The BEST Episodes of The Bachelor
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 5, 2019
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.
#1 - The Bachelor: The Women Tell All (S2)
Season 2 - Episode 7
The women who didn't receive roses from Aaron reunite to dish and give their predictions on which of the two women (Brooke or Helene) he's likely to choose on The Bachelor: The Women Tell All. And in a surprising twist, Aaron shows up to the take the heat! The special features previously unseen footage and behind the scenes material from the series. (Brooke and Helene are not included in this special).
#2 - Week Six (S3)
Season 3 - Episode 6
#3 - Week Seven (S3)
Season 3 - Episode 8
#4 - Week Six (S1)
Season 1 - Episode 7
In Dallas, Texas, Alex explains how he feels good about the final two women he's dating â€” but can't wait to find out what his family thinks of Amanda and Trista. Alex first brings Trista home to meet his folks. Alex admits that his family is a tough group, and that his mother thinks it is too short of a time period to get to know someone. Trista and Alex arrive, and they sit down in the living room for everyone to get to know each other. Alex's sister gets the ball rolling by asking Trista why she thinks they're compatible; Trista explains that she was impressed by his love of family, his love of travel, his attention to education, his innate athleticism, and his kindness and strength in uncomfortable situations. When asked by Alex's mother what she's learned about herself, Trista admits that she's difficult to open up to people, and when Alex's father asks if she is competitive and just wants to win, regardless of the consequences, Trista explains that she wouldn't have let it go this
#5 - The Bachelor: Aaron and Helene Tell All
Season 2 - Episode 9
Nearly 26 million Americans watched as Aaron Buerge proposed marriage to Helene Eksterowicz last November. Now, amidst rumors of a break-up, Aaron and Helene sit down to discuss their relationship. While Aaron has chosen to publicly air his version of events, Helene elected to keep her experience private â€¦ until now. In an interview with Chris Harrison, she breaks her silence for the first time to tell the true story of a relationship built with the whole world watching. Viewers will also hear the future plans of The Bachelorette, Trista Rehn, and her chosen man, and see how dramatically life has changed in the brief time they've been a "public" couple. Is the Bachelorette now the fiancÃ©e? Has a date been set? Are they certain theirs is the love that will last a lifetime? The couple joins Chris Harrison for a very candid interview. This episode started with an interview of Helene alone after she had express a need to talk seperately from Aaron. She explains why, in her words, the rela
#6 - The Bachelor: Where Are They Now? (S3)
Season 2 - Episode 10
"The Bachelor: Where Are they Now?" brings back the "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" stars: Christi, Shannon, Heather Texas, Brooke and Gwen from season 2, Bob and Jamie from the Bachelorette, Shannon from season 1 and others. Also, Trista and Ryan go shopping for a wedding dress, and Shannon (season one) meets her new boyfriend's parents. We are also promised a proposal, but we'll have to wait and see.
#7 - Week Five (S3)
Season 3 - Episode 5
#8 - The Bachelor: The Women Tell All (S3)
Season 3 - Episode 7
#9 - Week 3 (S11)
Season 11 - Episode 3
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?
#10 - Week 4 (S11)
Season 11 - Episode 4
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.
#11 - Week 6 (S11)
Season 11 - Episode 6
The four remaining ladies must now introduce Brad to their parents! After the visits, one bachelorette will be sent home.
#12 - The Bachelor: The Women Tell All (S1)
Season 1 - Episode 6
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.
#13 - Week Four (S1)
Season 1 - Episode 4
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. First Trip: Kim Knowing he hasn't spent very much one-on-one time with Kim, Alex arrives in Phoenix, Arizona and makes a point of getting some private time with her â€¦ and the two go speed boating on a lake! They had a great time, and even managed to sneak in a kiss or three. Afterwards, it was on to Kim's parent's house to meet the family. Alex got to spend time with Kim's mom, dad, two sisters, brother-in-law, niece and nephew. It was important to Kim to see if Alex connected well with kids, which he seemed to â€” up until he accidentally made her nephew cry by playing with him a little too rough. The rest of the visit was pleasant, as Alex seemed to connect well with his date's family. Second Trip: Trista An excited and energetic Alex arrives in St. Louis, Missouri to spend some quality time with Trista and me
#14 - Week 8
Season 14 - Episode 9
Jake must choose between Tenley and Vienna in the season finale. The ladies have exotic dates with Jake and meet his family in St. Lucia. Jake's family has some serious questions for the ladies after Jake's heart. At the end, will Jake pop the question?
#15 - Week 10 (S15)
Season 15 - Episode 11
#16 - After the Final Rose
Season 14 - Episode 10
After Jake makes his final decision, he is brought back to face the girl he chose and the one he didn't.
#17 - Week 1 (S11)
Season 11 - Episode 1
Brad Womack meets the 25 bachelorettes for the first time, but must lower the number to 15 by the end of the night.
#18 - Week 1 (S13)
Season 13 - Episode 1
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.
#19 - Week 7 (S15)
Season 15 - Episode 7
#20 - Week 8 (S15)
Season 15 - Episode 8
#21 - 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
#22 - Week 4 (S15)
Season 15 - Episode 4
#23 - Week Two (S2)
Season 2 - Episode 2
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 Episode 2 begins with Chris telling the Bachelorettes they need to be packed before each Rose Ceremony. He then directs them to the first date package. First Group Date: Del Mar Race Track Dana, Frances, Gwen, Heather, Helene The group takes a private train to the race track. On the way, Aaron grabs some one-on-one time with Helene, but Gwen keeps a close eye on them. Aaron steps away to call Angela back at the Ladies' Villa and wish her a happy birthday. At the racetrack, the Bachelorettes all place their bets, the winner receiving a surprise. At the Villa, the ladies are all enjoying some pool-side R&R, and Heather from Texas is spraying all of the others with her hairspray in lieu of suntan lotion. Gwen wins the racetrac
#24 - Week One (S3)
Season 3 - Episode 1
Andrew will meet the 25 women ving for his affections and choose his 15 to continue with on this eight week journey.
#25 - Week Two (S3)
Season 3 - Episode 2
The fifteen remaining bachelorettes move into "The Ladies Villa" together as Andrew gets to know them better during three group dates. Each group date will include five women where they will have to fight for alone time with Andrew. Then, five ladies are sent home as Andrew continues his journey with the remaining ten.