Even though we can't locate a 1-1 date, if Reid is the F1, we have to have a rising storyline. That means we will see some kind of even a little interaction with him in every episode.
For example, in Travis's season Sara Stone was the F1. She did not have a 1-1 date until the last episode before the HTs, but it was as if Sara was narrating the story. She was always around on the edge of the group, and they showed her giving lots of PIs ( which also led people to call her gossipy). These are editing issues, but you can't have an F1 that just completely shows up out of nowhere at the HTs. The camera will go to his face, and I suspect we will get to see at the very least some 1-1 talk time before the rose ceremonies.