The Bachelor: Season 17 (2013)

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Air date: Jan 7, 2013

Get ready for romance, roses and, of course, drama! In the season premiere of The Bachelor, Sean Lowe, 29, the successful Dallas businessman and entrepreneur who charmed fans while wooing Bachelorette Emily Maynard, meets 26 potential soul mates and gets another shot at love as the Bachelor. Sean was devastated by Emilys decision in Curaçao not to give him a rose, but the six-foot-three Bachelor has not given up on finding love. Sean shakes things up in the season premiere, deciding to give out roses whenever he chooses. Plus, a mystery bachelorette stirs things up and ARIE LUYENDYK JR. who was also rejected by Emily arrives to offer some help. But Sean is on his own as the Bachelor and he is ready to risk it all for another chance at love. Here, he begins the search for his soul mate, choosing from among 26 beautiful bachelorettes.

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Air date: Jan 14, 2013

The 19 remaining bachelorettes move into the mansion with hopes that they will end up as Seans soul mate and future wife. But first our Bachelor has a few tricks up his sleeve, as he takes Sarah on a jolting one-on-one adrenaline date, while Desiree gets the hidden-camera prank treatment to see if she has a sense of humor. The group date will give 13 lucky ladies the chance to compete in a photo shoot challenge to win a deal to appear on the cover of several famed romance novels. But it doesnt take long for the drama to ramp up, and an intense rose ceremony lies ahead.

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Air date: Jan 28, 2013

A challenging week is ahead for the 13 remaining bachelorettes: Selma learns that what she thought would be an opulent date will actually be a rock climbing adventure, and eight women join Sean for a rockem and sockem roller derby match, which ends with a trip to the hospital. Leslie H. is the stunning bachelorette that is surprised by Sean with a Rodeo Drive shopping spree à la the movie Pretty Woman and an elegant romantic date that ends with the couple treated to a private concert from folk-rock-pop artist Ben Taylor. But the controversy continues to swirl around one disruptive woman even as the others try to deepen their connection with Sean.

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Air date: Feb 4, 2013

Sean whisks the remaining 11 bachelorettes away to picturesque Whitefish, Montana, to explore his romantic connections. But the outspoken Tierra and sweet-natured Jackie face off in the dramatic two-on-one date, and one of them will be sent home immediately. The Bachelor attempts to escalate his relationship with Lindsay to new heights when the couple takes an astounding helicopter ride over the gorgeous mountains of Montanas Glacier National Park. Eight women get to compete in a Montana relay race, including milking goats, with the winning team getting to spend more time with Sean. And one controversial bachelorette continues to cause a firestorm in the house, leaving Sean to worry if he will ever find his wife here.

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Air date: Feb 5, 2013

After a dramatic cocktail party in Montana, Sean and the remaining nine bachelorettes continue their romantic adventure in Canada.

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Air date: Feb 11, 2013

The pressure mounts as the crucial hometown dates loom, but before returning stateside, Sean takes the remaining six bachelorettes to romantic St. Croix. AshLee not only risks revealing a secret about her past, but also decides to go on the attack when it comes to Tierra. Tierra, feeling anxious about her relationship with Sean and how the drama with the other women will influence his decision, desperately discloses something that will shock him. Lesleys individual date has her re-thinking her strategy. Sean, confused over whom he should send home, invites his sister to St. Croix to help him sort through his feelings. When huge drama erupts at the hotel, Sean knows what he must do, dropping two bombshells. At the end, four women remain who will take Sean home to meet their families.

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Air date: Feb 18, 2013

After a whirlwind trip with stops in Los Angeles, Montana, Canada and St. Croix, Sean is back in the U.S. and the stakes are high as he crisscrosses the country on an exciting, emotionally charged journey to visit the final four womens hometowns. In Houston, AshLee and Sean enjoy an emotional afternoon with her family. In Seattle, the Bachelor isnt received with open arms by all of Catherines family. Sean meets Lindsays intimidating father on his turf: Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, where he is a two-star general. And when Sean hits Los Angeles, he is blindsided by Desirees ex-boyfriend. The rollercoaster ride ends when he must make a gut-wrenching decision to narrow the field to three women one of whom he believes will be his wife.

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Air date: Mar 4, 2013

Romantic adventures await Sean and the final three women AshLee, Catherine and Lindsay as they travel to spectacular Si Kao, Thailand. From an authentic Thai market with unusual foods to a secluded beach surrounded by a rain forest to a sexy afternoon boat ride on Thailands sparkling waters, the dates are filled with passion and excitement as Sean continues to explore what his future would be like with each of these potential mates. At the end of the evening, Sean will present each bachelorette with an invitation to spend an intimate night together in a fantasy suite, with the hope that she will accept. But will she? This week finishes with Sean making his most painful decision yet and leaving one devastated and inconsolable bachelorette not talking to him at all.

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Air date: Mar 11, 2013

In the dramatic season finale, Sean prepares to make one of the most difficult choices of his life. His search for love is now narrowed down to two very different women Catherine and Lindsay and he is falling in love with both of them. Has Sean now found the love he had hoped to find last season on The Bachelorette with Emily Maynard? Under immense pressure, and after having his family meet both women in spectacular Chiang Rai, Thailand, Sean must make one final, heart-wrenching decision that could change his life forever. But one shocking twist may jeopardize his happy ending. After much soul-searching, who if anyone does a confused Sean see as his future wife? Who will get his final rose? And will he leave single or with the love on his life? Find out in the dramatic season finale.

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Air date: Feb 19, 2013

Chris Harrison chats with Season 17 bachelor Sean Lowe, who shares his thoughts about the dismissed women and discusses his feelings about the final three bachelorettes. Also included: previously unseen footage from the season.

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Get ready for romance and roses! This season on The Bachelor, Sean Lowe, 29, the successful Dallas businessman and entrepreneur who charmed fans while wooing Bachelorette Emily Maynard.

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Critic Reviews for The Bachelor Season 17

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Apparently, God's plan is for Sean [Lowe] to seek the love of his life via the most surefire method known to man: TV! Who knew God was into dating shows?

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The Bachelor is more than voyeuristic popcorn fare; it's a microcosm of modern anxiety. Granted, the show itself is highly contrived.

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There was no shortage of crazy on the season premiere of The Bachelor.

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Sean has struggled to find the love of his life, while we've had the pleasure and the privilege of watching him endure Tierra and make out with dozens of women.

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It seems to me this season is going to be relatively low on drama. And you know what? I might be okay with that.

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