After weeks of courting and drama, Brad Womack downsized thirty women to just two in the February 28 episode of "The Bachelor". Dental student Ashley Hebert was sent home in a mature way, leaving Chantal O'Brien and Emily Maynard as the finalists.
The final three received a personal date with Brad in Africa, both to have fun and to talk more seriously about where they were heading in the relationship. Emily confronted Brad with the fact that she is a mother to young daughter, Chantal said she would agree to an engagement and Ashley revealed to Brad how she wants to pursue her career as a dentist in Maine.
Chantal and Ashley ended up spending the night with Brad in the fantasy suite while Emily insists on pending the intimate level because she has to set a good example to her daughter.
Brad sent home Ashley by breaking her from the group before the rose ceremony. He told her that she's exceptional but he was not sure how they would fit in each other's life. Ashley was hurt but she did not go all hysterical about the elimination. They hugged and she left in a limo.
Brad then proceeded with the Rose Ceremony because it was still up to the ladies to accept the rose. Both Chantal and Emily accepted and they will be introduced to Brad's family next in Cape Town. But first, the women will tell-all in the next week's episode. "This turned out to be one of the most surprisingly aggressive and emotional Tell All specials I've ever hosted. I can't begin to tell you how blown away you'll be by Michelle," host Chris Harrison blogged.