After months of not knowing what to do with our Monday nights, The Bachelor franchise is back.
And boy, is it back.
As shown in the first episode’s introduction of her, the season’s bachelorette Clare Crawley entered the Bachelor franchise in Juan Pablo Galavis’ season of ‘The Bachelor.’ As Galavis lost favor with the audience, Crawley walked away from the final rose ceremony with her head held high. She delivered the famous line, “What you just made me go through, I would never want my children having a father like you.”
She continued to star in ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ twice and ‘Bachelor Winter Games’ once. At the ‘Bachelor Winter Games’ Tell-All, she got engaged to her on-screen romance, Benoit Beauséjour-Savard. However, the engagement didn’t last.
Personally, I think her background with Galavis is exactly what landed her the role this season. After a dramatic and messy break-up between Peter Weber and Hannah Sluss on the last season of ‘The Bachelor,’ Crawley seems like a redemption of a Sluss’s similar Bachelor break-up.
However, I think her impulsiveness shown with Beauséjour-Savard shows up in the chaos that will ensue this season.
On the first night, Crowley said, “I definitely just found my husband” immediately after meeting contestant Dale Moss. She also gave him the first impression rose later in the night.
Based on comparing shots from the previews, we know Crawley says she loves Moss. However, it’s unclear exactly how Crawley “blows up the Bachelor,” as host Chris Harrison says in another season preview.
Other previews tease the idea that Crawley can’t pursue other relationships aside from Moss, and brings filming to a halt. The other men are clearly frustrated with this, so they attack Moss’ character and threaten to walk out.
Personally, I’m not sure if their accusations about Moss hold any validity. I think the drama may just stem from the other contestants’ jealousy and frustration. It seems clear that Crawley sticks with her choice when she says, “I will apologize if I hurt you, but I will not apologize for love,” in the premiere’s ending teaser. If there is validity to contestants’ claims, I don’t foresee it being something that keeps Crawley there.
Then, as speculated through paparazzi, Tayshia Adams—who was in the final three of Colton Underwood’s season—comes on to be the new bachelorette, which is also alluded to in the premiere’s ending teaser. From there, it’s unclear what the season will look like. There’s no telling how many episodes will pass until Crawley leaves or how many will follow Adams joining the cast.
However, one thing is clear: this is not going to be a normal season of ‘The Bachelorette.’