Bachelor spoilers: What happens on 'The Bachelor'? Who does 'The Bachelor' star Clayton Echard pick as his Final 3 and end up with as his winner? (SPOILERS)
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 02/07/2022
Bachelor spoilers have surfaced revealing what's to come on the remainder of Clayton Echard's season of The Bachelor -- including spoilers about The Bachelor star's Final 4 and Final 3 bachelorettes and who Clayton may have ended up picking as his winner.
[Bachelor Spoilers Warning: This report contains large spoilers for Clayton Echard's The Bachelorseason -- including who Clayton's Final 3 bachelorettes are and who The Bachelor star may have picked and ended up with as his winner.]
The Bachelor is heading into its fifth episode on Monday, February 7, and only 15 women are still in the running.
Clayton opted to send Elizabeth packing and keep Shanae, which proved to be an unpopular choice amongst the other ladies.
Shanae bragged in a confessional, "I took her down! Clayton believed me!"
While doing a little dance and proudly waving her rose around, Shanae continued, "It better be a wake-up call to them. Don't get in my way because I'm here; I'm here to win. This is what happens. You'll get sent home. You'll be walking down that driveway in your heels, crying. Don't f-ck with me!"
Clayton has dealt with a lot of drama so far in his journey, but he has also made strong connections.
Clayton, for instance seemed smitten with Rachel -- whom he called charismatic, intelligent, beautiful and humble -- on their one-on-one date.
"I see us having a family. I can see myself growing old with Rachel," Clayton told the cameras.
As Clayton kissed Rachel at the end of their date, he whispered, "I will never dim your light," and Rachel said she could absolutely see herself falling in love with him.
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Clayton has also expressed some serious interest in Sarah, Susie, Serene, Teddi, Gabby and Eliza.
Clayton proceeded to watch his bachelorettes play a game of tackle football, when Marlena showed off her athletic skills and Sierra pushed Shanae around a little on the field.
But The Bachelor host Jesse Palmer recently said the most shocking event on Clayton's season has yet to be mentioned or teased in the show's trailers.
After group-date drama in which Shanae threw the winning football team's golden trophy to the ground, Week 5 of Clayton's The Bachelor journey will begin in Galveston, TX, with another one-on-one date.
According to Reality Steve spoiler blogger Steve Carbone, Serene accompanied Clayton to Galveston Pleasure Pier, where the Bachelor won her some big teddy-bear prizes.
After spending time in Houston, TX, Clayton and his remaining 12 bachelorettes traveled to Toronto, Canada, for another fun week of dates.
Carbone reported that Gabby received the one-on-one date with Clayton in Toronto and the couple took a helicopter ride and got to know each other better while sitting on a park bench.
Gabby reportedly received a rose at the end of her date.
The group date in Toronto reportedly featured nine women roasting each other on a date hosted by Canadian comedian Russell Peters at Archeo restaurant. Shanae, who emerged as the villain of Clayton's season, was reportedly an easy target during "The Bachelor Ultimate Roast."
And then Clayton took Genevieve and Shanae on a two-on-one date to get to the bottom of the drama.
"Who will get the last laugh when Shanae and Genevieve are given the infamous two-on-one date?" ABC teased.
Photos of Clayton and the women were taken at Queen Victoria Park when the show was filming, and the trio also took a ride on the Maid of the Mist to Dufferin Island Park.
Shanae was actually sent home on the date, according to Carbone.
And at the fifth Rose Ceremony of the season, Clayton reportedly ousted Hunter and Marlena.
Clayton's Final 9 bachelorettes were therefore Eliza, Gabby, Genevieve, Mara, Rachel, Sarah, Serene, Susie, and Teddi.
Clayton and his Final 4 bachelorettes flew to Vienna, Austria before the women's round of hometown dates.
"I don't know if this was a 'if you get a rose on your date, you advance,' or if they just had dates and had a Rose Ceremony at the end," Carbone wrote in his blog on December 16.
"All I know is the end result of who the 4 remaining women were once they left Vienna."
Clayton took Serene to Hofsburg Palace on a one-on-one date, and then Susie received the special "Pretty Woman" date.
Susie, wearing a long red dress, received a rose from Clayton at the end of their one-on-one.
According to Carbone, Genevieve was sent home at some point during the week without going on a date.
"I don't know who approached who first, but it was established that Genevieve and Clayton just weren't a match and didn't see it long term," Carbone claimed, "so he either sent her home or she left. Not sure how it'll be shown."
Carbone is unsure of whether there was a third one-on-one date in Vienna to go along with a group date.
Following Genevieve's surprising ouster, Clayton eliminated Sarah and Teddi at the seventh Rose Ceremony of the season.
Clayton's Final 4 bachelorettes were Gabby, Rachel, Serene, and Susie.
Clayton apparently falls in love with three women
Clayton had no trouble finding love on The Bachelor. In fact, the process apparently worked a little too well for him.
During The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All episode that aired in early December 2021, a trailer aired that featured Clayton admitting, "I didn't believe it could happen, but I am in love with three women."
Clayton proceeds to tell one woman, "I couldn't be more sure that I'm falling in love with you," before telling a second bachelorette, "I'm falling in love with you."
And Clayton shares with a third woman, "I am in love with you."
A mystery woman subsequently laments in tears, "He's in love with all three of us?!"
In order to choose his Final 3 bachelorettes, Clayton met his Final 4 ladies' families in their respective hometowns.
Susie's hometown date in Virginia Beach, VA, filmed on November 2, Rachel's hometown date took place in Orlando, FL, on November 4, Serene's hometown date taped in Oklahoma City, OK, on November 6, and Gabby introduced Clayton to her loved ones in Denver, CO, on November 8.
The Rose Ceremony reportedly occurred on November 9 and ended with Serene being denied a rose.
"One thing I'd heard since hometowns was that Serene was eliminated at #4, and judging by the previews [on December 6], it was all but confirmed," Carbone wrote last month.
Clayton's Final 3 women as a result were Susie, Gabby, and Rachel.
All three ladies reportedly made it to Iceland for overnight Fantasy Suite dates as well as the Final Rose Ceremony.
Clayton has sex with at least two of his bachelorettes
During the trailer that aired during The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All for Michelle Young's season, Clayton is shown standing in front of two ladies -- either his Final 2 bachelorettes or two of his Final 3 women.
Clayton appears to be leading a Rose Ceremony following his round of overnight Fantasy Suite dates.
"I just want you to know that what I'm about to say is not going to be easy to hear," Clayton announces to two ladies.
"I want to be fully, fully transparent, and I know it's not easy to hear, but I was intimate with both of you."
A brunette woman cries, "I'm done," while walking away from The Bachelor star and then falling to her knees.
"What the actual f-ck?!" the brunette complains.
The drama apparently leaves Clayton feeling "so broken" as he stares at a diamond engagement ring, seemingly unsure of whom to give it to.
Carbone said he doesn't know how the elimination went that determined Clayton's Final 2 bachelorettes.
"I don't know yet. What we do know is that Clayton found love this season... so whatever drama they want you to believe ensued from that conversation of saying he was intimate with 'both of you' obviously didn't derail anything," Carbone wrote in his blog on December 7.
Clayton reportedly gets intimate with both Rachel and Gabby
The blonde woman in the trailer that aired during The Men Tell All was reportedly Rachel.
And while the brunette woman crying was Sarah, Carbone reported that Sarah did not make it to Iceland, where the final dates were filmed.
"It was sent to me numerous times... that the venue Clayton is standing in is in Iceland (where we know the overnights and final Rose Ceremony are) and that the two women whose backs are two us (and he's seemingly telling he was intimate with both) are Rachel and Gabby, two women we know had hometown dates," Carbone reported in his blog.
"The shot of Sarah crying was squeezed in from another point in filming since we know Sarah didn't make it to Iceland."
The Bachelor fans are therefore assuming Gabby and Rachel finished as Clayton's Final 2 bachelorettes; however, Carbone is not convinced that's the case.
"Certainly looks that way, but with the way the editing works and how tricky they can get sometimes, the only thing we know for sure is that whole scene happens in Iceland," Carbone explained.
"Saying they're the Final 2 because that's the only two you see there with their backs to us, I don't know yet. Maybe it is and the show just gave away their Final 2."
Carbone noted, however, that he'd like to think producers are "smarter" than just giving away Clayton's Final 2 bachelorettes in a pre-season trailer.
Clayton's winning bachelorette pick has yet to be reported
There is no spoiler out there yet revealing Clayton's winner and whether he got engaged at the Final Rose Ceremony.
"I don't know the ending yet," Carbone wrote in his blog on December 16, 2021, adding that Clayton is "most likely engaged."
However, Carbone is sure Clayton ended up with one of his Final 3 bachelorettes -- Gabby, Susie, or Rachel -- and the contestants have been instructed not to say a word about the show's ending or post anything on social media that could give it away.
"I've heard rumblings about all three since filming ended," Carbone reported.
He added, "I'm leaning towards one person based on info told to me, but again, until I get the confirmation I need, there's no need to tell people what I'm 'hearing.'"
But Carbone assured his readers, "When I'm confident I know who he picked, I'll let you know."
Although Clayton never revealed whether he's currently in a happy relationship or engaged, he did tell Us Weekly that he left The Bachelor with zero regrets.
"I definitely was not perfect. I did some things wrong," Clayton told Us.
But that doesn't mean Clayton has a desire to rewrite history or take any of his decisions back.
"I think for me, I realized that I can't say that I have any regrets because if I would've done things differently, would it have been my 100 percent authentic journey? And I think the answer to that is no," Clayton explained.
"So what I did and every moment while I was there was what I thought was right. Does that mean it was right? Probably not, no."
Clayton said while he's an imperfect human and made some wrong moves, "I did everything under my volition and what I thought was best."
"And so for that, I'm like, 'You know what? You stayed true to yourself, and you developed some battle scars along the way, but that's just what life is,'" he said.