Chris Harrison announces the next competition, everyone has to pack, b/c after the challenge one couple is leaving forever. There will also be no roses given out, but winners will have a lot of power…Chris doesn’t say exactly what. Everyone heads outside to find “hanging by a thread”, a contraption built above their pool. One partner sits on a seat, other partner answers bachelor questions – get one wrong, lose a thread and get closer to falling into the pool and being out of the competition. Couple who hangs on the longest wins. Couple who wins, decides which couple will leave bachelor pad immediately.
All the guys, except Nick head to hang, while the girls except Rachel answer the questions. First out, Blakeley and Tony then Nick and Rachel. Sarah’s TV watching kills the competition. Ed and Jaclyn out, Chris and Sarah win!
Sarah and Chris go off to discuss who they are going to vote off, they go over the pros/cons of each relationship. Before announcing their choice, couples have a chance to plead why they should stay to Chris and Sarah. Blakeley cries. Tony and Blakeley are a big threat, they can play they need the money for their families..Chris and Sarah select them to go home. Blakeley is hysterical and says her good-byes. Tony and Blakeley get in the same limo, he doesn’t want to go anywhere without her. So happy they found love Remaining 6 share a group hug at the house.
Chris Harrison is back, winner of next (and final) challenge is guaranteed a spot in the final. Limo ride to Hollywood Palladium. Night Ranger is performing Sister Christian their famous rock anthem, which each couple will be singing with a real band in front of a live audience – judges = Night Ranger. Off to vocal training. They are all pretty bad, Ed thinks he is a karaoke champ, but he isn’t, Chris isn’t horrible. They have to memorize lyrics, sing and perform – put on a whole production.
Everyone is pumped from the cheering crowd, decked out 80s style. Nick & Rachel first, did great and got a standing ovation! Ed and Jaclyn forget the lyrics, ask to start over – but, have to keep going. Ed gets on top of Jaclyn , they dry hump…hmm, guess they didn’t know the song was about a brother and sister lol. Last, Chris and Sarah. Lots of energy, play to the crowd, lots of fun, remembered the words – so, I thought…then I notice him looking weirdly at his arm, where words were written. WINNER IS = Rachel and Nick, wow! They win the final rose and get to pick who they are going to take to the finals with them.
Back to the house for the Rose Ceremony. Nick and Rachel are going to meet with the 2 other couples and then decide. Nick says no brainer, take Chris and Sarah, best chance to beat them. Rachel gets emotional, wants to take her friend Jaclyn with her. What show did Rachel sign up for? Your friends should still be your friends, you’re here for the money and Nick keeps reminding her.
Nick and Rachel select Chris and Sarah = final 2 couples. Ed and Jaclyn are shocked! Jaclyn doesn’t even want to be near Rachel – maybe it did ruin their friendship. Jaclyn and Ed kiss good-bye and get into their separate limos. In the limo, Jaclyn curses Rachel off, basically hates her now. What a roller coaster season for Rachel.