POWER COUPLE ASHTON KUTCHER AND MILA KUNIS, AND
NBA LEGEND KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR, TRY TO GUIDE RACHEL
ON THE ROCKY ROAD TO LOVE, ON ABC'S
'THE BACHELORETTE,' MONDAY, MAY 29
One of the Bachelors Shocks Rachel With His Betrayal
"Episode 1302" - Twenty-three men look to get their love story with Rachel off to a good start as they move into the mansion. Eight lucky bachelors get an amazing surprise when they learn that celebrity power couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are there to judge the guys' performance in a "husband material obstacle course." Next day, Peter gets the first one-on-one date, as he, Rachel and her beloved dog Copper attend "Bark Fest" in Palm Springs. Ten men are astounded to find themselves in the company of NBA legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar for a day of basketball. It's only the start of Rachel's journey, but deceit and treachery take center stage. The Bachelorette is challenged to remain strong and focus on her ultimate goal of finding a soul mate, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, MAY 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
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Ashton and Mila explain the obstacle course to the eight bachelors on the first group date. This includes changing dolls' diapers, strapping on baby Bjorns and pulling a hair rope out of a clogged sink. A tight competition ensues, leading to a controversial finish when one cunning bachelor demonstrates he will do anything to ensure victory. Will his aggressiveness win over Rachel, or will he be benched for "un-husband-like conduct?"
Peter is whisked away for the first one-on-one date of the season. A third party - Rachel's adorable dog, Copper - joins them as they fly to Palm Springs for a day at a pool party with other dogs at "Bark Fest." The date continues as the pair share a romantic dinner where they connect over their past heartbreak and delight to a fireworks display especially for them.
It starts out a perfect day for 10 men and sports enthusiast Rachel - a basketball dream date with Kareem Abdul Jabbar. The guys are stunned, however, when Jabbar reveals they will be competing in front of a huge crowd, including a brass band and cheerleaders. One bachelor gets cocky and starts showboating for the spectators. However, the fun and games are cut short when a woman approaches Rachel with the information that one of the bachelors is her boyfriend. Rachel's confrontation with the man and the aftermath of the altercation leaves everyone speechless. It leaves her to wonder if the other men are there to find love or play games.
The night of the cocktail party, the rest of Rachel's men are incensed at the betrayal and try extra hard to comfort her. Everyone is stunned when a surprise guest appears to see Rachel.
The 23 remaining men suitors are:
Adam, 27, a real estate agent from Dallas, TX
Alex, 28, an information systems supervisor from Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Anthony, 26, an education software manager from Chicago, IL
Blake E., 31, an aspiring drummer from Marina del Rey, CA
Brady, 29, a male model from Miami, FL
Bryan, 37, a chiropractor from Miami, FL
Bryce, 30, a firefighter from Orlando, FL
Dean, 26., a startup recruiter from Venice, CA
DeMario, 30, an executive recruiter from Century City, CA
Eric, 29, a personal trainer from Los Angeles, CA
Fred, 27, an executive assistant from Dallas, TX
Ignacio, "Iggy," 30, a consulting firm CEO from Chicago, IL
Jack Stone, 32, an attorney from Dallas, TX
Jamey, 32, a sales account executive from Santa Monica, CA
Jonathan, 31, a tickle monster from New Smyrna Beach, FL
Josiah, 28, a prosecuting attorney from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Kenneth, "Diggy," 31, a senior inventory analyst from Chicago, IL
Kenny, 35, a professional wrestler from Las Vegas, NV
Lee, 30, a singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN
Lucas, 30, a "whaboom" from Santa Monica, CA
Matthew, "Matt," 32, a construction sales rep from Meriden, CT
Peter, 31, a business owner from Madison, WI
Will, 28, a sales manager from Miami, FL
Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelorette" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner and Nicole Woods are the executive producers. "The Bachelorette" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound. A parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.