The Bachelorette with Ashley Hebert debuted on Monday, May 23, 2011, on ABC. Hebert got to meet the 25 bachelors, including the mysterious masked man, the two-faced Bentley and the over-imbibing Tim. Hebert gave the rose to 18 bachelors, including the masked man and Bentley, but Tim was sent packing early in the show. The second episode airs on Monday, May 30, 2011 (80:00-10:01 p.m. ET) and ABC has released advance information about the episode in a May 24, 2011 press release.
Hearts are wild, as Ashley gambles hers in sizzling Las Vegas. Once at the mansion, the bachelors learn that roses will be at stake on the one group date and on two individual dates with Ashley. The compeitoin revs up with the bachelors learn that not every man will get dates before the next rose ceremony, so the bachelors must take advantage of every opportunity to score points with the Bachelorette. Ashley must eliminate three men in this episode.
Ashley surprised William by whisking him away in a private jet to Las Vegas, where she subjects him to the ultimate commitment test by sending him through wedding preparations. They look at rings and consider cake and wonder what will happen when they get to the altar. Later, the couple have a VIP dinner in the middle of the renowned Bellagio Lake. As eager fans look on, Ashley and her date bond over their similar pasts. And as the couple share the season’s first kiss, the mesmerizing Fountains of Bellagio water show dances across the night sky.
The next day, Ashley and 12 hot guys have a date at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, where the group meets the Jabbawockeez, the celebrated hip hop dance troupe. The men are thrilled with the performant, but panic when they learn that they will be performing for Ashley, in teams of six ment each. The winners get to stay and perform before a sold-out audience. The losers are banished, back to Los Angeles.
Later, at the after-party, West sensitively tells Ashley about the death of his wife. Bentley, enjoying the game, toys with Ashey’s heart. Will the Bachelorette see through Bentley, or will he weasel another rose out or her?
The final date comes down to a game of change, where J.P and Mickey flip a coin to see who will join Ashley in Las Vegas for the final date. Ashley and her data repeatedly flip a coin to decide the course of their day. The date includes aleisurely afternoon and a visit to a beautiful aquarium, a romantic dinner and a special private concert by hit singer/song-writer Colbie Caillat. But will Ashley let a flip of a coin decide her date’s fate, or will she realize there is more to this sexy bachelor than his good looks?
At a pressure-packed cocktail party, the drama escalates: One man finally makes his move and kisses Ashley, Jeff, the masked man, vows to finally reveal himself, and Bentley, ever the sly competitor, literally sweeps her off her feet.
At the end of the night, 15 men remain to battle for Ashley’s heart.
The 18 remaining men are:
Ames, 31, portfolio manager from New York, NY
Ben C., 28, lawyer from New Orleans, LA
Ben F., 28, winemaker from Sonoma, CA
Bentley, 28, businessman from Salt Lake City, UT
Blake, 27, dentist from Greenville, SC
Chris D., 25, sports marketing coordinator from Chicago, IL
Constantine, 30, restaurant owner from Atlanta, GA
Jeff, 35, entrepreneur from St. Louis, MO
J.P., 34, construction manager from New York, NY
Lucas, 30, oilfield equipment distributor from Odessa, TX
Matt, 28, office supply salesman from Bridgewater, MA
Mickey, 31, chef from Cleveland, OH
Nick, 26, personal trainer from Tampa, FL
Ryan M., 27, construction estimator from Royal Oak, MI
Ryan P, 31, solar energy executive from Corona Del Mar, CA
Stephen, 27, hairstylist from Manhattan Beach, CA
West, 30, lawyer from Chapin, SC
William, 30, cellular phone salesman from Galloway, OH
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelorette” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers.
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