Perhaps the messiest part of each season of The Bachelorette is the annual Men Tell All, wherein the season’s contestants reunite on stage in front of a live audience to air their grievances and speak their truth. It’s a great spot for fan-favorites to get a little extra screen time, and it’s also a great opportunity for season villains to try to save their reputation. One such contestant from Katie Thurston’s season, who certainly earned himself a villain-edit, was Thomas, yet instead of returning to Bachelor Nation to tell his side of his story, he opted not to attend at all.
Fans of Katie’s season will remember Thomas emerging as an early favorite, with his towering height and winning smile. Katie was taken by Thomas in the first several episodes before the entire Thomas love affair came crashing down. Once Thomas admitted to having thought about becoming the next Bachelor, the house promptly turned on him, culminating in one of the more dramatic bait-and-switch eliminations in the franchise’s history. It only made sense that given the fact that Thomas spent several episodes being painted as a duplicitious villain, he might want to return to the spotlight to speak his truth, but ultimately Thomas was nowhere to be found at the Men Tell All.
His social media doesn’t offer any insights into his whereabouts during the eighth episode of Katie’s season, which airs July 26. His already-sparse Instagram remains as quiet as usual. Despite not appearing on the reunion, the men did spend several minutes unpacking the Thomas saga as it pertained to both Karl, Cody and Hunter, three other contestants who received the villain treatment. By the time the men had finished rehashing the Thomas situation, any chance of a surprise appearence had all but gone out the window.
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