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Bachelor in Paradise 4

The “Bachelorette” Episode 4 Recap & (EXCLUSIVE) “Bachelor in Paradise” News. Can it Be Saved After All?

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-Dean’s 1-on-1 date is next. Maybe he thought he was gonna take a party bus on this date. Or awkwardly put a corsage on Rachel. Or have this date chaperoned by his science teacher. Whatever the case, Dean gets to be all alone with Rachel. You never know, that could spell trouble. First they start off with a picnic. Rachel tells us she’s set the bar very high for Dean for some unknown reason. And Dean has set the fashion bar as low as he could on this date wearing shorts that basically could be considered biker shorts with how tight they are on him. Maybe he doesn’t care about fashion, I don’t know. You know what else Dean doesn’t seem to care about? Grooming. Couldn’t someone tell him either grow your full goatee out or shave it all off? That upper lip pube mustache he has going is an embarrassment. Look, I know the guy just started growing his first boy hairs a week earlier, but c’mon. This is national television. Have the decency to not let us watch you go through puberty on your date.

-Rachel and Dean are chilling on their picnic when the Goodyear Blimp passes overheard. Rachel informs us that when she was a kid, she used to call it “Bimp.” Which is ironic, because I think Dean called it that last week. Dean is no doubt extremely nervous to go up in the blimp, namely because he’s afraid of heights. Once again, this show attacks your biggest fears and makes sure whatever you are not a fan of, you will most likely end up on a date that has it. Dean doesn’t like heights, so he gets the Goodyear blimp date. Kenny doesn’t like trolls? He ends up on a 2-on-1 date with Lee. See how this works now? Rachel and Dean both actually end up flying the Goodyear blimp, with the help of a pilot of course. Would’ve been more impressive to see these two navigate that whole flight then land it themselves. Of course, we also would’ve seem them soil themselves if that were the case which would’ve made quite the first date I tell ya’. Regardless, they land the blimp and Rachel and Dean make out. It’s the first of many that night for him and it’s basically like he was just crowned Prom King.

-Back at the resort, the date card arrives and people are hoping they get their first 1-on-1. 13 names are on the card: Alex, Anthony, Peter, Bryan (so much going in alphabetical order), Jonathan, Adam, Matt, Kenny, Lee, Iggy, Eric, Will, and…Josiah. Mr. Jack Stone is getting the second 1-on-1 date in South Carolina, and he is pumped. Others? Not so much. Lee starts making some passive aggressive comments about how much pressure there is on 1-on-1 dates, but if she sends him home, doesn’t mean he’s not a good guy. So really? No one at any point decided it would’ve been a good idea to tell Lee to shut the hell up? No one? Josiah was pretty bummed to not get the 1-on-1 but I guess that just gave him more opportunity to shine. Maybe I’m reading him completely wrong, and yeah he does have a little cockiness to him, but it seems to me he’s just playing it up for the cameras. Like you can tell he’s kind of a ham. I don’t really take what he said seriously because he was going so over-the-top with it, it’s almost like he was breaking the fourth wall. That’s how I saw it, but I certainly could be wrong.

-So Dean and Rachel decide to sit down for a little din din and open up to each other. Well, Dean opened up to her. Rachel just listened, ate her food, then cried because she was so pissed she was going to have to change his diapers later. How annoying to have to do that on a 1-on-1 date you know? Anyway, Dean informs us that his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when he was 9, she beat it, then it resurfaced when he was 14, and she passed away at 15. I thought it was a hard story for him to tell because he broke down at the end, and because he told us it was the first time he ever told the story, but I couldn’t help but scratch my head at how many times he laughed during the story. I get that he’s always smiling and happy, and maybe laughing is a defense mechanism for him, but it was just weird to see laughter come out while trying to tell a story like that. Whatever the case, Rachel seemed taken by his story and gave him the rose. Of course she did. Do you know how disheartening it would’ve been to send a teenager home on a date like that? He would’ve been mortified getting rejected at such a young age. Good girl Rachel.

-Dean and Rachel head off to their night cap with a performance by Russell Dickerson. This show is known for having country “stars” perform on 1-on-1 dates in the past, and granted, I’d never heard of Russell Dickerson before last night. One thing I did find out on Twitter was that he was married, which is good. Because then I would assume he won’t follow in the footsteps of Chris Lane, who performed during Nick and Danielle’s 1-on-1 date last season in Wisconsin, and then proceeded to start hitting up a bunch of girls in Bachelor Nation. To say Chris Lane has an obsession with Bachelor girls would be the understatement of the year. I know of at least FOUR that he’s either hit on, hooked up with, or flat out dated. And if I know of four, then you know there’s more. So Russell, let’s hope you don’t follow in his footsteps and start sliding into the DM’s of marginally relevant reality TV stars, flying them to meet your family, then ghosting them to start seeing someone else from the franchise. Stay classy, Russell. And you stay creepy, Chris.

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  1. rob22

    June 20, 2017 at 8:55 AM

    I think the “Slow PC” pop up ad showing on this site is hysterical. Create a ridiculously buggy website that slows down and sometimes crashes your browser, then slide in a Speed up your PC ad. RS is really focusing his ads these days. Hey, it’s a capitalist system, so monetize away.

  2. crushonspivey

    June 20, 2017 at 8:59 AM

    Not surprised at how BIP is shaking out. We all knew who Corinne was based on how she chose to act on Nick’s season. And we still know who she is now. Nothing has really changed. She is a girl willing to be sexually aggressive for attention because it works for her usually. Combine too much booze and cameras, and she and DeMario went too far for what might be considered socially acceptable in that situation. Good judgment does not seem to be either of their strong suits.

    I have to say though, that this franchise did hit a new low last night, and it was easy to see why. Rachel was in torment, talked about perception as the first black bachelorette and the pressure it brought. why she was freaking seemed out of context based on the guys arguing until the rose ceremony. And then she picked Lee for the final rose, and it became clear. They made her choose Lee for another week of drama, even though she did not want to, TPTB made her, she knew it would reflect poorly on her, and it stressed her out.

    I get this is a produced show, and they want storylines to show week to week. But making Rachel choose the antagonistic and racist Lee(per Dean minimum)when she did not want to do it was all kinds of messed up. All kinds of messed up.

    This is the part of the show I despise, and the producers with a conscience should as well. They try to put people in bad positions for amusement, and bad stuff can happen. Like Corinne and DeMario, or Rachel choosing Lee when it clearly pains her to do so. When the purpose of your show is to create those situations for entertainment, and then bad crap happens, it is hard to show that the show does not at least share a small portion in the situation. They contrive it, it happens, they Fleiss Production co is all innocent? Sorry but they have been doing this crap for years, and are lucky it only just happened. ABC is not to blame, Fleiss is. And I’m betting they paid out to corinne as well, a settlement occurred, and that is why this is over.

  3. hales

    June 20, 2017 at 10:18 AM

    I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to say this and I think I finally have it: I am not surprised that this is the outcome of the investigation based on what I saw of Corinne on the Bachelor. It has nothing to do with her taking her top off or her perceived “promiscuity” but with the manipulative behaviors she displayed in interacting with the other contestants and her inability to take responsibility for her actions.

  4. RaRa

    June 20, 2017 at 10:44 AM

    “Dean: I’m just amazed Dean got cast this season just one year removed from attending his senior prom. Crazy.”

    I thought Dean was 26? How long does Steve think High School lasts? Even if college had a senior prom, that would have been four or five years ago.

    Or am I the only one who took Steve literally?

  5. tinyred500

    June 20, 2017 at 11:12 AM

    I’m surprised that ABC’s investigation is over so quickly, but I think that’s probably good for the franchise. I too am not surprised at the outcome, but I do think the producers should use this opportunity to rethink the format of all the shows, as they are so stale and predictable now. Most importantly rethink and evaluate the producers hand in how these shows are filmed and played out. I’m more astonished that they still want have some kind of summer programme. I would be surprised however if either Demario or Corinne were invited back, but we shall see.

    This recent scandal does show up how the franchise seems to be at odds with itself, (The Bachelor and The Bachelorette programmes perhaps a little less so), they say they are about love and romance, but also there’s a constant undercurrent of being a lot of other things too. On a lighter note, the producers make most of the contestants sound silly with all the stuff they come out with…for example, they are starting to fall in love after only one date etc. or the lead only knows who they are going to pick only the night before!!! Lol Why not let them be more real, let them say real everyday normal things.. It’s such a silly produced show…mind numbing escapist telly viewing.

    I’m in the U.K. and from my understanding the show is aired from 7.00pm onwards in America, so it’s a tame hour. If they showed it at a later time, could it not be at least a bit more honest with what the show is actually about? I’ve seen pixelated out bare bottoms etc, hardly offensive!! We don’t have a British version of any of the shows. The US version is shown overhere on a minor satellite channel, and they’ve only gone back as far as Emily’s season (we are currently on Kaitlyn’s seasons and only BIP series 1 has been shown to date… so we are a bit behind lol). I’ve seen the changes season by season…I wish I could see the older seasons to compare, but it seems the producers push the limits more each season. Our home grown reality dating shows (shown on mainstream stations/networks) go out at or after 9.00pm and pretty much anything goes, full frontal nudity (male and female), real sex, every kind of swearing etc. The contestants know exactly what can be shown on air when they sign up, the viewer is warned beforehand of the programmes content before its aired, and after each and every ad break whilst the programme airs. I don’t know what US guidelines are for airing/showing what we can see in the UK, but wouldn’t it at least be a bit more honest and better if the show’s aired later and for each contestant to know beforehand what can be aired if they behave in an explicit or bad manner? Instead, the show needs to stop pushing so many limits, rein itself, the producers/contestants in and make up its mind what it wants to be, because I feel it dances around a very fine line at present.

    I have a while till Rachel’s season is shown in the UK, and unless I find Rachel’s season online to view, I’m gonna have to keep reading Steve’s website and tweets…and listen to his podcasts which I really enjoy.

  6. rob22

    June 20, 2017 at 11:59 AM

    @tinyred: The US show is at 7:00 or 8:00 depending on time zone. The days of the “family hour” are long gone, or this show would have to be on later at night. Still, nudity on a network channel is a no go. You only see nudity on cable channels. It’s the way it is over here. I’m not saying that it makes sense.

  7. allaboutme

    June 20, 2017 at 12:16 PM

    You can catch The Bachelor/ette on Hulu.

  8. RaRa

    June 20, 2017 at 12:31 PM

    @cushonspivy — You nailed it. Rachel was not ANY happier to have to keep Lee around than she had been happy to keep Whaboom that first couple of weeks. And we saw her reaction to producers blind-siding her with DeMario’s so-called ex a couple weeks ago. I get the distinct impression she is more upset with the on-set antics by producers than by the behavior of the guys, since she obviously does not have the authority to send them home when she wants to.

  9. crushonspivey

    June 20, 2017 at 12:40 PM

    And BiP is back filing per reports, but supposedly with policy and procedure changes. Wonder what that means? Less booze perhaps?

    Curious to see what this show is going to become. I’m sure the losers wanting their fame from this are psyched they aren’t losing their 15 seconds so they can sell crap on their Insta pages.

  10. tinyred500

    June 20, 2017 at 12:45 PM

    The watershed time of 9.00pm whereby pretty much anything goes is also applied to drama’s, film’s etc too, which obviously includes the mainstream channels etc. A warning is always given to the viewer before the programme airs, just like with reality programmes.

    Agreed, it makes no sense to have a no nudity etc., policy, on mainstream telly. It would make more honest television for the US. If a prior warning is given like overhere, viewers can choose whether to watch or not.

  11. tinyred500

    June 20, 2017 at 12:47 PM

    Thank you, I’ll see if I can find the site. I know a few sites won’t play this side of the pond.

  12. supersparklyday

    June 20, 2017 at 2:01 PM

    Yay – Bach in Paradise is saved!! Saved from the lying machinations of Corinne. Sincerely hope I don’t have see her on the revised rendition. She almost ruined a man’s life, and did cost him his job. Corinne has a karmic debt to repay. Her family is rich; she should give DeMario 1 years salary for lying. Then I hope she goes away, forever.

    I am SO looking forward to having my fave summer show back!

  13. shouldbeworking

    June 20, 2017 at 5:11 PM

    The sad thing about this charade is that DeMario lost his job over this nonsense. Guilty until proven innocent I guess. How fair is that?

  14. megs

    June 20, 2017 at 9:43 PM

    I don’t think Dean’s “laughing” was odd… it’s a pretty typical response of someone (particularly male) talking about something uncomfortable and difficult to talk about. I think his response was totally normal.

  15. atleast4characters

    June 20, 2017 at 10:20 PM

    @rob22 — I don’t see any ads, for which I have to thank Steve. Because, in fact, it was many years ago when I first visited this site, that its exceedingly numerous and annoying ads motivated me to find and install an ad blocker for my browser. Life has been good ever since.

  16. cjscjs711

    June 21, 2017 at 1:51 PM

    @atleast4characters – I hear ya. This site is the site that persuaded me to get ad blockers for my computer and smart phone. The ads here caused more havoc than ads on any other page i visit. Now that I have an ad blocker, like you, I see no ads whatsoever, no computer freezing, rolling screens, etc. It wouldn’t have occurred to me to get an ad blocker (which means Steve doesn’t make any money from my visits now) if the experience hadn’t been so extremely bad.

  17. yoyotono

    June 26, 2017 at 11:10 PM

    Corinne needs a nanny to keep track of her *rolls eyes*. This scandal wouldn’t have happened if Raquel had been there to just put her drunk a** to bed. She sexually assaulted several guys that day prior, per Jasmine (anything unwanted is sexual assault, regardless of gender). I feel like Demario lost a lot over this BIP scandal in particular. I don’t know the guy, I just think before the media runs someone through the mud they should wait on facts. Unfortunately, many people like to judge people in a court of public opinion. He was defamed due to it, lost his job…etc.

    It’s pretty much going to be a “he said, she said” situation because ABC will never show the graphic footage of those tapes.

    I wonder why ABC didn’t have these protocols in place BEFORE a situation like this occurred? Everyone knows how unlimited alcohol is provided on set.

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