‘The Bachelorette’: Katie Thurston Says ‘Men Tell All’ Gave Her ‘Closure’ Before the End of Her Journey

The Bachelorette fans are gearing up for the “Men Tell All” episode on July 26, and Katie Thurston has plenty to share about the cast reunion special. Recently, the lead opened up about the men she sent home and how the “MTA” helped her end her journey with the ABC reality series. Here’s what Katie said about her Bachelorette experience.

Katie Thurston opens up about ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 17 ‘Men Tell All’

Kaitlyn Bristowe, Tayshia Adams, and Katie Thurston sit together at ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 17 ‘Men Tell All’ in 2021
Kaitlyn Bristowe, Tayshia Adams, and Katie Thurston at ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 17 ‘Men Tell All’ | Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images

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When speaking with Kaitlyn Bristowe on Off the Vine, Katie teased what to expect from her during The Bachelorette Season 17 “Men Tell All” special. But ultimately, it seems Katie is ready to move forward after reuniting with her cast.

“Doing ‘Men Tell All’ and seeing those guys knowing that I have finally caught up and seeing all of our departures with each other, it was kind of that final step,” Katie said. “It was most likely the last time I will see a lot of these men. But it’s on a level where we have both accepted where we are at in our relationships or lack thereof.”

She continued, “It was nice to get that closure that, in some ways, I didn’t realize I needed. But also leaving that night, I just felt good. It was just one step closer to finalizing my journey.”

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Katie found closure during The Bachelorette Season 17 “Men Tell All,” and it looks like some cast members feel the same way. After filming the reunion, Good Morning America caught up with Andrew Spencer, who revealed what it was like to see Katie again.

“I definitely feel like I got the closure I needed with her,” Andrew S. said. “But it doesn’t mean it’s ever going to get any better. I think once you go across that one point … it’s forever a thought.”

The Bachelorette fan-favorite Tre Cooper also suggested that the “MTA” was productive for the cast members as a whole.

“It was almost like a group therapy session for a lot of us,” Tre said. “You could tell at the start, it was heated.”

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While Katie was able to find closure with her Bachelorette exes during the “Men Tell All,” it’s clear the journey isn’t over yet. As of this writeup, Katie still has a shot at a happily ever after with her final four, which includes Greg Grippo, Justin Glaze, Blake Moynes, and Michael Allio. But it looks like The Bachelorette finale is coming out sooner than you might think.

After the “Men Tell All” episode on July 26, there are only two episodes left. The Bachelorette Season 17 finale airs on Monday, Aug. 9. Meanwhile, Bachelor Nation fans still have Hometowns, Fantasy Suites, the final rose ceremony, and “After the Final Rose” to look forward to. So there’s going to be a lot of drama crammed into the next two weeks. Get ready. The end’s going to be wild.

The Bachelorette Season 17 airs Monday nights on ABC.