Broadway World- Scoop: THE BACHELOR on ABC - Monday, January 18, 2016
The stunning departure of Lauren, L.B., who refused Ben's rose, set the Bachelor back on his heels momentarily, but there are 17 women, who are anxious to spend time with him. Lauren B. and Ben soar in a bi-plane to a secluded spot where a hot tub waits, as well as a romantic dinner followed by a private performance by Lucy Angel, one of the Bachelor's favorite music groups.
Twelve ladies are involved in an intense soccer competition, coached by Alex Morgan and Kelley O'Hara of the World Cup Champion U.S. Women's National Soccer Team. Jubilee is in for a real treat as she and Ben share a romantic tryst at an exclusive spa. However, real-life events intercede, and Ben gets tragic news from home. Can he overcome both the real-life drama and the women's emotional confrontations with each other to pick the right bachelorettes to continue with him? - on "The Bachelor," MONDAY, JANUARY 18 (8:00--10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
Ben rolls up to the mansion in a vintage convertible to whisk away Lauren B. to a private airport. Little do they know they will be flying in a tricked-out bi-plane over the mansion. The flyover sends the remaining bachelorettes below into a jealous frenzy. They land near a private hillside where a hot tub is nestled. The two share a quiet dinner, and then Ben surprises Lauren B. with a special performance by Lucy Angel, an American country music family trio, which is one of Ben's favorites.
It's the "Stars" versus the "Stripes" when 12 bachelorettes arrive at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and are split up to have Alex Morgan and Kelley O'Hara, members of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, who won the World Cup, coach them. They offer the women a crash course in the fine art of kicking and heading the ball, but not everyone is a quick study. One bachelorette fakes a serious injury to get Ben's attention; however, the competition continues with "Stars" facing off against "Stripes." All of these women are passionate, and not everyone walks away unharmed. The winning team heads to a party with Ben while the losers go home.
Ben takes the winners to a romantic rooftop after party, but the women's fun is short lived as they all compete to impress the Bachelor and validate why they should remain. Who will get the group date rose?
No one is more surprised when Jubilee gets the next one-on-one date - including Jubilee! A helicopter lands in mansion driveway and lifts off to take the couple to the exclusive Cal-A-Vie Health Spa in Vista, CA. The date starts off awkwardly, but proceeds to become more romantic with plenty of enthusiastic kissing. They also open up to one another about their mutual insecurities and undeniable chemistry. Jubilee is comfortable enough with Ben to share heart-wrenching details about her painful past.
However, Ben's mood changes when he gets heartbreaking news from home. He shares the upsetting information with the women at the cocktail party. While some of the women want to comfort him, there are those who are simply just too busy trying to steal him away for more time. Two of the women lock up in one of the most emotional altercations of the season, and then another reveals her own shocking news. Ben needs to triumph over all the drama if he is to continue on with 14 women, who believe that they are his soul mate.
The 17 remaining women are:
Amanda, 25, esthetician, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Amber, 30, bartender, Chicago, IL
Becca, 26, chiropractic assistant, San Diego, CA
Caila, 24, software sales representative, Hudson, OH
Emily, 22, twin, Las Vegas, NV
Haley, 22, twin, Las Vegas, NV
Jami, 23, bartender, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Jennifer, 25, small business owner, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Joelle "Jo Jo," 24, real estate developer, Dallas, TX
Jubilee, 24, war veteran, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Lace, 25, real estate agent, Denver, CO
Lauren B., 25, flight attendant, Marina Del Rey, CA
Lauren H., 25, kindergarten teacher, Ann Arbor, MI
Leah, 25, event planner, Denver, CO
Olivia, 23, news anchor, Austin, TX
Rachel, 23, unemployed, Little Rock, AR
Shushanna, 27, mathematician, Salt Lake City, UT
Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelor" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner, Peter Scalettar and Nicole Woods are the executive producers. "The Bachelor" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound.
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