In the Season 22 premiere, Arie meets with Sean and Catherine Lowe and their son, Samuel, before his journey begins. At the mansion, he meets the bachelorettes, including a "kissing bandit" and a woman who gives him compliments in Dutch, his second language.
Arie's search for love gets off to a fast start with back-to-back one-on-one dates with Becca K. and Krystal. The Bachelor transports Becca K., via a slick motorcycle ride, to a breathtaking oceanside Malibu mansion, where celebrity fashion designer Rachel Zoe works her magic on Arie's date. Krystal looks to a possible future with the Bachelor when she visits his hometown of Scottsdale, Ariz., and meets his family. But she is concealing a dark secret that might scare Arie away.
As the charming race car driver intensifies his search for his soul mate among the 18 remaining women, Arie selects eight women to battle for supremacy in the wrestling arena with two top veterans of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) - Ursula Hayden and Angelina Altishin - sharing their secrets of success in the ring. The undercard will feature a surprise guest, Kenny "Pretty Boy Pit Bull" King from Bachelorette Rachel's season, who will take on the Bachelor himself. Lauren S. is the lucky recipient of a romantic one-on-one date with Arie to a Napa Valley vineyard. "The Dynamo Dogs", a group of lovable canines, and seven of the women perform together, becoming the stage sensation "Arie's Amazing Acrodogs", with Chris Harrison and gifted comic actor Fred Willard offering their hilarious commentary. One woman's best romantic intentions are put to the tough test at the cocktail party.
Arie and the 15 remaining bachelorettes leave the Bachelor mansion behind and begin a cross-country trip to continue their search for love. In South Lake Tahoe, Nev., Seinne gets the first one-on-one date and joins Arie on a sheer adrenaline date: parasailing. Meanwhile, one woman gets a critical phone call that might change her romantic journey. A dozen ladies hike into the snowy wilderness on a survival-themed group date where they learn about roughing it in the woods from pro survivalists.
Chelsea receives the first one-on-one date in Ft. Lauderdale. Arie swoops in to take her on a 100-foot luxury yacht, but her checkered past may endanger her getting a rose. Eleven women split into two teams for a day of competitive bowling with the winner going to a private after-party. Tia and Arie travel to the Sawtooth Park Reserve, riding an airboat through the Florida swamps, but then she reveals her daunting past, which might spell the end for this happy couple.
Arie and Lauren B. visit historic sites in Paris; Arie surprises a group of the women with a visit to the legendary dance hall, Moulin Rouge; a two-on-one date ends with a kiss atop the Eiffel Tower; a rose ceremony.
Arie and the bachelorettes travel to Tuscany, Italy; Becca K. joins Arie on a romantic picnic; Lauren B. tries to convince Arie she's ready for the next step in their relationship; Kendall, Tia and Bekah M. battle for the final rose.
The stakes are high as Arie crisscrosses the country on an exciting, emotionally charged journey to visit the final four women's hometowns. He meets Kendall in Los Angeles for one of most bizarre dates in Bachelor history, which is followed by an unsettling meeting with his potential in-laws. Then, Arie travels to Weiner, Arkansas, where Tia's parents batter him with questions. The Bachelor's next adventure takes him to Prior Lake, Minnesota, where he joins Becca K. for a romantic homespun afternoon. However, he comes under fire again, as Becca's no-nonsense midwestern family is very skeptical of Arie and what he can offer this bachelorette. Arie's final hometown date in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is with Lauren B. A tense, uncomfortable family dinner awaits him. A totally unnerved Arie has difficulty facing the four women at the rose ceremony. There is a gut-wrenching exit in store for one of them, but which one? Arie is left to question his hardest decision yet.
18 of the most unforgettable women this season are back to confront Arie and tell their side of the story about how difficult it was to date a Bachelor who was falling for multiple women. Plus, look back at some of the season's most memorable moments.
Arie takes the women to Peru for the overnight dates; Arie admits he has fallen in love with two of the women; a mystery visitor threatens Arie's happy future.
The compelling live three-hour television event will begin with America watching along with the studio audience as Arie Luyendyk Jr'.s journey to find love comes to its astonishing conclusion. The Bachelor prepares to make one of the most difficult choices of his life, having narrowed down the field to two women with whom he is madly in love - Becca K. and Lauren B. - and told both of them that he loves them. Who does Arie, after much soul-searching, see as his future wife?
Arie's soul-searching journey continues after America followed the chaos of his being in love with two women, which played out in gut-wrenching fashion, on "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose", a two-hour live special.