Warning! Potential spoilers ahead for tonight's episode of The Bachelorette with Tayshia Adams. Come back once you've caught up!
Tayshia Adams' Season 16 of The Bachelorette is moving right along, folks! She has some clear early favorites, has already had to tell off the entire group of guys and gave us one of the most emotionally satisfying conversations ever held in the franchise last week. So, what's coming up for Tayshia and her (still) many men as we get into Episode 8? Let's get to those spoilers!
As usual, Reality Steve has the (supposed) inside line on all the big events that will go down on tonight's show. Now, one of Tayshia's main men since her arrival has been Zac Clark, and we'll start tonight off with a 1-on-1 date with the addiction specialist. Apparently, someone thought that, after one of last week's group dates included fake proposals to Tayshia, that it would be a great idea to make her and Zac do a wedding photoshoot. You know, for two divorced people who are not, currently, planning to marry each other. Oh, well. Bachelorette is always gonna Bachelorette, I guess.
At any rate, photos from the episode make it look like this portion of the date is plenty of fun for both of them, and that's good, because things will, once again get very deep when Zac and Tayshia head into the evening portion of their meeting. Zac is finally going to open up about how bad things got for him while he was actively using drugs and alcohol, and if he tells her even half of the info which was revealed about his journey to recovery previously, it will be intriguing to see how the conversation goes.
Tayshia is all about the guys opening up to her, and, just last week, had told Zac he didn't seem to be doing so well with that (which he attributed to being nervous around her), so she does give him the rose.
Then, we get a group date with Blake Moynes, Demar Jackson, Ben Smith, Bennett Jordan, Brendan Morais, Spencer Robertson, Ed Waisbrot, Ivan Hall, Noah Erb, and Riley Christian all gathering to...paint nude models. You know, because this show can't let us forget that people have parts under their clothes. The men are also tasked with finding a way to open up about themselves when they do some creative self portraits, and I just hope no one (I'm looking at you Bennett) decides to just paint themselves naked or something. Ben manages to ace this competition, and gets the group date rose.
The next 1-on-1 date goes to Eazy Nwachukwu, and it sounds like it will not go so...easy for him. After doing some Palm Springs resort-set ghost hunting (What?!), he announces at dinner with Tayshia that he's falling in love with her. I don't think they've even had a 1-on-1 before, but, at the very least, we know Tayshia is not feeling the same, at all, does not give him the date rose, and he's sent home.
Now, among all of the drama we've already had this season, I know everyone has been wondering when JoJo Fletcher will step in to take over for Chris Harrison by doing temporary hosting duties. Well, tonight is the night, and one of her first official jobs will be to tell everyone that the cocktail party will only happen after Tayshia can figure out what's going on between Bennett and Noah. She'll then take a trip to speak to each dude, and set up an impromptu 2-on-1 date with them and Tayshia.
The episode will end leaving us to wonder whom she chooses, but Reality Steve's intel says that Bennett will be sent packing, while Noah gets the date rose.
We can see how it all goes down when The Bachelorette airs tonight and every Tuesday on ABC, at 8 p.m. EST. For more to watch in the coming weeks, check out our guide to fall TV!
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Covering The Witcher, Outlander, Virgin River, Sweet Magnolias and a slew of other streaming shows, Adrienne Jones is a Senior Content Producer at CinemaBlend, and started in the fall of 2015. In addition to writing and editing stories on a variety of different topics, she also spends her work days trying to find new ways to write about the many romantic entanglements that fictional characters find themselves in on TV shows. She graduated from Mizzou with a degree in Photojournalism.