The Bachelor

2002, TV Show

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

Season 14, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: Jake and the nine remaining bachelorettes take an RV jaunt up the California coast that includes a date for three in Big Sur and a date for two at a Santa Ynez winery. Jake takes the other six to Pismo Beach for dune-buggy riding. Roses are at stake in all three dates, and only five candidates remain by the trip's conclusion .
Original Air Date: Jan 25, 2010

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Season 14, Episode 4
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Length: 19:06:40
Aired: 1/25/2010
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The Bachelor Episode Recap: Week 4 Season 14, Episode 4

On this week's episode of The Bachelor, Jake and the ladies take a road trip and more than a few women get left behind.

The first stop on the trip is to a vineyard in Santa Ynez, a fun and romantic spot for his one-on-one date with Gia. Vienna's mean side rears her ugly head as she predicts Gia's big city personality won't be able to tough it out in the vineyard. Vienna is more than wrong, as Gia and Jake click right from the start. After a very cheesy game of hide-and-seek, they play a slightly less cheesy game of spin-the-bottle and share a romantic night in front of the campfire. Gia and Jake hadn't spent a lot of time alone up to this time, but there seems to be lots of chemistry and Jake is more than happy to give her a rose at the end of the night.

Next stop on the Bachelor tour is Pismo Beach for a group date of dune-buggy riding and sand surfing. Jake says he's hoping to see which of the girls will react best to the outdoor environment and let their hair down. Ali takes the initiative and gets the shot gun seat behind Jake on the dune-buggy but it's Tenley that steals the show during sand surfing. Jake says he gravitates towards her and they have a jolly old time rolling around in the sand. Later, Jake and the six girls share a picnic in the sand and Corrie steps up her game and rolls down a dune or two with Jake. Later that evening, the mood shifts to a romantic dinner at a local inn. Not surprisingly, Tenley gets the rose from Jake after they share some romantic one-on-one time together and its Ashleigh and Ali that may be falling fast. Jake says he doesn't feel his relationship with Ashleigh progressing and Ali comes off all too focused on her arch-nemesis and what Jake is thinking going into the rose ceremony.

The last stop on the road trip is Big Sur, where Ella and Kathryn embark on a two-on-one date with Jake. On the plus side, the girls get more intimate time with Jake but on the down side, one girl must go home at the end of the night. Obviously, the attention immediately shifts to Ella since Jake had a one-on-one with her (and her son!) just last week. Jake turns his head to Ella the entire time at their dinner and Kathryn is basically a third-wheel on their date. Jake and Ella share some strong chemistry but as soon as they get outside to share some alone time, his second feelings about her start to become clear as he questions her about being away from her son. Things only go downhill with Kathryn, who apparently thinks taking a page from Michelle's aggressive and desperate playbook is the best method (um, hello, she got sent home in the middle of a date!). Kathryn confronts Jake about focusing his attention on Ella and having not gone on a one-on-one date together yet. She's whining and crying and it seems there's little chance she's not going home.

In a shocking twist, Jake ends up sending both Ella and Kathryn home. Jake tells Ella his feelings are stronger for other women in the house and she takes it as maturely as you would imagine from a mother. Kathryn tells Jake he's making a huge mistake and she thinks he's the one but minutes later she's in a limo, whining to the camera like she was whining to Jake. Kathryn, we hardly knew ya but considering the whining, I prefer it that way! And now the girls are down to seven.

Before the rose ceremony, Jake first seems to be questioning his feelings for Corrie (because she's not open enough) and Vienna, after Jessie talks to him about her bad behavior around the other girls. Even on the evening part of the group date, Jake had been starting to realize how differently Vienna acted in front of him as compared to in front of the other girls (something he's not happy about). The one thing that makes me think Vienna will stay is that Jake has little to no time alone with Jessie and then she goes and wastes their alone time together talking about Vienna!

At the rose ceremony, Jake gives a rose to Ali and then one to Corrie. With two roses left and three women waiting, Jake takes a long, very dramatic pause and tells the ladies he's stepping outside for a minute as he chokes back tears. The camera shakes as it follows Jake outside to ask Chris Harrison if it's OK if he sends home two girls instead of one. Chris says he respects Jake's honesty and approves the move — which sends Jessie and Ashleigh home. As Jake offers the last rose to Vienna, looks are exchanged, mouths drop, and Ali looks ready to scream. Jake says goodbye to the two women and Ali and Tenley exchange curt sentences about how they are going to have to "tell him" about her as the number of women drops again to five.

Talk about a Bachelor blood bath! What did you think of Jake's drastic cuts? Do you think he sent the right women home? Do you think he was wrong in asking Vienna to stay? Is Ali making it harder for herself by focusing all of her attention on taking Vienna down?

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On this week's episode of The Bachelor, Jake and the ladies take a road trip and more than a few women get left behind.

The first stop on the trip is to a vineyard in Santa Ynez, a fun and romantic spot for his one-on-one date with Gia. Vienna's mean side rears her ugly head as she predicts Gia's big city personality won't be able to tough it out in the vineyard. Vienna is more than wrong, as Gia and Jake click right from the start. After a very cheesy game of hide-and-seek, they play a slightly less cheesy game of spin-the-bottle and share a romantic night in front of the campfire. Gia and Jake hadn't spent a lot of time alone up to this time, but there seems to be lots of chemistry and Jake is more than happy to give her a rose at the end of the night.

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Premiered: March 25, 2002, on ABC
Rating: TV-14
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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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