On this week's episode of The Bachelor, the women (minus Tenley and Vienna) reunite to reflect back on the season, and Rozlyn returns to share her side of one of the series' biggest scandals.
The first half-hour is pretty much all filler footage. Let's relive the most dramatic moments of the season viewers have seen too many times already! Aw, look at past Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants hanging out in Vegas together and giving back to the less fortunate (gee, I wonder if that's tied at all to the upcoming Bachelor spin-off Bachelor Pad?!).
If you still have questions about what happened with The Bachelor's Rozlyn and a member of the production team, you'll soon find out. That's the word from host Chris Harrison, who promises Monday's women-tell-all episode will include more of the ousted competitor's "antics" and "desperate attempts to get 15 more minutes of fame." Harrison says the episode will also explore what might have been with Jake Pavelka and the departed Ali, adding, "feelings are still there."
TVGuide.com: Will we learn more about Ali's choice to leave Jake for her job?
Chris Harrison: I know there's been a lot of questions about why she didn't get the time off, because she knew she was going on the show, but she'll explain all that...
With The Bachelor nearing its finale, the two most recent women to leave the series are expressing their regrets.
After being forced to choose between her job and Jake in the show's hometown date episode, Ali almost immediately...
Chris Harrison, The Bachelor
After a season of shocking exits and surprising choices, The Bachelor is down to its final two women: Vienna, the 23-year-old who butted heads with the rest of the women, and Tenley, the 25-year-old divorced girl-next-door. Although Ali made a plea to win back Jake after she chose to leave the show for her job, Jake made it clear he had moved on. So will Ali become the next star of The Bachelorette and was the fact that Gia was unable to tell Jake she was in love with him the reason for being sent home from St. Lucia? Host Chris Harrison weighs in.
TVGuide.com: Were you shocked that Jake told Ali not to come back?
Chris Harrison: I was. I didn't think he would have it in him to do that. I know that he was falling in love with her and I know it crushed him. I was proud of the fact that he stood up and was like, "No, you made the choice to leave and these other women haven't. I'm also falling for them and I've moved on and you need to do so as well."
On this week's episode of The Bachelor, Jake takes Gia, Tenley and Vienna on a romantic getaway to St. Lucia and a heart-broken Ali asks for a second chance.
Up until Ali's shocking decision to leave the show (and Jake) to save her job, it seemed Gia was most likely on the chopping block and on this, the night's first date; she'll have to really prove why she belongs to stay.
Xue Shen, Hongbo Zhao
The team of Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo go for China's first-ever gold medal in the pairs figure skating final tonight, having won the bronze in two previous Olympics. While their toughest competition should come from German and Russian pairs, a couple of up-and-coming U.S. pairs could be interesting. Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett, together for only 18 months, surprised many by winning the U.S. Nationals last month, while Barrett's girlfriend, Amanda Evora, with partner Mark Ladwig, took second and the other Olympic berth. Also on the ice, the U.S. goes for its third straight gold in speedskating's 500m, with Tucker Fredericks a long shot to follow Casey FitzRandolph (2002) and Joey Cheek (2006) to the top of the podium. Seth Wescott, the 2006 winner in the inaugural snowboard cross, is back to try for his second straight gold. Daytime events feature what looks to be America's best-ever cross-country team, featuring World Championship silver medalist Kikkan Randall in the women's 10km.
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The Bachelor - Jake Pavelka, Ali
Did The Bachelor jump the shark with Ali's abrupt exit stage left?
"I'm going to go right on a limb and say no," host Chris Harrison told TVGuide.com. "But you know, I think the great thing about the show is people are deeply disappointed and upset that she's gone."
The Bachelor - Chris Harrison
The Bachelor had yet another dramatic exit this week. After her romantic hometown date with Jake, 25-year-old Ali was forced to choose between him and her job. Choosing the job — after all, she only had a 25 percent chance of receiving that final rose — Ali said goodbye. And in a series first, no rose ceremony was needed. TVGuide.com spoke to host Chris Harrison about whether viewers have seen the last of the duo, his thoughts on the rest of the hometown dates, and why Vienna and Ali are more alike than they'd care to admit.
TVGuide.com: Although Ali left, in next week's preview she appears to call Jake. What can you tell us about that?
Chris Harrison: You haven't seen the last of Ali and Jake and their situation is not...
On this week's episode of The Bachelor, Jake embarks on four very different hometown dates and Ali must make a very life-changing decision.
In New York City, Gia's family seems tough to please right off the bat. Gia's mom and brother are 100 percent on the offensive to break Jake down and even before they dig into dinner, Gia's mom is already badgering our boy. Gia's mom even pulls Jake aside from the table to ask him point blank if he has really and truly fallen for four girls. Jake says he has, but also gives mom some good food for thought about his relationship with Gia specifically. By the end of the evening, she seems to be Jake's biggest fan. Gia has always been very realistic about how, although Jake may be falling for her, it's clear he's falling for other women just as hard but her mom says she has "intuition" that his feelings for Gia are different. Gia shows off her level-headedness (sooo not Bachelor-like) and says she doesn't want Jake to be in love with her yet; she just wants to know she stands out in his eyes. The funniest part is when Gia's brother tells Jake he'll break legs if he has to but even baby bro is won over by Jake in the end.