AceShowbiz - "The Bachelor" returns with a new episode after not airing last week. In the Monday, January 24 episode, leading man Clayton Echard confronted one of the women regarding a shocking rumor involving her.
The outing opened with the cocktail party where the ladies talked about Cassidy, who allegedly had a friend with benefits at home. Clayton decided to confront her about the rumors.
When asked if she was seeing someone up until the point that she came on the show, Cassidy told Clayton that she had no relationship since the summer of 2019.
He then told her that he was told about her Facetiming her FWB days before arriving at the house. Cassidy then revealed that she had a friend who didn't want a relationship. As Clayton left, Cassidy cried. She apologized to him, insisting that they had a genuine connection. However, Clayton decided to send her home and took back the rose from her.
Later at the Rose Ceremony, Clayton presented the roses to Eliza, Rachel, Serene, Sierra, Teddi, Lyndsey, Jill, Gabby, Kira, Mara, Marlena, Genevieve, Hunter, Melina, Elizabeth and Shanae.
The next day, Clayton enjoyed a group date with Serene, Susie, Eliza, Mara, Marlena, Hunter, Genevieve and Jill. Inside a theater, they opened about their insecurities. Clayton felt that this was the best date that he had ever been on.
Then, Sarah was given an opportunity to go on a one-on-one date with Clayton. The two enjoyed an extreme scavenger hunt before having a deep conversation over dinner. She opened up about being adopted and how she was ashamed about it. He gave Sarah the rose.
As for the last date card, it was a group date for Gabby, Rachel, Kira, Melina, Lyndsey, Sierra, Teddy, Elizabeth and Shanae. They went to the beach and were greeted by Nicole Eggert from "Baywatch". They were given a serious lifeguard training program and the one who stood out the most would win extra time with Clayton. Gabby won, much to Shanae's dismay.
Later in the event, Shanae approached Clayton and started to talk bad about Elizabeth and apparently accused her of bullying Shanae. When Clayton asked Elizabeth about the claim, the latter denied. She even told Clayton to asked others in the house to prove that it wasn't true.
Confused, Clayton told Elizabeth that they should hash it. The other women, meanwhile, were shocked when Elizabeth told them what happened. Sierra even confronted Shanae. At one point, Elizabeth and Shanae were screaming at each other. Eventually, Clayton gave the group date rose to Gabby.