ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) — And then there were two on The Bachelor.
Only a pair of women remains in the competition following Monday night’s episode of the ABC series. Chris Soules ended a visit to Bali by handing out roses to Whitney, a fertility nurse from Chicago, and Becca, a chiropractic assistant from San Diego.
To her surprise, Canadian bachelorette Kaitlyn was eliminated.
Soules will make his final choice on the season finale of The Bachelor in two weeks.
Soules’ first date in Bali was with Kaitlyn. After taking part in a spiritual ritual with some locals, the two walked the streets and came across some monkeys. A handful of them jumped on Soules as he fed them bananas; one even urinated on his shirt.
Later, Kaitlyn struggled to let her guard down and tell Soules how she feels about him. Eventually, she admitted to him that she’s falling in love with him. She accepted his invitation to the fantasy suite.
For his date with Whitney, Soules took her out for a ride on a boat, where they discussed her sister’s unwillingness to give them her blessing during the hometown visit. Whitney said she was upset that her sister mildly spoiled a special moment for her, but Soules assured her that it didn’t change their relationship.
Following their boat adventure, Soules asked Whitney whether she’d be comfortable with leaving Chicago. She said that while she has a career there, she’s not “fully happy” because she’s missing something in her life, i.e. a partner. She said she wouldn’t hesitate to move and start a new career as a family woman. She spent the night in the fantasy suite.
For his final date in Bali, Soules and Becca met with a medicine man. When she asked for advice for their date, the medicine man suggested she and Soules make love. It was an awkward response, since Becca had yet to admit to Soules that she’s a virgin.
Once Becca was invited to the fantasy suite, she realized she had to confide in Soules. Once inside the suite, she shared her secret. Soules exhaled a few times before telling her that he respects the fact that she’s saved herself for marriage. However, according to Soules, they had another conversation the next morning that left him confused regarding where they stand.
Wondering whether Becca lost her virginity in the fantasy suite? Well, it wasn’t made clear in the episode.
All three ladies met with Soules at a temple, where hand-holding was permitted but kissing was not. Soules and Becca excused themselves to clear the air after their last chat. Soules said he cares for her but that the week had been a challenging one for him.
After rejoining Whitney and Kaitlyn, Soules began the rose ceremony. He first presented a rose to Whitney before giving the second and final rose to Becca. As he said his goodbyes with Kaitlyn, she asked what went wrong in their relationship. He replied that it boiled down to a tough decision that required him to follow his heart. She was still puzzled by her elimination as she was taken away in a car.
Next Monday night, ABC will air the Bachelor “Women Tell All” special, featuring the return of polarizing bachelorette Kelsey.
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