‘The Bachelorette’ 2020 Episode 6 Spoilers & Recap

Demar and Tayshia Adams on The Bachelorette

ABC Demar and Tayshia Adams on The Bachelorette

The description for episode six of The Bachelorette, airing November 17, reads, “It’s ‘game on!’ when Ashley I. and Jared pay a special visit to Tayshia, running and judging a competition to test the strength and maturity of eight of her suitors.

“Who will win the coveted title, and who will struggle to the finish line? Dramatic faceoffs between the men prove a distraction, but the Bachelorette manages to squeeze in some romance. Refusing to give up, two hotheaded rivals try to pull Tayshia into the fray right before the rose ceremony. A group of the guys will be coached by former four-time Women’s Champion and WWE Hall of Famer Amy Dumas and current undefeated UFC fighter Tatiana Suarez through wrestling drills to prepare for a big match in front of the men not on the date.

“Fan-favorite Wells Adams calls the wild action with Chris Harrison. Who will fight for Tayshia’s heart and emerge victoriously? Finally, one smooth move will cement a bachelor’s status as public enemy number one with the other jealous men.”

Follow along here as Tayshia Adams keeps whittling down her group of eligible bachelors. All times Eastern.

8:05 — Last week felt like we barely got to know Tayshia, so hopefully, this week keeps the focus on her and we can start to fall in love with her the way the guys are. Also, did we just see men being oiled up? And possibly a fight?!

8:10 — Group date time. The guys going on the group date are Demar, Montel, Ivan, Ben, Chasen, Ed, Joe, and Bennett. The date’s theme is “Grown-*ss Man” and Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon are there to help. I’m not sure I think either of them is qualified to decide who is a grown-*ss man, but if I had to pick the man-child, it’s Bennett. He certainly is not a grown-*ss man the way he keeps talking about Harvard, especially after how poorly he performs on the test. Dude, that word problem was not poorly worded. It was fine.

8:15 — There is then a tug-of-war challenge that Bennett conveniently can’t compete in because of a knee injury. Are they setting him up to win this? Because this edit is terrible, so that is the only explanation — that he wins and everyone is outraged. Anyway, the next phase of the competition features breakfast in bed. Bennett wears a robe and serves some delicious-looking pastries as he climbs into bed with her. He is the worst. But Tayshia appreciates that he’s bougie. Ughhhh, NO, Tayshia!

8:20 — Ed ends up getting the man-child award, which he is a very good sport about. And then Bennett wins the Grown-*ss Man Award. WHAT?! He’s not a grown-*ss man. He’s the definition of a dude-bro man-child.

8:30 — At the cocktail party, the guys start sniping at Bennett, who actually gets a pretty good dig in when he says that he actually managed to win the competition without competing in one of the challenges. Heh. OK, fine, point for you. But you still suck. He also won’t stop talking about being a “grown-*ss man,” especially after Chasen steals her out from under Bennett’s nose. Chasen is also not well-liked amongst the other guys.

8:35 — Things get really fun when Bennett and Ed go after Chasen and it devolves into this super immature exchange of potshots, like “chicken legs.” Then Ed runs off to Tayshia to tattle on Chasen — sorry, this whole thing is so immature that it feels like tattling, even if Ed’s not wrong to tell her — and Tayshia doesn’t love hearing that Ed thinks Chasen is there to get Instagram followers.

8:40 — Tayshia takes Chasen to task for what Ed told her, then Chasen runs back to threaten Ed like a “grown*ss man,” telling him to stop “jibber-jabbering his mouth.” OMG, this is amazing. As Ben says, “This is not what a grown-*ss man does. A grown-*ss man is kind, humble, they protect those that cannot protect themselves. They don’t go on national TV and do sh*t like this.” Preach, Ben! But then in a twist, Ivan gets the group date rose, not Ben. Ivan’s great too, though.

8:55 — Chasen says his inner wolverine was very close to coming out the night before and we don’t want to see his inner wolverine. OH, BUT WE DO, CHASEN. Also, it’s becoming painfully apparent that Chasen is not the brightest bulb on this tree, so going after him is like shooting fish in a barrel for Bennett and Ed, who later sit around and laugh about how dumb he is. Well, that’s pretty gross. Also, Ed tries to characterize his confrontation with Chasen as Chasen “screaming” at him, which — calm down there, Mr. Ed.

9:00 — So, Tayshia has it out with Chasen about how she’s not down with this behavior and he then tries to bury the hatchet with Ed, but Ed won’t let it drop. Ugh. They both just need to stop. This has gone way past being entertaining.

9:05 — Time for Tayshia’s first rose ceremony. Can I just say how much I hate when the normal “schedule” of Bachelor/ette episodes gets screwed up? I don’t like the rose ceremony in the middle! And you know this episode isn’t long enough to give us more than one rose ceremony.

9:10 — Tayshia says she has to “listen to my heart.” Oh girl, you missed that spinoff! But she gives roses to Ivan (already had one), Zac, Riley, Kenny, Ben, Demar, Bennett, Spencer, Jordan, Noah, Joe, Blake, Ed, and Chasen. Chasen will not stop calling Tayshia a “smokeshow” and while I don’t think that word is inherently terrible, he does need to find a thesaurus and change things up a bit. Also, the guys going home are Montel and Peter. Eazy and Brendan also got roses, but they didn’t show those. Must have been an editing mistake.

8:25 — There’s another group date, but it’s a small one. Only Brendan, Joe, Eazy, Jordan, Spencer, Ben, Ed, and Chasen are participating. Also, the date is forcing them to wrestle each other while all slicked up with oil. Oh, that’s hilarious.

8:35 — The match-ups are insane. Poor anesthesiologist Joe has to wrestle former football player Eazy. It is… not pretty. Brendan versus Jordan is more evenly matched, but Jordan actually takes a chunk of skin off in his win. Then it’s Spencer versus Ben, which is so hardcore that it is called a draw and Ben has to get looked at by medical. Then it’s supposed to be time for the main event between Ed and Chasen, but Ed goes over to Chris Harrison and says he can’t wrestle because of… something. It’s really weird and it definitely feels like Ed is just scared of wrestling Chasen. So then Noah, with his Freddie Mercury mustache, jumps the fence, gets oiled up and takes on Chasen — and it gets pretty brutal, with Chasen declared the winner.

8:50 — But the real winner is Noah, who gets to crash the nighttime party because he jumped into the wrestling match. He gets some one-on-one time with Tayshia and they have a moment, though she doesn’t love his mustache and gently suggests he shave it off. Awww. I like his Goose from Top Gun vibe! But then it gets pretty cute because he lets her shave it. Awww.

8:58 — There’s a smidge of drama right at the end of the date when Ben waits until the last minute to ask to talk to Tayshia and she’s like, “The night’s over, dude. You snooze, you lose” and she gives Noah the rose, which all of the other guys are super pissed about.

The Bachelorette airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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