Blake E. was the newest arrival looking for love on Bachelor in Paradise, but he had trouble escaping the ghost of “Whaboom” guy, Lucas. On The Bachelorette, Blake had a lot of problems with Lucas who he thought was there for all the wrong reasons and not actually there to win Rachel’s heart. The epic fight has been haunting Blake since and paradise was no different.
Despite Ravel’s advice to “just be yourself and don’t talk about Whaboom,” Blake went right ahead and did. “You shouldn't be on the show if you're not open to falling in love with someone,” he said to Kristina. “He was there to sell tank tops and scream in a megaphone, so I have resentment towards him. My blood pressure's going up now just thinking about it.”
When he asked Kristina out on a date she turned him down. “When I was in the orphanage, all I wanted was to get picked, and today, I don't want to be picked for this date,” she said.
Though Kristina preferred the orphanage over Blake, Blake certainly knew how to sweet talk his second choice. Christen. “To be honest with you, you were the only person that I spoke to today that didn't feel like pulling teeth,” Blake said to her. “I don't mean that, like, in a by-default way.”
Christen did agree to that date but luck was just not in Blake’s favor when their boat date went from bad to worse with Christen getting nauseous and then struggling to keep her contact in.