On the seventh week of "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love" bachelor Jake Pavelka chose Tenley, 25, from Oregon and Vienna, 23, from Florida as his top two bachelorettes.
Gia, the 26-year-old swimsuit model from New York was eliminated. "It was not easy. I think you're absolutely amazing... I just felt like I developed a little bit stronger feelings for the other two women," Jake said.
"I know that I haven't been the most open. I know that I'm slow moving at this... There's two other great girls there and... I totally understand. And If they weren't great girls, I would sit here and tell you that you made the wrong decision. I don't think you did, so I'm happy for you," Gia said.
"To send Gia home was just horrible for me... I made her cry and it just broke my heart," Jake said. "I hate that I hurt someone that I love."
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After walking Gia to her departing limo, Jake returned to Vienna and Tenley. "I see my future wife in both of them," he said.
He announced that his family would join him for the filming of the final show to help him make his last decision. That episode will air in two weeks. Next week is the "Women Tell All" episode in which Jake faces the eliminated bachelorettes. An update on previous fan-favorite bachelors and bachelorettes is also promised including a cameo from Wes, last season's villain who courted Jillian Harris. In his departing limo scene, Wes said he had a girlfriend at home.
Before the rose ceremony, Jake listened to video messages from each bachelorette.
Tenley: "I dream of dancing with you forever. I believe that we can have that fairy-tale ending."
Gia: "I can honestly say to you, right now, that I am falling in love with you."
Vienna: "You mean the world to me, and I can't wait to be your wife."
Before he gave the final two roses, Jake said "You ladies look absolutely drop-dead gorgeous... I have fallen in love with all three of you women."
Despite leaving the show last week due to her employer's pressure to return to work, Ali was once again at the center of the show's drama. After going on his three private dates with Tenley, Vienna and Gia, Jake received a phone call from Ali requesting to return to the show.
Ali was back at work, but not happily. "Even having my job, I'm still heartbroken without Jake. I chose my career because I was just scared. Work has always been my safe place... I can't sleep. I cannot focus on my work, and every day that I'm away from him my heart just breaks a little bit more."
Jake had a seemingly long and difficult conversation with Ali, but ultimately he denied her request to return to the show.
Here's a recap of the show:
Jake's first St. Lucia date was with Gia. At a private dinner on the beach, Jake told Gia what he wanted in a wife. "I'm looking for someone that will make my dreams theirs and their dreams mine."
"I'm falling for her, and I wonder if she feels the same way," Jake said before he handed Gia the invitation to the fantasy suite where they could stay overnight if they decided to be together instead of in their separate rooms. Gia agreed to one room.
"We have incredible chemistry." Gia said when she accepted the invitation. In the fantasy suite, a bubble bath lined with rose petals and lit by candles awaited. They dressed in swimsuits and got in the tub.
"I can see that she's beautiful on the inside, and I would love nothing more than to see Gia open up completely," Jake said in his camera interview. Gia said she hoped the evening would end with an exchange of "I love yous," but if it happened, viewers didn't see it.
The second St. Lucia date was with Tenley. They took a helicopter ride to the rain forest where they shared a picnic lunch before swimming in the ocean surrounded by a black-sand beach.
"I have fallen in love with Jake, but I've been in love before." Tenley said before the date. She said she needed to know that her idea of marriage was the same as Jake's.
At dinner Tenley said, "I'm really falling in love with you, and it makes me really happy and excited."
"Tenley just melted my heart," Jake said after hearing Tenley's admission. The two danced together and Tenley said letting Jake lead her while dancing showed her that he could lead her through life.
"I'm falling in love with this girl," Jake said in his private interview.
In her private interview, Tenley explained how anxious she was about staying in the fantasy suite with Jake since she hadn't been with another man since her divorce. When Jake presented the invitation, Tenley accepted saying she wanted every second she could get with Jake.
"I trust you with my heart," Tenley said.
For their date, Vienna and Jake boarded a pirate ship. They climbed the masts and walked the plank. They both said they enjoyed being silly together and they had great chemistry.
"It's fun, you know, being with a real adventurous, fearless type woman," Jake said. "It just works... Vienna just has that quality, she's so nurturing... She puts me at ease."
"I don't want to be away from him. I don't care if we're in St. Lucia or Texas. I just want to be with him," Vienna said.
Before dinner, Jake said he needed to verify a few things. "I have to make sure my passion for Vienna isn't just sexual," he said.
After Vienna told Jake that family was the most important thing in her life, Jake asked Vienna what type of ring she liked.
"Could you see me as your wife?" Vienna asked. Jake said yes, but... "there are two other women here, and I've fallen for them both as well," Jake said.
Vienna told Jake that she had to be totally honest. "I can't picture not being with you... When I'm not with you, you're all I think about... I've fallen in love with you." Jake smiled and kissed Vienna.
When they went to the fantasy suite together, Vienna and Jake found a bed covered in rose petals. Vienna changed into a white satin slip and closed the suite's doors.
After the episode aired footage from his three dates, Jake was shown alone in his St. Lucia hotel room. As he was contemplating his dating journey, Ali called. "The second I drove away, I wanted to go back... I don't want to live a life where I'm burying myself in my work," she said. "I want to come back."
After talking for awhile, Jake made a decision. "Ali, I was falling in love with you in San Francisco... but (now) I'm falling in love with these women who are here... I just don't think it's a good idea," Jake said.
"I will forever regret this decision," Ali said. "I'm sorry."
After the conversation ended, Jake told cameras: "At this point in the journey I'm not in love with Ali."
"I'm completely heartbroken... I know with 100 percent certainty that I made the wrong decision... I know I'm totally in love with him.. But it's just too late," Ali said.
Eliminated from the show week six:
Ali, 25, an account manager in San Francisco who's from Massachusetts chose to leave when her employer said she needed to come back to work. Previews show that Ali will call Jake and possibly request to come back.
Eliminated from the show week five:
Corrie, 23, Kissimmee Fla. Corrie was eliminated after opening up to Jake about her desire to remain a virgin until she married.
Eliminated from the show during week four:
Ella: age 29, a hairstylist and single mom from Tennessee
Kathryn: 25, a flight attendant from Kentucky
Jesse: 25, Canada
Ashleigh: 25, Maryland
Eliminated during week three:
Michelle, the 25 year old from California, was asked to leave the show before the rose ceremony. "He just kicked me to the curb," she said.
Valisha, 32, said, "I came with a heart that was open... I'm used to things not going my way."
Elizabeth, the 29-year-old nanny from Nebraska, told Jake she wasn't going to kiss him unless she was the last woman left on the show. "I'm upset... I just feel like I have an idea of who he is and what kind of man he is and I felt like we were advancing as a couple."
Eliminated in the second week:
Rozlyn Papa: The 28-year-old model was asked to leave the show after being accused of having an "inappropriate relationship" with a producer on the show. The producer was fired. Rozlyn has denied that anything romantic or sexual happened.
Ashley: 29, a teacher from Pittsburgh. "Though it sucks that I'm going home, and that I didn't find my Prince Charming, I don't want to see him hurt again."
Christina: 25. "I'm disappointed because Jake is someone that I definitely could see myself marrying." She added that she knew "for a fact" that some remaining girls weren't on the show for the right reason.
The women who left the show on the first week:
Alexa: 25, Ohio. She's an adrenaline junkie who wore gloves to meet Jake. She told him he could ride her Harley if she could drive his plane. Not happening.
Elizabeth: 29, Washington D.C. She said the greatest loves of her life have all been pilots.
Channy: 29, California. She told Jake something in her native Cambodian. Translation? "You can land your plane on my landing strip any time." Jake's response? "Oh." Translation? "No."
Kimberly: 24, an NBA dancer from Oklahoma. She suggested they put their football wars aside. To show how serious she was, she said "Hook 'em 'horns."
Emily: 21, Ohio. She's a fitness model.
Tianna: 31. The Canadian medical technician said she told her girlfriends that she was going to marry Jake when he stepped out of the limo on last season's "The Bachelorette."
Caitlyn: age 24. She's a model from Illinois.
Kirsten: 25, Colorado. She wanted to slap Jillian when she let Jake go last season.
Stephanie: 24, a dance teacher from Illinios. She wanted Jake to save her the first dance of the night. He did.
Shelia: 25, a pilot from California. She gave her aviation sunglasses to Jake since they're both pilots.