Spoilers for Katie Thurston’s ‘The Bachelorette’ Season

It’s a Bachelorette season—or should I say seasons?—like no other. In 2021, Katie Thurston is the first of two Bachelorettes, followed in the fall by fellow Matt James contestant Michelle Young. You’ll remember Katie, whose season premiered June 7, 2021 and will end August 9, as the straight talker who wasn’t afraid to put the other girls in their place—and as the girl who hilariously brought a vibrator to meet Matt on night one. If you’re here because you’re wondering if Katie got engaged—or if you just crave spoilers in general—you’re in the right place.

First, some context: Thurston’s season comes at a turbulent time for the Bachelor franchise. As the first Black Bachelor, Matt James’s season was meant to be historic—but instead, it was marred by bullying and, later, the racist social media activity of James’s winner Rachael Kirkconnell. (They broke up, but it seems they’re back together now.) Chris Harrison went on Extra to defend Kirkconnell’s behavior—something even Kirkconnell had begged people not to do—and tried to mansplain the situation to former Bachelorette, and Black woman, Rachel Lindsay. (Lindsay has now said she’s removing herself entirely from the franchise). Harrison was suspended as host, which is why he isn’t on Thurston’s season—her hosts are former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe—nor on Bachelor in Paradise. The day after Thurston’s season began airing, ABC confirmed that Harrison will not be returning to the franchise at all.

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