It was delayed by a pandemic.
It’s been shrouded in mystery and speculation.
And the opening night was blanketed by drama and the teasing of an unprecedented development.
All that said, though, folks, The Bachelorette is back… and all once again feels right in the television universe!
To open the season premiere on Tuesday night, Chris Harrison acknowledged the unusual circumstances brought on by the coronavirus, coming to viewers from a La Quinta resort in California.
“How are we going to make a romantic dating show during times like these?” the host said. “Well, it took a lot of work, a lot of patience and a whole lot of testing.”
After confirming that everyone on air was negative for COVID-19, the show took us to Clare’s home in Sacramento and then took us back to all the tears she shed over the years on The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise.
Now, however, she’s in charge!
“I’ve been looking for love my entire life, and never really fully felt like I found my person,” Crawley explained.
“I’m proud to be sitting here at 39, because I know for a fact this is my time. I want a man who will be open and emotional and won’t put up the walls, and this time, I’m going to follow my gut.
“Nothing is going to stop me from trying to find my husband.”
As The Bachelorette spoilers have confirmed, Clare does, indeed, find a potential husband in record time this year — but we’ll get to that shortly.
From there, Crawley sought out Blake Moynes, the one suitor who actually reached out to her early in the pandemic.
“I was struggling really bad,” she said as part of a confessional. “My mom had just fallen and broke her nose, and Blake messaged me. He took that risk just to let me know that he was thinking about me.”
Yes, that’s against the rules.
But Clare made it clear to Blake that she didn’t mind. Quite the contrary, in fact.
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip