The Best Episodes of The Bachelorette
Last Updated: Feb 4, 2019
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.
#2 - Week 4
Season 2 - Episode 4
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
#3 - Week 5
Season 2 - Episode 5
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.
#4 - Week 6
Season 2 - Episode 6
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
#5 - The Men Tell All
Season 2 - Episode 7
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.
#7 - Episode 10
Season 8 - Episode 11
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.
#8 - After The Final Rose
Season 2 - Episode 9
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.
#9 - The Men Tell All
Season 1 - Episode 6
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.
#10 - Week 7
Season 2 - Episode 8
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
#11 - Episode 9
Season 7 - Episode 9
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.
#13 - Episode 10
Season 7 - Episode 11
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.
#15 - After the Final Rose
Season 8 - Episode 12
After the final rose has been handed to either Jef or Arie, Emily sits down live with Chris Harrison to discuss how she ultimately made her gut-wrenching decision; both men return to the stage to discuss how the final rose ceremony played out.
#16 - Episode 8
Season 8 - Episode 8
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.
#17 - Week 2 (Season 1)
Season 1 - Episode 2
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
#20 - Week 3
Season 2 - Episode 3
Chris tells the men what's on tap for the next few dates â€” a one-on-one date, a two-on-one date, and a seven-on-one date. He then tells them they've used the compatibility tests the men took earlier as the criteria for these dates, and Ian has been chosen as the lucky recipient of the one-on-one date. First On-One Date: Chinatown With: Ian Meredith arrives to pick Ian up, and she confesses that she's very much looking forward to being with Ian. In the limo, Ian and Meredith bond when Ian tells Meredith he lost his mother when he was only three years old. They arrive in Chinatown and have some fun taking in the sites on the way to dinner. Over their meal, Ian tells Meredith that he wants to be married and have children, but if he's not feeling it, it won't happen. They then sit out by the Chinatown Wishing Well, where they kiss. Meredith admits she doesn't know where he came from, but she's looking forward to getting to know him better. Ian also confesses that he really wants a rose
#21 - Week 4
Season 3 - Episode 4
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
#22 - Week 6
Season 3 - Episode 6
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
#24 - Episode 5
Season 10 - Episode 5
After a two-week hiatus (i.e. forever in “Bachelor” world!) since our last stop in Connecticut, our love-seeking contestants continued east, landing in Marseille, France. Andi has read the Wikipedia entry on Marseilles and tells us that it’s an exciting port city on the Mediterranean with a lot of, umm, culture and stuff. First things first. Chris Harrison, in a very European turtleneck, meets up with Andi at a very European cafe for a little heart-to-heart. “Are you falling in love?” he asks. Andi responds with her trademark “Stoppp!,” followed by expletives and the shocking admission that she’s falling for more than one guy. Chris generously pretends this is interesting information and not a basic premise of the show before wishing Andi luck with her dates this week.