ABC just released an extended promo for Michelle Young’s season of The Bachelorette, which is set to premiere on October 19. While it’s easy to get lost in Young’s glamorous fashion and over-the-top dates, the trailer also confirms that Young will face something that’s never happened in the franchise’s history.
Michelle Young Faces a ‘Bachelorette’ First in New Promo: ‘Someone Is Planning Out Their Every Move’
It all starts at the 1:45 mark when co-hosts Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe sit down with Young and reveal some “alarming” news. “Someone is planning out their every move,” Adams says as the camera pans across the evidence, which includes folders, notes and index cards.
So, what does this mean? Well, there are three possible theories. First, it could mean that one contestant did their homework on Young. As in, someone put together a reference sheet with background information, hobbies and topics that might spark “thought-provoking” conversations with her.
Next, it could mean that one of the contestants is so dead set on becoming the next Bachelor, he compiled a list of “dos” and “don’ts” that are designed to help him win over producers (and America). This wouldn’t be a huge surprise, since it seems like every contestant is coming on the show to become the next lead. Perhaps ABC needs to set some guidelines so the suitors can’t strategize behind the scenes until they’re deemed worthy. For example, the person must appear on at least two franchise shows (i.e., The Bachelorette and then Bachelor in Paradise) before they’re eligible for consideration.
Lastly, maybe the producers are adding a “mole” for the sake of entertainment. It wouldn’t be the first time they created unnecessary drama to make things more interesting. If they upped the stakes and hired an actor who they could later label as a “rat,” it wouldn’t be totally unprecedented in the world of reality TV. But if true, it’s safe to say The Bachelorette franchise just lost one more viewer.
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