One woman’s second 1v1 date makes her a target for ‘The Bachelor’ drama as ‘Shrimp Gate’ ends

NEW YORK. This week kicked off with the end of a very intense twosome date with Shania and Genevieve at Niagara Falls. Clayton asked Genevieve to speak to him first. She told him that this week was hard for her, because when she found out about the date, the atmosphere in the house became awkward. Genevieve was crying as she tried to explain that if she seemed aloof, it was because she was afraid of being vulnerable. However, she said she was open to him and wanted him to know that she cared.

Clayton then took Shani aside and thanked her again for apologizing to the other women earlier in the week, but said he still noticed the tension. Shanai said the situation with Genevieve is tough… uh, what’s the situation? Shanai then lied and told Clayton that Genevieve said she wanted to come home. She said Genevieve looked like an actress. Clayton is clearly confused. He will be furious when he watches this show. Shanae then spoke about three long-term relationships and said that she had never been in love and that she had been single for five years. She started crying and then said “tears, tears, tears, #tears!” during her interview.

Clayton chooses between Shani and Genevieve
In the end, Clayton took the date rose and decided to ask Genevieve if she was an actress and if she was lying to him. What?! Does he understand how crazy it sounds? I would get up and leave at that moment. How rough! Genevieve was taken by surprise and Clayton didn’t know what to say and told them both that he needed to move away. Shanai told Genevieve what she said and of course Genevieve thought it was crazy and told her that she was not going to mess with her. Clayton returned and told them that he appreciated the conversations he had with each of them, but he told Shani that he couldn’t give her a rose. He gave Genevieve a rose and they walked away together while Shanai sat and boiled. Clayton thanked Genevieve for giving their relationship a chance. The women in the house cheered when Shanae’s suitcase was taken away! They drank champagne and celebrated. “Ding dong, the shrimp is dead,” they said.

cocktail party
During the cocktail party before the rose ceremony, Clayton continued to deepen his bond with Sarah. He also seemed very serious about Rachel and his feelings for her. Mara and Clayton shared poutine together. But then Serena cut her off after almost a minute and started crying.

rose ceremony
1) Gabby (one on one date last week)
2) Rachel (group date last week)
3) Genevieve (two on one date)
4) Sarah
5) Serene
6) Susie

7) Teddy
8) Eliza
9) Mara

This meant that Marlena and Hunter were eliminated. Clayton then announced to the women that they were going to Croatia.

One on One with Teddy
Once in Croatia, Clayton announced to the women that he was taking Teddy on a one-on-one date to investigate him. They walked around the city, and Clayton held an umbrella over them when it rained outside. Teddy said she had something important to say to him at dinner.

Clayton and Teddy talked about how they had so much fun spending a “normal” day together despite being in the amazing Croatia setting. Teddy bombarded Clayton that she was a virgin. She said that her mother had a baby when she was very young, and so there was a lot of pressure on her not to make the same mistake as her mother. She did tell Clayton that she is “a sexy person and really enjoys that aspect” of herself. She says she doesn’t feel like she has to wait for marriage, but plans to wait until she falls in love. Clayton told Teddy that he would never have known that about her, but he was more concerned about their emotional connection. She told Clayton that she had never been in love. He asked her if she could be completely vulnerable, and she told him that she really tried, although being in “that environment” of The Bachelor, there was a chance of getting hurt. Teddy told Clayton that she just wants to feel like she can trust someone and feel safe, and she says she feels that way with him. Clayton offered Teddy a date rose!

Group date
“Serena, Rachel, Susie, Gabby, Eliza, Genevieve, Mara, I’m honored to fall in love with you,” the card read. So that meant that Sarah had a second one-on-one date earlier than some of these women. Mara said she would try her best on the group date and be positive. Clayton and the women approached people dressed as knights who fought with swords! A Croatian woman told the group about how the women there fight shoulder to shoulder with the men! So they all dressed up to fight for Clayton. They tested their strength by pushing each other out of the circle with their shields. Then there were plates with pork liver, cow stomach, pig brain and fish heads where they were supposed to eat their eyes. It was so disgusting that everyone started dry gagging and vomiting. Serena and Mara fought while eating disgusting food, but Serena won. Finally, the women had to bow to Clayton and tell him how they felt and what they were fighting for. Mara had a whole rehearsed and rhymed speech! I have no idea how she pulled it off so quickly. In the end, Serena won the challenge and was knighted by the “Queen”. Poor Mara!

Group date after party

Clayton had hometown dates in mind and wanted to ask the women if they wanted to bring him back home.

Rachel told Clayton that she was in love with him so much that it scared her. She said, “I have no doubt that I would like to bring you home to meet my family.” Mara told Clayton that she was discouraged because she received the last rose during the rose ceremony and never had a one-on-one meeting. She told him that she didn’t think it was great that he was giving Sarah a second one-on-one before she even met. Mara said she knows that some women are not ready for marriage and others are too young. Clayton thanked her but never kissed her. In the end, he gave the group date rose back to Rachel!

Clayton gets a note
After the group date, Clayton returned to his room and found a letter that said, “Clayton, meet me at the clock tower.” It was Susie! Clayton was glad to see her and happy that she was smiling. She felt like she couldn’t spend enough time with him during the group date, so she needed another chance to make another impression before Sarah went on her second one-on-one date. They climbed the stairs to the top of the clock tower. Susie told Clayton that it was hard to watch him bond with other women, but she wanted him to know that she was falling in love with him. He smiled and said, “I can’t believe it. It’s phenomenal.” He said that perhaps this was the happiest event since he began this journey.

One on one date with Sarah
Mara told Gabby that she told Clayton that some women are not ready for marriage. Gabby nodded her head and agreed. Mara hopes that Sarah won’t survive the one-on-one date. Clayton told Jesse about his concerns that Sarah was not ready for marriage. Jesse told him to use his own solution and keep his eyes and ears open.

Sarah came and they shared a glass of wine. Is she one on one? They didn’t have an afternoon date? Sarah thanked Clayton for spending extra time with her. Clayton asked her if she was ready for marriage because someone had told her that she might not be ready for it. Sarah was completely shocked and said that she could very well see a future with Clayton, and she was upset that he did not know in her gut that she was truthful. “I don’t have to lie to you or hurt you,” Sarah said. She seems to be here for the right reasons and Mara seems to be jealous, how can Clayton not see this? I’m mad at him for believing the fake drama. He then told Sarah that he was embarrassed by her. He walked away and Sarah stood up and started crying, asking the producer what the hell was going on. She was completely taken aback and confused as to why he was asking her. But then he came back, apologized and said that he had no doubts about her sincerity, so he offered her a rose. She said yes.” Clayton said he was sad that Sarah had to go through this, but he was the one who put her through it. He didn’t even have to bring it up! He was lucky she did take the rose.

next week
Sarah returns to the house full of confidence and ready to destroy anyone who says she’s not ready for marriage. But it looks like she’s starting to lose the support of the other remaining women.

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