Is Jake going a little bit bald in the back there?

By Gina Carbone

I’m just going to do a good old-fashioned cut and paste with this new ABC press release:





For the First Time Ever in “Bachelor” History, There Is No Rose Ceremony

“Episode 1406” – The stakes are high for Jake Pavelka as he leaves his Los Angeles home for an exciting, emotionally charged journey across the country to visit the final four women’s hometowns.

Why is Gia afraid of falling in love? How will Ali’s mother judge Jake in comparison to her past boyfriends? Is Tenley really ready for a new relationship after her tough divorce? And what part will Vienna’s father play in the drama between Jake and his daughter?

Just when Jake feels confident of his next decision, one bachelorette turns everything upside down in a single, gut-wrenching moment, leaving Jake reeling, on “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love,” MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Jake is looking forward to meeting the four bachelorettes’ families and learning more about the women he’s falling in love with. His first stop is New York to visit Gia and her family. The couple take in the Big Apple’s sites on a romantic boat ride down the Hudson River. During their excursion, Jake learns about Gia’s insecurities and why she’s been so reticent about falling in love. At a Manhattan restaurant, Jake meets Gia’s protective family. She can only hope that they’ll approve of Jake, and that will give her the confidence to finally let her guard down.

Next Jake journeys to Williamstown, Massachusetts to see Ali. This is a bittersweet trip home for Ali. The last time she visited her hometown was for her grandmother’s funeral. At dinner with her family, Ali is most concerned about her mother’s opinion. In the past, her mom has been able to tell which of Ali’s boyfriends were right for her by seeing how they act together. Will she like what she sees?

A cross country trip lands Jake in Newberg, Oregon, to meet Tenley and her family. Having been burned by her ex-husband in the past, Tenley grills Jake about what he would be like as a husband. After a touching visit to Tenley’s old dance studio, the couple head off to meet her family. Jake is the first guy Tenley has brought home since her divorce, and they need to ask him some very tough questions. But Jake also has some things on his mind. He wants them to assure him that Tenley is over her divorce and ready for a new relationship.

For the last hometown date, Jake heads down south to Geneva, Florida, to visit Vienna for an unusual boat trip through swamp waters filled with crocodiles. Vienna confesses that she’s a “daddy’s girl” and that her dad has never really liked any guy she’s brought home. And this time is no different. Vienna’s father immediately puts Jake on the hot seat. Can Jake impress her dad and prove he’s good enough for daddy’s “princess?”

As Jake returns to Los Angeles for the rose ceremony, he’s certain of his next decision. But nothing has prepared him for what happens next. One bachelorette makes a surprise visit to his room, disclosing a totally unexpected shocking revelation, which leaves Jake reeling. In a season filled with surprises, there is another huge one: for the first time in “Bachelor” history, there will be no rose ceremony.

The four women are:

Ali Fedotowsky, 25, an advertising account manager from Williamstown, MA

Gia Allemand, 26, a swimsuit model from New York, NY

Tenley Molzahn, 25, a college admissions representative from Newberg, OR

Vienna Girardi, 23, a marketing representative from Sanford, FL

Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers.

This episode of “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love” will be available on the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.