What you’ve been waiting for, I know. So many things I’ve heard about this season of “Bachelor in Paradise,” but I wanted to get you guys the ending first. In terms of the episode-by-episode stuff, I’ve heard so many people and the dates they went on, and who went home after this happened, but it’s hard to piece right now which episodes they happened in. We’ve still got three weeks til the August 7th premiere, so let me work on that. In the meantime, I have your ending and who the final couples were so we’ll do that first.
Yesterday, the first promo for the season was released. Here are some of the short screen shots you can take from it:
Jordan and Annaliese… pic.twitter.com/KoTJ9Qw7SY
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Kevin and Astrid… pic.twitter.com/YdZ9mcJ6p8
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Nick Spetsas and Chelsea… pic.twitter.com/r7VfmGqtsK
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Eric and Nysha… pic.twitter.com/dw6XEau1z1
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Knowing what I know about this season, and after watching that clip, it’s pretty clear to me that every clip in that video was literally from the first two days of filming. There’s nothing in there that’s from later in the season, so just know that.
Now lets get to cast members. People.com released the original cast members three weeks ago. Then the day after that, I gave you more contestants that would be on the show:
Colton Underwood (Becca’s season)
Chris Randone (Becca)
Connor Obrochta (Becca)
Leo Dottavio (Becca)
Kamil Nicalek (Becca)
Benoit Beauséjour-Savard (Winter Games)
Caroline Lunny (Arie’s season)
Jacqueline Trumbull (Arie)
Jenna Cooper (Arie)
Jubilee Sharpe (Ben’s season)
Shushanna Mkrtychyan (Ben)
Now I can give you even more contestants that you will see this season:
Wills Reid (Becca’s season – was made official last week by People.com)
Christen Whitney (Scallops. Fresh off her 2nd place finish on the “Proposal,” she went down to Mexico)
Olivia Goethals (Arie’s season)
Cassandra Ferguson (Juan Pablo’s season)
Robby Hayes (Thirst extraordinare from JoJo’s season and BIP 4)
Diggy Moreland (Rachel’s season)
Jordan Mauger (Winter Games, Bachelor New Zealand)
Ok, obviously plenty of sh** happened before this final episode, but let me just fill you in on that final rose ceremony and what happened after that. Going into the final rose ceremony, here were the people left on the show:
Robby (entered in the last episode)
Diggy (entered in the last episode)
Jordan NZ (entered in the last episode)
Eric left at the beginning of the episode because he didn’t want to be there anymore and felt he had no connections.
At the cocktail party before the final rose ceremony, Kendall and Joe broke up. They had been with each other a majority of the show and ended it. However, if you paid close attention to social media this weekend, Kendall was in Chicago visiting Joe. You see those pictures he took with David and John? Yeah, that was Kendall who was taking the pictures. Trust me, she was there. People saw them together certainly acting like a couple. However, Kendall five days earlier was in Atlanta at a watch party that fans attended, and she was pretty much flirting it up with Alex Bordy (Rachel’s season) and Michael Garofola. Needless to say, Kendall is enjoying being single in Bachelor Nation. Good on her I guess. So even though she was with Joe this past weekend in Chicago, they broke up at the cocktail party before the final rose ceremony.
At the final rose ceremony, girls gave out roses to the guys. They were as follows:
Astrid gave hers to Kevin
Olivia to John
Cassandra to Jordan NZ
Annaliese to Kamil
Krystal to Chris
Jenna to Jordan
Shushanna to Robby
Diggy was the only one sent home at this rose ceremony.
Then at this point, Chris Harrison comes in and tells the couples like he did last year, they have three options:
1) They can leave separately
2) They can leave as friends/couple
3) They can stay in the fantasy suite
Here’s what the final couples decided to do:
Kevin & Astrid broke up (However, I showed you the pictures last week of them together post-show, so, expect them to say they’re together when the reunion show rolls around)
John & Olivia choose the overnight date
Kamil & Annaliese choose the overnight date
Chris & Krystal choose the overnight date
Jordan Model & Jenna choose the overnight date
Robby & Shushanna leave as friends
Jordan NZ & Cassandra leave as friends
We all know that Ashley & Jared got engaged down in Mexico. Since I don’t know how these episodes are going to be broken down, it’s hard to pinpoint what episode that happens in, but it looks like it’s Episode 5. And although early reports I heard I told you I wasn’t hearing there were any other engagements, that’s why I wait til I’m able to gather all the info I can. That ended up not being accurate. There definitely was another engagement in Paradise. You ready for this one?
Jordan Kimball got engaged to Jenna Cooper. For those maybe forgetting what Jenna looked like from Arie’s season, it’s this girl:
Have a field day with that one. But yeah, they’re engaged. Now, there’s another couple that I’m hearing about that I’ve heard might be engaged as well, and that’s Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson. Put it this way, if they DIDN’T get engaged in Paradise, there’s a good chance they will at the reunion show from everything I’m hearing. UPDATE: Chris & Krystal did get engaged in Paradise. So that makes 3 engagements total this season.
In addition, when Kendall was in Chicago visiting Joe this weekend, John also went out there to see Olivia. Wasn’t hard to follow that on their IG accounts since they were both posting from the Windy City Smokeout. So I guess you could say John and Olivia are still carrying on from Paradise. I have no idea if Kamil and Annaliese are still a thing, and honestly, I don’t even care to. Robby & Shushanna are definitely not together, Jordan NZ and Cassandra aren’t together, and Kevin and Astrid pretty much are.
There’s so much earlier stuff that I’ve heard that I need to piece all together, but that’s what happened on the last episode. As I reported when I went on Juliet Litman’s podcast two weeks ago then mentioned the next day, Colton and Tia broke it off earlier in the season. I guess Colton didn’t see themselves lasting in the real world so they broke up and both went home.
And finally, I’m sure you saw Bekah post yesterday that she never went to Paradise and it’s because she’s had a boyfriend since February. Basically exactly what I told you two weeks ago. They wanted her to do it, she was all set to do it, then decided not to because, well you know, she’d been seeing a guy for 4 months at that point and I’m guessing it wouldn’t have gone over too well. So there’s your Bekah update that you already knew.
Whew. A lot to post and that was only the final episode. If I don’t get every date and detail of who went home when by the time the show rolls around, I’ll just post what I know of who went on dates with who and roughly tell you when I think they went home. And there’s a BIG fight this season between two of the guys that is some pretty major drama and makes one guy look really bad apparently. I’ll update you on that too. But outside of knowing 100% if Chris and Krystal are engaged, your spoilers for the last episode are definitely accurate. On to last night’s episode…
July 17, 2018 at 10:21 AM
Blake talking Becca to his HS was probably a ruse to see Betty Who in the auditorium. I really, really like Blake. Didn’t notice him too much before now. He should be the next bachelor, guy is too hot and nice. Also, kudos to Blakes’s parents for getting along after such a messy split.
Becca was never picking Colton, so Tia telling her about her feelings didn’t stop anything. Also, I took the Colton Chris conversation as he asking Chris if sex is expected. However, it was a totally planted question, give me a break.
I’m team Blake, unless he does something to blow it.
July 17, 2018 at 11:02 AM
I’m really curious about Robby Hayes being on the show. He’s been dating Scheana Marie from Vanderpump Rules for at least THREE months. AFAIK, they are still together and tweeting each other. He helped her move into her new apartment last month. This makes no sense unless he snuck off to Mexico and didn’t tell her.
July 17, 2018 at 11:20 AM
After seeing how unfairly Becca has treated Colton for 2 episodes straight now, I’m pretty disgusted with her.
I guess Colton didn’t get the word about Becca requiring a coitus curriculum vitae before dating her given how many times Becca has fussed about his lack of “experience”.
Seesh… and all Becca wanted was honesty.
At this point, all I gotta say is #ArieWasRight
July 17, 2018 at 11:56 AM
I believe Becca was referring to relationship experience, not sexual experience. Also, I don’t get how she treated him unfairly at all.
It has already been established she didn’t just get up and leave after he told her; they edited in a restroom break for drama.
If anything I have never gotten the impression that Colton was at all serious about Becca, but rather just playing along.
July 17, 2018 at 1:48 PM
@corn29 — I think it’s understood when you come on this site that you have an understanding of how the show works and how it is edited to fit the plot narrative. My point is – you’re buying into the portrayal of Becca having a strong reaction or opinion to Colton’s lack of sexual experience.
In other words, your reaction is inaccurate because it’s based on editing, not reality.
July 17, 2018 at 5:32 PM
@jlal I have to agree with your perception that Becca has not treated Colton poorly. And the whole Tia thing, geez c’mon girl… two weeks ago you said it’s all good to Becca. Also, Tia and Colton spent a couple days together and Tia has feelies? I don’t buy it. Me thinks Tia is just plain ole jealous of Becca. Dizzy girl that Tia.
July 17, 2018 at 6:37 PM
Thank you oh so very, very, very much for ‘splaining how The Bachelorette works.
I cannot believe I’ve been getting it wrong for so long now.
Thank you, thank you, thank you once again. From the bottom of my heart.
Now run along little princess and do some research so in the future you’re just not parroting this site’s POV.
July 17, 2018 at 7:19 PM
Steve, I know the recaps are totally secondary for you now, but c’mon… Garrett lives in Reno, not Manteca. He’s a pharmaceutical rep, not in on the family farm. It is nothing like Chris Soules in bfe Idaho. Manteca has a Costco and a minor league baseball team and is 1 hour from Oakland international airport. I expect this level of ignorance from Ashley and Ben but not you. Sheesh. Make fun of Garrett for the fact that his tractor was being driven by… yet his IG likes are of … being tossed over the wall? Ahem
July 17, 2018 at 11:33 PM
Okay, so I have been lurking the site for years now, and today I went through the trouble of setting up this login, pw, everything to respond to the inane post that Steve made. I agree with wavecatchingmom about the errors, but here is what is bugging me:
1. Steve telling everyone to not write/comment/react about what a contestant says or does from this show, because instead of saying something negative just let it go. I am sorry but where was this advice when he and AshleymilitantSpivey trashed Garrett? They took on their holier than thou position and lectured everyone about how horrible Garrett is. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not at all supporting any kind of hate-based memes or anything, all I am saying is that how does he and Ashley get to be the people to tell us what we can or cannot react to and how. I am not supporting bullying anyone on the Internet, but for God’s sake, if people question Tia’s intentions or friendship, it’s not that big of a stretch of imagination to see why. Besides, doesn’t Steve threaten all sorts of contestants from this franchise to expose them, what they messaged to other people, etc. and tweet about it day in and day out. When Corinne was on, he didn’t like what she was doing and he trashed her then too. He trashed Arie, Peter, and Nick as well. I am not saying that I love these contestants. I couldn’t care less. But the self-righteousness is absolutely nauseating.
2. Ashley Spivey – WTF is wrong with this woman? Who made her the Bachelor/Bachelorette investigative journalist? Does she get paid to go dig up dirt on contestants? Is she trying to be a mini Steve? You look at her thread on Twitter, where people are engaging her in a civil manner and she is trashing them, left and right, especially if those people are raising decent points without namecallung or being mean. And then she virtue signals to everyone else saying they are bullies. Lady, you’re the bully when you go digging up dirt on people, plaster it all over the Internet, and then state that anyone who doesn’t agree with you is part of the problem and berate them. I mean I am politically on the left and even I get nauseated by how she goes at conservatives. Politics have become so divisive and we don’t listen to each other, and I fully admit 100% that people like Ashley are huge part of the problem. They think they have the right position and go lecturing others. I am sorry, but I doubt that any one polarized view, left or right has the whole picture. We have to talk and not see each other as enemies or think only our way of thinking and doing things is right. Its disgusting to me how she berates people. Her fragility is on high display when someone engages her politely, cogently, and holds their own with her.
I cannot for the life of me see how she is capable of giving any decent advice when she is unable to consider anything else other than her own closed-minded thoughts.
Both Steve and Ashley think that they have become huge celebrities because of the franchise and their role in it and treat so many of the viewers like crap. Its unnecessary. Their connection to this show’s contestants doesn’t make them special or in any way better or superior than anyone that they can feel legitimized for treating people with so much disrespect.
That’s all. This rant was just bubbling up for a while and I had to put it out there.
July 18, 2018 at 2:18 AM
I couldn’t agree more, and I could add more, but not today. 🙂
Ashley S has the ‘c’ word in her Twitter profile thingy, that speaks oodles about her, and I’m not interested in that type of person in anyway.
July 18, 2018 at 6:32 AM
Agree with bachfan2014 and Tinyred. That is why I would never waste my time listening to any podcast of Steve’s with her in it, only Steve’s bachelor podcast. I would bet anything she was one of the bully mean girls in high school. I guess if she can judge other ppl then I can judge her. Way to set an example for her kids with that filthy mouth of hers.
July 18, 2018 at 6:43 AM
> Steve telling everyone to not write/comment/react about what a contestant
> says or does from this show, because instead of saying something negative
> just let it go.
Yep… sometimes it’s okay for one to have an opinion. And if that opinion goes against the grain, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s negative.
While were on the topic of edits/portrayals, I get that this show prods contestants, that things are staged at times, that there are portions which are scripted. BUT, contestants have to own their behavior. No matter how much a producer was in Corinne’s ear for example, her slutty behavior is still her behavior; not ABC’s. Same with Ben or Juan Pablo. The other Ben — the one who proposed to Courtney. Ditto for Becca’s BS that she had to go “gather her thoughts” as some kind of code speak for having to use the toilet.
> Ashley Spivey – WTF is wrong with this woman? Who made
> her the Bachelor/Bachelorette investigative journalist?
Plus, simply clicking the like button on something is not a -ist, -ism, -phobe, or bullying or shaming or hate act. The meme Garrett clicked for the difference between conservative and liberal women was actually kind of funny.
Sometimes stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason… heck, it’s how most of the comedians and late night talk show hosts people worship so much make a living!
THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS, Ashley S didn’t personally agree with it. If Colbert did it, for example, she’d be re-tweeting it all over the place.
MOREOVER, Ashley S needs to take a few law classes… when a defendant has an agreement in place in lieu of a sentence, it’s NOT going to show up in a standard background check. It will now for Lincoln though since he failed to meet the terms of the agreement.
July 18, 2018 at 6:45 AM
> I believe Becca was referring to relationship experience, not sexual experience.
You believe wrong then.
Go back and re-watch the last two episodes. Sexual experience, in addition to dating experience, were specifically addressed.
July 18, 2018 at 12:18 PM
I didn’t remember hearing about the shooting at Blake’s school. Much worse than I imagined. I can’t even imagine this and how he seems to be so put together. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platte_Canyon_High_School_hostage_crisis
July 18, 2018 at 1:39 PM
Come on Steve – You don’t remember Roy Rogers and Dale Evans? The King of the Cowboys and his wife.
July 18, 2018 at 5:08 PM
I am notfamiliar with Ashley’s rants, as I never heard her or read anything. But RS always slams people for buying the scripted and edited BS, then does it himself. I also think he is bored with his job. The Garrett mistake is a prime example. Also, how he goes onand on and on how he doesn’t care about anyone on the show. If he doesn’t why is he doing this?
I also stand by my opinion that Becca’s response was edited, she probably didn’t even get up right after he told her. And, Tia and tBecca were playing into the drama.
July 18, 2018 at 5:19 PM
If this shows twice sorry, but it did post the first time. I stand by my opinion that Becca didn’t even get up right after Colton told her. It was edited to look that way. I also don’t think she gave a rat’s a$$ whether he was a virgin or not, because she was no more into him than he was her.
As for RS, he seems bored with his job. He goes on and on how he doesn’t care about anything with the show. He also slams people for buying into the edited drama, then does the same thing.
September 26, 2018 at 3:35 AM
Totally agree with jlal. RS doesn’t like the thing the does. His regular complaining about the show awakes the desire to knock him off. Why are you on the show, if you don`t like it? Stop complaining, dude!