Air Date: Monday, July 13, 2009
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:02 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#509-120) "Episode 509"
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"Episode 509" � Romantic adventures await Jillian and the final three bachelors � Ed, Kiptyn and Reid � as they travel to the tropical heaven of Maui, Hawaii for the intimate overnight dates. After finally sending Wes home despite her strong feelings for him, Jillian is confident that she has three incredible men left. The dates are not only filled with amazing sand and surf adventures, but also excitement and passion, as Jillian continues to explore what her future would be like with each of these potential mates. She is once again faced with extending an invitation to each bachelor to spend the night in a "fantasy suite." However, there may be serious repercussions to their decisions and poignant reactions to these intensely emotional trysts, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JULY 13 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Jillian immediately tests Kiptyn with a daring, beachside ropes course designed to build trust and teamwork. She has strong feelings for him and their relationship has grown, but she still isn't sure where this will end. During a romantic evening alone, Jillian confronts him: Is he ready to be the love of her life? And is she ready to take a leap of faith and trust him with her heart?

The next day, Jillian surprises Reid with a spectacular panoramic helicopter tour of Maui, landing at a secluded beach where a romantic picnic awaits them. They have an amazing time, but he confesses something that shakes Jillian. At dinner she lays her heart on the line: Is he going to be ready to propose at the end? And will his answer affect Jillian's decision to continue the night in the "fantasy suite?"

Jillian takes Ed on a boat ride to a remote cove where the couple play in the pristine water. She has some very serious concerns about this bachelor, but out on the boat, Ed, who is head over heels in love with Jillian, presents her with a thrilling and totally unexpected surprise that shows just how serious he is about her.

The Bachelorette once again has the option to spend the night with all three men.

One of the dates does not go according to plan, leaving Jillian wondering if this relationship will ever work out or not.

Jillian is more confused than ever. She is in love with all three men and has concerns about all three. In an attempt to get more insight so she can make her crucial decision, she decides to have a private talk with one of the bachelors about their fantasy suite rendezvous. Finally, she offer her roses to the two final men, but bids a tearful goodbye to a man she truly loves. Then, realizing she is close to finding her fairytale ending, Jillian and two remaining bachelors toast their final adventure.

The three remaining men are:

Ed, 29, technology consultant from Chicago, IL.

Kiptyn, 31, business developer from Encinitas, CA.

Reid, 30, realtor from Philadelphia, PA.

Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelorette" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are executive producers. "The Bachelorette" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

This episode of "The Bachelorette" will be available on ABC.com the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.

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