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Bachelor in Paradise 4

“Bachelor in Paradise 4” Episode 5 Recap, Upcoming Podcasts, Nick & Vanessa Break Up, & Finale Taping on Thursday

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Robby & Amanda

Robby wanted to impress Amanda so he threw some glow sticks in a pool and called it romantic. He thought that might loosen Amanda up and he could finally make out with her so he took her for a moonlight walk on the beach, went for the kill, and Amanda was having none of it. It wasn’t until the cocktail party when Amanda seemed to feel sorry she made the guy wait so long that she gave in and made out with him, making Robby all giddy. The whole thing is hilarious because just a few days earlier, Robby was all about Raven. And if Raven would’ve given him the time of day, Amanda wouldn’t have been a blip on his radar. But now that Raven ghosted him for Adam, Robby is now convincing himself he’s all about Amanda. You know what he’s into with Amanda? Those 1.1 million IG followers she has. Those suuuuuuuure looks enticing.

Derek & Taylor

They had a fight because Derek told her to “f*** off.” But not like in a yelling, screaming way. I watched it a couple times and I still don’t understand how that phrase is what came to his head in that moment. Should he have said it? Of course not. But I also think there was a tad overreaction on Taylor’s part as well. And trust me, I’m the last guy to defend Derek because I think he’s about as shady as they come. But he did seem to get the raw end of the deal on that one. Taylor seemed to take that phrase and run with it. Ultimately because these two are joined at the hip right now, it’s a blip on their radar and every couple in the history of this show has always been show a bad moment or a stumbling block in their relationship. This was theirs. BIP’s Most Boring Couple had their first fight, it didn’t even last 24 hours, and now we can go back to not caring about them.

Adam, Raven, & Sarah

-There wasn’t a whole lot of advancement on this front. Well, other than Adam made out with both of them within minutes of each other. But again, knowing that he’s currently with Raven, it is kinda funny to look back and see what he was saying to Sarah just minutes after he was making out and frolicking on the beach with Raven. He was going to the grocery store, buying all the ingredients to make his cake, made his cake, then ate it too. Dude knew exactly what he was doing. I think he knew he was choosing Raven and just decided to string Sarah along. Sucks for her, but it was somewhat entertaining to watch the BS fly out of his mouth about it.

Diggy, Lacey, & Dominique

You probably forgot about them from last week, didn’t you? Don’t worry. Everyone else did too. But to keep you updated, Diggy went on a date with Lacey, and within an hour of getting back from that date, Dominique showed up and she went out with Diggy, which didn’t sit well with Lacey. She confronted him at the cocktail party about it, Diggy had no words for it other than to tell her that his rose was going to Dominique. Hey, at least he was honest…(cough) (cough)…Adam…(cough) (cough)…Dean…(cough) (cough)…However, at the end of the episode we see Lacey’s night in shining armor show up in Daniel since, well, they’d hooked up before the show even started, she strictly went on the show for him, she knew he was coming on, and she was kinda obsessed with him. And Daniel is obsessed with being on TV. So you can see where this one is headed.

Dean, Kristina, & DLo

Again, another one that didn’t get a ton of time this episode, but Dean sure is digging himself one hell of a grave here. He sits there with Kristina laying on him, his arm around her, telling her he wants to see DLo stay. But then at the same time showering Kristina with compliments, which only confused her more. I believe her tweet last night summed up her feelings about her conversations with Dean:

So yeah, Dean played both of them on the show, he played both of them post-show, and is basically in no position whatsoever to be the “Bachelor.” Sorry people, not happening. Just wait til you see what I’m hearing happens tonight after the rose ceremony when Dean gives Kristina the rose. They have a little private time together. Well, private time they apparently thought was private yet it was caught on tape. How can I describe this without giving it away? Awwww screw it. Kristina starts to give Dean a hand job on the bed but can’t because Dean loses his erection. No joke. I don’t know how all this is gonna play out or how it’s gonna be shown since I’ve never actually seen it, but that’s apparently what happens. And yes, this is airing on ABC tonight before 9:00pm EST. Oh boy.

And finally tonight, just like last week, the last hour or so will be Chris Harrison in the studio doing another “panel discussion.” This time with Raven (of course), Wells, Alexis, and Amanda. Also, they bring out Matt and Jasmine to discuss what happened with them, and then we get the Corinne sit down. Mind you, all of this was filmed on the same day that last week’s studio show was, back on August 5th. Even though they try to make you think those were filmed on separate days, they weren’t. Hell, all you need to do is go back and look at Raven’s outfit last week and it’s exactly the same as what she was wearing tonight. I will definitely have some thoughts tomorrow on what Corinne says as I’m already questioning some of the stuff she’s already been saying to the media while promoting tonight. She’s basically already backtracking on something that her lawyer put out there. Shocking, I know.

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  1. adelina

    August 29, 2017 at 8:01 AM

    I was just as confused as you Steve. Last night’s show was complete sheet. Every single one of these people on this show is making a complete arse of themselves or is a complete fool for giving up their pride to be on this show.

    The only ones who look good Wells and Diggy. He’s a shining light of normalcy.

    Raven – trying so so hard.
    Jasmine – playing into every angry black woman stereotype on earth.
    Kristina – sweet girl acting so pathetically desperate.
    Dean – child
    Adam – no appeal
    Taylor – an embarrassment to the mental health field. Her valley girl voice alone – ugh!
    Derek – left his balls in Taylor’s purse
    Alexis – trashy
    Lacey – sad little sap
    Robby – just gross
    Amanda – desperate

    The whole scallops thing played to death was not funny and just plain high school girl level mean.

  2. jlal

    August 29, 2017 at 8:37 AM

    OMG adelina, I couldn’t have said it better myself; you nailed it with all of them.

    I was so frustrated when Dean was telling Kristina he thought of her feelings before making every decision, and she goes “That’s so sweet”, ugh! I about spit out my drink. I wanted to scream at her “Actions, not words. Pay attention to his actions woman.”

    Ladies, never, ever buy into the pretty words unless there are pretty actions to back them up. Talk is truly cheap.

    Amanda is just stringing Robby along to get a rose. Not faulting her as that is the point, just making an observation.

    Taylor’s valley girl voice is killing me man. Also, everyone apparently no matter how well educated just massacres pronouns. Frankly, Steve does too, just read his post. I wish someone would teach these people which pronoun to use, it makes me crazy.

    For the record people – Take out the other person and it will tell you which pronoun to use. “Me and her went to the mall” – “me when to the mall” (wrong), “her went to the mall” (wrong). She and I went to the mall (correct). She went to the mall – I went to the mall. Got it, great!

    Maybe I should offer to tutor the contestants so they don’t sound so ignorant.

  3. ashleigh11

    August 29, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    I liked Christen and her chill vibe and I did think the other girls were being very Regina George/Mean Girls/’You can’t sit with us!” on her with the scallops thing. And I thought the story was that she grabbed the take-out box of scallops from her car to take with her on the ride to the bar (not randomly pulling scallops out of her purse). Girls tend not to eat a lot when going out (and especially nothing with carbs), so as weird as scallops sound, I can see why she’d grab something like that to fill her up a bit before drinking, without worrying about the dreaded carb-bloat in a tight dress. Doing it in a jam-packed car probably wasn’t the smartest thing, but they way overplayed it. Clearly the Paradise clique was Team Jasmine because of her aggressive claim on Matt, so Christen was thrown under the bus. The side-giggling and constant scallop fingers thing felt like grade school girls ganging up on a new girl and telling her ‘ewww, you smell!’. Like it’s just silly, especially for adult women.

    Re Taylor/Derek. I thought Derek had said the FU as a joke. They weren’t arguing when it came out, so the context was important. For Taylor to name it a ‘trigger’ that causes her to burst into tears and demand to be alone so she can question the relationship (and consider ending it, even 24 hrs later) is bizarre and not a good trait to carry into a mature relationship for the future.

  4. ctrealitygirl

    August 29, 2017 at 10:38 AM

    Wow! After reading these comments I am SO glad that I was not home last night and recorded the episode! I will definitely zip thru it and skip all the scallop nonsense. I am so NOT liking this season’s cast, even Dean, the one person I looked forward to seeing on the show. What a pack of immature self-absorbed people. There is not one couple I am the least bit invested in. I say just end it now and give us Dancing with the Stars on Monday nights!

  5. rob22

    August 29, 2017 at 10:47 AM

    I have three shows on backlog on the DVR. I can’t really get myself to watch them. BIP is always pretty bad and uninteresting, but this season really has to be the last one. They’ve played this out to the point that nobody is even really attempting to have much of a relationship. The ones that are out there seem to be more business partnerships, disguised as a relationship, designed to generate attention and clicks. Whatever is happening, it’s unwatchable.

  6. purplerayne

    August 29, 2017 at 11:01 AM

    Yeah, it seems Christen had leftovers/take out and tried to eat in the car on way to a club. Big deal.

    And I didnt find Taylor’s trigger odd……she made it clear its from past relationships. So someone she dated probably verbally abused her and she’s more sensitive to that type of language than most. Verbal abuse is just as powerful as physical. Even a small joke could make her feel..wait, is this how he is off camera?….its understandable that she would be worried.

  7. jlal

    August 29, 2017 at 11:08 AM

    Ashleigh, you’re so right the scallop thing was very jr. high school and mean girls.

    I wonder is Jasmine is as aggressive as they edit her to be. For the love of Pete, she was crawling all over Matt and he did not seem to be interested at all. Either she is just clueless and not good at picking up signals or lack there of, or the producers were egging her on.

  8. nevermiss

    August 29, 2017 at 12:44 PM

    I don’t understand the double standards on this show or from the viewer. No one batted an eye when Dlo asked out Dean even though he was in an established relationship with Kristina. And no one seemed to care when Kristina said she would like to go on a date with one of the new guys (can’t remember who it was) even though she’s supposedly head over heels in love with Dean. But yet Christen took major heat and Dean is getting trashed for being a typical 26 year old. Let’s not forget these relationships have only been days long NOT years (or even months) of a normal, committed relationship.

  9. thedoctor

    August 29, 2017 at 1:14 PM

    I only half pay attention. But didn’t Derek state he has talked on the phone 100’s of hours with Taylor?

    Wells is sure getting a ton of screen time. Will he be replacing Chris Harrison?

    I can’t beleive how much scree time is given to pointless garbage. Were is the topless pool action? Can we please get one if these triangles morph in a menage a trios? BIP needs a shakeup, way too boring.

    Why does Matt leave? What the heck. Is it that boring that guys leave for no reason at all? Or did Jasmine scare the crap out of him?

  10. ctrealitygirl

    August 29, 2017 at 1:48 PM

    I just hope that they’re NOT giving Wells a lot of air time to groom him for being named the next bachelor like they did with Nick last summer. Wells is a nice guy but does NOT have enough charisma to pull off being the leading man…he’s more like a girl’s best friend than lover. Please give us someone hotter than that!!

  11. cmb977

    August 29, 2017 at 2:08 PM

    I love how these girls are all tough until the heat is on them…

    Then they disable comments on their social media haha ?

  12. cmb977

    August 29, 2017 at 2:33 PM

    My guess is Jasmine didn’t call her a bitch as many times as it seemed but there was editing happening to replay her comment in various contexts.

    That said, I hope these girls do actually read this stuff… what I liked about Jasmine before was the comedic light hearted relief she brought to the show. Seeing her react last night by being ugly to the girl and clingy to the guy was appalling. First of all, whether she has a true grievance with Christen or not isn’t for us to judge, but she showed she can’t be the classier woman when she is upset. And ultimately drove the guy away because of it. I also am irritated with the double standard depending on where you sit in the bachelor world popularity co test…

    D Lo comes in, steaks Dean from Kristina and nobody seems to care or take Kristinas side. Nobody tells D Lo hey, girl code, not a good play. But then Christen who is less popular rolls in and gets the green light from Matt himself does the same thing and she’s ostracized.

    I hope looking back there’s some reflection of behaviour and realization that her behaviour led to Matt wanting nothing to do with her. And her anger was misdirected entirely. But judging on her Twitter comments she is defending her behaviour and blocking anyone who doesn’t agree with her.

  13. ltil47

    August 29, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Wait so if the finale is being taped in advance is then when they’re announcing the next bachelor. Meaning you may be able to actually spoil that this time?!

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