Spoilers ahead for the November 10 episode of The Bachelorette Season 16 on ABC.
The Bachelorette has made the official switch from Clare Crawley to Tayshia Adams, although not without devoting a chunk of the two-hour episode to checking in with Clare and Dale Moss. Clare and Dale seem to be enjoying a happily-ever-after despite their whirlwind romance resulting in a ring on her finger very quickly, while Tayshia's search for love is only just beginning. Still, like Clare, Tayshia seems to have settled on a clear frontrunner among the men early on, but that doesn't necessarily mean that she and Brendan Morais are heading for their own happy ending. Here are some reasons why.
Although Tayshia didn't name Brendan as her future husband as soon as she laid eyes on him like Clare did with Dale, and Brendan didn't even get the first impression rose, he's the clear favorite after Tayshia's first episode as leading lady of The Bachelorette. He was her first one-on-one date, which started with a romantic horseback ride. His emotional confession about his former marriage didn't scare Tayshia away. On the contrary, it motivated Tayshia to open up about her own former marriage, and the date ended with literal fireworks while they made out. Should Tayshia start readying her left hand for an engagement ring?
Not necessarily, in the grand scheme of things. The Bachelorette's big switch from Clare to Tayshia was spoiled months before Season 16 even premiered, so I think it's safe to say that fans aren't in for another switcheroo of a third Bachelorette showing up for this crop of guys. We would have known by now if Bachelor Nation had to call in another replacement!
All signs point toward Tayshia finishing the full season, aside from the early episodes of Clare focusing on Dale before ABC officially confirmed the widely-reported switch. Fans can get excited about Tayshia and Brendan, but probably shouldn't expect sunshine and rainbows followed by Tayshia and Brendon running off into the sunset in just a few more weeks. There are still lots of other guys in the running for her heart.
Spoilers ahead for the rest of Tayshia Adams' season of The Bachelorette.
As for what spoilers suggest for Tayshia Adams' and Brendan Morais' future, Reality Steve teases a journey that doesn't end with Tayshia and Brendan happily-ever-after. Spoilers indicate that Brendan will be one of Tayshia's final four, although his family won't travel to La Quinta Resort & Club to participate in Season 16's pandemic version of hometown dates.
According to spoilers, Brendan will decide to leave himself due to lingering feelings about his divorce, which was allegedly finalized just over a year ago. Sadly, Tayshia reportedly had her heart set on Brendan, and she wound up choosing a different guy at the end even though Brendan was the one she really wanted. She doesn't wind up engaged at all. Poor Tayshia! End Bachelorette spoilers.
Of course, nothing is certain until it happens on screen, and even spoilers can be wrong. In fact, spoilers have been fewer and farther between when it comes to Season 16 thanks to filming taking solely at the La Quinta resort rather than all over the world with extravagent dates in beautiful locations. For now, we can only watch and wait to see what happens next for Tayshia, Brendan, and the rest. Tune in to ABC on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET for new episodes of The Bachelorette, and check out our 2020 fall TV premiere schedule for more of what's on the way.
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