The Bachelor: Episode 12.7 Recap
On tonight’s episode of The Bachelor, Matt takes the three remaining women to Barbados. He’ll take each one out on an individual date and present the fantasy card suite to them, where they’ll have the choice to spend the night with him or not. At the end of the dates, Matt will send one woman home, leaving only two in the competition. It’s all leading up to a proposal, in what ABC is calling “the most romantic finale in Bachelor history”. Here’s more details on the overnight dates and a rose ceremony that you never saw coming.

Matt first met up with Shayne and they took a spin on some jet skis. They also bounced around on a floating trampoline and took a swim in the ocean. Shayne showed off her splits and her straddles, which impressed Matt on a number of levels. At dinner, she told him that she was falling in love with him. He told her that he loved spending time with her and invited her to spend the night with him. After thinking about it for a minute, she happily said yes.

Next, Matt heads out on a date with Amanda. They go on an exciting zip line ride through the jungle. At dinner, Amanda really puts her heart out on the line, so that Matt can see how much she cares about him. She tells him that she can’t picture life without him and he promptly hands her the fantasy suite card. She doesn’t even hesitate and eagerly says yes.

Finally, Matt meets up with Chelsea and the two head out on a romantic boat ride. She keeps her distance and he feels that he’s been getting mixed signals from her. When they go swimming with sea turtles, she doesn’t go near him at all. At dinner, he tells her that this is starting to feel more like a friendship than a relationship. Chelsea quickly drops her defenses and tells him that she really does care for him. She accepts the fantasy suite card and shows up wearing nothing but a little black nightie.

At the rose ceremony, Matt gave the first rose to Shayne and the second to Chelsea. Surprisingly, he decided to send Amanda home. Before she left, she told him that she did not believe that he had true feelings for her.  Though he tried to explain himself, she still left very angry.  In the limo, she broke down, upset that she let herself get her heart broken.

- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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