MUSIC AND ROMANCE FILL THE NIGHT AS BRAD AND ONE WOMAN SHARE A LOVE SONG, JEALOUSY RULES DURING THE FILMING OF A ROUGH AND TUMBLE ACTION ADVENTURE MOVIE, AND ONE BACHELORETTE ABRUPTLY EXITS, LEAVING A STUNNED BACHELOR,
ON ABC'S "THE BACHELOR," MONDAY, JANUARY 17
International Hit Recording Artist Seal Pays a Surprise Visit
to Brad and One Lucky Lady on a Special Musical Night
"Episode 1503" - Tensions are already mounting among the 17 remaining bachelorettes and resentment runs high when it's revealed there'll be two special one-on-one dates - each with a rose at stake - and a group date. And once again, some women will not get a date at all. Ashley S. gets to duet with Brad at the famed Capitol Records studio when a surprise visit by superstar recording artist Seal makes this a once-in-a-lifetime date. Then Brad gets down and dirty with 12 very competitive bachelorettes when they shoot their own action adventure movie, as they battle to become his leading lady. Emily, the sweet, single mom, is chosen for the week's final individual date, but will she be able to reveal her tragic past to Brad? An emotional Bachelor makes some personal inroads with the help of his therapist, letting him be more vulnerable with the women. However, one mysterious bachelorette makes a stunning departure that throws Brad for a loop and leaves the women in shock, on "The Bachelor," MONDAY, JANUARY 17 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Ashley S. is invited to find her "love song" with Brad as the couple visits the iconic Capitol Records building where so many legendary singers like Frank Sinatra have recorded their hits. Brad tells Ashley that they'll be crooning a tune of their own. Little does he know that the song he has chosen - Seal's "Kiss from a Rose"�holds significant meaning in his date's life. Ashley is emotional enough, but when Seal himself appears, it's a moment she will never forget. But will this vulnerable bachelorette conquer her fears and make beautiful music with Brad, or will the singing and romance be totally off key?
Twelve bachelorettes get ready for their close-up as Brad takes them to shoot their own action adventure movie. The competition is fierce, but only one woman can be his screen co-star. When an especially playful bachelorette gets physical with Brad, jealousy reigns. Later he escorts the women to a spectacular rooftop after-party where he finally discovers a softer side to one tough lady. One determined bachelorette locks lips with Brad - stopping at nothing to secure herself a rose.
Emily has the final one-on-one date with Brad, but anxiety soon overrides her excitement as she realizes she has to reveal her tragic history to Brad on the date. The majestic California hills of the wine country serve as a perfect backdrop for a day of romance. But will this reserved bachelorette open up? And if she refuses, will Brad send her home without a rose?
Brad handles a tough but exciting week of dates, but feels he would like to talk to the therapist he has seen for the last three years in order to sort out his feelings. He wants to make sure that his past Bachelor experience doesn't repeat itself. He discovers with his therapist's help that he should be more open for the women to feel more comfortable with him. Brad puts the advice to good use at the cocktail party and it works like a charm. But just when everything seems to be going his way, one enigmatic bachelorette makes a startling departure that leaves Brad reeling and jolts the women. Only 14 women remain at the end of the night to continue on the fairytale journey.
The 17 women are:
Alli, 24, an apparel merchant from Columbus, OH
Ashley H., 26, a dentist from Philadelphia, PA
Ashley S., 26, a nanny from New York, NY
Britt, 25, a food writer from Woodinville, WA
Chantal, 28, an executive assistant from Seattle, WA
Emily, 24, a children's hospital event planner from Charlotte, NC
Jackie, 27, an artist from New York, NY
Kimberly, 27, a marketing coordinator from Charlotte, NC
Lindsay, 25, a first grade teacher from Plano, TX
Lisa M., 24, a marketing coordinator from Ottawa, KS
Madison, 25, a model from Brooklyn, NY
Marissa, 26, a sports publicist from Kissimmee, FL
Meghan, 30, a fashion marketer from New York, NY
Michelle, 30, a hairstylist from Salt Lake City, UT
Sarah P., 27, a real estate broker from Denver, CO
Shawntel, 25, a funeral director from Chico, CA
Stacey, 26, a bartender from Boston, MA
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