Air Date: Monday, June 09, 2008
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#404-120) "Episode 404"
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No Man Is Safe from Elimination, as One of the Most Shocking Dates In the History of the Series Gives All the Bachelors Something to Contemplate

"Episode 404" � DeAnna runs a singing showdown between the men, with the winner escorting her to the historic Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles for a surprise appearance by pop star Natasha Bedingfield, who serenades the couple with one of her greatest hits. Then six of the bachelors travel to the California Motor Speedway to race stock cars, with the speediest winning coveted alone time with DeAnna. The tension between the men is turned up, forcing a dramatic confrontation with an emotional DeAnna. And then, on a dramatic two-on-one date, the Bachelorette must determine which man to give a rose and which to send home, leading to an outrageous decision that proves this independent woman can make the hard choices, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JUNE 9 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Robert, Fred and Jason, who received the date roses on the last episode, return to the mansion with DeAnna, getting the privilege of spending the week with her, while the other men are resigned to their "outhouse" fate.

In order to decide who will get the one-on-one date this week, DeAnna and Chris Harrison organize a singing contest where the men have 30 minutes to write and perform an original song for her. Robert creates a country ballad, Jeremy performs a rap love song and Brian sings a melancholy tune. DeAnna finally chooses the bachelor with the most heartfelt song and the best performance. That night she and the lucky guy arrive at the Wiltern Theater to see their names in lights on the marquee. They tour the beautiful art deco building and enjoy a romantic dinner. Although the bachelor is extremely nervous about the ever-present rose and whether he might be eliminated immediately, there is obvious chemistry between the two. Then in one final surprise, pop chartbuster Natasha Bedingfield takes the stage to sing expressly for the couple as they dance.

DeAnna escorts six men on another male fantasy date to the California Motor Speedway to race stock cars. The thrilled guys can't wait to show off their "need for speed" and to battle for the fastest time to win alone time with the Bachelorette. There is a clear winner, but leave it to DeAnna to post the fastest overall time! Sparks fly as Graham faces off with DeAnna over the difficulty he is having watching her date other men. At the end of the date, DeAnna awards the rose to the man she really connected with and whom she wants to know better.

On the morning of the crucial two-on-one date, the guys living at the outhouse invite the Bachelorette and the three men living in the mansion with her to a barbecue. Emotions between the bachelors are ratcheted up so high that DeAnna finds Robert upset inside the house as he explains that he is becoming attached to her, but the other men have advised him that she has already selected the final two guys and that there is no need to try anymore. An infuriated DeAnna confronts the men, admonishing them tearfully that if they are not serious about this, to please leave now. She storms off, leaving the men with something to consider.

DeAnna meets Robert and Fred for her date that night, inviting them to a house in the Hollywood Hills for a home cooked meal. Only one man can receive a rose, however, and after spending time with both, her choice is soon clear to her. Then in a bombshell verdict, DeAnna proves that, unlike Brad, she can make a difficult decision early in her journey.

None of the guys feels safe after DeAnna's dramatic outburst and the shocking elimination the night before. More than ever, they try to make sure DeAnna knows that they're there for her, some more successfully than others. The Bachelorette decides to lighten the mood and invites the guys to a pool party, but the rose ceremony looms. She chooses the final six men to continue the ride with her to the final rose.

The nine remaining men are:
Brian W. (Texas), 31, high school football coach from Fort Worth, TX.
Fred, 30, lawyer, Chicago, IL.
Graham, 29, professional basketball player from Raleigh, NC.
Jeremy, 30, real estate attorney from Dallas, TX.
Jesse, 25, professional snowboarder from Breckenridge, CO.
Jason, 31, account executive from Kirkland, WA.
Robert, 28, chef from San Francisco, CA.
Sean, 33, martial arts master from Crestwood, KY.
Twilley, 33, debt manager from Tulsa, OK.

Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelorette" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton and David Bohnert are executive producers. "The Bachelorette" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-14,D,L parental guideline.

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