The Bachelor

The Bachelor

Six years ago, Arie Luyendyk Jr. was in love and a day away from proposing to the woman of his dreams. And then, she broke his heart. Emily Maynard (now Emily Maynard Johnson) may not have been Arie’s future wife, but he hasn’t been able to find a love like hers since. Now Arie, 36, is back and ready to race into America’s heart yet again when he returns for a second shot at love.
Six years ago, Arie Luyendyk Jr. was in love and a day away from proposing to the woman of his dreams. And then, she broke his heart. Emily Maynard (now Emily Maynard Johnson) may not have been Arie’s future wife, but he hasn’t been able to find a love like hers since. Now Arie, 36, is back and ready to race into America’s heart yet again when he returns for a second shot at love.

Season 22 (13 episodes)

  • 0. Countdown to Arie

    Original air date: 01/10/2018 Runtime: 41:53 min.

    Original air date: 01/10/2018 Runtime: 41:53 min. Travel back to Arie’s memorable journey to find love with one of America’s favorite Bachelorettes, Emily Maynard (now Emily Maynard Johnson). Five years ago, Arie fell madly in love with Emily and was ready to get down on one knee to propose when his heart was broken. Relive one of the most heart-wrenching breakups in Bachelor history and discover how Arie finally got closure.

  • 1. Episode 1

    Original air date: 01/01/2018 Runtime: 83:05 min.

    Original air date: 01/01/2018 Runtime: 83:05 min. Six years ago, Arie Luyendyk Jr. was in love and a day away from proposing to the woman of his dreams. And then, she broke his heart. Emily Maynard (now Emily Maynard Johnson) may not have been Arie’s future wife, but he hasn’t been able to find a love like hers since. Now Arie, 36, is back and ready to race into America’s heart yet again when he returns for a second shot at love. Arie meets with one of Bachelor Nation’s favorite married couples, Sean and Catherine Lowe and their son, Samuel, before his journey begins. Now armed with advice and encouragement, Arie is ready for the tumultuous night ahead.

  • 2. Episode 2

    Original air date: 01/08/2018 Runtime: 85:47 min.

    Original air date: 01/08/2018 Runtime: 85:47 min. Arie’s search for love gets off to a fast start with back-to-back one-on-one dates with Becca K. and Krystal. The Bachelor transports Becca K., via a slick motorcycle ride, to a breathtaking oceanside Malibu mansion, where celebrity fashion designer Rachel Zoe works her magic on Arie’s date. Krystal looks to a possible future with the Bachelor when she visits his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona, and meets his family. But she is concealing a dark secret that might scare Arie away. Fifteen eager women travel to a racetrack for a rip-roaring demolition derby with one ultimate winner. Chris Harrison and celebrated racecar driver Robby Gordon handle the play-by-play duties. The bachelorettes ratchet up the intensity at the cocktail party as two women face-off. Arie sorts through the drama while the ladies’ feelings continue to grow.

  • 3. Episode 3

    Original air date: 01/15/2018 Runtime: 85:53 min.

    Original air date: 01/15/2018 Runtime: 85:53 min. As the charming race car driver intensifies his search for his soul mate among the 18 remaining women, Arie selects eight women to battle for supremacy in the wrestling arena with two top veterans of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) – Ursula Hayden and Angelina Altishin – sharing their secrets of success in the ring. The undercard will feature a surprise guest, Kenny “Pretty Boy Pit Bull” King from Bachelorette Rachel’s season, who will take on the Bachelor himself. Lauren S. is the lucky recipient of a romantic one-on-one date with Arie to a Napa Valley vineyard. “The Dynamo Dogs,” a group of lovable canines, and seven of the women perform together, becoming the stage sensation “Arie’s Amazing Acrodogs,” with Chris Harrison and gifted comic actor Fred Willard offering their hilarious commentary. One woman’s best romantic intentions are put to the tough test at the cocktail party.

  • 4. Episode 4

    Original air date: 01/22/2018 Runtime: 84:45 min.

    Original air date: 01/22/2018 Runtime: 84:45 min. Arie and the 15 remaining bachelorettes leave the Bachelor mansion behind and begin a cross-country trip to continue their search for love. First stop? South Lake Tahoe, Nevada! Seinne gets the first one-on-one date and joins Arie on a sheer adrenaline date: parasailing. Meanwhile, one woman gets a critical phone call that might change her romantic journey. A dozen ladies hike into the snowy wilderness on a survival-themed group date where they get a crash course in roughing it in the woods from professional survivalists. Arie invites Bekah M. on a romantic horseback ride through the picturesque mountainside of Lake Tahoe. However, he is about to learn a closely guarded secret about Bekah that might put an end to the couple’s possible happy ending. Finally, one bachelorette interrupts the rose ceremony to plead her case to Arie and enrages the rest of the women.

  • 5. Episode 5

    Original air date: 01/29/2018 Runtime: 84:43 min.

    Original air date: 01/29/2018 Runtime: 84:43 min. The drama is ramped up when Chelsea receives the first one-on-one date in Ft. Lauderdale. Arie swoops in to take her on a luxury yacht, but her checkered past may endanger her getting a rose. Eleven women engage in competitive bowling with the winner going to a private after-party. Tia and Arie travel to the Sawtooth Park Reserve, riding an air boat through the Florida swamps, but her past might spell the end for this happy couple. The women decide to confront one selfish bachelorette about her behavior at the cocktail party. Everyone is on edge as three more women are sent home in tears. The search for love is about to go international, as Arie and the remaining women travel to Paris.

  • 6. Episode 6

    Original air date: 02/05/2018 Runtime: 83:49 min.

    Original air date: 02/05/2018 Runtime: 83:49 min. Paris is a spectacular backdrop for Arie’s continuing search for his soul mate. After last week’s drama, the women are looking for a fresh start, but they soon discover the dreaded two-on-one date is this week. But first, Lauren B. and Arie tour the city’s tourist attractions. Arie surprises a group of the women with a visit to the legendary dance hall, Moulin Rouge, ending with one of them performing with the Bachelor that night onstage. Krystal and Kendall face off during the two-on-one date that ends with a romantic kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower for one woman. The final date goes to Jacqueline, but a clash in lifestyles might be a deal breaker for Arie. Difficult decisions lie ahead as the seven remaining bachelorettes pack their bags for Tuscany.

  • 7. Episode 7

    Original air date: 02/12/2018 Runtime: 84:31 min.

    Original air date: 02/12/2018 Runtime: 84:31 min. Arie and the remaining seven bachelorettes travel to beautiful Tuscany, Italy, as the hometown dates loom. Becca K. gets the first one-on-one date where the couple will discover if they can rekindle their passionate connection. Meanwhile, a confused Jacqueline visits a surprised Arie in his hotel room. Arie and Lauren B. explore the charming town of Lucca, but is she is ready for a hometown date? Seinne and Arie go hunting for truffles, but Arie is searching for clarity about how she might fit into his life. Finally, Kendall, Tia and Bekah M. battle for the final rose, and Arie is left to wonder if he made the right decision.

  • 8. Episode 8

    Original air date: 02/19/2018 Runtime: 84:46 min.

    Original air date: 02/19/2018 Runtime: 84:46 min. The stakes are high as Arie crisscrosses the country on an emotionally charged journey to visit the final four women’s hometowns. He meets Kendall in Los Angeles for one of most bizarre dates in Bachelor history, which is followed by an unsettling meeting with his potential in-laws. Then, Arie travels to Weiner, Arkansas, where Tia’s parents batter him with questions. The Bachelor’s next adventure takes him to Prior Lake, Minnesota, where he joins Becca K. for a romantic homespun afternoon. However, he comes under fire again, as Becca’s family is skeptical of Arie. His final hometown date in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is with Lauren B. An uncomfortable family dinner awaits him. An unnerved Arie has difficulty facing the four women at the rose ceremony. There is a gut-wrenching exit in store for one of them, and Arie is left to question his hardest decision yet.

  • 9. The Women Tell All

    Original air date: 02/25/2018 Runtime: 82:54 min.

    Original air date: 02/25/2018 Runtime: 82:54 min. Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s search for love has taken him from Los Angeles to Peru. Along the way there have been highs and lows – and then there was Krystal, one of the most controversial bachelorettes of the group. Now, 18 of the most unforgettable women this season are back to confront Arie and tell their side of the story and how difficult it was to date a Bachelor who was falling for multiple women. Krystal attempts to defend her behavior, but a never- seen clip from the bowling alley date reveals her calling out the women and Arie with shocking words. Bekah M. admonishes Tia for going behind her back to Arie about her age. Look back at some of the most memorable moments in “The Bachelor: The Women Tell All” history. Then, take a sneak peek at the dramatic conclusion to Arie’s search for love, on The Bachelor: The Women Tell All.

  • 10. Episode 9

    Original air date: 02/26/2018 Runtime: 84:43 min.

    Original air date: 02/26/2018 Runtime: 84:43 min. Arie, weeks away from a possible proposal, takes his final three women – Becca K., Kendall and Lauren B. – to Peru for the overnight dates. From an exhilarating buggy ride zigzagging up and down the sand dunes of coastal Peru to a thrilling plane tour of the country’s famous Nazca Lines, to a catamaran excursion around the breathtaking Ballestas Islands, the dates are filled with passion and excitement as Arie continues to explore what his future might be like. More torn than ever, Arie acknowledges that he has fallen in love with two incredible women and has professed his love to both. However, a blockbuster surprise threatens to derail Arie’s fairy tale ending, on The Bachelor.

  • 11. Finale

    Original air date: 03/05/2018 Runtime: 126:38 min.

    Original air date: 03/05/2018 Runtime: 126:38 min. The compelling live three-hour television event will begin with America watching along with the studio audience as Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s journey to find love comes to its astonishing conclusion. The Bachelor prepares to make one of the most difficult choices of his life, having narrowed down the field to two women with whom he is madly in love – Becca K. and Lauren B. – and told both that he loves them. Who does Arie, after much soul-searching, see as his future wife?

  • 12. After the Final Rose

    Original air date: 03/06/2018 Runtime: 84:11 min.

    Original air date: 03/06/2018 Runtime: 84:11 min. Arie’s soul-searching journey continues after America followed the chaos of his being in love with two women, which played out in gut-wrenching fashion, on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, a two-hour live special.