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Bachelor in Paradise 3

“Bachelor in Paradise” Recap & the Next “Bachelor” Being Announced Tonight

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-Since every season of every show of this franchise, whether it be the “Bachelor,” “Bachelorette, “Bachelor Pad,” or “Bachelor in Paradise” must show every final couple have a stumbling block during their relationship on the show, we turn our attention to Lace & Grant and Josh & Amanda this episode. We know they’re 2 of the 3 couples who get engaged at the end of this thing and the other one, Evan & Carly, well, they had their issues from day 1. Mainly being that Carly couldn’t even stand being in the guy’s presence. Obviously now they’ve overcome that, so time to make everyone think the other two couple aren’t going to make it this episode, and it started when Grant thought Lace was flirting with Carl and didn’t appreciate her telling him “Lets see if you get a rose tonight.” For someone like Grant who falls in love in 17 seconds then gets bored 14 hours later and dumps his girl, that’s probably not a bear you want to be poking, Lace.

-But Lace, who seemingly has learned nothing from her stint on the “Bachelor” and seems to be drunk in almost every conversation she has, you can tell is pretty blitzed when this whole drama is going on. Grant pulls her aside, says he feels disrespected, then she fires back with, “Have fun finding someone else.” Actually Lace, you probably don’t want to threaten someone like Grant with that, because he will. And will probably get a tattoo in their name within a couple days of meeting that someone new, fall madly in love with them, then dump the next time he’s on a flight and sees an attractive woman. So you’re really playing with fire with this one honey. Be careful. You might get burned. Ah hell, who am I kidding? She absolutely is gonna get burned. You can just tell this is exactly how these two’s relationship will go until it finally fizzles. It’ll be like Brad and Emily. They’ll break up 100 times and keep getting back together until one day they won’t because their relationship is about smooth as crunchy peanut butter. But for the sake of this episode, they ended up making up when…ah hell if I remember. Someone said I’m sorry, the other accepted, and they made out or made babies or something.

-Now that the Grant and Lace drama is seemingly done, lets move on to Josh and Amanda see what obstacle they have to overcome in their relationship. I mean, Andi’s already written a book about it that Amanda refuses to read yet says she’s doesn’t believe any of it (huh?), but in the meantime, Josh is gonna that little controlling side we all know and love. Nick and Jen want to use the master bedroom to have sex. Amanda says to have at it. Amanda leaves and goes into another room to fall asleep. Josh however tells Nick and Jen that he and Amanda are using the big room, even though Nick is telling him Amanda just told him they could. Josh insists he and Amanda are using that room later for him to moan on top of her, even though Amanda isn’t there and is passed out on another bed. So Josh goes upstairs to find her, wakes her up, says “Are you not sleeping with me anymore,” Amanda is about as coherent as Lace after a few drinks, Josh passive aggressively says “Good talk,” and walks away. Did we ever get a resolution as to who slept where? Did Nick and Jen get to have their sex they were so obviously after? We need answers dammit!

-So this caused a little tension between Nick and Josh because Nick saw Josh once again, trying to one up him on something that was so irrelevant, then getting mad at Amanda for sleeping by herself. Yes, this relationship is totally succeeding because that’s totally normal behavior. Of course Josh & Amanda ended up making up at the cocktail party before the rose ceremony where he sat her down, and literally sounded like he was reading from a pre-rehearsed script where he showered her with compliments, then made sure to throw in at the end, “Ive never experienced that before in any relationship – ever,” and followed it with an “I’m falling in love with you.” Of course he is. Amanda repeated the same back and all is good in Josh and Amanda’s world. Well, at least for the next few moments. Because Mount Josh is starting to boil over.

-At the cocktail party, every couple is set except for the twins. Which means Daniel, Carl, and Ryan are on the chopping block. Daniel tries to win one of the twins over with a plate of food. It failed. Then he tried to win Izzy over with a better lamp than Brett’s. That failed since Brett’s tongue was in Izzy’s mouth shortly thereafter. So as the rose ceremony starts, seven of the couples are set. It begins:

Carly to Evan
Ashley to Wells
Jen to Nick
Izzy to Brett
Caila to Jared
Lace to Grant
Amanda to Josh

The twins then decide they haven’t made a romantic connection with anyone and decide to leave and not hand out their roses. That means all three guys – Daniel, Carl, and Ryan – are also going home. However, the twins aren’t leaving without stirring the pot. Being Amanda’s best friends, they feel they should warn her about Josh, after Nick came to them during the cocktail party to express concern about Josh & Amanda’s relationship. He doesn’t buy it, questions Josh’s intentions, and makes sure he tells the twins that since he knows they’ll probably pass it on to Amanda. Which they do. “Josh’s intentions with you aren’t pure…temper came out…you need to ask direct things that occurred in this book.” Honestly, that’s the best advice that anyone can give Amanda. Don’t say you’re not gonna read it, don’t say “Oh he’s not that way with me.” That’s just being oblivious and naïve. Ask questions. Granted, I’m sure Josh will tell his side and you’ll believe it, but that’s my whole point with Andi’s book.

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  1. bunnybuns

    August 30, 2016 at 11:48 AM

    Okay, I don’t normally say this but why doesn’t Jarod just tell Ashley I. to f*ck off. I know this is harsh but I mean really! Why is he enabling her? He’s willing to risk a great relationship to babysit Ashley who is quickly becoming a stalker. I’m sure she’s a nice girl and all but get on with your life already!!! That’s all from me! Thanks, Cathy

  2. kimmyfromdablock

    August 30, 2016 at 12:17 PM

    I totally agree with you bunnybuns (nice name). I was thinking why does he continue to babysit her — what a weasel. Run Caila run!!

    How does Amanda not see what everyone is warning her about? He actually did a demonstration for her last night. The guy is a hot headed, aggressive loser!! She is one desperate dim bulb.

    I have enjoyed Carly’s turnaround with Evan.

    Wells was a breath of fresh air.

  3. rob22

    August 30, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    I gotta say, Josh is a complete idiot to think that he could come on a Reality Show to rehab his image. You can just see the producers pushing his buttons by sending Evan and Nick into poke him repeatedly. The entire goal is to get Josh to melt down on national TV. Now if Josh was, in fact, a laid back guy, he’d probably come off OK. He’d be a little annoyed, maybe complain, but he wouldn’t contort his face, turn bright red and act as angry as he does unless…. he has a real problem with anger. Evan had a quote a few episodes back where he said that people who regurgitate affirmational quotes all the time are just trying to hide their real self.

    That’s what Josh does and it’s very transparent. He can’t control is anger, and he flashes it quite easily. It’s been an epic fail on his part trying to look good & repair his image. He’s done the opposite. I can totally see what Andi was saying.

  4. crushonspivey

    August 30, 2016 at 12:34 PM

    My favorite part of last night was after Cailla and Ashley had their fight and agreed to stay away from each other, they showed them sitting together talking by the pool when Wells walked in. So yeah, that fight wasn’t toally staged and fake.

    Another favorite part was seeing Nick and Josh sit on opposite sides of someone chatting. Because, you know, they hate each other and avoid each other. But I did love teh Jersey Shore style fake fight.

    And if you have not figured out that this show is highly scripted and manipulated, you are dumb. By scripted I do not mean the words are written and they are memorizing lines. by scripted I mean teh talks and fights are choreographed. Who talks to who about what is choreographed. Who enters when is choreographed. Seriously, how many times this season alone have we seen someone talk about someone for them to walk in next? Seriously, they aren’t even trying to hide it. They want maximum fake drama, and have put together the show to reflect that.

    And as for the engagements? LOLZ. none of those couples even like each other. Don’t BS me into thinking any of them are really engaged. Stop the BS Elan. Seriously, stop it.

    Steve, keep up the good work taking the p*$$ out of this franchise. But you really need to be more brutal towards BIP contestants. They deserve it.

  5. duckquack

    August 30, 2016 at 1:45 PM

    Dumbshley is entertainment for the Bachelor in Paradise, the writers for the show are square pegs, with no imagination….Dumbshley is fuggley when she opens her mouth it looks like a cow’s as___hole, and then the p__s starts flowing and drowning her face.

    For as long as one party is deeply in love with the other they can’t have a friendship, nor can Dumbshley force someone to love her if they don’t….This stooopid girl should have gone to 5 weeks of therapy instead of taking her a_s to Mexico….A drunk is a drunk and they will follow alcohol no matter where it leads them….Jared is nice to her out of pity, and she wants people to pity her, dumb LOSER.

    Not sure why they bring bleached twins on the show, they would do much better at traveling circus than this show…bah..get rid of these two plastic dummies.
    Go Evan go!!
    Nick poking the bear worked like a charm.

  6. maddie17

    August 30, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    As someone whose had my fair share of relationship woes (read: obsessions), I can look back and appreciate the men who were honest and upfront about how they felt about me. It would hurt to know that they couldn’t picture me romantically, but it hurt less than the several times I was strung along by emotionally unavailable men. Yes I take full responsibility for knowing that something wasn’t right, but I was not strong enough to walk away because I wanted it to work out so badly. With that said, it’s time for Jared to man up.

    I liked Ashley on The Bachelor even with all her craziness, but BIP is another story. If at this point Jared said he wanted to be with her, would it even feel special? Knowing that you had to beg a guy to be with you, what does that tell you about your worth? I admire Caila for being so restrained last night, I might have lost it on Ashley who you can clearly see manipulating Caila and enjoying every bit of it. Even if Ashley is saying that we didn’t see everything as a way of trying to defend her behaviour, you get to a point in your life where you want to be with someone who wants you as much as you want them. That knowing should be enough to stop being cruel and truly being happy for your “friend” Jared if he’s found this with someone else (I’ve never been a fan of being friends with an ex since it can be complicated, but to each his own). And KNOWING that your turn is coming; you should become love, so you can attract love. Mean-girling Caila will not get her closer to her goal.

    As for Josh and Amanda, it doesn’t matter how many people tell her he’s not right (not saying he’s not), if she wants to be with him, she’ll be with him.

  7. thedoctor

    August 30, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    This show is making no f-inf sense. Ant others have stated so fake and producer driven. The twins do all they can to stay even given the Canadian guy a really lame kiss and now a couple days later decide to leave. Why?

    Time to revamp this train wreck. More drunkedness, more nudity, more hookups.

  8. cjscjs711

    August 30, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    Josh really should have read Andi’s book. I’m sure she could have said a lot more about him (negatively) than she did. It was about her experience going through a very public breakup (that the public seemed to feel entitled to an explanation about). They broke up, there was a reason why, or reasons – of course there’s going to be some negative experiences. Who breaks up because there were too many positive experiences.

  9. angelamarie32

    August 30, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    Really???? Nick is the next Bachelor?! Kill me now!

  10. thedoctor

    August 30, 2016 at 8:48 PM

    So looks like the whole season of BIP was set up to lead to Nick being the Bach, NO wonder the season sucked so much.

  11. yoyotono

    August 30, 2016 at 9:41 PM

    I’m super surprised Nick is the Bachelor. I would have been fine with either Nick or Luke

  12. rob22

    August 31, 2016 at 7:14 AM

    I think it’s as simple as the fact that Luke wasn’t up to the Bachelor standards. He’d be another Chris. Boring. With Nick, he’s well known and definitely not boring. To some, he’s a redemption story. To others he’s a self centered player and a bad guy. Either way, that’s good for ratings. RS always says it’s about the story lines and the women, and he’s largely right. But if the show thinks they can squeeze another 100-200K+ viewers out of a better Bachelor choice, that’s what they’ll do. Certainly the choice of Nick has already gained way more attention on Social Media than Luke would have. Controversy = Retweets, Shares & Interest.

  13. rob22

    August 31, 2016 at 7:20 AM

    In some ways picking Nick is not unlike the last minute choice of JoJo. The usual choice would have been Caila because of the difficulties with trying to make the F2 credible (bye Ben, hello Bachelorette) and timing…. but Caila is kinda boring. So the show decided to juice it up, deal with the extra complexities and pick JoJo. I think that was the right pick, although the season was still a bit of a dud. You have to say that Caila would have been deadly boring & certainly wouldn’t have helped at all.

    The show is definitely opening up to more bolder choices for the leads rather than choosing between last year’s F3 & F4 for the role. At this point they haven’t gone outside the show for a lead in a long time. But, who knows? That’s a good thing, I think. Sticking to a dull formula stubbornly is a recipe for ratings decline and failure. Maybe the show finally realizes that they have to spruce things up.

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