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Warning: MAJOR potential spoilers ahead for Season 16 of The Bachelorette on ABC following the October 27 episode.
Clare Crawley's season of The Bachelorette has been surrounded by melodrama since before it even premiered, and not entirely due to the delayed production that held the premiere until October. Rumors circulated that Clare was going to settle on Dale Moss early in the season, resulting in an unprecedented Bachelorette swap with none other than Bachelor Nation alum Tayshia Adams stepping into the spotlight. Read on for a look at the major twists that may be on the way, according to current spoilers!
The Bachelorette is barely into Clare's season, with only two rose ceremonies under her belt so far, but spoiler guru Reality Steve reports that her time is almost at an end, and she won't be distributing roses again as Bachelorette. Yosef Aborady, who was one of the most vocal bachelors protesting the strip dodgeball date (that he wasn't even part of), apparently won't have a shot at love with Tayshia Adams when he drops some harsh words on Clare and is sent home. The second rose ceremony will reportedly see the departures of Garin Flowers, Tyler Smith, and Blake Monar.
Unsurprisingly, Reality Steve states that Clare will spend more time with Dale Moss moving forward, which isn't going to sit well with the rest of the guys who have had to watch her favor him from almost the very beginning of the season. After a bad one-on-one date with Zach Jackson and a roast that doesn't result in diverting Clare from Dale, Clare would normally be heading toward her third rose ceremony, and this is where things start to get really juicy, based on available spoilers so far.
Reality Steve now claims that she never gets to her third at all, meaning that the next Bachelorette rose ceremony of Season 16 will be Tayshia's. The next episode will finally reveal the context of Chris Harrison's much-hyped statement to Clare that she's "blown up the Bachelorette," which has played so often in Bachelorette promos that I think it qualifies as Clare's version of Colton Underwood jumping the fence during his season of The Bachelor. Before the end of next week's episode, The Bachelorette will reportedly make the long-expected switch from Clare Crawley to Tayshia Adams.
It's not clear at this point how much of Tayshia will be featured in the upcoming episode. Clare already seems pretty fixed on Dale, so I'm not sure how much longer the rest of the guys will stand for her clear preference. That's not to say that I'm expecting Tayshia's first rose ceremony to happen next week, but it's entirely possible that things will move quickly as Clare's time on the show comes to an end. Then again, this season has been pretty unpredictable from the start, so who knows? Even Reality Steve has been wrong before.
The Bachelorette is missing its usual Tuesday night release next week due to the 2020 election coverage that will dominate the network TV lineup on November 3, but ABC will still release a new episode. Tune in to ABC on Thursday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET for what could be a Bachelorette episode that goes down in Bachelor Nation history. For more of what you can watch in the coming weeks, check out our 2020 fall TV premiere schedule.