The Bachelor episode guide season 17

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Bachelor Nation was heartbroken when fan-favorite Ben Higgins, the charming software salesman, was sent home by Kaitlyn Bristowe on The Bachelorette. Ben saw a "great life" with Kaitlyn, only to have it disappear before him when he was left without a rose. It wasn't easy for Ben to open himself up to love on The Bachelorette because he's been hurt in past relationships. However, now knowing he is capable of being in love and being loved, he is ready to put the heartbreak behind him as he searches for his one true love when he stars in the milestone 20th season of ABC's hit romance reality series, The Bachelor, returning to ABC in January 2016. 

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    S17 E1 Bachelorette Arrivals

    Sean gets advice from his friend Arie; Sean meets the women and offers one the first rose.

    01/07/13Season 17TV-14
    S17 E2 Book Cover Photo Shoot

    Sean takes Sarah on an adrenaline-filled date; a prank tests Desiree. Sean goes on a photo shoot with a group of bachelorettes.

    01/14/13Season 17TV-14
    S17 E3 Beach Volleyball Competition

    A volleyball game brings out the women's true colors; Sean surprises AshLee and the two girls who joined them on their date with a performance by Eli Young Band; Sean makes a revelation.

    01/21/13Season 17TV-14
    S17 E4 Roller Derby Showdown

    Tears and recriminations take center stage as the women tackle new challenges and clash head on to get closer to Sean.

    01/28/13Season 17TV-14
    S17 E5 Sean's Two-on-One Date

    Sean and the bachelorettes travel to Whitefish, Mont.; a dramatic two-on-one date ends with one woman going home; the cocktail party leaves Sean concerned he won't find love among the women.

    02/04/13Season 17TV-14
    S17 E6 Polar Bear Plunge

    Sean and the bachelorettes go on a trip to the Canadian Rockies; during a group date, Sean asks seven bachelorettes to take a plunge in icy-cold Lake Louise.

    02/05/13Season 17TV-14
    S17 E7 St. Croix

    The pressure intensifies as hometown dates loom; Sean and the remaining bachelorettes travel to the Caribbean island of St. Croix.

    02/11/13Season 17TV-14
    S17 E8 Sean's Hometown Dates

    Sean travels across the country to visit the hometowns of the final four women; one woman is eliminated.

    02/18/13Season 17TV-14
    S17 E9 Sean Tells All

    Sean talks about the women he has sent home and controversial bachelorette, Tierra; preview of the rest of Sean's journey.

    02/19/13Season 17TV-14
    S17 E10 Thailand

    Sean and the final three women go on a wild and romantic trip to Thailand; Sean is faced with a painful decision as he determines the final two women.

    02/25/13Season 17TV-14
    S17 E11 Sean's Women Tell All

    Controversial bachelorette Tierra gets the chance to defend herself; fan favorite bachelorettes confront one another and Sean; Chris and Sean surprise fans at viewer parties; sneak peek of the season finale.

    03/04/13Season 17TV-14
    S17 E12 Season Finale in Thailand

    Sean prepares to make one of the most difficult choices of this life. His search for love is now narrowed down to two very different women - Catherine and Lindsay.

    03/11/13Season 17TV-14
    S17 E13 After the Final Rose

    Sean and the final two women look back at the dramatic ending to their journey to find love.

    03/11/13Season 17TV-14