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Bachelor Chris Spoilers

Where is “Bachelor” Filming Headed Before Hometowns?

Anyway, they are leaving New Mexico today and heading for…South Dakota for episode 6. Looks like we’ll at least get one public date in South Dakota as there is a Big & Rich Live Taping Event at the Deadwood Mountain Grand in South Dakota this Sunday night. If you read the particulars on it, they specifically say it’s not a concert but a taping for a TV show that’ll be shown at a later date. Trust me, it’s for the “Bachelor.” So I’m guessing at least on Sunday night we’ll get some pictures of one of Chris’ dates since this taping is open to the public and plenty of people have RSVP’d already. Funny though that none of them know what it’s for. They do now. If somebody wants to go on that site and mention it’s for the “Bachelor,” I bet you’ll get a ton of women freaking out.

After South Dakota, filming will move to Des Moines, IA for episode 7, which is the episode before hometowns. I’ll fill you in on some info of that next week. Episode 8 is always the hometown date episode. So this will mark the first time in recent memory that a “Bachelor” or “Bachelorette” season never left the country before hometown dates. I’d even venture to guess that some of these women are probably pissed at the travel this season. New Mexico, South Dakota, and Iowa? Really? Probably weren’t on their bucket list to say the least. They are definitely leaving the country for overnights and final rose, but with the next two locations in the U.S., and the first 5 episodes shot in the U.S., we have a first for this show since the early years. In case you forgot, just look at the most recent seasons:


Juan Pablo – 3 eps in LA, ep 4 South Korea, ep 5 Vietnam, ep 6, New Zealand, ep 7 Miami
Sean – 4 eps in LA, ep 5 Montana, ep 6 Canada, ep 7 St. Lucia
Ben – ep 2 Sonoma, ep 3 SF, ep 4 Utah, ep 5 Puerto Rico, ep 6 Panama, ep 7 Belize
Brad – 4 eps in LA, ep 5 Las Vegas, ep 6 Costa Rica, ep 7 Anguilla


Andi – 2 eps in LA, ep 3 Santa Barbara, ep 4 Connecticut, ep 5 France, ep 6, Italy, ep 7 Belgium
Des – 3 eps in LA, ep 4 New Jersey, ep 5 Germany, ep 6 Spain, ep 7 Madeira Islands
Emily – 3 eps in North Carolina, ep 4 Bermuda, ep 5 England, ep 6 Croatia, ep 7 Czech Republic
Ashley – ep 2 Las Vegas, ep 3 LA, eps 4 & 5 Thailand, ep 6 Hong Kong, ep 7 Taiwan

Looking at these seasons, just off the top of my head think of how many dates were spoiled on Instagram or Twitter by the public:

Andi – 1-on-1 at the beach with Eric, Boyz II Men group date, 1-on-1 w/ Marcus at Mohegan Sun

Juan Pablo – 1-on-1 w/ Kat in Utah on Electric Run, Group date in South Korea singing the K Pop song, Nikki’s 1-on-1 in Miami, Nikki’s hometown date eating BBQ

Desiree – 1-on-1 “wedding date” w Brooks, Dodgeball group date, Mr. America Group Date in New Jersey

Sean – Guinness Book of World Record kissing date w/ Lesley, 1-on-1 concert date with Lindsey in Montana, Catherine’s hometown date in Seattle

Emily – Practically every date in North Carolina was spoiled (Rappelling & Luke Bryan concert w/ Chris, 1-on-1 concert date w/ Ryan Bowers, etc), boat racing date in Bermuda, Romeo & Juliet date in England, 1-on-1 w Travis in Croatia, 1-on-1 with John Wolfner in Czech Republic

Ben – Group Date in Sonoma with puppet show, Group Date in SF snow skiing down the street, 1-on-1 w Jennifer in Utah for Clay Walker concert, Puerto Rico baseball Group Date, 1-on-1 w/ Emily in Belize

Ashley – 1-on-1 w/ William at the Bellagio, Group Date at the Monte Carlo for “Jabbawockeez” show, 1-on-1 w Ben C for the Flash Mob Dance in Pasadena, Group Date in Hong Kong for Dragon Boat Race

So as you can see for the last 7 or 8 seasons, at least 3 to 4 dates per season were spoiled by the public. You can also see that the “Bachelorette” seasons seem to have a lot more exotic traveling in them than the “Bachelor” seasons. Definitely will be the case for Chris since he’s not even leaving the country until overnights and the final rose ceremony. I told you months ago I had a lead on a city that put in a bid for Chris’ final two episodes. I just don’t know if they got it, and if they didn’t, does that mean the show goes somewhere else completely for the finale, or just finds a different city within that country to go to. That’s what I’m trying to figure out. I can tell you that the country that bid is not somewhere they’ve ever been before. Unless it was early on and I’m forgetting, but I don’t remember them ever going here. If I get it confirmed, I’ll let you know. But yes, it is weird to think that they’ve completed 5 episodes of filming and not one date has been spoiled publicly outside of this tweet from back on Oct. 2nd where a portion of Chris’ 1-on-1 date was at Costco in Van Nuys:


As for the girls, there are a few that I’m holding on to for the time being. I’m curious to see how far they are going. But of the 10 I’ve already given you, some are home already and some aren’t. Like I said, I’m doing things a little different this season. If Sunday’s Big & Rich live taping gets spoiled on social media which I’m sure it will, and it’s one of the girls I know but haven’t posted, I’ll deal with it then. Lets just wait for the time being. But considering they’re heading to Des Moines, IA for episode 7, my guess is there’ll be more pictures coming from some of those dates as well. I guess we’ll see. Good to be back, and I promise to start writing more in the coming weeks. I’ve got a lot of thoughts on DWTS, Survivor, Couples Therapy, and the Voice. Expect that next week. Until then….

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  1. brady6

    October 16, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    STEVE! I have missed you and was so excited to see a new post… and it started out talking about my Patriots! Awesome – GO PATS!!!!!!

  2. angelfish

    October 16, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Glad to have an update, brief though it may be.

  3. carrie521

    October 16, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    When will episode 7 in Des Moines be filmed?

  4. mainah

    October 16, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    Weird… I was just vacationing in Santa Fe (there Oct 10, 11 and 14) and didn’t see any of this stuff around La Fonda, and didn’t notice the street being blocked off.

  5. paisley17

    October 16, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Lamest season ever! Boring locations, hardly any international travel, all to compete to be a farmers wife in Iowa!! *snore*

  6. juicylipz29

    October 16, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    I wonder why all the dates is taking place in the United States by now they should be overseas

  7. rob22

    October 16, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    So RS spoiled the fact that he’s not doing any spoilers until later. Uh, gee, thanks for the crack reporting Steve.

  8. hkhazzard

    October 17, 2014 at 7:14 AM

    That’s what I was thinking rob22… What a snooze article.

  9. diora

    October 17, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    A few photos of boring buildings, some equipment and plywood is all you can give us after waiting weeks? Looks like RS really doesn’t have anything new to tell us, but wants us to think so. ZZzzzZzz

  10. cjscjs711

    October 17, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    Thanks for explaining that you’re playing us….. Hubris!

  11. amiclesm

    October 28, 2014 at 4:01 PM

    Insider information tells me that the girls did not stay at La Fonda, for what it’s worth. They stayed at the much easier to control Buffalo Thunder casino ( nearby. From what I heard, it would be too expensive for La Fonda to essentially shut down to allow for all the staff to stay there, so a second location was chosen. However, they did film a lot of the episode at LF, and word has it that one of the girls turned into a predictably HOT MESS. As if it’d be any other way.

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