The Bachelor

2002, TV Show

The Bachelor Episode: "The Bachelor"

Season 15, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: Seal serenades Brad and one of the 17 remaining contestants, three of whom will leave (one of her own volition). But first, there's an action-movie shoot, a rooftop pool party and a date in which the woman struggles to tell Brad about a past tragedy.
Original Air Date: Jan 17, 2011
Guest Cast Jamie Greene Seal
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Season 15, Episode 3
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Length: 05:04:09
Aired: 1/17/2011
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The Bachelor Episode Recap: Week 3 Season 15, Episode 3

As the connections continue to develop on The Bachelor and the first kisses begin to happen, Michelle gets more and more possessive. Plus: One of the girls reveals her extremely emotional past.

Ashley S gets the first one-on-one date this week and she and Brad head off in a convertible to Capitol Records. They go into the recording studio where they must sing "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal. Brad is pretty sure it's going to sound awful and he's right, but they hold hands and are totally into it. "I apologize, Mr. Seal," Brad says after the song. They then walk into a another room and Seal is there to sing his hit for them. I'm actually surprised it took 15 seasons to get him on the show. Ashley cries while they watch and later, on a roof top, admits that the song had a special meaning for her and her dad who recently died.  At the end of the night, Ashley gets her very own rose.

The group date takes the women to a backlot where the ladies will film their own action scene. Throughout the day, Michelle comments that she's the only woman right for Brad and how she wants ninjas to come take the others away. But Shawntel is the woman who stands out to Brad as she kicks and jumps her way into Brad's heart.

The group goes to a pool to unwind where Chantal tells Brad about her biggest regret in life — not speaking to her dad and then learning he died. It seems rather coincidental that many of the women have problems with their fathers, similar to what Brad has had in his life. Michelle gets some time alone with him next and tells him that she feels selfish for leaving her daughter to be on the show. A few fake tears come out and it's enough to hook Brad in, at least for now. But her plan doesn't work just as she hoped because Shawntel receives the rose for the date.

Back at the house, Emily learns she'll have the next one-on-one date and says she's excited, but sick about it. She still hasn't told Brad about her daughter, and opens up to some of the women about her fiancé dying.

Brad takes Emily to wine country where she avoids any questions about her personal life. They have a romantic dinner in a barn. Pretty early on, she brings up the elephant in the room and tells her story. She also explains that she wanted him to get to know her as a person "without all the stuff," she says. Emily is relieved that Brad is OK with the bomb she's dropped on him and the two kiss. Needless to say, she gets a rose.

After Brad meets with his therapist, it's time for the cocktail hour. First, he chats with Alli who discusses her dad's infidelity. When Michelle gets her time with him, she badgers him about kissing other girls. Instead of being flustered, he admits that in his first season he was rigid and he's not going to give up any opportunity this time around to get to know someone physically and emotionally. During his conversation with Madison, she tells him how Emily's story has really changed her outlook. Leaving is weighing heavy on her mind, she says, because while she wanted to find love on the show she feels others, like Emily, need to feel love.

The rose ceremony begins and Michelle and Chantal receive roses. But then Madison walks off.

The rose ceremony proceeds with Lisa, Jackie, Ashley H, Marissa, Britt, Alli, Lindsay, Meghan and Stacey getting roses. Kimberly and Sarah P are eliminated.

 

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As the connections continue to develop on The Bachelor and the first kisses begin to happen, Michelle gets more and more possessive. Plus: One of the girls reveals her extremely emotional past.

Ashley S gets the first one-on-one date this week and she and Brad head off in a convertible to Capitol Records. They go into the recording studio where they must sing "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal. Brad is pretty sure it's going to sound awful and he's right, but they hold hands and are totally into it. "I apologize, Mr. Seal," Brad says after the song. They then walk into a another room and Seal is there to sing his hit for them. I'm actually surprised it took 15 seasons to get him on the show. read more

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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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