Welcome back, Bachelor Nation! I can’t believe we are already here! There is only one more week left in Paradise for this season and next week we are going to do something we have never done in Paradise history. Instead of letting Paradise end on the last day in Mexico, we are bringing back all your favorites in front of a live studio audience to let you get a peek at what life will be like after the show. Will some couples still be together? Will anybody get engaged and become the next Jade and Tanner or Evan and Carly? Will anyone end up heartbroken?
Before we get to all of that, let’s take a look back at everything that has transpired since last week. First of all, the Dean-Kristina-Danielle love triangle has finally come to an end with Kristina giving an emotional speech at the rose ceremony. I think we were all proud of her that night as we watched her stand up for herself, something she admitted she should have done much earlier as Dean continued to be indecisive. Ladies, and gentlemen, if someone is indecisive, you don’t have to wait for them. You can make the decision on your own. That’s exactly what Kristina did. But all is not lost: Dean can now refocus his attention onto Danielle, and the two of them can figure out if all this heartbreak as worth it. I suppose we’ll find out next week.
Jack Stone finally found a connection with Christen, but then Blake (of Blake vs. Whaboom) arrived and took her on a date. Thankfully for Jack, things did not go well for Blake. I mean they didn’t go well for him at all. He seemed hard pressed to survive in the climate, and he had what seemed like a terrible time. Blake arrived only a few minutes before Fred, and even though they both went home, Fred told me he had a really great time in Paradise. They even went on the same date. Maybe attitude is the difference between enjoying Paradise and hating it?
For some people, Paradise just wasn’t meant to be this time. I think we have all been waiting a long time to see Ben Z. find his love. He’s an all around great guy, but sometimes that magic and chemistry isn’t there for you. Sure, it’s good to know he has Zeus waiting for him at home, but I’m still hoping he finds a love connection. Who knows? Maybe he’ll find it sooner rather than later.
In other places, romance seems to be free flowing. Derek and Taylor seem to have gotten over their fight, and Amanda and Robby got their first real date out of the house together. Daniel and Lacey seem to be taking steps back and forth, and Raven seems to have settled in with Adam as we head towards that last week. Diggy in the meantime has some decisions to make, and Jami just joined the party so we just don’t know what she’s going to do yet. Jami was the bolt of energy that Paradise needed in the final week, as people were starting to get too comfortable for their own good.
But Jami wasn’t the only one to shake things up, as the Twins, Emily and Haley made their way back into Paradise for another chance at love. Sadly, timing was not their friend, as their two desired partners, Dean and Derek, were off the table. This led to the bizarre events you saw unfold and ended with scallops (the food, not the person) being wasted. I’m sure people have some questions about that, but next Monday all your questions will be answered! It’s the last Bachelor show of the summer, so make sure not to miss it!
Bachelor in Paradise airs Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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