The season finale of “The Bachelorette,” with Ashley Hebert, will air on ABC on Monday, August 1, 2011 (8:00 – 10:02 p.m. ET). Ashley Hebert has been on an emotionally taxing journey that started with 25 bachelors, but now she is down to the final two, J.P and Ben F. The gripping finale will be followed by the “The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose,” which will at at 10:20-11:00 p.m. ET. , according to July 27, 2011, press release from ABC.
The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose with Ashley Hebert
Ashley and the Family Dates
Ashley invites J.P. and Ben F. to see more of the breathtaking island country of Fiji to meet her family, who she hopes will offer crucial input about which man would make a better match for her. Then the men have one last chance to lay their hearts on the line, each trying to guarantee that he will be the one to get Ashley’s final rose. Ashley was once fearful that none of the men would be drawn to her, but she now has two men in love with her. But which man will she choose to leave paradise with and share her life and who will go home with a broken heart?
J.P. is the first to meet Ashley’s family,and the visit, at Vono Island Resort and Spa, seems to go well. Unfortunately for J.P., Ashley’s sister, Chrystie, objects to the match and makes her feelings known to Ashley and to J.P. The following day, Ashley’s attempts to clear the air with her sister fail and fireworks start again – especially when Chrystie drops the bomb that she saw more chemistry between her sister and Brad than Ashley and J.P. Will the fireworks influence Ashley when it comes time to make a final decision.
The fireworks about J.P. cause Ashley to worry about how they will receive winemaker Ben F. When this amiable bachelor arrives, he immediately charms everyone with his carefree attitude and sense of humor. Even Chrystie is happy to see Ashley be herself around Ben F., which will only make her decision ever harder.
Last Chance Dates
After the drama with the family, it is time for the ‘last chance’ dates. Ashley and Ben F. get to soar in a helicopter over the magnificent Fijian seascape, landing near some natural hot springs where the couple spend a steamy time together. Later, the date turns serious when the emotional Ben F. finally completely opens up to Ashley and admits that he loves her. This outpouring of emotion has a definite effect on Ashley.
The following day, Ashley meets J.P., who is distressed about Chrystie’s judgment and wants to convince Ashley that he is the one for her. J.P. admits he’s falling madly in love with her. He even surprises her with a special gift that night as they snuggle.
Her journey is over and both men are ready to propose, but there is still one heart-breaking decision for Ashley to make before she can find her happily ever after. One of the men will get the final rose, and one will go home broken hearted. Which will be the man for Ashley?
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