‘Bachelorette’ Twist: Tayshia Adams Shakes Things Up with a ‘Sudden Death’ 2-on-1 Date

*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

On tonight’s episode of The Bachelorette, Tayshia Adams admitted that she’s developing feelings for multiple contestants. Oh, and how could we forget about that surprise two-on-one date (which should totally become a regular thing)?

Here’s what went down on season 16, episode eight of The Bachelorette.

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The episode begins with Adams revealing that she’s “falling for multiple people” during a candid conversation with former Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher (who’s filling in as a guest host for Chris Harrison).

That same day, Adams invites Zac on the first one-on-one date. The Bachelorette doesn’t hold back and forces her plus-one to take some well-timed, not-at-all-awkward wedding photos. At dinner, Zac opens up about his past and ultimately gains Adams’s trust (and rose).

The next day, the date card arrives, and it’s addressed to Ben, Bennett, Blake, Brendan, Demar, Ed, Ivan, Noah, Riley and Spencer. They’re tasked with taking an art class before showcasing their own creative talent by drawing a “self-portrait.” At the end of the night, Adams gives the rose to Ben.

Next, Eazy joins Adams for the final one-on-one date. After participating in a ghost hunting mission, the pair sit down for a candid conversation. Although they have chemistry, Adams doesn’t give him the rose because she’s not on the same page. Right on cue, she sends Eazy home.

Just before the cocktail party, Fletcher surprises the contestants and reveals that Noah and Bennett are going on a two-on-one date as punishment—with only one of them getting a rose. This prompts Bennett to give Noah a “gentlemanly gift,” which consists of items that represent moments they’ve had together. The episode concludes after some back and forth, followed by Adams’s arrival. Dun dun dunnn.

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While Noah and Bennett weren’t exactly thrilled about the surprise two-on-one date, we’re starting to think that it’s the best thing to happen to The Bachelorette. Why? The contestants are getting too comfortable and cocky, constantly starting fights with the other men because there’s a good chance they’ll still get a rose to keep the drama going. (Thanks a lot, producers.)

However, the sudden death two-on-one date changes things. It keeps the contestants on their toes. It proves that no matter how “tough” someone is, their fate on the show comes down to one thing and one thing only: their connection with Adams.

Any other type of behavior deserves to be shut down with an unexpected elimination date just moments before the rose ceremony. Just saying we hope producers use this again in the future.

The Bachelorette returns to ABC next Tuesday, December 8, at 8 p.m.

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