As you may remember from last week - for the first time in Bachelor history, there is a new Bachelorette mid-season.
We are here for Tayshia Adams’ first full episode. Well almost full episode.
We started off with the men ready to meet the new pick. They were all, understandably, a little hesitant. And, of course, Tayshia was worried about feeling like a second choice. She started meeting a few of the men. But of course Chris had to interrupt her and pull her aside because “everything’s about to change”. Again.
Up pulls a limo full of men for her to meet. Because of course - they already had a few men walk away (and were probably worried a few more might change their minds post-Clare). So we got a few new dudes. Totally starting from scratch.
Of course all the guys already there were pretty salty about the new men, especially when one guy took her away right when they came in. I think it’s good for HER that there’s new guys in the house. The first men are so bitter over the whole thing I doubt many of them will be able to open up and be the best versions of themselves for Tayshia. But these new men will bring some new FIRE into the house.
She took a shine to Spencer, one of the new guys. So he got the (second) first impression rose, and the first kiss from Tayshia.
Then there was supposed to be a rose ceremony, right away, but Tayshia cancelled it, but then they got to spend more time chatting and hanging out.
For some reason we had to have a catch up with Clare and Dale… I really don’t care about them now that they’re off the show. Of course they vehemently denied that they did not talk or meet or anything prior to the show. The interview went on for far too long. We get it, they are supposedly in love. Clare clearly really wants babies and Dale seems maybe less on board for it. The end. Yawn.
Finally we got back to Tayshia, at home in Clare’s old digs.
The first date was a group date. And they all got a slo-mo of Tayshia getting out of the pool (that they definitely used for more than a few promos). She then got the boys to strip down and get in the pool.
The COVID bubble dates are funny because they’re so basic compared to usual. Just a pool party. Of course it did get “kicked up a notch” with some ‘splash ball’. Mmk. One team won and got more time with Tayshia, and the other team had to go back to the house. Ezee got the rose from that date.
Back at the house, Jason was the first of the previous batch of men to voice that he wasn’t all in and that he still had feelings for Clare. He decided to leave because he was very much in love with Clare. Tayshia kind of tried to make him stay, but girl you gotta let someone like that go. It was her fear, but he assured her that he was an anomaly.
In all honesty, it was nice and it’s good he was honest with her. As Tayshia said “that was a man who was working through his emotions”. So true. Good for both of them.
Brendan got the first one-on-one.
They went for a horseback ride around the bubble, where Chris Harrison played a little game where he kept showing up on every corner. Brendan was annoyed because he felt Chris was ruining his chances at a kiss.
He got that kiss in the pool, and Tayshia was very into it. It was pretty cute. At the dinner portion, Brendan had to tell her that he has been married and divorced already. LITTLE did he know - so has Tayshia! So all is well and Brendan got the rose. And so concludes our first night! Well, a teaser of lots of drama to come completed the night.
So far I like Tayshia. A different energy than Clare. But calmer, and almost less combative. It felt like Clare literally didn’t want to give any guy a chance, but Tayshia so far is open and sweet and just a good energy to her. So let's see what the rest of the season brings.
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