Bachelorette ‘Shocker’: Tayshia Adams replaces Clare Crawley in season 16 – and the way did Dale’s journey finish?
One of the worst-kept secrets in Bachelorette history was confirmed Thursday when Clare Crawley’s romantic journey came to an end … and the love story of Tayshia Adams began.
The two-hour affair began with a “surprise visit” from Chris Harrison, who immediately demanded answers (with “no bulls-t”) from Clare. “Right now the guys in the house are miserable, they are confused,” he explained. “These are good guys and they are not stupid. [Editor’s note: That is a lie.] You know what’s going on. We cannot continue on the path we are currently on. “
When asked to share her feelings for Dale Moss, Clare explained, “We have this bond where it feels like I’ve known him forever. There’s really a fine line between respecting the process and what you want – and Dale is what I want. “(Be careful. This is the first of several references to” the process. “)
Clare remembered cyberstalking when looking through Dale’s social media accounts while the COVID-19 season was closed and said that she immediately recognized him as “someone to hang out with”. Even so, she insisted that she had never spoken to Dale before filming the show. “Not a little, not a word. I swear on my father’s grave. “Oops!
Chris’ next visit was to the boys, who were not thrilled to learn that both the cocktail party and rose ceremony had been canceled. They weren’t thrilled either when Chris pulled Dale aside to tell him that Clare had canceled the evening’s celebrations because she wanted to spend more time alone with him. Back in the room, the male boys were vocally stunned by Clare’s decision, but can you really blame her? From “I’m A Lot Of Things, But I’m Not A Quitter!” to “There are some good guys here, so f – k that!” There doesn’t seem to be a salvable gentleman in the pigsty.
That night, Clare took Dale out to dinner to ask the question (“Are you going to blow up the Bachelorette with me?”) While the ghost of Ashley and JP’s marriage wept silently from the bushes. (When Dale said he “felt good energy” in the room, you know he looked nervous as hell. He probably sensed the presence of that ghost!)
Dinner looked delicious, of course, but there was one surprise item on the menu that Dale wasn’t expecting: a full plate of expectations – and the help was generous. But Clare’s outpouring of affection didn’t put Dale off. In fact, he told her that he still remembers getting out of the limo “like it was yesterday”. (It wasn’t that long actually, but it was a nice feeling, so we’ll pretend we’re impressed.)
Clare replied, “I can’t put into words how you are feeling. It’s crazy! It’s crazy! That’s how I feel. “(At this point we could relate.)
Dale said to Clare if he was ready to take the plunge, “When we met, I felt love. I fall in love with you through this process. My heart is open and I’m not going to fight this. I really wanted to share this with you. ” [Cue some of the sloppiest, wettest kisses imaginable.]
In the cruel daylight, Clare was forced to turn to the angry horde. “How are you?” she asked, to which one of the boys – who pretended to care – replied, “How are you, more importantly?”
“It’s so difficult for me because you are all such great guys,” Clare told the group. “When I came here I was so ready and open and ready to find the love of my life. I think I found what I came here for – and that with Dale. I am a woman who knows what I want and I will try. “The guys called for an apology for wasting their time and” faking “it over the past few weeks and inspired this meme-able quote:” I apologize if I wasted your time, I apologize if I do. ” hurt you but i won’t apologize for the love! “
That night as the other boys were soaking up their bitterness in the pool, Clare met with Dale to make things official. “There’s a lot that I’m scared of, but it will all be worth it when he falls on one knee,” she told the cameras. And luckily, that’s exactly what he did. She accepted his suggestion (duh) and then immediately yelled “Clare Moss!” Into the void. (Also duh.)
After the entire Bachelorette franchise was torn to bloody tatters, the men – now for no purpose – slowly faded from existence. (We almost felt bad for her, but then someone said, “I still have a lot in the tank.” Uh, bye!) Then came the final twist of the episode! Chris called the men back on a “historic” revelation: “Your journey is not over yet. Each of you have a decision to make. Can you look beyond your feelings with Clare and move on? “
“You cheated a little, through no fault of anyone,” Chris said to the group of brave male children ready to move on. “If you take that leap in confidence, you will have a shot at love. Gentlemen, your new Bachelorette is on the way here. That’s right, you have a brand new bachelorette. This woman is amazing. She is smart, independent, wants to get to know you … and she really is in a place in her life where she wants to find love. “
That woman, as fans have likely seen on countless headlines (including this one), is Tayshia Adams.
Your thoughts on The Bachelorette’s Season 16 Switcheroo? Do you think Clare and Dale have what it takes to make the distance? Whatever you’re thinking write it in a comment below.