The Best ‘The Bachelor’ Episodes of All Time (So Far)

If you’re a fan of The Bachelor seasons, you already know this show is about 25 seasons in, and we think it’s best to take a look back at some of the most memorable moments. We’ll go over what we think are the best The Bachelor episodes so far.

Best 'The Bachelor' episodes include Matt James, pictured, in front of an outdoor fireplace
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Recent seasons have been full of surprises and unforgettable moments. From Krystal’s departure to Demi coming into Nick’s life, there have been so many great things happening on The Bachelor that it was hard to pick out just one episode as our favorite. But after careful deliberation — here are episodes that were definitely the best!

Season 11, Episode 11

What’s not to love about Rachel and Bryan? They have so much chemistry we couldn’t help but fall in love with their engagement. In Episode 11, the couple gets ready for what’s to come during an intimate wedding ceremony they planned themselves.

Season 12, Episode 11

In one of the most dramatic episodes in The Bachelor’s history, Arie finally makes his decision. After getting cold feet, Arie ends the engagement to Becca and breaks her heart on national TV.

Season 24, Episode 11

In Episode 11 of The Bachelorette season 24, we see Colton’s family, and of course, that means meeting his dad and mom. We also get to see him have a heart-to-heart conversation with Becca about how he felt meeting them. Who is the most popular Bachelor to grace the series? Well, it ended up being Colton Underwood.

Season 2, Episode 7

In Episode Seven of Season Two, Jennifer takes us to New York City for the first time. The women get a chance to explore the city by themselves, and we get to see the dynamics of their relationships with each other.

Jennifer takes the women on a trip to New York City. We see how they interact with each other and also see who struggles to get over Aaron. We also see the women who never received flowers from Aaron struggle to get over their heartbreak. In a surprising twist, Aaron makes a cameo appearance.

Season 7, Episode 6

In Episode Six of Season Seven, we see a lot going on. First off, we see Jason tell Emily that he is a virgin. Then, we have the first one-on-one date of this season with Alex and Kendall. In the end, we see Chris get heartbroken by Tia in what is one of the most emotional scenes of all time. 

Season 15, Episode 11

In one of our favorite episodes of all time, we see Juan Pablo and Clare as they go on their first date. What could be better than a day of skydiving? We also see the women have the chance to spend some time with each other, and we see Clare meeting the girls’ family. In this episode, there are so many memorable moments it’s hard to pick just one.

Season 3, Episode 8

In this Episode Eight, we have two of our favorite things- a rose ceremony and an intense staredown. The women had to prepare a three-minute speech about themselves and then have the tough decision of whom they will hand over their rose to. Last, we see the intense staredown between Chris and Sean- a highlight of Season Three that still stands out as one of our favorite moments in Bachelor history.

Season 17, Episode 6

In Episode Six, we see Nikki’s family and really get to know them for the first time. We also see her brother, who is in the Air Force and was stationed overseas for a while. After meeting Nikki’s family, Juan Pablo seems to be more in love with her than ever.

Which Bachelor season has the highest ratings? Well, season 4 didn’t make the list, but it was the most-watched, according to Insider. Whats the best season of The Bachelor? Well, it might not have made the list, but many fans agree season 24, Peter Weber’s season, is the top.

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