Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for Season 17 of The Bachelorette.
What’s a season of The Bachelorette without some drama? Over the years, viewers watched as beautiful and eligible women put their hearts on the line to find true love. And with a pick of professional men from various fields, it can be hard for a season lead to navigate through them all — especially when some of the contestants are not being truthful.
On Season 17 Episode 2, viewers watched as one man, Cody Menk, was sent home for apparently not being trustworthy. And it looks like history may repeat itself with Thomas Jacobs. After fans realized — via the Episode 3 trailer — that he’s a bit suspect, viewers are ready for Katie Thurston to kick Thomas to the curb.
When does Thomas go home? Read on as we spill all of the tea.
Thomas reportedly goes home in Episode 3 or 4, according to Reality Steve.
It’s always bittersweet when the season’s lead seems to have a connection with a contestant, but said contestant ends up presenting a few red flags. And by the looks of it, Thomas — the 28-year-old real estate broker — may have gone from fan-favorite to one of the season’s possible villains.
From the beginning, Thomas served up his charm and Katie ate it up. Since stepping out of the limo to begin his time in the mansion, Thomas has been completely smitten with Katie.
Like many of the suitors, he has gushed about Katie to the group of men and producers. But, it turns out that he may not have pure intentions.
In the teaser for Episode 3, Aaron Clancy accuses Thomas of only putting his hat into the ring for Katie’s heart because he wants a big platform. And Hunter Montgomery puts Thomas on the spot.
“Have you ever thought, ‘Maybe, I could end up being the Bachelor?’" Hunter asks Thomas.
“Yes, that was a thought that was on my mind,” Thomas reveals to the men.
Making matters worse, Thomas can be heard in a different clip describing the lengths he’ll go in order to win.
“I’m willing to do anything it takes, including throwing out the ‘love’ word.”
“Basically, he’s the guy that ruffles some feathers early on with the other guys,” Reality Steve wrote. “I believe he gets an early rose, thus making him look like an early favorite, that quickly wears out his welcome with some of the others and Thomas ends up getting eliminated in like episode 3 or 4.”
Reality Steve may be wrong about Thomas leaving, as he has proven to be incorrect in the past.
There’s no denying that fans of Bachelor Nation trust Reality Steve (real name: Steve Carbone) to spill the tea and provide insight on the franchise. And while many of his spoilers have been proven to be true, others have been wrong.
And for the sake of Katie making the right decision for her heart, some fans are hoping that Reality Steve’s news about Thomas being eliminated is correct.
It’s true that Katie has a no-nonsense attitude when it comes to her love life, but other factors can tie in that may cause Thomas to stick around a bit longer. Not to mention, she seems to be really smitten with Thomas. So, there is a chance that he may win her over.
Not to mention, it can also cause her to question the other men, since she’s unsure of who she can trust —thanks to Karl Smith, who told Katie in last week's episode that some of the men were there for the wrong reasons.
Bachelor Nation is well aware that the franchise is always full of twists and turns, so anything can happen. But speaking on behalf of Bachelor Nation, we just hope that Katie gets rid of all the trash and finds the man of her dreams. After all, she deserves it!
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