The BEST Episodes of The Bachelorette
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 18, 2020
Network: ABC (US)
The Bachelorette is the female version of The Bachelor, where an eligible bachelorette must find true love among a group of guys, one rose at a time.
#1 - Week 2
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 17, 2005
""Episode 302"" - The 15 men in Jen's life are ready to rumble - prompting the neighbors to call the police when the guys get loud and contentious in the bachelor pad. Not only is the pressure already getting to Jen's suitors, but Jen must calm herself as she prepares to go on her first one-on-one date with Keith, who received the ""first impression"" rose from Jen's best friends, Michelle and Abby. Then, Jen and seven of the men get the VIP treatment at a New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. On the other group date, Jen and some of the guys get a view of Manhattan high above the streets aboard a double-decker bus, and then enjoy an evening at sea on a harbor cruise. The competition heats up, as Jen must eliminate nearly half the men, going from 15 to eight, on ""The Bachelorette,"" MONDAY, JANUARY 17 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. The men begin to show their true colors as Jen tours the city with the first group of them, all vying for some one-on-one time.
#2 - Week 3
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 24, 2005
A GAME OF STREET BASKETBALL SEPARATES THE MEN FROM THE BOYS, AND ONE MAN BREAKS DOWN IN TEARS DURING A DATE, ON ABC'S ""THE BACHELORETTE"" R& B/Pop Vocalist and Actress Vanessa Williams Is Spotlighted in a Private Performance At Harlem's Cotton Club, and One Lucky Guy Takes a High Stakes Trip With Jen to Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut ""Episode 303"" - The men square off in a very physical game of street basketball, and are not afraid to slam one another to the ground if it means they will get some one-on-one time with Jen. As one team prevails, one special guy wins a romantic date with Jen to Harlem's Cotton Club, where the couple is serenaded with a special private performance by Lava Records' R&B/pop vocalist and actress Vanessa Williams. During the date, things get emotional as Jen's date breaks down about a past love. Then Jen steals away one of the guys on a helicopter ride to the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, where the stakes couldn't be any higher. Back at the house, the
#3 - Episode 11 - Finale
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 2, 2010
#4 - The Wedding: Part 3
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 10, 2003
#5 - Week 4
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 4, 2004
Chris introduces the men to their new house guests â€” Kelly Jo from The Bachelor and TJ, Meredith's old friend. Kelly Jo and TJ ask the men to write love letters that explain why they are the right man for Meredith, and then they will decide who gets one of three one-on-one dates. The rest of the men will share Meredith on a group date. The men write down their thoughts and feelings, and one at a time go outside and read their essays to Kelly Jo and TJ. The men explain their strong feelings and attractions to Meredith, and Chad even gets a little choked up. Kelly Jo and TJ are touched by Chad's openness, and give him the first one-on-one date. First On-One Date: Gondola Dinner Date With: Chad Meredith picks Chad up in a sports car, and they head to Newport Beach for dinner. They arrive at the docks and board a gondola, and are taken out for a gondola ride. Under each bridge, they kiss. After the sun sets, they arrive at a floating pod, where they eat a sushi dinner. Meredith has to
#6 - Week 5
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 11, 2004
First Hometown Date: Houston With: Matthew Meredith arrives in Houston to meet Matthew, and see how well country life agrees with her. She arrives at his family's ranch house, and Matthew takes her out to an oak grove for a picnic and some casual fun, climbing trees and swinging on a rope. They enjoy each other's company and continue to grow closer together. They return to the house and meet his father Ray, brother Chris, uncle Jerome and mother Carol. Carol immediately tells Meredith she shouldn't want some Yankee-boy, she should want a nice, quiet Southerner. Ray tells the couple he's not sure how they could meet and grow so close in so short a time, but he can see how comfortable they are with each other. Matthew mentions that they feel like they've been together much longer than they have. Meredith seems to hit it off with the family, and is at ease with this very down-to-earth family. They go inside for dinner, where Carol reads them a very nice toast, and they dine together.
#7 - Week 6
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 18, 2004
Meredith packs to go off to Puerto Rico, where she will have overnight dates in different cities with all three remaining men. Meredith confides that she is excited, and plans to really get to know these guys, but is also scared, as she's never dated three guys at the same time before. First Dream Date: San Juan With: Ian Meredith greets Ian atop an old fort in San Juan, hoping to learn more about how he feels about her. The two spend the day playing and flying a kite, and Meredith confesses that with Ian, she feels very relaxed. Ian has the goal of opening up and letting Meredith know how he feels about her. Meredith tells Ian that she, too, is not a great communicator, and that when she says something, she means it. Ian kisses her, and tells her that's how he communicates. Ian confesses that when Meredith talked about not being a great communicator, it made him smile, as he is dealing with the exact same issue. After spending the day out and touring Old San Juan, they meet again
#8 - The Men Tell All
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 19, 2004
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) -- Meredith faces the 23 rejected men for the first time since they left the show, as the men who did not receive roses from Meredith reunite to dish and give their predictions on which of the two remaining men she's likely to choose.
#9 - Week 4
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 31, 2005
THE RACE IS ON TO THE TOP OF THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING TO WIN A ROMANTIC EVENING WITH JEN, ON ABC'S ""THE BACHELORETTE"" Fabrice Makes a Startling Announcement that Shocks Jen, And a Man Walks Out of the Rose Ceremony ""Episode 304"" - A surprise visit from Chris Harrison on a group date in Little Italy sends the men on a foot race to the top of the Empire State Building. Stripped of all their money, the men will have to get creative in order to be the first to the top. That one guy will get to spend the rest of the evening alone with Jen. In another competition, the men write anonymous letters to Jen describing why they feel they would be a good husband. Jen will have to choose the two best letters, and those men win individual dates with her. One lucky guy will get to spend an intimate evening at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the new home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, which includes a special performance by Concord Records' artist Peter Cincotti. Then, Jen and another lucky guy will strap on th
#10 - Episode 10 - The Men Tell All
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 26, 2010
#11 - Episode 9
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 19, 2010
#12 - Episode 7
Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 25, 2012
The group travels to Prague; Emily must decide which men get to take her home to meet their families; Emily addresses Arie's past relationship with one of the show's producers.
#13 - Episode 8
Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 2, 2012
Emily travels to the hometowns of her four remaining suitors, but intimidating siblings and parents prove to be a harsh indicator of which guys could be potential step-fathers to Ricki; Emily looks for honest opinions of family members.
#14 - After the Final Rose
Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 1, 2011
After the Final Rose
#15 - After The Final Rose
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 26, 2004
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) - This one-hour special features the first public appearance by the happy couple, and includes an appearance by the man who was not chosen. ""The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose"" - this first-ever LIVE one-hour special features the first public appearance by the happy couple, who will take calls from viewers. The call-in number will be given at the top of the broadcast, and will also be found on abc.com, keyword: Bachelorette. In addition, the next Bachelor, NY Giants quarterback Jesse Palmer, will be introduced.
#16 - Episode 10
Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 22, 2012
Jef and Arie arrive to meet Emily's protective family hoping to make great first impressions with everyone; assuming she will be faced with two proposals, Emily is finally forced to choose which man will fit best into her life, as well as Ricki's.
#17 - After the Final Rose
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 2, 2010
#18 - Episode 6
Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 1, 2013
#19 - Week 6
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 14, 2005
JEN AND HER THREE REMAINING SUITORS TRAVEL TO ROMANTIC AND EXOTIC LOCATIONS, ON A SPECIAL VALENTINE'S DAY EPISODE OF ABC'S ""THE BACHELORETTE"" ""Episode 306"" - Join Jen for three especially romantic Valentine's Day dates, as she and the remaining men - John Paul, Jerry and Ryan -- travel for overnight trips to the Fairmont Southampton Hotel in Bermuda, Daufuskie Island Resort outside Savannah, Georgia, and Chatham Bars Inn in Cape Cod. Jen and John Paul fly off to Bermuda, where they fit in a Jet Ski ride and picnic on the beach before it starts raining and they have to head for cover. Things turn serious when they imagine what their everyday life would be like together, as they enjoy a romantic dinner on the beach punctuated with a spectacular fireworks display. A relaxing and idyllic date awaits Jen and Jerry, as they spend time at the Daufuskie Island Resort, where they picnic, play croquet and take a spin in a horse-drawn carriage. Things heat up when Jen challenges Jerry's sin
#20 - Episode 10
Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 1, 2011
After enduring up-and-down romances and men who can't make up their minds, Ashley finally has the opportunity to hand out the final rose of the season when she selects which of the remaining two suitors she will choose to be her potential husband.
#21 - Week 2 (Season 1)
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 15, 2003
At the guy's house, Chris brings the remaining fifteen men into the living room and explains that they will be going on group dates of five, invitations delivered via video from Trista. First Group Date: Las Vegas Brian S., Russell, Josh, Brook & Rob Things heat up between Russell and Trista. What will be the other guy's thoughts and concerns towards this? Second Group Date: Spa Day Bob, Jamie, Jack, Ryan & Brian C. It is a day at the spa, Trista gets into a serious discussion about marriage with Ryan. Trista also invites one of the men to get a massage with her, who will it be? Third Group Date: San Diego Chargers Game Jeff, Brian H., Charlie, Michael & Greg T. During the Chargers game, Trista and Greg talk to get to know each other better. When the game was over and they were going back, Trista and Charlie had a talk, and she tells him something that will happen at the rose ceremony, what could it be? Rose Ceremony It is the rose ceremony, who Trista pick to move on and will th
#22 - Week 7
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 25, 2004
Torn between Matthew's stability, warmth and protection and Ian's instability, passion and sense of adventure, she takes them home to meet the parents. Matthew Meets the Family First, Meredith spends an afternoon with Matthew on a river cruise in Portland OR. Looking forward to meeting the family, Matthew declares he's ready to consider marriage as long as she's ready. She won't open up, saying she's been hurt so many times. He wants to protect himself too, knowing he's not the only one. Then, on to the family â€” the parents, brother and uncle. Her Dad's impressed when, under questioning, Matthew says he sees something in Meredith's eyes and smile that makes him want to be there. Meredith tells her family she's never met anyone like him, that she feels safe and secure with him. Dad notices that Meredith is glowing and her brother, who had been a skeptic, says Matthew has more intelligence and personality than he'd suspected. After dinner the couple snuggles on the couch. He asks her
#23 - The Men Tell All
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 12, 2003
The men who didn't receive roses from Trista reunite to give their predictions on which of the two remaining men she's likely to choose. This special features previously unseen footage and behind-the-scenes material that will explain why Jack really slept on the lawn; who participated in the ""Animal House""-like antics at the Bachelors' Pad; and who was the other blonde that nearly stole Greg's heart! And, Trista shows up to set the record straight. Charlie and Ryan, the two men still dating Trista, are not included in this episode.
#24 - Episode 9
Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 25, 2011
Ashley and the three remaining bachelors find themselves in tropical Fiji, where Ben F. opens up with Ashley about his feelings, Constantine makes a shocking revelation that changes everything, and a former bachelor shows up demanding another chance.
#25 - Week 4
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 29, 2003
Chris enters the guy's house and tells them they are all going home for the individual dates, and they will only see each other again at the Rose Ceremonies. He also tells them they have a unique opportunity â€” the next Rose Ceremony is also Trista's 30th birthday, and they should not be stupid and show up empty-handed. Vail with Ryan Ryan meets Trista and brings her to the fire station, where all of the other firemen are waiting outside to meet Trista. When they go inside, Ryan shows Trista how to slide down the pole - Ryan reveals that the fire pole is a big test for him, that anyone not willing to go down it is probably not worth the time. Trista goes for it with no reservation. The others welcome her to lunch and ask her about her interest in Ryan, as they don't want to lose him. Ryan reveals his job is a big part of who he is, and he can't give up everything about himself. They then head up the mountain to the ""Wedding Deck,"" a beautiful spot to watch the sunset. They sip champagne