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DAY 1: ARRIVAL / BBQ - TOWN HALL MEETING / ELIMINATION # 1 / MOVE INTO B&B MEET THE GIRLS B-roll of Bus travels on country road. Int. Bus – 10 Girls interact or look out window, commenting on the town going by (Churches, Farms, Mountains). Bites from them about why they are here. “I‟m here because I‟m hoping to change my life, “Men in the city are self absorbed or looking for the next best thing”. „I want to find love in the country‟. „I want to meet a gentleman who will pay attention to me for a change‟. Bite about the appeal of small town life, community, and friendly people.
ARIAL/INTRO BACHELOR THe Bus rolls into Downtown Mainstreet and stops at 4th and Main. A huge Banner: Welcome to Hendersonville, 400 people, Cops closing the street, Cheering Jared, Our Town Host and the Brother of Our Bachelor stands ready to receive them. (Girls hope he‟s not their guy). Bus door opens, Girls file out and walk 30 yards down the street with people on either side. It‟s a parade! Jared says, “Welcome to Hendersonville”, He brags about the town. Jared Intros his brother and brags about him. Bret appears through the crowd joining his brother. Bret introduces himself and welcomes them to his hometown. Girls step forward one by one and introduce themselves. Bret informs the Girls that tonight‟s their annual Harvest Moon Dance. “But first I‟m taking you to one of our finest Bed and Breakfasts where you‟ll be staying.” Bret leads the girls onto the Bus and turns back towards the crowd, giving them the thumbs up before disappearing inside with the girls. The crowd goes crazy.
BUS TO B&B Reality en route to B&B. Lots of flirting and vying for Bret‟s attention. The bus pulls into the B & B – a beautiful, well appointed, Victorian estate. And they all file out
MOVE INTO B&B
Bret escorts the Girls to B&B and introduces them to the Inn Keepers. They settle in the Salon where he opens a bottle of Champagne. He informs them that tonight‟s Ball is a fancy affair, “So I‟ve taken the liberty of getting these formal dresses for you, pointing to a rack of Dresses nearby. You can either where a dress of your own or one from this rack. After visiting in the Salon for a while, Bret helps them upstairs with their bags and shows them their rooms. The girls settle into 3 rooms. It quickly becomes apparent that there are not enough beds to accommodate all the Girls. THey confront Bret. He explains, “Well as you must know it‟s going to be an elimination process in order for me to get down to one girl by the end of the week. And unfortunately that process will have start tonight. Bret tells the Girls he can‟t wait to see them all in their finery in a couple hours time and takes his leave. Several of the Girls notice Bret driving away in a Black Corvette and swoon The Girls break off into their different rooms (tbd). THey look at the dresses on the rack. Some may decide to where their own dress. Others choose the dresses on the rack. Some have a tough time deciding. Someone might take a dress someone else wants. The possibilities for great reality and OTFs here are endless. The Girls also talk about how cute he is, his car, his body. They drink cocktails, curl, blow dry, makeup, etc…
TRANSITION TO EVENING / EXT. HARVEST TOWN BALL Evening reveals the exterior of a fancy Ballroom event. The bus arrives and the Girls exit. Bret is at the top of the stairs awaiting them. He kisses each Girl as they arrive and sends them inside. Bachelor Bite about how difficult this is going to be.
THE HARVEST MOON DANCE. 40 – 50 of Bret‟s closest friends and family are already there as the Girls enter. THe towns people take notice. Bachelor or Town host makes an announcement, welcoming them to the Autumn Ball. Mingling takes place about the room. Champagne and appetizers are served. While some visit with Bret others meet his Brother Jared, Sister Alison, Sister-in-law Anne, Brother-inlaw Dustin, and Friends, Letha & Ryan, Tara Ledbetter, Mark Colbert, Jonathon Beam & Brandon Whitley. (Needs to be produced so Bachelor gets to visit with two to three Girls at a time. He is constantly being torn away by one Girl or another. Hear bites from Girls about Bret and other Girls. While the mingling takes place, other townsfolk observe and comment in private about the Girls; their dress, demeanor, etc.
ELIMINATION # 1: (10-4 = 6 GIRLS) During the Ball, Bret will eliminate 3 girls, one at a time. He will pull them aside and talk to them privately. He will have already talked to them (or not) during the evening and
when he pulls them aside he‟ll tell them why it is not going to work out, ie. “I just feel like you are coming on too strong”, “the conversation feels awkward”, “the way you dress is a very sexy but a little too provocative for me”. He‟ll sum up his elimination speech by saying something like, “I think you need to continue down the road”, or, “I don‟t think the Road to Love is here in Hendersonville”, “I think your Road to Love lies ahead”. SHe might ask, what does that mean and Bret will say, I‟m going to put you back on the Bus right now at which point he will escort her to the awaiting Bus. The news will spread like wildfire among the Girls. It‟s bad enough that someone was eliminated on the first night but 3 Girls. They all wonder how many more will get the axe. One by one Bret escorts the girls to the Bus. We hear in OTF their final thoughts. Each time we hear the sound of the bus‟ air compression door open and close. This ominous sound becomes the sound of elimination. Life on the Bus: Briefly establish life on Bus – It‟s the living quarters for eliminated girls for the duration. Reality and Bites of each eliminated Girl as they load on. “It‟s bullshit, these people are so judgmental”.
HARVEST DANCE / ELIMINATION OF 4TH GIRL Ballroom music strikes up and several Girls are invited to dance by the Bret and Male Guests. The Girls seems relieved that the elimination process seems to be overwith. But at some point during the dance, Bret will pull a 4th Girl aside and eliminate her, taking her back to the Bus. Bret make an end of night announcement, acknowledging the six girls left. “As you may notice several girls are gone. There are 6 of you left. I‟m looking forward to getting to know you, but now it‟s time to get you all back to your B&B. It‟s been a wonderful evenin. Bret and the 6 Girls load into shuttle and head off to B&B.
OPTION #2 for Harvest Dance Elimination
Bret announces that the dancing will begin - AND that he doesn't have room for everyone to stay tonight -- so, if while you're dancing, you feel me touch your shoulder -- it means I'm sorry but, it's time for you to get back on the road. Then the dance begins, and Bret hangs to the side watching. We see him looking at the girls as they dance by with their partners. We hear sound bites from him in interview talking about what he thinks of each girl. When he decides one is not for him he moves out to the dance floor and touches her shoulder.
The touched girl immediately stops dancing, puts her head down and moves to the side of the dance floor. When four women are selected, they exit the party and get on the bus out front. (We then OTF each one while the party continues inside)
END OF NIGHT B & B From the Ball location the 6 remaining Girls load into a Shuttle Bus and go back the B&B. Bret stays for a night cap and sets up set up the Group dates. Tomorrow he will take 3 Girls on a group date and the following day the other 3 girls. He chooses the three girls for tomorrow‟s date. He stays and visits with them for a time and then takes his leave. THe settle into their rooms for overnight reality. We here what they think of Brett and each other. Perhaps there is already someone (a villain-type) that others are talking about. INTV bites.
DAY 2: GROUP DATE & TOWN PROJECT # 1 DAY/ ELIMINATION # 2 GROUP DATE #1 (DAY TIME) Bret arrives at the B&B in a TBD vehicle to pick up the 3 Girls for the 1ST Date. Other Girls look out window and flirt as the Bachelor waits for his dates. Finally, the 3 Girls descend the stairs and they are off. Bret takes the girls to his favorite Fly fishing spot where he has a picnic all set up. For 1 on 1 possibilities he could take them for a stroll along the river or a paddle in a canoe. At one point Bret catches a fish and cooks it up over the fire.
TOWN PROJECT # 1 Back at the B&B, the remaining 3 Girls think they have the day off to lounge but before long they are met by Letha Ducker her mom and some other friends. Letha tells them to get there shitkickers cause there going Mudding. “Get ready to get filthy, Girls load into a TBD vehicle and head out. (ATV-mudding, skeet shooting, beer drinking). This has the possibility of going terribly wrong especially if one of the girls doesn‟t like mud or guns. Town event has the possibility of going terribly wrong and the possibility of having one on one time with 4-5 Townsfolk.
ELIMINATION # 2: Kiss off (6 – 1 = 5 Girls) Girls finish Town Project and get back to B&B before Girls from Date return. Bret returns to the B&B with his 3 dates. The Bus is already there. Outside the B&B, while other Girls look on from porch and through windows, our Bachelor chooses the fate of each of the Girls. For the pilot he chooses 2 to stay and 1 to go. Elimination device: The goodnight kiss + Line (tbd). One by one the Girls head back inside to either pack up or boast about the amazing experience she just had. The eliminated Girl packs up and does her long walk past the other girls, Bret, exits the B&B and boards the bus. The air compression door closes and the bus pulls away. After the elimination, our Bachelor stays on and visits with rest of the Girls on the porch during which time he sets up his next date with the next 3 Girls. He leaves and 3 Girls are excited about the upcoming date, others complain that they had the day date and not the night date… Overnight Reality with all of the Girls talking about the past date, the town activity. Hen party.
DAY 3: GROUP DATE & TOWN PROJECT # 2 / ELIMINATION #3 / TOWN DOWNLOAD / ELIMINATION #4 / NIGHT REALITY
GROUP DATE & (NIGHT TIME DATE) Bret arrives to take our 3 news Girls out on date. He take them to a Hillbilly Corn Maze and after helps prepare a venison feast.
TOWN PROJECT # 2 The remaining 2 Girls, who survived date #1, are picked up by Bret‟s mom, Deborah and her daughter Alison and DIL, Anne. They head over to a friends house (TBD) and teach the girls souther cooking. Again this event has the possibility of going terribly wrong especially if none of the girls cook.
ELIMINATION #3 (5 – 1 = 4 Girls) Girls with towns people arrive back at B&B first. After the date Bret returns and eliminates Bachelor leaves, overnight reality with Girls.
TOWN DOWNLOAD Now that all of the Girls have participated in a town activity, the town has gathered pertinent information on the remaining Girls that they must share with Bret. They summon Bachelor at Town Hall to discuss the remaining new information. Bret learns new information about each Girl that he can then use later on.
B&B NIGHT VISIT / ELIMINATION # 4 (4 – 2 = 2 Girls) Bret returns to the B&B after the town download for a surprise visit. He confronts the remaining 4 Girls on his new findings at the town hall meeting. The Girls in turn must defend their actions to Bret. The Girls all fight for their lives and get accusatory. (think Tribal Council/Boardroom). Bret eliminates 1 Girls on the spot. SHe heads back inside to pack up. Bret then turns to one of the 3 remaining girls and tells her that he knows he would like to see her again, but he‟s not sure between the other two. He goes for a walk with each of them seperately and eliminates one of the two. THe eliminated Girl goes back inside. The Bus arrives. The two eliminated girls get on the bus and bus pulls away. Bret stays on with our two finalists and fills them in on what is next. He will be going on a one on one date for a whole day and evening with each of them. He chooses the first on
and lets her know he will be by to pick her up tomorrow. Bret leaves and the 2 girls settle in for overnight reality. Perhaps they question each other as to whether the other one is truly willing to give up her life for Bret.
DAYS 4 & 5 SOLO DATE 1 & 2 DAY 4: SOLO DATE #1 Morning reality. As the one Girl gets ready for her date, the other Girl feels envious. INTV bites from both Girls showing their different perspectives and how they feel about each other and about their deep feelings of love for Bret. Bret arrives to pick up his date. The solo date consists of several activities. They are not only romantic but they also have a serious talk about the realities of relocating and living in a small town. Both 1 on 1 dates will „Meet the Parents‟ at Bret‟s mom and dad‟s house. Next Bret will take them to his land across the creek from parents house, where he has staked out the plans for the house he‟s ready wants to build. He takes each of them on the tour. For Solo date #1 they sit on rocking chairs and date # 2 at a table for two. Other date possibilities, Apple orchard, Vineyard, romantic dining, romantic Cabin in the woods, etc… TBD) Option for meet the parents: Bret start with tour of Land, then reveals that bother live next door and Mom and Dad are across the street. So convenient. Then he takes each of them to parents for breakfast
Bret and date return to the B&B either that night or the following morning depending on what happens... The remaining Girl is there when they return, feeling insecure (INTV). Our Bachelor says goodbye to the one date and then she goes inside. He remains for a brief visit with his next date to give her enough information to get her excited. Overnight/morning reality: The returning date might brag about her date with Bret, OTF Girls about each other, their reservations, and how much they want this life.
SOLO DATE #2 Same as Day 4 with other Girl.
DAY 6: FAMILY MEETING / FINAL ELIMINATION FAMILY MEETING One on One Bret meets with family to get their advice on who he should choose. We hear the pros and cons of each, leaving us to wonder who he will choose.
FINAL ELIMINATION (2 – 1 = 1 Girl) Options for the Final Elimination: 1. Bret goes to the B&B and speaks to the final 2 girls separately. He tells one Girl that as much as he likes her it wasn‟t quite right. He tells the other he would like her to stay in his town with him and pursue a relationship. The chosen Girl now must decide if she will stay or get back on the bus to continue her search... 2. The Girls come to Bret individually at a TBD location 3. Bret meets both Girls at the same time, either at the B&B or at a TBD location and delivers their fate. BUS DEPARTURE – THE CONTINUING STORY All the Townsfolk are gathered at the main street location. Bret and the 2 final girls arrive, as the Bus is pulls in loaded with all the other Girls. The Bus divides the Townsfolk from Bret and 2 Girls. The Townsfolk can‟t see who is getting on the Bus and who is staying. As the Bus pulls away Bret is left hold hands with the Girls who is staying. The crowd goes wild. Meanwhile the Girls on the bus wave goodbye as the bus pulls away. Reality: set up continuing story. They discuss where to go next and the kind of guy they hope to find in the next small town.
DAY 7: FORMAL INTVS