-When you think of Valentine’s Day and all that encompasses, I think for most people the first name from this franchise that would come to your mind is Shanae, right? Right? Oh, ok. Maybe not. But what better way to start off last night’s episode than finishing up that lovely 2-on-1 with Shanae and Genevieve. Shanae is still going off about drowning The G in Niagara Falls or something along those lines, all while The G has a look on her face of, “So help me God if this muthaf***a keeps this demon person over me…” So Clayton needs some more clarity since he doesn’t get to see the footage we do, and wants to talk to each separately. While all of us at home scream at our televisions calling him a moron.
-He talks to The G first and she basically starts crying and says how hard this has been. Shanae basically has a plan to tell Clayton that the The G wanted to go home, she mentioned it the night before, and that Clayton needed to know that. She also whipped up some tears and told him she’s been single for 5 years (shocker), she’s never been in love, she’s 29 (again, real shocker), and now she feels it’s time. If anybody bought that for even a second, that was quickly nullified when we see Shanae in an ITM right after that cheering herself for another acting performance and the ability to start crying on cue again. You really couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried. But hey, according to Shanae, WE’RE the ones who are in the wrong and judging her based on 5 hours of TV. Ok, Shanae. Whatever you say.
-So when Clayton sits down with both of them, he directly asks The G if she’s an actress and she’s lying to him. Completely stunned by this accusation, she really doesn’t know what to say, Clayton excuses himself, Shanae calls her fake (even though Shanae has literally said her own acting skills deserved an Oscar), Clayton returns, and becomes the superhero we’ve all been waiting for him to be, and he sends Shanae home. I thought one funny moment between Shanae and The G before Clayton made his decision was this exchange:
Shanae: “I haven’t seen you show any emotions towards the guy.”
The G: “You haven’t heard our conversations.”
Shanae: “I haven’t.”
Welp, I think that just about sums up Shanae on this show. She lied, she manipulated, she embellished, she accused, and was just an all around mean girl all season long. But again, WE’RE the ones in the wrong for judging her based on what we saw on a TV show. Just keep reminding yourself how asinine that is.
-At the cocktail party before the rose ceremony, Clayton gets some time with Rachel first. They make out. With Mara, they eat poutine because, well, I’m assuming that because anytime Canada is mentioned on this show, whether they are in a Canadian city or have a Canadian contestant, poutine has to be involved. That’s like the 50th time in a row Canada & poutine have been mentioned in the same sentence on this program. Talk about limiting a whole country to one food dish. Geesh. We get it. I know it’s a big thing there, but it’s not the ONLY distinguishable thing about Canada. Yet if you watch this show, you’d think it is. So bizarre. How about zero references to poutine next time we’re in Canada or we have a Canadian contestant? Would that be too much to ask? Apparently.
-Rose Ceremony time. Gabby, Rachel, & The G safe with roses. Clayton: “This week was challenging at times…took a lot out of me…silver linings…do what I feel is best…I’m done trying to pretend who I actually like this season. It’s quite obvious, even without spoilers. Sarah, Serene, Susie, Teddi, Eliza.
“Ladies, Clayton, it’s the final rose of the evening. When you’re ready. I am Jesse Palmer. I’m my own man. I may be replacing a legend, but I will forge my own path forward and be different. Chris said “tonight,” I say “of the evening.” That’s the difference I’m making on this show. I am Jesse, hear me roar.”
Mara gets the last rose because, well, she’s next to go and they needed to set up a Croatia storyline.