Katie Thurston is bringing the fire and thunder, at least that’s what it looks like, to the final lap of “The Bachelorette,” and with Greg Grippo’s recent outburst and exit, things are starting to heat up in and out of the love den.
For many weeks, social media fans have introduced new takes and speculations about how dramatic Thurston’s final rose episode will be, and while some are believable, others are just pure conjecture on how they feel about the Bachelorette.
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Love, they say, is not an easy thing to find, and from what reality television show fans can see, Thurston is an easy person to love, neither is she planning to give out her love easily. This comes from the fact that the Bachelorette would not even utter the three magic words to any of the Bachelors until the end. Rather, she uses phrases like ‘I’m falling for you.’ Be careful guys, Thurston might be falling for you, but it doesn’t mean you will get her rose. Talk about DRAMATIC!
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Fans Are Split Between Blake Moynes & Justin Glaze
Now that Grippo has angrily left the show and it doesn’t seem like he has any intentions of coming back, fans are now more focused on Thurston’s two finalists, Blake Moynes and Justin Glaze.
On Us Weekly’s “Here For The Right Reasons” podcast, the host, Sarah Hearon noted that Blake feels very confident about his relationship with Thurston, which is quite alarming because the Bachelorette has not given anyone a final word.
Counting Justin Glaze out I see. Hahaha jk Justin winning would be the equivalent of UMBC knocking off Virginia in the 1st round of the NCAA tournament
— obscure bengals (@obscure_bengals) August 3, 2021
The podcast reviewed the time Thurston went out on a group date, and Grippo happened to meet up with them. Although it seemed like a coincidence at the time, there were theories that the show’s producers planned the whole thing. However, when Grippo joined the group, Moynes was surprisingly calm throughout the date.
On a more light note, despite the fact that I DID love Greg with Katie… I'm still a @BlakeMoynes kind of gal, so I ain't mad. Not that anyone asked…but like, the man is 🥵🔥🤷♀️ pic.twitter.com/OfqQ4llx3V
— Cherron (@Cherron_AD) August 4, 2021
Glaze on the other hand is a fan-favorite, and his good looks is an added advantage. Overall, fans see this Bachelor as someone who’s good for Thurston in every regard, but that does not mean she will pick him at the end of the day. Also, there was the awkward “thank you for that BUDDY!” reply from Thurston to Glaze after he said, “I’m falling in love with you.” Ouch!
Many Roads Lead To Blake Moynes As The Winner
Thurston’s decision to keep fans guessing till the last moment has led to chaos on social media platforms, but in spite of all this, a large number of fans believe that Moynes will be getting the rose
These theory came from the fact that Thurston admitted in early June that her finale will “not be traditional.” She also mentioned that the kind of finale she is aiming at, has never been done before. Ashley Laconetti and Jared Haibon told Us Weekly that anyone who arrives on the show in midseason, has never been picked as a winner. For this reason, Moynes will likely be Thurston’s choice.
Greg: I'm just sad and really struggling with this. You're handling this all so well
Blake Moynes: Cool I'm gonna go do some push ups #TheBachelorette
— Trent (@BarstoolTrent) August 3, 2021
Still speaking about the Canadian’s demeanor, Us Weekly’s social media manager, Kelly Laske, shared that Thurston and Moynes may have shared a special moment offline that suggests he might be the winner. She also went on to say that Thurston might be using Glaze as a place holder in order not to reveal to the world that she has picked Moynes already.
Justin Glaze’s Parents May Not Like Thurston
Glaze may have made it to the final stage, but Thurston will look out for more factors before she picks her winner. And from what fans could see, the odds are not in Glaze’s favor.
The Bachelor star, often referred to as ‘the cute one,’ made a call to his family recently, asking if they could attend the show’s finale regardless of him being picked or not. Sadly, his mom openly disclosed her disinterest in attending the event. While it is understandable that his mom is not sure that he will be picked, so she would rather not be there to witness it, fans also came up with a notion that she may not like Thurston.
Many argued that after the show comes to an end, Thurston and her partner would have to start living in the real world, and that includes being around family and friends, and making plans for the future. The slight chance that Glaze’s mom may not like her, is cause for her not to pick him.
Moynes’ family, on the other hand, especially his sister, was genuinely friendly with Thurston during the hometown date, and fans noted this connection as one of the reasons why Moynes might be Thurston’s choice at the end.
There May Be Hope For Michael Allio
One thing is for sure when it comes to Thurston and every other Bachelorette before her; it all comes down to who she loves, and can love her back the way she deserves.
Recently, fans have been surmising that there is still hope for single father, Michael Allio, whom Thurston was very comfortable with before he decided to leave the show for the sake of his son. That sacrifice alone has no doubt earned him some points with the Bachelorette, but it goes further than that.
A few weeks back, Allio disclosed during an interview that he still has feelings for Thurston, and it does not matter who she picks at the end, as long as she is happy, he is happy too. However, Allio is still raising eyebrows with the flirty comments he leaves under Thurston’s Instagram posts every now and then.