The Bachelor

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The Bachelor Episode: "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love"

Season 14, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: Twelve bachelorettes remain. Two of them get one-on-one dates (to San Diego's Sea World and bungee jumping in the San Gabriel Mountains, respectively), and eight others accompany Jake to the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Hollywood, where they're on the bill. Following the club outing, one contestant finds nothing funny about a rooftop party in downtown L.A., and another contestant displeases Jake and is dispatched prior to the rose ceremony. Following it, the field stands at nine.
Original Air Date: Jan 18, 2010

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Season 14, Episode 3
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Aired: 1/18/2010
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The Bachelor Episode Recap: Week 3 Season 14, Episode 3

On this episode of The Bachelor, two gals get one-on-one dates and not two, but three are sent packing by Jake himself.

Vienna gets the first one-on-one date and as the bubbly 23-year-old jumps into the car, Jake goes on and on about dating women he may not normally date, and getting out of his comfort zone. On their date, they take a helicopter to a bridge where they jump, just one problem. They're both afraid of heights? Last time I checked she's supposed to be fun-loving and he's supposed to be a pilot but OK. However, Jake makes a positive out of a negative in saying that he and Vienna can overcome their fear together and bond in the experience and also share a first kiss "unlike any first kiss I've ever had," Jake says. Vienna gets a rose, much to the shock and disappointment of all of her housemates.

For the group date, Jake takes the ladies to the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club where each lady much go on stage and perform a bit for Jake. Ashleigh cries because she's so nervous about her routine. No.1: It's the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, not Saturday Night Live. No. 2: It's just Jake, not Will Ferrell judging how you do. Come on. After tutoring the girls, Lovitz reveals that the ladies will also be performing in front of a live audience and all I can think is I hope those people got in for free! Especially judging by the tears.

Elizabeth's routine is so vulgar; they have to blur her mouth...twice! But the woman I really can't wait for is crazy eyes Michelle. Yes, after the first rose ceremony, and all of her subsequent appearances, that's what I am calling her, and her spacey comedy routine proves just that. At least one girl works a kiss with Jake into her routine (Kathryn).

Corrie's routine hits two birds with one hard stone. She not only makes fun of all of her housemates/competitors but takes a huge hit at Vienna (behind her back while she's not there, like a true Bachelor contestant) and makes Jake rethink his connection with his bungee jumping babe. Ashleigh and Ali both bring up the "other" side of Vienna to Jake during the group date. Back at the house, Gia and Vienna rip out the claws as Gia tells Vienna to be less dramatic and then Vienna cries up in her room while writing some sort of letter to Jake. The anti-Vienna movement is the new cool kids thing to do and the girls even choose to cheers Corrie for blasting Vienna in her set. Talk about having the vote against you.

Finally, it comes time for crazy eyes Michelle's alone time with Jake and boy does she live up to her nickname. She begins by saying how much she wants to get married and she's here for the right reasons, etc. and then asks Jake if they can kiss so she's knows if there's chemistry there. Yeah, not awkward at all. Jake looks like he's puckering up to his third grade teacher who smells of moths but he's a good sport anyway and the two share a brief, but substantial, kiss — definitely more than a peck. Michelle than complains that the kiss wasn't long enough and all of a sudden says she has to go home. Jake reminds her that — despite there being only three episodes thus far — she's already threatened to leave once before. Michelle then asks Jake if she should stay and, drum roll please, he says she should leave and sends her home to pack in the first ugly green cab that comes his way. The other ladies are happy to see her go and so is Jake (and so am I in case you're wondering). As one of the ladies puts it best, Michelle needs a therapist more than she needs a husband so, good luck with that one honey.

During the group date, Tenley also chooses this time to reveal that she was married before and her marriage ended in divorce after her husband cheated. Jake seems appreciative that she was so open about her past with him but after crazy eyes Michelle and the drama surrounding Vienna, he calls it an early evening and does not hand out a rose.

The following day Ella goes on her very first date with Jake. I must admit, the less-cynical side wins outs watching these two on their date after Ella waited so long, especially considering Jake ends up flying Ella's son, Ethan, out to go with them on their date to Sea World. The three hold hands, have a picnic, see the dolphins, etc. and it seems Ella and Jake have an instant and deep connection. Jake gives Ella rose at the end of their date.

While Jake and Ella are on their one-on-one date, Vienna tries to make nice with the other girls in the house and while Gia is ready to give her a hug and make-up after their argument the night before, Ali is not having it and causes waterworks in the house. It's an interesting position for Vienna to be in, seeing as she had a great one-on-one with Jake but may only last so long as the bad girl of the house.

Right before the rose ceremony, Elizabeth tries to squeeze some alone time with Jake but after her raunchy comedy set and with her physical flirting techniques, Jake is confused by the fact she doesn't want him to kiss her and calls her a tease. Elizabeth is frustrated that she feels she has to kiss him to convince him to keep her around and also frustrated with Vienna, who after already getting a private date, interrupts Elizabeth and Jake's heated discussion. Jake and Elizabeth straighten things out later, but not enough, as Elizabeth and Valisha are sent home without roses.

Do you think Jake made the right choice? What do you think about Vienna?

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On this episode of The Bachelor, two gals get one-on-one dates and not two, but three are sent packing by Jake himself.

Vienna gets the first one-on-one date and as the bubbly 23-year-old jumps into the car, Jake goes on and on about dating women he may not normally date, and getting out of his comfort zone. On their date, they take a helicopter to a bridge where they jump, just one problem. They're both afraid of heights? Last time I checked she's supposed to be fun-loving and he's supposed to be a pilot but OK. However, Jake makes a positive out of a negative in saying that he and Vienna can overcome their fear together and bond in the experience and also share a first kiss "unlike any first kiss I've ever had," Jake says. Vienna gets a rose, much to the shock and disappointment of all of her housemates.

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Premise: True love (or a TV facsimile thereof) gets the reality treatment in this long-running dating game, in which a successful bachelor romances a number of beauties. The list of possible paramours is reduced each week until he gives a final red rose to one of them. The series spun off 'The Bachelorette', a spate of rip-offs and very few lasting pairings.

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