Air Date: Monday, April 23, 2007
Time Slot: 9:31 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#1004-90) "Episode 1004"
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Emotional Meltdowns off the Slopes and a Skiing Contest on the Mountainside Mark the Half-Way Point in the Race for Andy Baldwin's Heart

"Episode 1004" � Andy surprises the nine remaining bachelorettes with a luxurious trip to Lake Tahoe. Four ladies all get lucky on a casino group date and, at the end of the night, one very fortunate woman is the recipient of a hot, romantic get-together with Andy that would melt the snow on the surrounding mountaintops. Next, it's off to the slopes for a fiercely competitive group date. And in the final one-on-one date of the trip, a passionate fireside tryst ends up taking a serious turn when Andy presses the woman for her true feelings and then must make an immediate decision about whether to send her home, on "The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman, " MONDAY, APRIL 23 (9:31-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

An amazing hotel suite awaits the final nine women as they travel together with Andy by private jet to Lake Tahoe. As the first group of bachelorettes prepare for their magical night out with Andy, one woman has an emotional breakdown as she struggles to get ready on time. Four women are off to the casino for some high-rolling fun with the Bachelor. And for one lucky lady, it's winner take all as she captures a sizzling late night date alone with Andy in his hotel suite.

The vacation continues as Andy and four other women hit the slopes for another spirited face-off between the women to win some much desired apr�s-ski quality time with the handsome Lieutenant. Back at the suite, one of the bachelorettes stresses out while preparing for the only one-on-one date of the trip. But the blissful rendezvous that starts with champagne and decadent desserts turns into an important discussion when Andy tries to learn the woman's true feelings about him. Is there a rose in her future, or will the Bachelor dispatch her back home?

Back at the ladies' mansion in the Hollywood Hills, tensions are at the breaking point as the bachelorettes return from Tahoe and the back-stabbing and rumors reach a new high.

After an incredibly emotional rose ceremony, Andy must pare down the group from nine to six women.

The nine remaining women are:

Amber, 23, teacher, who currently resides in Sugar Land, TX.

Bevin, 28, clinic research coordinator, who currently resides in Palo Alto, CA.

Danielle I., 25, graphic designer, who currently resides in Bethel, CT.

Kate, 24, boutique owner, who currently resides in Charleston, SC.

Nicole, 26, sales manager, who currently resides in Charleston, SC.

Stephanie T., 27, organ donor coordinator, who currently resides in Folly Beach, SC.

Stephanie W., 23, project manager, who currently resides in Overland Park, KS.

Tessa, 26, social worker, who currently resides in San Francisco, CA.

Tina, 26, medical student, who currently resides in Hollywood, CA.

Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Lisa Levenson are the executive producers. Martin Hilton and David Bohnert are the co-executive producers.

"The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

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