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Season 16

The Bachelor episode guide


Millions of single women had mixed emotions when Chris Soules, the stylish farmer from Iowa, was sent home by Andi Dorfman on The Bachelorette. One of the final three men, Chris was dismissed after he had emotionally confessed his love to Andi, but that meant the handsome bachelor was back on the market. Now, he is ready to put his heartache behind him to search for the one missing piece in his life - true love - when he stars in the 19th edition of ABC's hit romance reality series, The Bachelor.
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S16 Ep 1 Bachelorette Limo Arrivals

Bachelor Ben returns to the mansion for the season's first cocktail party; a septuagenarian confesses her love for Ben; a bachelorette shows up at the mansion on a horse; one contestant is left in tears; seven of the 25 women are sent home.

01/01/12 Season 16 TV-14
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S16 Ep 2 Sonoma, California

Two women get one-on-one dates with Ben in his hometown; on the group date, 12 bachelorettes try out for a community theater production written by children.

01/08/12 Season 16 TV-14
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S16 Ep 3 San Francisco, California

A woman from Ben's past reveals she has feelings for him; Ben and Emily climb the Oakland Bay Bridge; the woman ski down the street on the group date; Ben takes Lindzi on a tour of San Francisco.

01/15/12 Season 16 TV-14
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S16 Ep 4 Park City, Utah

Jennifer and Rachel get one-on-one dates; Ben takes eight lucky ladies horseback riding; Ben surprises a bachelorette at the after party; Emily warns Ben about one of the women.

01/22/12 Season 16 TV-14 L
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S16 Ep 5 Puerto Rico

Ben and the remaining bachelorettes travel to Puerto Rico; Nicki and Elyse get individual dates; Courtney suggests Ben go skinny dipping with her.

01/29/12 Season 16 TV-14 L, S
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S16 Ep 6 Panama

Ben and the women travel to Panama; a two-on-one date ends with one woman being sent home; Kacie B. opens up to Ben; Chris confronts Casey S. about a secret she has been keeping.

02/05/12 Season 16 TV-14 L
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S16 Ep 7 Belize

While in Belize, Ben goes on dates with the bachelorettes that include diving with sharks, touring the jungle and exploring Mayan ruins; Ben decides which women he will escort home to meet their families.

02/12/12 Season 16 TV-14 L
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S16 Ep 9 Switzerland

Ben and the final three bachelorettes head to Switzerland for exotic dates and a rejected suitor returns.

02/26/12 Season 16 TV-14 L
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S16 Ep 10 Ben's Women Tell All

Ben and Chris Harrison discuss memorable moments; Emily talks about how her chance with Ben was ruined by her hatred for Courtney; the women discuss the impact of Courtney's behavior; Ben faces those he rejected; a sneak peek at the final two women.

03/04/12 Season 16 TV-14 D, L
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