Title: S14: Week One
Air Date: January 4, 2010 at 12:00 AM PST
In the premiere of The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love, Texan pilot Jake Pavelka, the veteran of Jillian Harris's season of The Bachelorette, begins his look for love from the other side of the rose ceremony. Back at the Malibu mansion, he meets the 25 women who will be vying for his affections. Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski, her fiance whom she met on The Bachelorette—and liked more than Jake, help Jake size up the ladies. Among the 25 are an Air National Guard captain, a fellow pilot, a flight attendant, someone with a fear of flying, and several models. At the rose ceremony, after a blondes vs. brunettes pick-up football game and a quick round of Airplane, Jake eliminates ten girls.
The 15 ladies who remain: Tenley, Ella, Elizabeth (from Nebraska—no dice Elizabeth from D.C.!), Ali, Vienna, Christina, Gia, Ashley, Rozlyn, Jessie, Corrie, Valishia, Ashleigh, Kathryn, and Michelle