‘The Bachelorette’ Tonight: Start Time, How Many Men Are Left, and Spoilers About Season 18 Week 5

We’re down to the wire on The Bachelorette Season 18 with Michelle Young, and many fans are excited to watch how the story ends. But there are still a few episodes left before the grand finale in December, including the week 5 episode on Nov. 16. So what can fans expect next? Here’s everything you need to know about The Bachelorette tonight, including the start and end time, who’s left, and potential spoilers about Michelle’s journey this week.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers about The Bachelorette Season 18 Episode 5.]

‘The Bachelorette’ Season 18 cast members Joe, Mollique, Alec, Pardeep, Romeo, Garrett, Chris G., Clayton, Bryan, Nayte, Rick, Spencer, Pj, Casey, Will, Jomarri, Peter, Jamie, Martin, Lt, Olu, Rodney, Chris S., Edward, Michelle Young, Brandon J., Leroy, Brandon K., Daniel, and Jack pose with Michelle Young in 2021
‘The Bachelorette’ Fall 2021 cast with Michelle Young | ABC/Craig Sjodin

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What time is ‘The Bachelorette’ on tonight, Nov. 16, 2021?

The Bachelorette Season 18 Episode 5 is on tonight, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. ET. The new episode will start and end in the show’s usual time slot on ABC. So expect the show to end at 10 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, Bachelor Nation fans can watch week 5 of The Bachelorette Season 18 on Hulu tomorrow morning.

How many men are left ahead of ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 18 Episode 5?

Last week, Michelle sent three men home. Now, there are 11 men left going into The Bachelorette Season 18 Episode 5. Rodney, Rick, Olumide, Nayte, Martin, Leroy, Joe, Clayton, Chris S., Casey, and Brandon J. are the contestants still vying for Michelle’s heart.

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What to expect from week 5 of Michelle Young’s season

According to ABC’s synopsis for week 5 of The Bachelorette Season 18, Michelle and her suitors will travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Then the 28-year-old teacher will experience two one-on-one dates and one group date. 

During the first one-on-one, Michelle will show Joe “places and things that made her who she is today.” On her second solo date, Michelle will introduce Nayte to two of her best friends. Then the other men will “take on real Viking challenges to showcase their strength and bravery” in front of the bachelorette. 

That said, there’s plenty of drama ahead. The Bachelorette Season 18 Episode 5 synopsis says some men will be playing games of their own. Now, viewers will have to wait and see whether Michelle is able to eliminate the new villains. 

Meanwhile, Olumide stopped by the Bachelor Happy Hour podcast ahead of the Nov. 16 episode, and he answered what’s yet to come. And ultimately, it seems like the men will go through some physical challenges. So maybe things go down during the Vikings group date? We’ll see.

“It’s gonna be bloody,” Olumide said. “This is survival of the fittest shown in light.”

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‘The Bachelorette’ promo hints who might go home in the week 5 episode tonight

Whatever happens between Michelle and her men during The Bachelorette Season 18 Episode 5, it seems ABC might’ve already dropped a clue about who goes home tonight. Hours before the new Nov. 16 episode, the network dropped a promo on Twitter highlighting Hometowns, Fantasy Suites, and the unexpected ending. 

Now, The Bachelorette teaser only highlights a few notable men, including Joe, Rick, Brandon J., Nayte, Rodney, and Clayton. However, the clip of Rick and Michelle is from tonight’s episode. Meanwhile, Olumide, Martin, Leroy, Chris S., and Casey are not featured at all. So it seems possible these men are in danger of going home very soon. Nevertheless, nothing is confirmed until it plays out on ABC. Stay tuned.

Update: Michelle sent three men home tonight on The Bachelorette. Chris S. was eliminated midway through the episode after he interrupted Michelle’s date with Nayte. Then she gave roses to Rick, Olu, Brandon, Martin, and Rodney. Nayte and Joe received roses on their one-on-ones. Clayton also got the group date rose. So Leroy, Casey, and Chris S. went home in episode 5.

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