The Bachelorette airs on ABC this evening with an all-new Thursday, November 10, 2020, episode, and we have your weekly The Bachelorette recap below. In tonight’s season 16 episode 5 as per the ABC synopsis, “Tayshia Adams, a huge fan favorite from “The Bachelor” and “Bachelor in Paradise,” has arrived to find the love of her life. Just when she is ready to begin her journey, another surprise arrives—more men are added to the 16 remaining bachelors who are excited to get to know her.
The competition for Tayshia’s heart heats up, but one man is struggling with his enduring feelings for Clare. Clare and her fiancé, Dale, have a heart-to-heart chat with Chris Harrison as they try to explain the thunderbolt that hit both of them simultaneously.”
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The men are about to meet the new bachelorette, they just want to meet someone who is kind and genuine. Tayshia Adams walks in and the men are shocked. She gives hugs to the guys around and welcomes them. Ben is excited, he says she is beautiful and it couldn’t be better. You’ve never seen jaws drop like this. She says she had no idea she was going to be there but is very grateful that she is. She knows what they are going through, she has been in their position.
But if they give her the honor to get to know them, she wants to lean into this and hopes they don’t close up. She says she wants to find love, they say they do too. Ivan is excited and wants to get to know her better, he is the first one to sit with her. He says she is more his speed and he is excited to be there with her, he is going to give it a hundred percent. Jordan C. is happy that he made the decision to stay, and thrilled that Tayshia walked through the door. He tells her that he was on the fence, about to leave.
He explains that he has a different level of excitement. Blake is relieved, this just feels so much more real in one interaction with Tayshia than it was with four interactions with Clare. Jason still has feelings for Clare, but this excited him, Tayshia excites him, she is giving everyone the chance that they deserve. Chris H. goes to search out Tayshia, he wants to talk to her.
The men see Chris H. with Tayshia and they get nervous, Chris H. tells her that everything is about to change. She just met sixteen guys, he asks her if she thought that was the only group of guys she was meeting? Another limo pulls up, the men inside can’t believe it. Chris H. tells Tayshia to let her journey continue.
The men inside are not happy. Blake can’t believe it, they are starting all over again. Riley says it is a curveball, but they are going to have to come in with their A-game. The first man out of the limo is Spencer, he looks very nervous when he walks into the room with men and jokingly says which one of you guys scared away Clare. Kenny says if he had a first impression rose he would give it to Spencer. Next is Montel, then Peter and Noah.
Tayshia goes back into the house, Spencer takes her hand to speak to her privately and Brendan is annoyed that he cut in front of the guys that haven’t had a chance to speak to her yet tonight.
Ben loves Tayshia’s captivating energy when she walks into a room and is worried that he won’t have time to spend with her since there are other guys added into the mix now. Chris H. walks in and puts the first impression rose on the table for Tayshia to give out. It reminds the men that they all have to work for. Zac C. is intent on finding love, he goes to search out Tayshia and have a talk with her. He tells her that she is a breath of fresh air and a new beginning for all of them. Tayshia is truly having the best night one she could have ever hoped for. She goes into the room and grabs her first impression rose, then she calls Spencer to a quiet place to give him the rose.
She tells him that he is a person that she wants to keep around and get to know. Then, she leans in for a big kiss. Spencer returns to the other men, they congratulate him on the rose. Chris H. comes in the room, time for Tayshia to make her decision on who to send home. She tells the men that she had a great night and she really believes that the love in her life is in the room. She goes on to say she wants to cancel the rose ceremony and continue all of their journeys. The men love it! Chris H. tells everyone to enjoy the rest of the night, he leaves. Tayshia toasts the men and tells them she really looks forward to getting to know each other and cheers to love.
Chris H. turns the show around, we leave Tayshia and her men and talks about Clare and Dale. Clare followed her heart, they are happy and engaged. Bachelor Nation has a lot of questions and believes the two had contact before the show started. Clare joins Chris H. on the show. She tells him that it is going so well. He tells her it is nice to see her smile. Clare says it is like a dream come true, she waited a lifetime for this. When he first stepped out of the limo, she claims not to be able to see anything else but him, it was love at first sight. She says she was nervous on proposal day because she never had a man show up. And, that was the whole point of this.
Dale joins Clare and Chris H. on stage. Dale says that hands down it was love at first sight. His biggest worry coming into this was what if she doesn’t like me. Clare says it is so magical, everything he was looking for, she was looking for. Last night, she was pacing around the pool with anxiety and he showed up and paced with her. That is what she wanted, was someone to show up for her. She knows without a shadow of a doubt that this is what her father wanted for her. She knows he is proud and would be so over the moon for this. Chris H. says that Bachelor Nation has questions.
She says it hurts her, she finally found something that makes her feel incredibly happy and wish people could just be happy for them. Chris H. asks if there was any type of communication before meeting each other outside the limo, they say no. Chris H. says it is unprecedented, never, two weeks later shut it down and get engaged. For four months they waited and then it was done. Clare says she looks on the guy’s social media accounts to check them out and she knew right away that Dale was the man for her. She says she feels sunbeams out of her heart with Dale. Chris H. asks what happens next, Clare says whatever, they are just excited to start their life together.
Time to get back to Tayshia. It is day two and she is just a little worried that the men could be still hung up on Clare. The men from sixteen to twenty, it is a different playing field. Chris H. visits the men and tells them that this week, everyone is getting dates. The first date card is for Blake, Riley, Zac, Jordan, Noah, Peter, Kenny, Jay, Eazy, and Spencer, “here is to a second shot at love.”
The men find Tayshia in the pool, she comes out and the men are so happy. She tells the men to join her in the pool. Chris H. stops the fun and calls everyone over. He tells them that they are going to kick this up a notch with basketball. He breaks the men up into two teams. The winning team will spend time with Tayshia, the losing team will return to their rooms. Inside the pool the men are ready. Spencer is being very aggressive, then there is an accident, Spencer bangs his lip into an elbow and starts to bleed. Some of the men think it was fitting since Spencer has had a bit of an attitude since he arrived in the house. The blue team wins. The green team is out and they are not happy about it. But, even though they are missing the BBQ, they will be at the after-party in the evening.
Jason is afraid he is going to get the one on one and he is not ready for that. But, it’s not for him, it is for Brendon and he couldn’t be happier, he is on cloud nine.
Time for the after party, Tayshia says she had fun and wants to have a good night as well, it is just beginning. Eazy loves Taysia’s energy, he gets to spend some time with her alone. He tells her that she makes him feel giddy, she says she feels the same way and she is digging it. He says when he met her, he felt like he just met his wife, and this was all meant to be. She says she needs him, she feels at peace. Tayshia loved that Eazy came out of his shell. Next, Zac has time with her and she loves spending time with him, he feels like a man’s man.
Tayshia loves that she has real men and they are so nice. She genuinely likes a lot of the men, they make her smile. Her heart is all over the place, she has a lot on her plate and it feels good. Spencer is with the other guys and Riley doesn’t like him, he calls him lunch meat, he tells him that he talks a lot of B.S. Spencer keeps it moving, he goes to spend more alone time with Tayshia. He thanks her for coming to check on him during the game when he was going at it with Riley. He tells her there are mixed feelings there because he got the first impression rose. He feels like he has a good reading on Tayshia and he has this thing in the bag. Tayshia returns to the men, and she gives the rose to Eazy. He is definitely excited and says it is powerful.
Jason is having a hard time, he still has feelings for Clare and is having a hard time switching over to Tayshia. He tells some of the men that this journey let him down, he fell in love with Clare and he can’t put his full heart into this and feels like he should leave to give the other man the chance that they deserve. Jason finds it is crazy how impactful those moments were with Clare. He goes to knock on Tayshia’s door and goes into her apartment. He tells her that it is refreshing that she is there but he took this journey not knowing what to expect.
He let his walls down and fell in love with Clare, and unfortunately, she chooses someone else and his feelings were hurt. She deserves someone that is amazing and all in, and he can’t do this anymore. She admits that this was one of her fears, she didn’t know if they could all be invested in her. He tells her that the nineteen men are there for her and not Clare. She wishes him the very best, he wishes her good luck and they hug. Tayshia feels a little selfish, he would have been a really good guy to know. Tayshia hopes none of the men make her feel like a second choice.
The next day, Tayshia is getting ready to spend time with Brendon. Claire shows up on horseback, with an extra horse for Brendon. Many of the men wish they could change places with Brendon for the day. The walk up to Chris H., he offers them a Margherita. Chris H. then runs off gets on an electric scooter and offers the two ice cream. He just keeps popping up, now he offers them coconuts. Brendon wants Chris H. to give him a little space so he can lean in for a kiss. The two head to the pool next, she thinks he is humble and kind. He tells her that he wanted to do something on night one and didn’t get a chance to do, she leans in and kisses him.
It is time for dinner, the two sit down together. She tells him that at night one she couldn’t get a feel for him, but she thinks he is a relaxed and chill guy. He says he is well rounded, maybe the smartest or best-looking guy in the house. She asks him how he got there, what are his past relationships. He says he has a little baggage that has been a journey for him, in his early twenty’s he got married, but they fell out of love. They went to counseling and it was hard for him that he failed to a certain extent. His family found it was ridiculous that he got divorced.
But, she came to the realization that she didn’t want children. She tells him that she is more understanding than he would think, she also got married at a young age; there were infidelity and issues. She too felt like she failed, and ashamed. They have more in common than both of them thought, he says he can breathe a little bit. They were both nervous to tell each other. He asks her if she sees children in her future, she yes, and probably more than he would think, maybe five. She gives him the rose, they head down to the water and there is a fireworks display for them.