‘The Bachelor’ Episode Guide (Jan. 29): Tia Reveals Her Past to Arie

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‘The Bachelor’ Episode Guide (Jan. 29): Tia Reveals Her Past to Arie

“Episode 2205” (01/29/18) – 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 100-foot luxury yacht, but her checkered past may endanger her getting a rose.

Eleven women split into two teams for a day of 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 then she reveals her daunting past, which 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 one of the most romantic cities in the world: Paris, on “The Bachelor,” MONDAY, JAN. 29 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

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Arie surprises Chelsea with a romantic one-on-one date that has the other women green with envy. The couple takes off on a luxury yacht for a day of fun on the water. At dinner in an antique car showroom, Chelsea shares an emotional story with Arie about her past. Then he treats her to a private concert by country music artist Tenille Arts. What will Arie make of Chelsea’s history? Does it fit with his idea of a future wife?

The bachelorettes divide up into “The Spare Roses” and “The Pinups,” facing off for a day of competitive bowling. The winning team will go to a private after-party with Arie. However, the Bachelor has a surprise in store for the women. One unhappy bachelorette lashes out at the Bachelor. How will Arie react to her temper tantrum? Kendall helps him forget the blowup, but the fun comes to a screeching halt when a party crasher shows up unexpectedly. With all the loud drama, who will get the group date rose?

For a change of pace, Arie takes Tia to the Sawtooth Park Reserve for a day air boating through the swamps. After dining on delicacies of frog legs and other treats, Tia lays out the painful details of her personal life, but will her brutal honesty scare off Arie?

At the cocktail party, one self-absorbed woman will be taken to task by the other bachelorettes who are fed up with her behavior; but meanwhile, a smart lady is busy capturing Arie’s attention. Everyone is on edge at the rose ceremony as three more women are sent home in tears. The stakes are raised as the group begins their international travel with a trip to the City of Light: Paris!

The 13 remaining women are:

– Ashley, 25, real estate agent, West Palm Beach, Florida
– Rebecca (Becca K.), 27, publicist, Minneapolis, Minnesota
– Rebekah (Bekah M.), 22, nanny, Los Angeles, California
– Chelsea, 29, real estate executive assistant, Portland, Maine
– Jacqueline, 26, research coordinator, New York, New York
– Jenna, 28, social media manager, Raleigh, North Carolina
– Kendall, 26, creative director, Los Angeles, California
– Krystal, 30, fitness coach, San Diego, California
– Lauren B., 25, technology salesperson, Dallas, Texas
– Maquel, 23, photographer, Orem, Utah
– Marikh, 27, restaurant owner, Salt Lake City, Utah
– Seinne, 27, commercial real estate manager, Newport Beach, California
– Tia, 26, physical therapist, Weiner, Arkansas

Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelor” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner and Nicole Woods are the executive producers. “The Bachelor” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound. A parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.


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