‘The Bachelorette’: Fans Noticed ‘Fantasy Suites’ Week Isn’t on the Schedule

Fans of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette know all about “Fantasy Suites” week. The week serves as a time when the lead can get ultra-close, or even intimate, with the last remaining contestants without any cameras around. This season, Katie Thurston’s made herself known as the sex-positive bachelorette — and she’s mentioned fantasy suites more than once. But fans noticed the episode isn’t on the show’s schedule.

[Spoiler alert: Potential spoilers ahead for Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette.]

Is tonight ‘Fantasy Suites’ on ‘The Bachelorette’?

Katie Thurston from Matt James' season of 'The Bachelor' holding a rose while inside of a pink truck as the star of 'The Bachelorette'
Katie Thurston from ‘The Bachelorette’ | ABC via Getty Images

Katie didn’t make it to the fantasy suites on Matt James’ season of The Bachelor. So fans are looking forward to the fantasy suites on her season of The Bachelorette. So, will the episode air tonight, July 26, 2021? While Katie’s down to her final four men, she’ll have to get to her final three and finish hometowns before heading to her private overnight dates.

There are currently four men remaining on Katie’s season — Greg Grippo, Blake Moynes, Justin Glaze, and Michael Allio. At the end of episode 7, Katie questioned her decision to send Andrew Spencer home. While she invited him back to join the cast for another week, he politely declined, as he knew he was still on the chopping block.

Now, the remaining four look forward to Katie meeting their families. And it looks like Michael is facing particularly heavy pressures at home, as he left his son to try to win Katie’s heart. According to the previews, it seems Michael might leave Katie to care for his son. And Reality Steve verified Michael does self-eliminate in episode 8 or 9.

Fans noticed the ‘Fantasy Suites’ episodes didn’t make it on the schedule

Because the fantasy suites are such a big deal on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, an entire episode is often dedicated to the event. But fans on Reddit noticed Katie’s season doesn’t have an episode just for the suites.

According to Reddit, the “Men Tell All” airs on July 26, 2021. Then, Hometowns happen in week 9 on Aug. 2, 2021. The finale of the season airs week 10 on Aug. 9, 2021.

“There’s been speculation in other Bachelor subs that Katie ends the season early after deciding who she’s gonna pick ahead of schedule since there was no clip of her at a Final Rose location in the season trailer,” a Reddit user guesses.

So, does this season really ditch the fantasy suites episode? It sounds like the suite will get wrapped up in the finale, as Katie’s talked about her experience spending alone time with the men. She verified during an interview she has sex in the fantasy suites, too.

“I have sex in the fantasy suites, so you heard it here first,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “We all know it happens, but no one’s talking about it!”

‘The Bachelorette’ ‘Men Tell All’ special will air tonight, July 26, 2021

While we may have to wait for the fantasy suites to happen, the “Men Tell All” airs tonight, July 26, 2021, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. And it looks like there’s plenty of drama in store.

The Bachelorette “Men Tell All” promo shows Thomas Jacobs as the center of attention. Many of the competitors thought Thomas wasn’t on the show for the “right reasons,” as he once said he wanted to become the next star of The Bachelor. Additionally, it looks like the men come for Karl Smith for causing drama early on in the season. And we’ll finally get some answers as to what happens with Katie and Michael A.

We look forward to seeing what’s in store for Katie and the remaining four men on The Bachelorette!

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