Clayton Echard takes on Shanae, Geneviève 2v1
She has nine lives! Clayton Echard once again gave Shanae benefit of the doubt during the Monday, February 7 episode of The single person.
First, Clayton and Serene had a one-on-one date, during which he encouraged her to let her guard down. Serene shared that her family never really opened up, so she wasn’t used to talking about her feelings. However, she eventually told Clayton about the impact of the unexpected loss of two family members, and he appreciated her confidence in him, so he gave her a rose. Serene later confessed to the cameras that she felt like she was falling in love with Clayton.
At the pre-rose ceremony cocktail, Clayton asked to speak to the winning team about the football band date. The women informed him that Shanae threw their trophy in a pond and used swear words while talking to them. Clayton confronted Shanae, and she immediately admitted what she had done, but claimed she was just upset because she kept getting blamed for everything. Clayton told Shanae he didn’t know how to move forward with her if she continued to be hostile towards the group.
Shanae said she wanted to apologize to Clayton and the women because her behavior was out of character, and she hoped her mea culpa would help her and Clayton move on. Shanae then tearfully told her classmates that she was sorry. She later reported to Clayton that she “felt” his apology, but told the cameras she deserved an Oscar for her performance since she wasn’t truly sorry for her actions. At the rose ceremony, Shanae survived the elimination again, while Sierra, Julie and Lyndsey W. were sent home. Shanae celebrated the eviction of two women back to back (Elizabeth and Sierra) and wondered who she should target next.
Hoping to put the drama behind them, Clayton and the ladies traveled to Toronto, where chatterbox landed a one-on-one date. She realized that she felt insecure in past relationships and wondered if she deserved love because she said her mother denied her affection when she was younger. Clayton was blindsided by his strong feelings for Gabby and hinted after giving her a rose that she might be his future wife.
On the group date, the comedian Russell Peters coached the contestants on how to roast Clayton and their fellow contestants. Even though Shanae wasn’t there, a lot of pranks were being made at her expense. Clayton detailed his strong connection with Rachel at the afterparty, noting that he couldn’t stop thinking about her, so she received a rose.
Finally, the time has come for Shanae and Genevieve to go on their one-on-one date. Shanae told the cameras she already had a plan in the works to send Genevieve home, explaining that she practiced saying and doing with Clayton. When the women arrived in Niagara Falls, Clayton revealed that the rose could go either way. The episode ended with a “To Be Continued” title card.
The single person airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.