The next day, Chris Harrison arrives at the mansion and explains there will be no cocktail party before the rose ceremony. Instead, Weber wants to clear up some drama. The pilot immediately pulls aside Sydney and apologizes for putting her in an awkward position.
Next, Weber holds individual meetings with Kelsey, Natasha, and other contestants, who share their thoughts about Alayah. Overall, it’s not good.
When Alayah sits down with Weber, she explains that she’s having a hard time because she’s never had her “authenticity called into question.” Weber says that his biggest fear is getting fooled by someone who’s not here for the right reasons. When the pilot asks if she understands where the contestants are coming from, Alayah plays dumb.
“I choose to be happy,” she says. “That’s just me.” Alrighty then.
Things get even more awkward when Victoria P. reveals that she knew Alayah before coming on The Bachelor. To top it off, Alayah asked Victoria P. to keep their friendship a secret from producers.
When Weber confronts Alayah, she knows she’s caught red-handed. She explains that she thought it would hurt her chances on the show, which is why she asked Victoria P. to lie. Weber calls her manipulative, saying, “That doesn’t look genuine.”
At the rose ceremony, Weber begins handing out roses and stops when there’s only two left. After walking off camera, the pilot returns with Harrison, who removes one of the flowers. Weber gives the remaining rose to Mykenna, ultimately sending home Jasmine, Alexa, Sarah and Alayah.
Will Weber regret his decision? And will we see Alayah on Bachelor in Paradise? Guess we’ll have to wait until The Bachelor returns to ABC next Monday, January 27, at 8 p.m.