WITH HOMETOWN DATES LOOMING, BEN TRIES TO DISCOVER
THE BACHELORETTES' TRUE FEELINGS FOR HIM IN ROMANTIC BELIZE,
ON ABC'S "THE BACHELOR," MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13
"Episode 1607" - The pressure mounts as the crucial hometown dates loom, but first Ben and the remaining six bachelorettes continue their exciting trip around the world to the beautiful country of Belize. Only one rose will be available and that will be on the group date. However, that woman will be guaranteed a hometown visit. Lindzi and Ben hover over one of the world's most impressive sink holes -- the famed Great Blue Hole - as she tries to overcome her fear of heights. Emily is treated to an outing to the majestic limestone coral island of Caye Caulker, where, after a few rocky weeks, she hopes to get her relationship with Ben back on track. And Courtney, who is desperate for another individual date, gets her wish, but Ben begins to have second thoughts about this frontrunner after she reveals her attitude about taking him home. And the three women on the group date dive with sharks and must conquer their fears if they are to have a chance at a rose. Ben has a real surprise for the women, too, when he cancels the cocktail party, on "The Bachelor," MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Lindzi and Ben attempt to take their relationship to new heights with a spectacular helicopter ride over deep ocean waters before arriving at Belize's famous Great Blue Hole. Flying high above the water, Ben informs his nervous date that they will be jumping into the Hole from the helicopter. As terrified as she is, this usually bold bachelorette is more scared that she won't get to take Ben home and needs to trust him to keep her safe and take a leap of faith. That night at dinner, sparks fly as the discussion turns to the possibility of a hometown visit. But will LIndzi expose her serious side and tell Ben how she is feeling about him? And will it be enough to secure a hometown date?
The next individual date goes to Emily, who wants to get back in Ben's good graces. They stroll through town on the island of Caye Caulker, bicycling, playing basketball with the locals and even diving for lobster. This time the connection between the two seems clear, but will Ben offer Emily a rose and a hometown date?
Courtney goes on the last one-on-one date as the couple goes on a romantic picnic among some ancient Mayan ruins. However, this outspoken bachelorette surprises Ben with her reticence about taking him home to meet her family. And then things get even worse when the dinner talk turns to the other bachelorettes. Ben's feelings for Courtney become more confused. He needs to rethink his relationship with her and whether he can see a future together.
Ben wakes up Kacie B., Nicki and Rachel at 4:00 a.m. - so they can go diving with sharks! Rachel is petrified and needs Ben's help to calm her down, while the other two women are afraid they haven't gotten any time with the Bachelor. At the dramatic after-party, Kacie B. and Nicki open their hearts to Ben and reveal they are falling in love with him. One ecstatic woman gets the rose and the hometown date. But tensions still rise as two of the women confront Ben about Courtney and how she might break his heart. How will Ben react to another attack on this woman?
When the women arrive for the cocktail party, they are hoping for one last chance to make a favorable impression on Ben. But the determined Bachelor has cancelled the cocktail party. He pulls Courtney aside to confront her before he makes his decisions, and at the rose ceremony he narrows the field to the four lucky bachelorettes who will take him to their hometowns to meet their families.
The six women are:
Courtney, 28, model, Santa Monica, CA
Emily, 27, PhD student, Chapel Hill, NC
Kacie B., 24, administrative assistant, Clarksville, TN
Lindzi C., 27, business development manager, Seattle, WA
Nicki, 26, dental hygienist, Hurst, TX
Rachel, 27, fashion sales rep., New York City, NY
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