IT'S A ROMANTIC WHIRLWIND FOR THE FINAL THREE BACHELORETTES,
AS JASON SWEEPS THEM AWAY FOR FANTASY OVERNIGHT DATES IN
NEW ZEALAND, ON "THE BACHELOR," MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16
"Episode 1307" � Romantic adventures await Jason and the final three women � Jillian, Molly and Melissa � as they travel to the other side of the world for overnight dates in New Zealand. From beautiful mountain excursions to exotic botanical adventures, the dates are filled with excitement and passion, as Jason continues to explore what his future would be like with each of these potential mates. At the end of each evening, the Bachelor will present the Bachelorette with an invitation to spend the night in a "fantasy suite," with the hope that she will accept. But will she? It's a wild, romantic ride with each of the women -- until Jason has to make a heart-wrenching decision to eliminate one of them � on "The Bachelor," MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Arriving in style, Jason swoops in to pick up Jillian in a helicopter. Once on a mountaintop for a romantic picnic overlooking a lake, they discuss their views on love and marriage. Then, after a wonderful afternoon together as the couple shares an intimate dinner, Jillian lays her heart on the line and tells Jason she's falling in love with him.
Molly takes a leap of faith with Jason on a thrilling day of bungee jumping off a stunning bridge in the mountains of New Zealand. That night at dinner she challenges herself again, as she fully opens up to Jason and lets her guard down. Molly expresses her feelings to Jason to prove that she doesn't want to lose him, and hopes that she isn't too late.
Finally, Jason takes Melissa on an exhilarating boat ride at the Botanical Gardens on a beautiful vessel once owned by Sir Winston Churchill. But the date isn't all smooth sailing. Jason has some serious concerns about Melissa. Later the couple go to the Stoneridge Estate and spend an intimate evening in a hot pool overlooking the mountains. Frightened she'll lose him, Melissa tells Jason she wants to take their relationship to next level.
Jason is more confused than ever as he heads into the rose ceremony in New Zealand. With three women and only two roses, he makes a tough decision and sends one woman home in tears, while the final two prepare to meet his family and hope that he will choose them in the dramatic season finale.
The remaining three women are:
Jillian, 29, an interior designer from Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Melissa, 25, a sales representative from Dallas, TX
Molly, 24, a department store buyer from Grand Rapids, MI
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