The Bachelorette: Episode 1409 (7/23)

Episode 1409 (7/23)

July 17, 2018              

BECCA SWEEPS HER FINAL THREE MEN OFF TO THAILAND FOR ROMANTIC OVERNIGHT DATES, ON ABC’S ‘THE BACHELORETTE,’ MONDAY, JULY 23

“Episode 1409” – Becca and her three smitten suitors travel to the jungle paradise of Chiang Mai, Thailand, where the country’s tropical climate can only match the heat generated by her relationships with Blake, Garrett and Jason. The romantic overnight dates will give Becca the opportunity to spend intimate time with each of the men away from the cameras. However, she still has concerns about each of these bachelors. Will she gain some clarity and come closer to finding her true love? Or will there be more uncertainty and doubt? Find out on “The Bachelorette,” MONDAY, JULY 23 (8:00–10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.  

The first lucky man is Blake. Becca leads him to a beautiful hiking path, the Monk’s Trail, but they must respect the rules about no kissing or touching in any way while exploring the pathway. That is quite a challenge for the affectionate couple, but it will assure Becca that their relationship is built on more than physical chemistry. Honesty is one key quality that Becca values, however, Blake has not been truthful about his anguish over her relationships with the other two men. At dinner, Blake admits to his insecurity about his rivals, but what message does that send to Becca?

Jason, a perpetual optimist, is delighted to spend the day with Becca shopping and wandering around a bustling outdoor market. True to form, the couple romp around the marketplace like it was their own personal playground. But Becca has a major doubt that is eating away at her. Can she quiet her own fears enough to discuss it with Jason?

Becca’s final date of the week is with Garrett. The two must maneuver a bamboo raft, navigating unexpectedly crowded waters on a busy Thai river filled with swimmers and elephants. Dinner that night offers some more obstacles. Will Garrett be able to overcome his reluctance to open up emotionally and lower his defenses in order to get a fantasy suite invitation?

Shortly before the rose ceremony, a mystery man shows up at Becca’s hotel room. What does he want? Will this last-minute bombshell derail Becca’s search for love?

Becca’s three suitors are the following:
Blake, 28, a sales representative from Bailey, Colorado
Garrett, 29, a medical sales representative from Reno, Nevada
Jason, 29, a senior corporate banker from Buffalo, New York

Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelorette” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner and Nicole Woods are the executive producers. “The Bachelorette” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound.

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