Juan Pablo enjoys some time with his adorable daughter, Camila, when he is surprised by a visit from Sean Lowe. Sean offers some pointers on how he should handle his romantic adventure when 27 amazing women come from all over the world to meet him. Although not looking forward to having to send any of these beautiful bachelorettes home, he soon forgets about that when he hears the first screams of excitement from the limousines. It's obvious the women are out to make a memorable first impression. A gorgeous nurse pulls out a stethoscope and lets him listen to her heart. A free-spirited hippie decides to go barefoot. A vivacious dancer invites him to show her his sexy salsa moves. The real showstopper is a music composer who arrives on a "piano bike", playing her own composition. Not to be outdone, one woman shows up seven months pregnant. Is it a stunt or an OMG real moment? And one bachelorette brings a date - her dog, Molly.
The 18 remaining bachelorettes move into the mansion with hopes that they will end up as Juan Pablo's soul mate and future wife. Every single bachelorette is out to capture his heart. However, the Bachelor will have his first one-on-one date with Clare, a spunky woman who is about to be surprised with a "winter wonderland". Another individual date with Kat, finds Juan Pablo jetting her off to Salt Lake City, Utah, to race in the "Electric Run". Finally, 13 exuberant women show a different side to the Bachelor, as they participate in a photo shoot to benefit the charity "Models n Mutts". Tensions run high at the cocktail party as one teary-eyed woman may second-guess her decision to be away from her son. It doesn't take long for the drama to ramp up, and an intense rose ceremony lies ahead.
Cassandra draws the first one-on-one date after deciding to stay and give love a chance with the dashing Juan Pablo and goes on a water adventure she won't soon forget. Will the soccer world ever recover? A group of ten women get to share the Bachelor's love of soccer, but when they are split into competing teams for his attention on the soccer field, the claws come out. Chelsie, who is afraid of heights, is pushed to the limit on the pivotal adrenaline date when Juan Pablo invites her to take part in a tandem bungee jump in Pasadena. The couple will be rewarded with a private concert by country music artist Billy Currington. And Juan Pablo surprises the women in the mansion by cooking them a classic Venezuelan breakfast. The jealousy between the bachelorettes grows as the Bachelor cancels the cocktail party in favor of a pool party, and the rose ceremony proves more challenging.
Juan Pablo and the 13 remaining bachelorettes travel to Seoul, South Korea, where six of the women go on a group date involving karaoke and a boat tour. Also: The ladies learn a choreographed dance to be performed at a live concert. Eleven contenders remain after the rose ceremony.
Breathtaking Vietnam becomes the romantic backdrop for Juan Pablo and the 11 remaining bachelorettes to continue their search for love. Renee is overjoyed when she is picked for a one-on-one date, but will she get the opportunity to tell the Latin heartthrob how she really feels? Nine women board Vietnamese bamboo circle boats for the adventure of a lifetime, but jealousy and resentment rear their ugly head when Juan Pablo appears to spend more time with one of the women than the rest. However, when he singles out Clare for some extended alone time, he is asking for trouble. Nikki is traumatized when she discovers that she and the Bachelor must rappel down 100 feet into a dark cave named Hell. There are plenty of tears from the women - and even the Bachelor - during a powerful and emotional rose ceremony.
Love blooms in the lush island country of New Zealand as Juan Pablo's adventure continues with the eight remaining women. Andi, desperate to get alone time with the Bachelor, claims the week's first one-on-on date, but will she be able to let her guard down and allow their relationship to grow? A group date for six bachelorettes takes them on a wild ride on the Ogo - a New Zealand extreme sport that has the women zig zagging down a course in giant clear inflatable balls. After they catch their breath, the after party takes place on the set of the Academy Award-winning film "The Hobbit". Clare is still trying to repair her relationship with Juan Pablo, but what will be the outcome? Finally, it is not just the Bachelor with decisions to make, which results in one of the most tension-filled rose ceremonies so far.
One bachelorette struggles making a decision that will impact everyone else in the competition as the final six women make themselves at home on South Beach. Juan Pablo has a moving reunion with his daughter, Camilla and shares his feelings towards one woman with his cousin. The week ends with Juan deciding on four women who will have the opportunity to take him back to their homes to meet their families.
In the first of a two night event Juan Pablo starts his whirlwind trip across the country visiting the final four women's hometowns. Nikki welcomes Juan but still struggles to tell him how she feels. Andi's family get in between her relationship with the bachelor. Renee struggles to also express her feelings but introduces Juan to her son. Clare shares a rare, intimate moment with Juan but one family member threatens to ruin everything. Finally Juan has to decide to get rid of one of the single ladies.
The final three women are invited to St. Lucia with Juan Pablo. Each woman receives a invitation to join him in a fantasy suite however a shock is coming that no-one expects.
Juan Pablo faces 17 of the season's bachelorettes, including Sharleen, who explains the reasons behind her conflicted feelings and her decision to leave. Another bachelorette shares details about St. Lucia; and newlyweds Sean and Catherine visit to talk about married life. Also: bloopers from the season; a look ahead to the finale.
In the Season 18 finale, Juan Pablo must choose which of the two remaining bachelorettes is the perfect fit for himself and his daughter. Before he does so, he introduces the women to his family and goes on a final date with both ladies. Appearing: bachelorettes Chelsie, Kelly, Renee and Sharleen; Sean and Catherine Lowe; and Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried.
Juan Pablo talks about his journey; bachelorettes Clare and Nikki discuss the season's outcome; the next Bachelorette is revealed.