Tell All
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9.00
1 votes

#9 - The Women Tell All

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/14/2003

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Week 4
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9.00
3 votes

#10 - Week 4

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/15/2007

Nine ladies remain and this week, there'll be a two-on-one date from which only one bachelorette will return! At the end, a total of three ladies will go home.

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After the Final Rose, Part 2
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9.00
1 votes

#11 - After the Final Rose, Part 2

Season 13 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/3/2009

After the events of the first After the Final Rose, Chris Harrison catches up with Jason and Molly.

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Week Six
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9.00
6 votes

#12 - Week Six

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/25/2002

In Dallas, Texas, Alex explains how he feels good about the final two women he's dating but can't wait to find out what his family thinks of Amanda and Trista.

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Week 1
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8.84
43 votes

#13 - Week 1

Season 17 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/7/2013

Spurned Dallas businessman Sean Lowe seeks a second chance at love as the matchmaking contest's Season 17 bachelor.

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Week 2: Tractor Race
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8.83
52 votes

#14 - Week 2: Tractor Race

Season 19 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/12/2015

An eliminated bachelorette pleads for a second chance; six women join Chris for a pool party.

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Week One
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8.67
3 votes

#15 - Week One

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/2/2003

Andrew will meet the 25 women ving for his affections and choose his 15 to continue with on this eight week journey.

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Week Four
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8.60
5 votes

#16 - Week Four

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/15/2002

The remaining four Bachelorettes all get a chance to say goodbye, as they vacate the Ladies' Villa to return to their hometowns and introduce Alex to their families and friends.

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Week 3
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8.50
2 votes

#17 - Week 3

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/8/2007

Twelve ladies remain and dates continue! However, all of them are in for a big surprise as Brad's identical twin, Chad, comes for a visit! In the end, which nine ladies know Brad best and stay for another date?

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After the Final Rose, Part 1
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8.50
2 votes

#18 - After the Final Rose, Part 1

Season 13 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/2/2009

Host Chris Harrison takes a look back at the season finale with bachelor, Jason and the two finalists, Molly and Melissa. A surprise is in store for both women.

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Week 10
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8.46
68 votes

#19 - Week 10

Season 15 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/14/2011

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The Women Tell All
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8.40
5 votes

#20 - The Women Tell All

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/25/2002

A "reunion" special, of sorts, 'The Bachelor: Women Tell All' brings back the 23 women Alex rejected to "dish" about the experience, the other women, and the Bachelor. This special episode will reveal new footage, never before viewed behind-the-scenes clips, and one-on-one interviews between our favorite Bachelorettes and host, Chris Harrison.

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Week 1
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8.33
3 votes

#21 - Week 1

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/24/2007

Brad Womack meets the 25 bachelorettes for the first time, but must lower the number to 15 by the end of the night.

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Week 1
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8.25
4 votes

#22 - Week 1

Season 13 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/5/2009

Single dad, Jason Mesnick, is the thirteenth bachelor who will choose from 25 women in his quest to find true love. Mesnick is best known for being rejected by DeAnna Pappas in 2008's edition of The Bachelorette.

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After the Final Rose
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8.00
1 votes

#23 - After the Final Rose

Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/20/2007

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After the Final Rose
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8.00
32 votes

#24 - After the Final Rose

Season 14 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/1/2010

After Jake makes his final decision, he is brought back to face the girl he chose and the one he didn't.

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Week 3
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8.00
1 votes

#25 - Week 3

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/16/2006

Lorenzo takes one women to a romantic date at the opera, six to a sleep over pool party in a Tuscan castle and two back to his place for an intimate date over pizza. With nine women left, only six will be asked to stay.

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