May 15, 2005 11:05 PM by Joe Blackmon
The pressure mounts as Charlie brings both Krisily and Sarah B. home to Montauk, Long Island, New York, to meet his parents and his close friend, Jack, in order to help him make his decision between the two women. However, Charlie becomes increasingly fearful that he cannot make his choice unless he is given more time to date both women in the real world – a first for any of the Bachelors. He struggles to explain to the women why this is so important to him, and each expresses her growing anxiety about his continuing to spend time with the other woman, on "The Bachelor," MONDAY, MAY 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Krisily travels to Montauk to meet Charlie’s family and friends. His best friend, Jack, is there for guidance, trying to help Charlie make his decision. A nervous Krisily pines for his parents’ approval and, in an unguarded moment, she takes Charlie’s mom aside to tell her that she is falling in love with her son. When Sarah B. makes the journey to win the approval of Charlie’s family, she butts heads with Jack, leaving him the impression that she is too controlling.
After Charlie reveals that he will need to continue dating both women in the real world before making his decision, he goes on two more intimate dates with them. Krisily questions him about why he would need this extra time, and he attempts to quiet her fears by giving her a memento of their trip to Aruba, a photo of the two of them. Sarah B. also isn’t happy that Charlie cannot commit to one of them right then. She voices her concern – mainly about how intimate Charlie will be with Krisily.
Then, immediately following this episode, Charlie faces an excruciating choice between the two ladies. Viewers will get a never-before-seen glimpse into the dating life of Charlie, as he dated Sarah B. and Krisily away from "The Bachelor" set in the real world. How did the dating go in those final weeks? How did the women handle waiting for Charlie’s final answer? For the first time ever in "Bachelor" history, the final rose ceremony will be LIVE on national television. Who is it that captured his heart – Krisily or Sarah B.? Find out live as the two women face him. Whom will he choose? Will he propose? And how will he explain his choice to the woman he will leave brokenhearted? It’s a night of dramatic "firsts" and surprises, on "The Bachelor: Final Rose Live" (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
The final two women are:
Krisily, 25, salon coordinator, who currently resides in Warwick, RI
Sarah B., 24, labor & delivery nurse, who currently resides in McKinney, TX