After finding out that Cassidy, who had received a group date rose, allegedly has a hookup buddy back home, Clayton wasn't so sure she was deserving of it anymore. However, he needed to first find out if it was even possible to retract a rose before he could move forward.
With the green light from Jesse, Clayton pulled Cassidy aside to confront her about the allegations, to which Cassidy initially blatantly lied about saying, "I haven't had any relationship of any kind since the summer of 2019. I have not spoken to a guy who I have any interest in a relationship with for a very long time." However, after telling Cassidy he knows she had FaceTimed someone days before stepping out of the limo, Cassidy later admitted, "There's a guy I slept with a few times over the course of the past few months who knows I'm here. But from the minute I met you, all I have done is gush about how I'm already falling into something with you."
Cassidy's admission was a little too late, as Clayton had already lost his trust in her, and ultimately, Clayton decided to not only take her rose away, but send her home altogether.
"I don't see anyone else in the house who, like, glows as soon as they walk away from you. Like, there's no one as excited about you here as I am. I just would hate to see you send home someone who really does have a connection with you and actually likes you for, you know, the opinion of a few girls who ultimately will probably be gone in a few weeks 'cause they're not your one. I haven't even packed my stuff," said Cassidy as she broke out into tears.
Bachelor Nation was pretty happy that Cassidy was being sent home. The only thing they did complain about was not actually seeing the rose physically taken away from her. And while it probably would have been very satisfying to see, at least Clayton brought peace to the house… for now.
- You know, I don't think of myself as like smarter than most people. But, like, I have a [MUTED] rose. He clearly likes me. What's he going to do?
KYLIE MAR: "The Bachelor" returned Monday and picked up where we last left off. With Clayton Echard asking host Jesse Palmer if anyone has ever taken a rose back before.
JESSE PALMER: And you're finding all of this out after you gave her the rose already?
CLAYTON ECHARD: Yeah. I mean, that's the problem. I guess the frustrating part is like, I've already given her a rose, and like, this is really muddying the waters.
KYLIE MAR: After finding out that Cassidy, who received a group date rose, allegedly has a friends with benefits back home, Clayton wanted to be like, bye, Felicia, but he just had to find out if it was even possible first.
JESSE PALMER: Listen, Clayton. There are no rules. You can do whatever you want to do.
KYLIE MAR: With the green light from Jesse, Clayton then pulled Cassidy aside for the moment we had all been waiting for, and it was way more dramatic than we were even expecting.
- [? I ?] [? just hate ?] [? when you see ?] someone who really does have like, actually-- even actually playing you for, you know, the opinion of a few girls who ultimately will probably be gone in a few weeks because they're not your one. I haven't even packed my stuff, and I didn't think I was going home tonight.
KYLIE MAR: Bachelor Nation was pretty happy that Cassidy was being sent home. The only thing they did complain about was not actually seeing the rose physically taken away from her, and while it probably would have been very satisfying to see, at least Clayton brought peace to the house-- for now.
- I just didn't believe I was going home. [SNIFFLING]
- I think that there will be a lot more peace in the house now.
- Well the poison is gone. Hopefully.