ABC has released the details about next week's episode of The Bachelor
, which takes Ben and his final three to Switzerland.
The Alps may be a colder climate than they've enjoyed for the past several weeks, but that won't keep things from heating up physically and emotionally between Ben and the women (it's getting pretty heated off-screen
, too), as it's now time for the much-anticipated "fantasy suites," and Courtney's antagonism among the group will once again take center stage.
Here's ABC's press release about Monday's episode (watch the episode preview here!
) -- with the juiciest bits in bold,
of course: Romantic adventures await Ben and the final three women - Courtney,
Lindzi and Nicki - as they travel to spectacular Switzerland. From an
exhilarating helicopter ride over the Swiss landscape to a
heart-stopping rappel down a 300-foot ravine to a scenic train ride to
the enchanting town of Wengen, the dates are filled with passion and
excitement, as Ben continues to explore what his future would be like
with each of these potential mates. At the end of each evening, Ben will
present the bachelorette with an invitation to spend an intimate night
together in a "fantasy suite," with the hope that she will accept. But
will she? The week finishes with a stunning surprise when one of the
devastated bachelorettes returns to look for answers from Ben about why
he let her go. It's a wild, romantic ride with each of the women - until
this emotional reunion makes Ben's mind and heart go into overdrive and
he makes his most painful decision yet.
alpine adventure in the snow-capped mountains of Interlaken,
Switzerland, begins with a spectacular helicopter tour with Nicki,
sweeping over the majestic glaciers. Cuddling together, they touch down
atop a deserted mountain that makes it appear they are on the edge of
the earth. Over a romantic dinner Nicki reveals the lengths to which she
will go to capture Ben's heart. But will her full disclosure be music
to Ben's ears or will it make him run for the Alps?
complete adrenaline rush is in store for Lindzi and Ben when they
discover that they must rappel down a 300-foot rocky ravine. As they
strap on their harnesses, they bond over their shared trepidation. They
are even closer by the time they make their descent. Later, during a
steamy soak in a hot tub, Lindzi shares how hard it is for her to be
vulnerable in a relationship, but also that Ben is worth it. The two
reunite for an intimate dinner, but will Lindzi find the courage to tell
Ben she's in love with him or will her reticence make her lose the
opportunity of a lifetime to find love?
Ben and Courtney take a scenic train ride to the charming town of
Wengen, where they set up a picnic in a lush meadow. But despite the
intense attraction between them, Courtney has something else on her
mind. That evening, she attempts to get serious with Ben, struggling to
explain her behavior with the women in the house. But is it too little
However, in a completely stunning
development, a rejected tormented bachelorette makes a surprise return
looking to Ben for answers to help mend her broken heart. In one of the
most emotionally charged moments in "Bachelor" history, Ben must dig
deep to explain why he let her go. However, the woman has a message for
Ben as well, offering him one final warning about Courtney who, she
feels, is not a good match for him. The moving reunion sets Ben's mind
and heart racing. Will he heed the advice he has been dismissing all
An intense rose ceremony ends with Ben
making an excruciating decision, sending one distraught woman home. Ben
and the remaining two ladies toast to their final destination: the snowy
village of Zermatt, where the bachelorettes will meet Ben's family.
Ben's quest for love is drawing to a close, but the question isn't only
whom will he choose, but will she accept?
The three women are:
Courtney, 28, model, Santa Monica, CA
Lindzi C., 27, business development manager, Seattle, WA
Nicki, 26, dental hygienist, Hurst, TX
Of course, it doesn't take a detective to figure out that the "rejected tormented bachelorette" returning is Kacie B. Not only was she the latest bachelorette to get the boot, but she was also deeply in love and profoundly confused ("WHAT THE F*CK HAPPENED?"
). We have also already seen a preview
in which Kacie, in a Switzerland-appropriate jacket, tells Ben, in the same outfit we see him in in this week's preview
, that Courtney is "in this to win it" -- a scene that hasn't aired yet.
So yeah, it's Kacie, trying one last time to warn her beloved Ben not to offer up his jugular (or his junk) to the "black widow," Courtney.
But, as the press release asks, will Ben finally "heed the advice he has been dismissing all along"?
Sounds about as likely as Courtney rejecting the Fantasy Suite card.(Image courtesy of ABC)