Well, I’d say today is one of the more information filled posts I can remember in a while. Can’t remember the last time a column had this much in it, explaining a lot of things, clarifying what we’re seeing, and having exclusives. So here’s how it’s gonna roll today. Page 1 is to update you on the “Bachelorette”/BIP schedule, BIP cast info, some notes about the show, and other things. Then the next 3 pages, as I do on my podcast, I will have my own version of “Explain Your Tweet,” where I will tell you why I tweeted out what I did over the last 4 or 5 days. There’s a method to my madness trust me. I’ve never tweeted something which teased a storyline or spoiler I was gonna release, then never followed through. Ever. Yes, I get that you have to have everything 3 seconds after I tweet it, but sometimes it just doesn’t work that way. You will get it. You always do. But sometimes I like to whet your appetite for what’s about to come. Gives it a little excitement of what to expect, no? Anyway, everything I tweeted since last Thursday will be explained today so you will all have the answers you wanted. And frankly, I think it delivers. Page 2 will be an update on the “Bachelorette.” Page 3 will talk about what’s going on with Blake down in Paradise. And page 4 is the other main storyline happening in Paradise that was a long time coming. A lot to digest today so be sure to read all of it and not just skim through.
This past Friday, ABC announced that BIP would be starting on August 5th. Which is the exact same time it’s basically started it’s previous 5 seasons. I mean, look at the start and end dates for the previous 5 seasons:
Season 1: August 4th – September 8th
Season 2: August 2nd – September 7th
Season 3: August 2nd – September 6th
Season 4: August 14th – September 11th (season that had the shut down and air date got pushed back)
Season 5: August 7th – September 11th
So them starting August 5th is on schedule. However, when “Bachelor in Paradise” was first renewed, it was announced the show was starting Monday, July 29th, meaning Hannah’s season finale would be July 22nd. Now that the BIP start date has been moved back a week, so has Hannah’s finale, and her finale will air July 29th. Hence the reason they were able to throw that BS “recap” episode in the middle of the season last night. Didn’t throw the schedule off now that BIP is a week later. Just means that going forward, Hannah’s episodes will look like this:
June 24th: Latvia
July 1st: Netherlands
July 8th: Hometowns
July 15th: Overnights
July 22nd: Men Tell All
July 29th: Finale (they haven’t announced if there will be a two night finale like Becca and Colton’s season, so I guess it’s still possible the last episode of this season could air on the 30th). I don’t think there’s any conspiracy theory to this at all. ABC loves “Bachelor/ette” programming, so I guess they just gave them another week. But since they didn’t have an extra episode, they just decided to do what they did last night and do a recap of the first 5 episodes.
I announced your original BIP cast in Thursday’s column, but ABC “officially” did the same last night after Hannah’s episode. Cast is the same as I gave you:
These favorites are headed to Paradise!
Here's who you'll see starting August 5 on ABC's #BachelorInParadise. pic.twitter.com/Vt4Svzu1H2
— Bachelor in Paradise (@BachParadise) June 18, 2019
Kristina isn’t on that list because she’s not technically considered original cast since she didn’t arrive on the first day. She came in on day 2. In the following pages, you will hear me talk about some people who have given roses and who they gave them to, along with some couples that have formed on BIP. But very few. Only going to address the main storylines now, but you will have all your BIP spoilers after filming is all said and done. Believe there’s only about a week left of filming. So much more to give you on this show in the following weeks, but today I’m gonna focus on the two main storylines on pages 3 & 4. There are plenty of other cast members who have joined (some already have joined and are off), but it’s not hard to figure out by just checking their social media accounts. All other cast entries, dates, roses, etc will be spoiled once it’s all over. It’s juicy, let me tell ya’.
One thing to cover from last night is the preview for the rest of the season and Chris Harrison telling Hannah something along the lines of someone has come back with their own ring and is ready to get engaged. The person Chris is referring to is Luke P. The preview basically gives away that Hannah eliminates Luke at the overnight date dinner portion after their talk about sex in the fantasy suites goes completely off the rails. Chris’ convo with Hannah is about Luke, but it’s very shady in how it’s presented. All I can tell you is that you’ll never see a ring, no ring was ever bought by Luke, he was given a ring by production for God knows what reason, but he never proposes to Hannah. As the spoilers stated, Luke comes back to talk to Hannah the next day after she lets him go during their overnight date, but it goes nowhere, he never proposes, and she still sends him home. The preview was very misleading, per usual. Hope that answers that since it was the #1 thing tweeted and emailed to me after it aired.
I guess I can start my “Explain Your Tweet” segment right here, although this one I can’t say. Yet.
Engagement coming…(you’ll know it when you see it)
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) June 16, 2019
I suspect you will know this sooner rather than later. Only a matter of time. But you’ll know when it’s posted that was what I referring to. Ok, lets get to your goodies.
UPDATE: This was the engagement I was talking about in that tweet from Sunday. Was told it was coming that day, but obviously not going to post it before it happened. And it did
Country Star @iamchrislane and Bachelor Alum @laurenbushnell3 Are Engaged: All the Proposal Details https://t.co/6FndvcZetN
— People (@people) June 18, 2019
Reveals start on Page 2…
June 18, 2019 at 10:05 AM
I thought all Hannah got going with Tyler was just physical chemistry. And opportunistic-stocky-Jed, mehhh.. not my type. Peter is too dorky for me.
Mike for Bachelor!
June 18, 2019 at 10:07 AM
So disappointed. Love Tyler and they seem like a good fit. The Jed thing just won’t work. I also love Hannah. She is honest, open and refreshing. I love how she puts the men in their place and wish the guys could get over their Luke P obsession. Also love how open and blunt she is about being a horn dog!
As for BIP—poor Blake. Seems like a good guy that suddenly figured out how easy it is to get laid and doesn’t know how to resist! He will learn. Hopefully the world doesn’t tear him apart before then.
June 18, 2019 at 10:23 AM
Been watching this show since day 1. (I’m convinced the smarter you are the dumber the TV you watch. So I’m pretty friggin’ smart, but not a genius as I don’t watch any of the Real Housewives or the Kardashians.) And Hannah is the best lead to date. Real, goofy, not polished, not perfect, calls it as it is. Hate Luke P, but because Hannah is callin’ it as it is, understand why she keeps him around (didn’t we all have that guy at some point in our 20’s – the one who everyone did not like for us, but yet….). And then when she finally figures it out, gives him the bird. Bravo ABC…finally letting people be a bit more real.
And RS…fantastic spoilers today. blakey, blakey, blakey *shaking head*. Blake is the new Bob Guiney.
June 18, 2019 at 11:40 AM
Jason was my favorite from Becca’s season, but I liked Blake a lot too. Very disappointed to read this about him, but I hope it makes him change for the better. He’s certainly not the first person from this franchise to have let it go to his head.
June 18, 2019 at 11:44 AM
BIP this summer is gonna make for some great TV drama. And it all sounds as real as the wedding between Marcus and Lacey turned out to be. Scripted, fake TV drama. That’s all BIP is.
June 18, 2019 at 11:47 AM
Also, Hannah is still pretty dumb, and easily controlled by her producer. But credit to her for getting a little better at communicating and for showing a spine with the guys. And those guys by the way–what drama queens. This franchise really struggles with finding men. Lots of whiny boys flock to it though.
June 18, 2019 at 12:43 PM
LOL. You nailed it!
June 18, 2019 at 1:53 PM
I really like Hannah as the lead. She’s fun to watch, so refreshing. Maybe she’s keeping Luke P around for ratings or producer manipulation, don’t know, but the guys should just let her figure it out and stop being such whiny little beotches. Very bad look for Garrett. In a way, I’m glad she doesn’t pick Tyler because I’d like to see him as the lead – so good looking. Mike is fine, but he’s a drama queen. The guys who stayed out of the fray last night came off looking so good. Poor Conor is always getting the shaft! First the date when she’s sick and then all the bickering when he was trying to have a convo with her.
June 18, 2019 at 1:56 PM
I like Hannah and think she is a great bachelorette…she tells it like it is…but am so disappointed that she chose Jed over Tyler who I think is absolutely adorable and really cares about her. It is too bad that a runner up can’t be the bachelor…that would be a great season with Tyler.
June 18, 2019 at 2:12 PM
Hannah is my favourite lead to date, along with Emily M. She’s totally natural and real. What a shame she didn’t pick Tyler though, he’s my fav out of the men, but it’s only her choice that matters.
Yucky on Blake, too bad fame has gone to his loins. He’s not the first contestant, and won’t be the last for fleeting fame to spoil him.
June 18, 2019 at 4:46 PM
Looks like Jed’s ex did come forward to People. Quite explicitly. Just when I was getting excited about him being chosen by Hannah. ? This cannot be good. Will she try to get Tyler back? No one would blame her.
June 18, 2019 at 5:04 PM
I’m in agreement with lots of the above. I like Hannah because she’s different and it’s refreshing to have someone who doesn’t try to be perfect. I can relate to her not being polished and speaking her mind. And I’m not sure how I feel about Jed winning her heart. I did like her and Tyler together. And as for Blake… he was so well liked and turned out to be womanizer. I bet Becca is glad she didn’t choose him.
June 18, 2019 at 5:08 PM
‘I don’t want my dad to have to help me pay rent anymore.’
If the quote is true, I call JED-THE-LOSER!!!
No excuses at 25 to still be a leech!
June 18, 2019 at 5:33 PM
I thought Hannah was big-headed in the latest episode, reprimanding the guys. And she’s all me-me-me, the whole session.
Reminds me of the time Deanna exploded on the guys saying how this is her journey and also all about me-me-me
June 18, 2019 at 6:37 PM
I like Hannah as the lead. But not because she’s real or honest. It’s because she’s a freaking train wreck! She goes off on the guys for their drama when she could have EASILY eliminated all of the drama by sending Luke P home. She CAUSED the drama, got mad at the guys, had a crying jag like the train wreck that she is, and THEN gave Luke another rose…. assuring more drama. But her poor decisions, excessive drinking and over emotional reactions are what makes the season potentially great. I always root for the s**t show. It looks really good that the whole season is going fully off the rails. Love it!!
June 18, 2019 at 8:50 PM
I’M SO PUMPED!!! this means Tyler can be bachelor!!!!!! Because why wouldn’t they pick him, literally every other tweet I see is all about Tyler
June 18, 2019 at 11:40 PM
@robb, Don’t you think the producers input might be the reason Luke is lasting as long as he is? I’m sure Hannah likes him, but….
Remember ‘Ole Sparkle’ Tierra on Sean’s Series?! She long outstayed her welcome, and everyone wanted her gone well before she eventually got sent home.
June 19, 2019 at 2:46 AM
You don’t think that due to the fact Blake’s mother had affairs with both his high school English teacher and basketball coach, that that didn’t leave an extremely negative impression on him in how he views women? Of course it did. Maybe Caelynn and Kristina don’t need to be so easy, either. Goodness. And we’re not supposed to get all judge-y if a Bachelorette lead were to have sex with more than one guy in the fantasy suites. How many days separate those dates?
June 19, 2019 at 3:38 AM
According to Steve’s comments, Blake’s shenanigans took place in April etc., so before BIP was filming.
If Blake’s behaviour towards women was no different ‘before’ he went on the Bachelorette then perhaps it could be argued his Mother’s behaviour ‘might’ have affected him. If not, then fame has gone to his head, because why all of a sudden would his Mum’s behaviour affect him? Also, we don’t know what he’s saying to all these women, it appears (from Steve’s comments, I’ll have to go back and re-read) only Hannah G knew about the others. So if Blake is not being honest with each of them, then it’s much harder to see him favourably. I would view a female the exact same way if she was doing the same.
Going from one sexual partner is never healthy for either men or women, so in that sense it’s no different for either gender. However, since when have men been given the harder time when it comes to sexual behaviour and partners? It’s usually women’s behaviour that gets called into question, not the other way round.
There is one day between each overnight date for both the Bachelor and the Bachelorette.
June 19, 2019 at 4:56 AM
Ugh, I was so content with the Tyler spoiler. He just seems like a good, genuine guy. I’ll be SO disappointed if it does end up being Jed after all. He just smells of opportunism, and doesn’t seem to be there for Hannah at all. I think he’s lucky to be where he is, able to self promote, and it doesn’t hurt that a girl that’s way out of his league is into him as a bonus. Seriously, he’s the worst looking one of the bunch and doesn’t exhibit how much he cares for her like Tyler and Peter do. Both of them did a great job trying to diffuse the situation last night (I don’t blame Hannah for being upset. The guys were acting like drunk frat boys rather than trying to demonstrate husband potential.) Also, have you seen the way Tyler LOOKS at her?! That’s love right there.
June 19, 2019 at 7:02 AM
Ok, I’m sorry but are people actually trying to explain Blake’s behavior with “fame went to his head” and “his mother cheated so it affected him” and even saying poor Blake? How about poor Caelynn?? The girl survived sexual assault and everyone watching Colton season knew it. And Blake thought it was a good idea to sleep with her and then tell her it’s a mistake? Yes it takes 2 to tango and it was her decision to do so but maybe she really liked him and hoped for something to come out of it. She also didn’t know he was juggling 3 other women too.Dont place blame on these women, why dont we rightfully blame the f*ckboys that have no shame. I mean there are players and then there’s Blake, he’s just next level. I hope he gets raked through the coals properly on BIP and people never look at him the same way again. I liked him on Beccas season, everyone did. But just goes to show what a positive frontrunner edit can do for a person. He clearly doesn’t give a crap about anything or anyone except getting laid and that’s not just fame going to anyone’s head. That’s a person that has zero morals. Nor is he very smart for that matter, he honestly thought he can screw with 4 women who were all rumored to be going on the BIP, then go on BIP himself and wouldn’t be found out?? Geez, dude is really a few fries short of a happy meal, isn’t he? Unbelievable.
He’s going to make the “I’m out of retirement and ready for action” Chris Bukowski look great this season! Lo
As for Hannah with Jed, I’m on the same bandwagon. Really liked her with Tyler who is just into her and doesn’t have a music career to promote. But really hope this means Tyler is next Bachelor, they dropped the ball when they didn’t go with Peter Kraus of Rachel’s season and instead served us bland as can be Arie. Hopefully they wont make that mistake again and go with who viewers find appealing this time around. And the “Nick 2.0” Peter the Pilot ain’t doing it for me personally so Tyler seems like the obvious choice here…
June 19, 2019 at 8:16 AM
I think you’ve probably said it best overall about Blake. For me at least, I say the fame has gone to head, simply because I don’t know what his behaviour was like before The Bachelorette; I prefer to reserve judgement on that.
June 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM
@tinyred: of course it could be producer manipulation that has caused Hannah to keep Luke P. But, and I admit that I don’t know this since the show is presenting what they want to present, it appears to me that Hannah is choosing to keep Luke P because she has the warmies for him. She pretty much had let him go during the last show, and then decided to think about it, then gave him the rose. So, yeah. The producers could have asked for a mulligan after Luke left, allowing him to come back. And she does seem to understand that he’s a big problem. But why all the crying then about the drama. Keeping Luke around just fosters more of it. If you decide to keep him, then why all the surprise that the drama continues. Anyway, I’m sure Hannah will cop to it eventually. And admittedly Luke is ratings gold. The lying and gaslighting are a thing these days, I guess. Why waste it?
June 19, 2019 at 12:44 PM
Hannah has bad taste in men since good guys are too boring for her. She craves drama and seeks for dysfunctional men. Then, she turns around and cries, wondering why she can’t find a good husband. Then, all her girlfriends roll their eyes for the umpteenth times listening to her spewing her victim stories. Eventually, her girlfriends will quit on her since she refuse to pick a good guy standing right in front of her.
June 19, 2019 at 3:04 PM
@robb, I hate to agree….many great points. Even if some of her decisions are producer driven, she’s making other mistakes and with other men as she goes. Not forgetting her final pick of Jed, it’s probably not the best choice for relationship longevity.
‘Warmies’! Lol very subtle and oh so polite…it made me giggle. 😀
June 19, 2019 at 4:45 PM
It occured to me too that this whole Blake and 4 women triangle ( um, pentagram?? Lol) may be scripted. Wonder how much they each got paid, especially Blake, to be willing to come off as this much of a toolshed he must’ve gotten more than a few Benjamins… hmm….
June 20, 2019 at 2:09 PM
But to accept money in order to come off as a complete jerk? If he did, he may regret it after his reputation gets slammed…. or not.
June 29, 2019 at 3:55 PM
Omg I remember that! One guy said something to Deanna about not living and breathing her. It was when she was whining about the guys having fun together rather than paying her enough attention. He said: ‘were you expecting me to be OCD, obsessive compulsive Deanna’? I laughed my ass off. You know that guy didn’t get a rose but don’t think he cared.
June 29, 2019 at 4:10 PM
I completely agree. She’s a wreck and the one who caused all the drama. I don’t like her at all. I think she’s clueless about men, can’t read in to red flags and needs to develop thicker skin. She needs a therapist and a life coach not a husband. She will be ready for marriage when she learns the art of discernment. She complained that the guys don’t know anything about her then spends her time with them kissing and jumping their bones, not conducive to talking about serious things or getting to know each other through conversing. And lastly, she’s mounted more men than the Canadian Mounted police have horses! In the end, she pretty much caused her own bad ending. Things may have been different if she had let go of her obsession with Luke the puke and spent more time getting to know the guys she let go.
June 29, 2019 at 4:38 PM
I’m thinking there maybe has to be something a bit wrong with everyone who goes on these type shows. I read Hannah as having had an expectation of rainbows, butterflies and fairies with a fairytale ending going into this. But she got a rude awakening mostly caused by herself with choices she made along the way. It makes me sick though seeing the kind of people they pick to be on. Yeah, some for the sake of drama and clearly knowing who they can manipulate into being their ‘villain’ for the season and some with very questionable character who were not properly vetted. It seems they don’t care and get away with it every season as one or more people get outted for past or present misconduct. Why should they care? That’s what the iron clad contracts are for-protecting themselves not their leads. Chris and producers are so fake acting like they care when they don’t. If you agree to do this show, you pretty much have to accept the outcomes. Foolish people. But we love watching their train wrecks! Lol
July 1, 2019 at 10:03 PM
Steve you are clueless about what you think happened with Luke and the overnights. Here is the reason you’re confused about Luke. Luke knew Hannah had sex before. And you’re right that the topic came up around the overnights and most likely he did ask her if she slept with anyone else. And you’re probably right that she did ask him what he would think if she HAD slept with one of the others. At that point he told her he would lose respect or not accept it and she blew up. NOT because she had sex with one of the others but she was testing him because she is ASHAMED that she had sex before, at any point. She shouldn’t be as long as she understands it was not the right thing to do, which she suggested she did understand. It’s almost guaranteed she did not have sex on the overnights with any guy. And no, if she did have sex with any of them it wouldn’t be alright, it would be sleazy (same for the men). We don’t need unwanted kids in the world. Sexual responsibility is required of any decent person. Aren’t prepared to have a kid with someone? Don’t have sex, or get sterilized before you do. Otherwise society has every reason to judge you negatively.
But no, Hannah did not have sex during the overnights. Not that kind of girl. But she still harbors shame for ever having done it before marriage and she thought Luke was judging her, and that’s why she lashed out. He probably wasn’t judging her, only answering whether he would if she’d done it with any of the guys on the show. GET IT NOW?
July 3, 2019 at 6:56 AM
Me too. I was so content. I just found out that there was a spoiler change. Why wouldn’t the producers have approved this situation differently? I feel like when other contestants have significant others or potential ones at home still they make note of it on the show. I feel like Jed should not have been on the show and dragged Hannah on.
July 3, 2019 at 6:57 AM
July 9, 2019 at 11:42 AM
I haven’t read one single word of your spoilers. But I know one thing that isn’t a spoiler, but a FACT. You are a PAID individual who thinks he’s important. You have no redeeming values and like most bottom feeders, take the fun out of our TV entertainment I am personal friends with a former rock star you did your best to exploit over a period of approximately three years. You failed miserably. You’re a fraud.
July 11, 2019 at 9:26 AM
This show is manipulated by the producers and even scripted at times… Have you noticed that there is always one individual that is controversial and causing strife among the players? That is no accident, but merely a strategy of the production staff to keep the audience in “awe”. Some of the players are very revolting, i.e., Luke Parker!