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The Bachelorette Episode Recap: Week 9

This week's episode begins with a montage of each guy's time on the show thus far as they talk about how they need to open up completely to win Ali's heart. Easier said than done for all three, since Chris L. has been slow to show his true feelings, Roberto and Ali have concentrated a lot on physical chemistry more than anything else and since Frank has been so unsure of his and Ali's relationship the entire time.

However, Frank's montage quickly turns from sappy and boring to despicable and dramatic, when Frank begins to talk about his dilemma. He explains that, as he's fallen in love with Ali, he has simultaneously started to have feelings for his ex-girlfriend, Nicole, again. Frank says it's "killing him" that he has feelings for two girls (cry me a river) and explains that he has to go to Chicago to see Nicole before he leaves for Tahiti to be with Ali. The absolute worst part is the Ali doesn't even know about Nicole. Nicole was the last relationship Frank had before he went on the show, but even then, he says he hasn't talked to her in months. So what gives?

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Roberto, Chris L. or Frank — who'll Ali choose? That's one question you might be asking as this romance sweepstakes enters the cavorting-and-canoodling-in-a-tropical-paradise stage. (This time it's Tahiti.) But another question might be: Who'll Frank choose? Rumor has it that Ali might not be the only lady in Frank's heart, and he was hesitant at times in Chicago last week. We'll see for certain tonight. In any event, Ali will pick the final winner Aug. 2 (next week is the "Men Tell All" show) in Bora Bora. — Paul Droesch

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Could The Bachelorette's Ali End Up Alone Once Again?

Ali Fedotowsky

The Bachelorette's Ali Fedotowsky is well aware of the reality show's terrible track record at finding love.

After having her own heart broken by former Bachelor Jake Pavelka, and then watching Pavelka's subsequent relationship with Vienna Girardi come to an end, Ali knows the risks of looking for a relationship on national TV... read more

Did Dead Animals Lead to Kirk's Dismissal on The Bachelorette?

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"Would you like to see my basement?" isn't something most girls want to hear when meeting the parents of their date — especially when the basement is full of dead animals.

But The Bachelorette's Kirk DeWindt gave it a shot anyway when he took Ali Fedotowsky to his hometown in Wisconsin. "I was a little nervous to see her reaction ... but I had given her a fair warning — she knew what she was getting into," the 27-year-old suitor told TVGuide.com. "She's a roll-with-the-punches kind of girl, so I figured it wouldn't be too big of a deal."

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Is It Just Me: The Bachelorette Spoils Itself!

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Is The Bachelorette giving away too much about upcoming episodes in its promos?

Spoiler alert, alert! In recent weeks, ABC's dating competition has been stealing its own thunder by revealing future story lines in previews of upcoming episodes. Case in point: When the July 12 rose ceremony came down to Frank and Kirk, it was tough to drum up any tension... read more

Bachelorette's Chris Harrison calls Ali and Frank's Relationship "Obviously Flawed"

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As Bachelorette Ali and her final three suitors embark on exotic dates in Tahiti, Frank may let his doubts lead him to exit. But for viewers annoyed that they've already been spoiled by previews, Chris Harrison says, "If you think you think you've seen everything, you haven't." Plus: Was Roberto in his baseball uniform cheesy or adorable?

TVGuide.com: What did you think of this week's episode?
Chris Harrison: I love the hometown episodes because it takes the show in a...

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The Bachelorette Episode Recap: Week 8

On this week of The Bachelorette, it's finally time for the hometown dates! These are the four dates that had Ali in a tizzy all during last week's episodes and who can blame her? Like in real life — which this show rarely ever is — meeting the family can make or break the romantic connections.

Roberto
Ali travels to Tampa to visit Roberto and she's pretty much so smitten over him that...

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TVGuide.com Asks: Do You Want More Scripted Summer Series?

Hell's Kitchen, Rookie Blue

Are you tired of reruns and reality shows?

Summers have traditionally only offered new episodes of such reality juggernauts as NBC's America's Got Talent," Fox's So You Think You Can Dance and Hell's Kitchen, ABC's The Bachelorette, and CBS' Big Brother. But this summer ... read more

Bachelorette's Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski Split

Ed Swiderski and Jillian Harris

The terrible track record has gotten worse.

The Bachelorette's Jillian Harris and fiancé Ed Swiderski have ended their engagement, Us Weekly reports.

The Bachelor's terrible track record: A history of failed romances

"I love him and I'm really sad, but I have to ...
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Cheers & Jeers: Everything's Not Jake on The Bachelorette

Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi

Jeers to Jake Pavelka for flying off the handle on The Bachelorette.

ABC cut its snooze-worthy footage of Ali Fedotowsky giggling her way through Portugal 40 minutes short to get to the good stuff: the first sit-down between... read more

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Premiered: January 08, 2003, on ABC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A rose-wielding single woman looks for Mr. Right among a passel of hunky men, just like on 'The Bachelor' but with the gender roles reversed. Original 'Bachelor' runner-up Trista Rehn was the first bachelorette, and her selection of Colorado firefighter Ryan Sutter culminated in the three-part special 'Trista and Ryan's Wedding.'

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