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The Bachelor 26 - Clayton

The “Bachelor” Clayton – Episode 6 Recap, Wordle Confusion, Shanae’s Thoughts, & Finale Talk

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-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.

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  1. jlal

    February 15, 2022 at 1:43 PM

    The amounts of “likes” used by the women and Clayton make it almost immpossible to watch.

  2. jillmarie

    February 15, 2022 at 7:09 PM

    I was excited for this season but am bored, the bachelor is boring to me, and sick of the villian drama. Love the spoilers though, they keep it more interesting.

  3. jlal

    February 16, 2022 at 4:01 AM

    So, I wonder if the women like Mara know they are fillers. We have all heard that the lead picks who they want to keep and the producers fill in the rest. So, if you’re that far in and others are getting second one-on-ones and you’re not it is a loud message that you’re not one of the leads pick. You can’t get mad at the other woman, she didn’t give herself two one-on-ones the lead did. I’m surprise that more don’t leave once the figure that out, if they figure that out.

  4. justmeat59

    February 16, 2022 at 5:17 AM

    @jlal – I really think that for the most part the “fillers” are looking for their few minutes of fame – and the possibility of making it to BIP. Surely they know that their “connection” isn’t as great as others. The maturity level of most of these women is very low and they are easily manipulated by production.

  5. ctrealitygirl

    February 16, 2022 at 6:44 AM

    I agree with all your comments and wanted to add that it baffles me that contestants like Mara have no idea how they’re sabotaging themselves when they complain to the Bachelor about not getting a one-on-one date while others are getting a second one. Did you see the expression on Clayton’s face when she was going on and on about that? And to bury herself even further by commenting on the age of the women he’s showing most interest in? She’d walk away with a helluva lot more dignity if she just owned up to the fact that “he’s just not into her” and leave before he lets her go. She claims she’s the oldest one of the women. She’s 32, which is not old, but the way she’s behaving, she wreaks of desperation…NOT an attractive look. I suspect she was egged on by producers to confront him.

  6. wisewords

    February 16, 2022 at 8:14 AM

    @ctrealitygirl, agree! Any time one contestant complains to the lead about another contestant it always seems to backfire. If you watch these shows with any regularity you would know that. Too bad Mara got hooked in. No doubt producers are stirring up drama now that Sha-nay-nay is gone.

  7. jlal

    February 16, 2022 at 11:25 AM

    ctrealitygirl – I totally agree that it (read Mara) just reeks of desperation when they complain to the lead about not enough time, etc. And, yes I did notice Clayton’s face when Mara was complain. You can tell he was thinking, “Well I’m just not that into you”…

    I do agree that 23 is a tad too young to expect someone to commit to marriage and kids. Not unheard of, but in this day and age most people are older. I don’t know if Clayton doesn’t have much dating experience or if it is the edit, but he seems like he is totally taken in by a pretty face and words without digging deeper.

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