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Warning: Potential spoilers ahead for Season 16, Episode 7 of The Bachelorette! Come back once you've spent the necessary amount of time in a quarantine hot tub!
Well, Bachelor Nation. We are certainly working our way through Tayshia Adams' time as lead of The Bachelorette, aren't we? While we think we know how the season will wrap for the lovely lady with those "big-ass eyes," we still have a ways to go until we get there. So, let's take a look at some of what might happen on tonight's new episode, which will involve an emotional 1-on-1 date, suitor eliminations, and much more.
Alright, according to Reality Steve, tonight's episode will get things going right with a group date, said to feature seven of Tayshia's men: Ivan Hall, Bennett Jordan, Demar Jackson, Blake Moynes, Kenny Braasch, Riley Christian, and Zac Clark. This particular event will call for the dude-bros to write and perform a love song for Tayshia, which will be just as cringe-worthy as you're probably imagining, seeing as how, apparently, none of these gentlemen are actually gifted in those areas. But! Never fear, because this does not mean that Tayshia will be left without a group date winner. That title will go to Ivan, and he'll score the 1-on-1 date as a result.
Now, it will be this intimate date which takes a turn for the emotional, when Ivan begins to tell Tayshia about his younger brother, who went to prison for four years right after his child was born, and could only see the growing baby while locked up. That portion of the conversation was already pretty deep, but Tayshia will open up more about being biracial and growing up in Orange County, where she did not see a lot of other kids who looked like her, and, according to Steve, she's going to have a bit of a break down when discussing it.
Tayshia and Ivan will also talk about the Black Lives Matter movement, and how it's impacted them, while on their date. All of these heavy reveals will likely help to bring Tayshia and Ivan closer, and he will, in fact, be rewarded for opening up and be given the group date rose. The next day will bring another group date, with all the same guys in attendance besides Ivan. This extravaganza will have two distinct portions. Yay! During the day, the guys will be forced to take part in Fear Factor style "dare" challenges like eating bugs and other things I wouldn't do for any amount of true love on Earth.
After the sun sets, the nighttime date turns into "truth" central, with the man each getting some much needed alone time with Tayshia. And, I can only hope she doesn't emotionally eviscerate any of them like Clare Crawley did to poor Jason Foster back at the beginning of this season. At any rate, we all know that Tayshia has the hots for Grown Ass Man Of The Year nominee Zac, and he will come away with the rose for his efforts during this group date.
So, you may remember how Ben Smith (who made an impressive showing for himself last week...up until the end when he didn't go find Tayshia to make sure he had time with her during the cocktail party) had to sit through Tayshia's verbal public drubbing when he tried to get time after it had already been a long day? It sounds like they will hash things out and be cool once more. Meanwhile, animatronic baby doll parent Ed Waisbrot will attempt to locate Tayshia, knock on the wrong door, and end up enjoying a lovely glass of wine with...Chris Harrison. Oh, Ed. Quit while you're...not ahead.
Noah Erb will be back on screen without his manstache, as he'll talk to Tayshia at the cocktail party and reveal that some of his fellow suitors are being less than kind to him, because he was given the wrestling date rose after, you know, not officially being on that group date. This leads to Tayshia having a chat with the lads, and as Steve puts it, she "kinda goes off."
Now, for this week's rose ceremony, we'll be losing four lovely faces. Hold on to your butts, because Kenny, Joe Park (NOOOOOOO!), Jordan Chapman and villain-for-one-week Chasen Nick are all sent packing.
You guys? I'm actually sorta exhausted thinking about all that will happen on this week's episode of The Bachelorette, but it's the good kind of exhaustion that leads to lots of chocolate-eating and snarky commentary!
Tayshia Adams' season of The Bachelorette will continue on ABC every Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST. For more on what to watch, check out our guide to fall TV!