Drama is ahead on this season of ‘The Bachelorette’


Jessica GuerrucciEditor-in-Chief

For anyone who loves reality television, after such a long delay, we can finally now return to what is promised to be “the most dramatic season ever” of “The Bachelorette” – however, the first episode didn’t bring the drama yet.

Clare Crawley, the Bachelorette, was cast in March, but due to COVID-19 the show was delayed for four months. Now that she’s finally had her season, only without the notorious Bachelor Mansion and the global travel.

She was previously on Juan Pablo Galavis’ season as a finalist, “Bachelor in Paradise” and on “Bachelor Winter Games”. The latter led to an engagement and split-up after a month.

The show is at La Quinta Resort and Club in Palm Springs, Calif. where Crawley and the 31 men competing for her love quarantined. The process of this quarantine took the first 20 minutes or so of the show, feeling more like a COVID-19 PSA.

Now the promo for the season has host Chris Harrison telling Crawley that she’s just “blown up The Bachelorette,” coming after rumors spread all summer that Tayshia Adams, who was on Colton Underwood’s season of The Bachelor, was the new Bachelorette after Crawley fell in love with contestant Dale Moss.

Former American football player. Moss, of course won the first impression rose that night, big shocker, and when he came out of the limo, Crawley said “I think I just met my husband” after a 10 second interaction.

While completely unrealistic and stupid. If you like reality TV, you live for these ridiculous moments.

However, it was frustrating as a viewer knowing that Moss seems to be the “be-all, end-all” and the other men basically didn’t exist.

s season or betting on who wins, I’d place your money on Moss – but who knows, maybe the big shocker is that their relationship doesn’t work out or he’s “there for the wrong reasons.”

The only other man that Crawley seemed to take any interest in was Blake Moynes, since he had checked in on her during quarantine, going against the rules of the show. She said this meant a lot to her.

The only other drama to arise was between two contestants, Tyler C. and Yosef, after Tyler accused Yosef of talking to other girls during the quarantine. Drama that was insignificant and unnecessary.

Crawley, who is 39 years old, was not having it either, with some calling it “high school drama,” and immediately sat them both down and made them deal with their issues.

Tyler C. was deservingly sent home for starting drama, with Crawley setting the pace for the season and letting the men know she’s not dealing with their nonsense. This has also been teased in promos.

These were the small insignificant highlights of the first episode, with no real fan favorite emerging yet, except for Moss of course, but even if it was lacking, there seems to be a big twist ahead.

While there’s no confirmation that Adams replaces Crawley, it was definitely inferred that Crawley does not stay.

However, if the switch does happen, it really will be “the most dramatic season ever,” which is the claim of every season, but this one might actually be it.

Questions still remain, like will the same men stay on the show? or where do they pick up when they were already in the middle of filming. Of course, we’ll have to watch and find out.

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