Why We’re Happy Susie Evans Returned to The Bachelor
Clayton insisted that if Susie left again, he would “lose everything.” At the end of his mea culpa, Clayton begged Susie to stay.
“I know it can be a love that is worth fighting for and a love that will last a lifetime,” he said. “I know it can be. I would do anything. In my heart, I’m asking you, is there any way you can give me a second chance? I love you and I don’t want to lose you.”
Susie refused to give him a definitive answer, saying she wasn’t “at a place to make a decision right now.”
Either way, it felt good to see Susie and Clayton have a civilized—OK, for Bachelor standards—conversation about their relationship. There was power in Susie’s simultaneous vulnerability and stoicism.
There’s nothing quite like a Bachelor contestant scorned. But it’s even better when they leave with their head held high.
Of course, as the finale revealed, Susie initially turned down Clayton’s plea for a reconciliation, but ultimately reached out to him after production wrapped. She happily told the After the Final Rose crowd, “That’s my boyfriend.”
As for Gabby and Rachel? They were named the next co-leads for season 19 of The Bachelorette. So, everything worked out for the better, we guess!