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The 17th season of The Bachelorette premiered on June 7, 2021. The season featured 30-year-old Katie Thurston, a bank marketing manager from Lynnwood, Washington.

She first appeared on the 25th season of The Bachelor, where she was rejected by Matt James in week 11.

She ultimately chose Blake Moynes and accepted his proposal.

Filming and development

In January 2021, rumors began about where the new season would take place. Several outlets reported that they would be filming at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Canada. However, due to the quarantine measures required to travel to Canada, production was pulled from the location in early February 2021 amid travel restrictions. The season was then relocated to the Hyatt Regency Tamayo Resort & Spa in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico instead.

Casting and contestants

Katie Thurston and Michelle Young were announced as the next two bachelorettes at the After The Final Rose special of Matt James' season of The Bachelor.

On March 18, 2021, 34 possible contestants were announced on the official Bachelorette Facebook page. Not all the men will be included on the show.

Contestants

The season began with 30 contestants.

Future appearances

Aaron Clancy, Connor Brennan, James Bonsall, Karl Smith, and Tré Cooper returned for season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise.

Call-out order

Order Bachelors Episode / Week
1 2/3 3/4 5 6 7 8/9/10
1 Thomas Greg Thomas Connor B. Blake Justin Greg Blake
2 Aaron Tre Greg Michael Hunter Blake Michael Justin
3 Andrew M. Michael Andrew M. Tre Andrew S. Andrew S. Blake Greg
4 David Thomas David Hunter Greg Greg Justin Michael
5 Michael Garrett Hunter Greg Aaron Michael Andrew S.
6 Tre Connor B. Conor C. Justin Michael Mike Mike
7 Greg Andrew S. Mike Brendan Connor B. Brendan Brendan
8 Gabriel James Michael Andrew S. James Aaron
Hunter
James
Tre
9 John Justin Connor B. Aaron Justin
10 Garrett Quartney Quartney Mike P. Mike P.
11 Austin Karl Tre James Brendan
12 Marty Mike Justin Josh Tre Connor B.
13 Landon John Andrew M. Quartney Andrew M.
Josh
Quartney
14 Kyle Karl Christian Andrew M.
15 Josh Andrew M. Josh Christian
Conor C.
David
Thomas
16 Andrew S. Josh Brendan
17 Brandon Conor C. James
18 Conor C. Brendan Aaron
19 Kyle David Garrett
John
Karl
Kyle
20 Hunter Aaron
21 Jeff Christian
22 James Hunter
23 Brendan Cody Cody
24 Marcus Austin
Brandon
Gabriel
Jeff
Landon
Marcus
Marty
25 Mike
26 Cody
27 Justin
28 Christian
29 Quartney
30 Connor B.
31 Blake
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The contestant received a rose during the date.
The contestant received a rose during the cocktail party.
The contestant did not receive a rose during the date but was safe.
The contestant was eliminated.
The contestant was eliminated during the date.
The contestant was eliminated outside the rose ceremony.
The contestant was disqualified from the competition.
The contestant quit the competition.
The contestant won the competition.

Episodes

No. in season Title Original air date
1 "Week 1: Limo Arrivals" June 7, 2021
Katie Thurston sets off on her journey to find love with her charm, wit and take-no-nonsense attitude that fans fell in love with during her time on The Bachelor. With the help of former Bachelorettes and mentors Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams by her side, Katie is ready to meet her men; with 30 lucky potential suitors pulling out all the stops, props and moves in hopes of catching her eye before the first rose ceremony. Strap in, it’s going to be a season like no other on The Bachelorette.
2 "Week 2" June 14, 2021
This jam-packed week will give the suitors a literal wake-up call, take Katie and one lucky man on a charmingly special camping date, and even beg the question “who is the greatest lover of all time?” But with all that fun, there’s bound to be drama as nerves unravel and Katie is forced to question who is truly here for the right reasons.
3 "Week 3" June 21, 2021
Picking up during a heated cocktail party, Katie reminds the men that anyone not here for the right reasons can see themselves out. On the group date, former Bachelor Nick Viall helps the men share some of their personal stories. Moved by their honesty, Katie courageously opens up about her own story in a heart-wrenching moment. Later, Katie literally flips head over heels for her one-on-one date with Michael A., who opens up with a deeply heartfelt story of how he decided to follow his heart to New Mexico, and drama begins to boil over in the house. Is someone still here for the wrong reasons?
4 "Week 4" June 28, 2021
A group date of Truth or Dare seems to be all fun and games until the night takes a serious turn and the men find themselves contemplating telling Katie a slimy secret they’ve uncovered. Later, Tayshia surprises Katie with a revelation about someone from her past and the men band together to tell the truth, leaving one suitor to fend for and defend himself. Tired of questioning who is here for the right reasons, our strong-willed Bachelorette takes a stand like we’ve never seen before to ensure the house is filled with good vibes only. It’s a rollercoaster of a week, to say the least.
5 "Week 5" July 5, 2021
Fourteen remaining suitors are ready to finally put the drama behind them and focus on getting quality time with Katie, until Tayshia stops by to drop the bomb that there are actually 15 men hoping to capture Katie’s heart and Blake will be joining them in the house. Later on the massive group date, Bachelor Nation favorites Wells Adams and Franco stop by to introduce and commentate on an intense game of America’s hottest new sport – Bash Ball; but when more than egos end up getting bruised, Katie steps in and stands up for her guys, ending the game early and giving everyone the attention they deserve. Later, Katie and Andrew S. have an important conversation about their future and one guy gets greedy with Katie’s time. At the end of the night, a rose ceremony will bring Katie one step closer to hopefully finding her match.
6 "Week 6" July 12, 2021
After narrowing down her suitors to the remaining dirty dozen, Katie hopes to find out who has the willpower to keep it clean with a new – and hard – challenge. While the guys in the house see if they can keep their promise, one lucky man opens up to Katie with vows of his own in a ceremonious one-on-one date. Katie then enlists two queens – “RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars” winners Shea Couleé and Monét X Change – to help find her a king in a group date debate that is sure to bring some royal tension. And later, a one-on-one date becomes a two-on-two, with a special double date featuring Bachelor Nation power couple Kaitlyn Bristowe and (her now fiancé) Jason Tartick. But do Kaitlyn and Jason’s connection make Katie question her own?
7 "Week 7" July 19, 2021
With hometown dates looming, Brendan and Mike feel the pressure of getting a one-on-one date as the only two yet to have coveted solo time with Katie. Does she choose one of them to join her for a romantic recreation of her beloved hometown? Later, four men join her on an artistic exploration inspired by New Mexico’s own Georgia O’Keeffe, and one surprising gent studies the art of cuddling with our Bachelorette. Usually so confident in trusting her gut, Katie is faced with the hardest rose ceremony thus far and finds herself second-guessing her decision.
8 "Week 8/Men Tell All" July 26, 2021
It’s time for Katie’s former suitors to talk it out. But first, one of the men has an emotional realization about his journey to find love, which leads to a heartbreakingly honest conversation with Katie at the resort. Then, it’s time for the men to get real when they reunite for the first time since New Mexico to hash out all the drama and laugh at their mistakes, all in front of a live studio audience. Plus, a look at the final two episodes of the season.
9 "Week 9" August 2, 2021
After an unexpected and heartbreaking departure before “hometowns,” Katie is nervous but excited to continue the journey with her three remaining men in New Mexico. With stakes at an all-time high and the pressure of meeting loved ones, she tries to balance falling in love with fairness – but keeping her emotions held close leads to a tense fallout with one of the guys. Can Katie patch things up enough to convince him (and herself) to stay, or is she ready to quit her journey for good?
10 "Week 10/After the Final Rose" August 9, 2021
It’s the conclusion of Katie Thurston’s turbulent journey on “The Bachelorette.” Kaitlyn Bristowe and Tayshia Adams join a studio audience as they watch the final moments unravel. Defeated and on the bathroom floor after a devastating breakup, can Katie pick herself back up and continue with the two remaining men she is also falling in love with? Later in “After the Final Rose,” Kaitlyn and Tayshia are joined onstage by Katie and her final three as they try to make sense of what happened in New Mexico, including a tense confrontation with Greg about his sudden departure. Did Katie leave with the love she was looking for, or did she go home alone?

Where are they now?

Katie Thurston and Blake Moynes announced their spilt on October 25, 2021.

The Ring

Promotional gallery

Katie

The Men

References


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