The Bachelor March 15, 2022 Revealed More Big Shockers In Finale Episode (Recap)
Hey, Bachelor Nation fans.Tonight, March 15, 2022, the finale episode of The Bachelor 2022 edition with headliner Clayton Echard did finally air, and it delivered some big surprises.
Tonight’s episode kicked off with Clayton’s quest to see if he can make things work with Susie. Clayton told the private cams, “I need to see if I can make it work with Susie.” Next, we got footage of host Jesse Palmer going to talk with Susie. Jesse told her, “Clayton really regrets how it ended, and I think you should go see Clayton today.”
Meanwhile, Clayton was seen telling is family how special he thinks Susie is. Then, Susie showed up to meet Clayton’s parents and obviously talk with Clayton. They talked outside. Clayton asked Susie, “How are you doing?” Susie said, “It’s been a rough few days. I’m shocked that I’m here to be honest. You made me feel humiliated when you didn’t even let me defend myself. You made me feel wrong and bad, and that was the heartbreak.”
Clayton said, “I didn’t mean to make you feel that way. I got to that point because I saw myself losing you and the fear took over. I would do anything. Is there any way you could give me a second chance? I love you, and I don’t want to lose you.”
Susie said, “I’m not in a place to make a decision right now, but I have heard you, and I appreciate your words and you opening up to me about how you feel.” Clayton said, “You don’t have to make a decision right now.”
Clayton told the private cams, “My heart is with Susie. I owe it to Rachel and Gabby to tell them and ultimately break up with them. Because my heart is with Susie, it can’t be with Gabby or Rachel. I really did believe Rachel or Gabby could be my wife a few days ago at the rose ceremony, but that has changed.”
Next, we got footage of Clayton telling Gabby and Rachel, “I wish I could take back all the pain I’ve caused you. Everyone deserves to have someone give them 100 percent of their heart, and unfortunately, I just can’t be that person for either of you because my heart’s no longer here. It’s with Susie.”
Gabby said, “I really don’t have anything else to say. I think you could have thought about this before this from our point of view.” Then, Gabby walked off.
Clayton went to talk with Gabby. Gabby told Clayton, “I actually don’t know who you are at all. I’ve spent time away from my family who actually gives a sh#t about me, and you don’t!” Clayton said, “That’s not true.” Gabby said, “Yes, it is. I don’t believe a thing you say anymore.”
Clayton tried to explain that there was different kinds of love he was feeling and realized that Susie was the one he could see himself spending the rest of his life with. Gabby got angry, telling Clayton he couldn’t admit he was wrong. Clayton said, “I do admit I was wrong, and I’m sorry. There’s no way to fix this. I messed up. Can I walk you out?” Gabby said, “No,” and then left on her own.
Next, Gabby talked LIVE in studio with host Jesse Palmer about her exit. Gabby said, “I’ve been up and down since the show ended. I got more clarity from watching the show back and seeing all the sides of the story. Not just my side. I felt betrayed, angry and hurt at the time. I was really in love with Clayton. I don’t regret anything. This has helped me learn so much. The Clayton that was presented to me in those early moments was the Clayton I fell in love with.”
Next, Clayton came out to talk with Gabby. Gabby told Clayton, “I feel so misled. I feel like I wasn’t given all the information in the moment that was happening. That’s what hurts the most for me. I really feel betrayed.” Clayton said, “I totally understand and apologize. I really didn’t have any malicious intent. I just didn’t go about it in the right way.”
Gabby said, “I don’t think you had malicious intent.” Then, she talked about how Clayton kept the fact that he told Susie he loved her the most from her, and she didn’t think that was cool at all. Clayton basically just tried to apologize again for his actions. There were more words that were said, but it was just basically Gabby repeating the same stuff over again, and Clayton apologizing again.
Next, we got more Iceland footage of Clayton going to talk with Rachel after Gabby left. Rachel was full of tears and told Clayton, “I believed you when you said you would fight for us! I promise you when you look back on this, you are going to be haunted that you let me go! I fought for this the whole time, and you never loved me! You didn’t give me anything , and I gave you everything!
Clayton said, “I did love you. I saw a future with us, but I can’t just continue to try and love you when my heart is somewhere else.” Rachel said, “You gave up on us. I fought for us. I can’t believe you’re gonna put me in this car right now.” Clayton said, “I really did see this ending in a different way. I’m so sorry.”
Rachel cried in the exit car saying, “He didn’t even shed a tear. He didn’t cry at all. He just walked me out. I was really in love. He never loved me at all. At least I have an answer now. I don’t have to cry myself to sleep, wondering what’s going to happen next.”
After all that, we got Rachel LIVE in studio to talk with Jesse. She said, “Knowing how in love with him I was, I felt like I was watching myself get completely blindsided. The hardest part is knowing how hard I fought for our relationship. He completely disrespected me and Gabby. I feel like I was so blindsided. I was robbed of the opportunity to stand up for myself. I don’t have feelings for him anymore. He completely disrespected Gabby and I. I don’t think he truly loved me.”
Next, Clayton came out to face the wrath of Rachel and that’s exactly what he got. Rachel told him, “I became collateral damage in your journey for love. That was the most selfish journey. There was no empathy for I or Gabby. I just think it was so disrespectful.”
Clayton said, ‘I wasn’t trying to hurt anybody, but I did. I should’ve asked more questions instead of making assumptions. You shouldn’t have had to go through any of that. I’m so sorry.” Rachel said, “I just don’t believe you because you left out the most important information. You already knew you loved Susie.”
Rachel also went to explain that she didn’t like the way Clayton just broke up with her and Gabby in a group setting and not individually. She said, “I felt like you just cast us aside as quickly as you could to get to who you loved the most.”
Clayton said, “I made a lot of mistakes, and I’m really sorry from the bottom of my heart. You were collateral damage as I was learning this process, and I’m truly sorry.” Rachel asked Clayton if he was really in love with her in the fantasy suite when they slept together. Clayton said, “I really did have feelings of love for you in that moment.” Rachel said, “I just don’t believe you,” and Clayton said, “Ok.”
After all of that drama, they showed more Iceland footage of Clayton trying to win back Susie. Jesse gave Susie a note from Clayton apologizing for hurting her and telling her he would be waiting in the countryside for her if she chose to be with him. She did show up to the countryside.
Then, Clayton told Susie, “It’s just you and me here because I don’t want anyone else. I know I can’t take back what I’ve done, and I take full accountability for it. I can be that man you thought I was if you just give me a chance.”
Susie said, “Your words in the note were very powerful, and I believe them. I know you’re a great person. I think our love is real, but I don’t feel like the love you have for me is the same that I have for you. You have an unconditional love, and that’s not the love I have. I’m going to leave Iceland alone. I feel like this is over. Clayton said, “As hard as that is to hear, I do appreciate you telling me.” Susie said, “Can I give you a hug?” Then, they hugged, and Clayton walked her out.
After that, we got Clayton back LIVE in studio, talking with Jesse about that Susie, Iceland footage. Clayton said a few words about thinking he would just be alone for a while after leaving Iceland alone, but he revealed that someone did reach out to him, and it changed everything. That someone turned out to be none other than the woman he loved the most Susie!
Susie came out to greet Clayton and talk with Jesse. Susie said, “We took time apart and reset, and we’re really happy to be together now. We were able to re-establish our relationship because we took that time apart. Basically, she went on to say that they needed to get away from the show, and establish a relationship that would actually happen in real life without other women in the equation.
Clayton said, “We just had one conversation at a time and rebuilt what we could.” Susie said, “I’m in love with Clayton. He’s incredible. We all make mistakes, and we have so much love for each other.” Clayton said he’s moving out to Virginia to give this relationship a real shot. To cap everything off with their segment, Clayton asked Susie, “Will you accept this final rose?” Susie, of course, said yes, and I have to say it was a beautiful thing.
To close out the show, host Jesse dropped another huge shocker. He revealed that ABC picked both Gabby and Rachel to be the next Bachelorette headliners! They didn’t go into detail about the logistics. So, we don’t know if ABC is giving them both separate seasons or not. We’ll have to wait and see.
Alright, guys. That was it. We’ll see you in about 2 or 3 months when the new, 2022 season of The Bachelorette starts up.
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