Brad Womack and his six bachelorettes — each with varying degrees of sanity — are heading to Anguilla in The Bachelor Season 15, Episode 7. At the end of the two-hour crazy-fest, Brad must dump two ladies and prepare to visit the homes of the final four. That’s right! We’re on the verge of hometown dates. Will Brad get to meet Emily Maynard’s daughter? How about Michelle Money’s daughter? Shawntel Newton’s funeral parlor? Chantal O’Brien’s auto dealership? Ashley Hebert’s dental office? Britt Billmaier’s, uh, kitchen? We’ll find out.
Here’s what else ABC says will happen on Monday:
Date with Emily: At this point, Britt is the only lady who has not had a one-on-one date. And she’ll still have to wait, because first, Emily gets her second date. After Brad and the bachelorettes settle in at the luxurious CuisinArt Resort and Spa, Brad swoops in to take Emily on a helicopter tour of the island. They set down on a deserted island for a romantic dinner, but things get real when the talk turns to the upcoming hometown visits and whether Brad should meet Emily’s daughter, Ricki. Is the question answered? And what surprise announcement does Brad have in store for Emily?
Date with Shawntel: The next day, Brad and Shawntel bicycle through the streets of Anguilla, stopping at a farmers market to pick up some local cuisine for a playful picnic. Shawntel makes sure Brad knows how she feels about him. Later, after a romantic beach dinner, Brad surprises the bachelorette with a performance by Anguillan reggae superstar Bankie Banx. They hit the dance floor and finish the night by sharing a kiss on a moonlit beach. Sounds like that goes well.
Date with Britt: Finally! The other women are green with envy as Brad whisks Britt away on a luxury yacht for her first one-on-one date. Everything seems to be going swimmingly, but Brad makes a decision that shocks everyone. That doesn’t sound like it goes well.
Group date with the three most emotionally unstable women: The alarm rings at 2 AM for Ashley H., Chantal, and Michelle, as Brad wakes them for the unbelievable experience of being photographed for the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition (out on February 15). Ashley and Chantal really heat things up, while Michelle insists on posing for her sexy shoot with Brad. The competition gets a little out of hand (shocking!), and Brad needs to comfort and reel in the distressed women at the after party. One woman calls him out for being disconnected, and another bachelorette shows a side of herself the Bachelor has never seen. Volcano Michelle is active
Cancel that cocktail party! When the women arrive at a gorgeous beachfront villa for the cocktail party, Brad is nowhere to be seen, and they wonder what is wrong. The determined Bachelor has canceled the cocktail party — who needs it at this point, anyway — 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 still in the running toward becoming America’s Next Top Bachelor Dumpee Are:
Ashley H., 26, a dentist from Philadelphia, PA
Britt, 25, a food writer from Woodinville, WA
Chantal, 28, an executive assistant from Seattle, WA
Emily, 24, a children’s hospital event planner from Charlotte, NC
Michelle, 30, a hairstylist from Salt Lake City, UT
Shawntel, 25, a funeral director from Chico, CA
Source: ABC press release