Making Sense Of Clayton's 'Bachelor' Promo Confession (Or Attempting To)

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Making Sense Of Clayton's 'Bachelor' Promo Confession (Or Attempting To)

While last night's "Men Tell All" was nothing short of a shit show (the streaker, the subpoena, the pizza), we did get a riveting first look at Clayton's dramatic season. While we still know very little about Clayton, we do know he is kind, and apparently, honest to a (potential) fault. Because in the trailer, Clayton admits to being intimate with two women. Who are those women? Great question — and we're gonna try to dissect just that and more in this piece because... what?

The act of intimacy (whatever that means to him) isn't really what surprises me the most in the trailer. It is the coming clean in front of two women that I don't know if I've ever seen before. Sure, we've had Hannah Brown destroy Luke P. for passing judgement on her for her decision to sleep with Peter Weber in the windmill (I'm stressing "her decision"), but if this all happens in the Fantasy Suites, isn't that kind of an unspoken thing? Unless there's a storyline that takes over this season of disclosing personal details like this, I can't help but wonder why Clayton feels like he needs to make such a proclamation.

And for what it's worth, I think it's great if he feels the need to be honest with these women. It's his life and his relationships, tell everyone and anyone. It's more of the "how we got here" that's making me theorize the most. So let's get into it.

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He told all the women that he was going to wait to be intimate

This theory makes the most sense to me. There's a chance that Clayton had voiced to his contestants early on that he wanted to wait to be intimate until he chose his person (totally fair!), and then ended up being intimate with these two women. In that case, I guess you have to applaud his openness and honestly if he went back on something he had expressed to the women previously. Especially if...

These are the final two women

There's no hope for a relationship that starts out on a lie, so again, good on Clayton if he's coming clean about something to the final two contestants of his season. With that said, is this a huge spoiler that made it into the edit of the trailer? This definitely is not the "Final Rose" ceremony (at least I hope not based on the setting), so could Clayton have sent someone home before the "Fantasy Suite" week rose ceremony, leading him to face his final two and share this information?

This could also be a random rose ceremony

Maybe this actually happens before "Fantasy Suite" week, and Clayton pulls two contestants aside to come clean. A two-on-one perhaps (... that's probably wishful thinking)? It may be a stretch, but a similar scenario happened with Kaitlyn Bristowe and Nick Viall, that left Kaitlyn having a discussion with her eventual winner, Shawn Booth.

I think the most likely scenario is a combo of doors one and two. If you were a contestant and thought that your personal time with him was a sign of where you stood in the competition, he may have found it necessary to be transparent about his actions. This would make the crying-on-the-stairs shots that we see in the trailer make sense, as well. Only time will tell, of course, when his season premieres in 2022. Until then, let us know in the comments what you think goes down.

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