-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.