A dramatic end. Clayton Echard abruptly despatched Susie Evans residence throughout the Tuesday, March 8, episode of The Bachelor — and his conduct drew loads of criticism from his former contestants.
The former athlete and the video producer, each 28, clashed throughout the dinner portion of their in a single day date when Susie revealed that she wouldn’t be joyful if Clayton had slept with any of the opposite remaining ladies earlier than proposing. As Susie’s fantasy suite date was the third of the episode, Clayton had already spent the night time with each Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey.
“I can see myself getting engaged to this man, I can see myself having a family with him,” Susie mentioned throughout a confessional. “But I’m hoping that he takes, like, physical intimacy as seriously as I do. … If I find out that he’s falling in love with other women or that he has become physically intimate with another woman, that would be devastating.”
Clayton proceeded to specific his emotions for every of his last three all through the episode. Before it was her flip for an in a single day, Susie confessed that she was “spiraling emotionally” whereas enthusiastic about what is likely to be occurring between the season 18 Bachelorette alum and the opposite ladies.
The Virginia native went on to inform Clayton that it could be a significant dealbreaker for him to be bodily with anybody else if she ended up being the one he acquired engaged to throughout the finale. Even although the lead informed Susie he was “the most” in love along with her, she didn’t budge. “I don’t think I can get past those things. I just don’t think I can,” she mentioned.
Her honesty prompted Clayton to explode, and he accused Susie of invalidating their total journey up till that time. “I don’t even know who I’m looking at anymore,” he mentioned earlier than sending her residence. “You just dropped a bombshell on me, and I don’t agree with it at all how you went about it. I think it’s BS … I’m sorry that I even raised my voice. It’s because I cared so much, I really did love you. … Anything you say to me at this point doesn’t matter to me anymore, so I’m going to walk you out.”
Viewers had been shocked by how the University of Missouri alum dealt with the argument, with former season 26 stars Sierra Jackson and Elizabeth Corrigan even claiming Clayton was “gaslighting” Susie. Ahead of the dramatic elimination, the ABC character completely informed Us Weekly that he wasn’t pleased with how the top of his season performed out.
“I am somewhat petrified at how all the things went down,” he mentioned on the Women Tell All taping. “I went in there hoping that I could make it as seamless as possible. And I think, honestly, it was the closest thing to a trainwreck.”
Clayton informed Us that he was “not looking forward” to watching all of it again, including, “It was a mess and I feel terrible and it hurts me, but I know I have to talk to these women and we all need our closure. … It’s going to be very emotional.”
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