'Shanae-Nae has arrived': Sycamore woman scores screen time on 'The Bachelor'

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Shanae and Elizabeth aren't getting along.

In Episode 2 of ABC-TV's "The Bachelor," Sycamore resident Shanae Ankney, 29, played a pivotal role, arguing with a castmate in the aftermath of a group date.

Sycamore, a tiny village in the northwest corner of Wyandot County, has a population of 793, according to the 2020 Census.

In the episode that aired Monday night, Shanae was the last woman named to participate in the second group date, and was shown getting pointers from Cassidy, who was awarded a rose following the first group date. Cassidy walked away from the date's programmed activities to spend more time with the bachelor, Clayton.

Shanae was the first to leap into Clayton's arms at the beginning of the second group date. "Shanae-Nae has arrived," she said.

But when the group was led into a classroom setting, where comedian Ziwe quizzed them about relationship "red flags," another woman scored the seat next to Clayton. Shanae, sitting alone, fumed as Elizabeth made the most of her choice seat.

During the next segment, an obstacle course, Shanae shoved Elizabeth out of her way.

"I pushed you because I'm trying to win," Shanae said. "Aren't we all?"

Tensions continued to escalate as Elizabeth spent more time with Clayton, leaving a frustrated Shanae in tears. Ultimately, she called out Elizabeth's behavior to Clayton, accusing her rival of being "two-faced."

After Clayton spoke with Elizabeth about the issue, the two women appeared to make peace following a private conversation. Elizabeth attributed some of the behaviors Shanae found troubling to ADHD, and the two hugged.

But after the group date rose went to another contestant, Elizabeth said she was glad it hadn't gone to Shanae, who earned Clayton's praise for her openness.

Angered, Shanae demanded to know why Elizabeth was attacking her again, after the two seemed to have ironed out their issues.

"I've had time to think about it," Elizabeth said.

The two argued in front of the other contestants who participated in the group date, and Shanae brought up the fact Elizabeth had said she had ADHD. Elizabeth appealed to the other women for support.

The two argued again later in the episode, and clips from upcoming episodes suggest things won't be calming down soon — and that Shanae will be sticking around for at least a few more episodes.

This article originally appeared on Mansfield News Journal: Sycamore's Shane Ankney scores screen time on 'The Bachelor'

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