October 23, 2006 12:02 AM by Joe Blackmon
In a major surprise to the remaining six bachelorettes, Erica shakes things up when she returns to the house to determine which ladies will get individual dates with Lorenzo. She makes them participate in a "truth exercise," which leaves some of the women in tears. Lorenzo then flies one lucky bachelorette to the Roman baths for a day of pampering and an evening of romance, on "The Bachelor: Rome," MONDAY, OCTOBER 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Lorenzo, who is a licensed private airplane pilot, flies one of the ladies in a private plane to the Roman baths for a one-on-one date to Tivoli. Following the flight, the two get intimate in the ancient Roman baths. A group date to the historic Roman aqueducts has the remaining women competing for Lorenzo’s affections, as they race each other, riding authentic Roman chariots for a special wish from the Bachelor. Lorenzo also shares a private dinner with another bachelorette in front of the Vatican, which also happens to have the Borghese name on its facade. Then they take a romantic carriage ride to the famous Trevi Fountain.
Meanwhile, Desiree and Lisa transform a humdrum evening at home when they get a little wild and decide to go streaking and skinny dipping on the villa property. At the rose ceremony, the moment arrives when Lorenzo must narrow the field to just four women – the four who will invite him into their families’ homes.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelor: Rome" is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Lisa Levenson are the executive producers. David Bohnert and Martin Hilton are the co-executive producers.