-The show started off where we ended last week, which was the fight between Jordan and Christian. It is pretty amazing that in 38 seasons of this show, we’ve never really had a fist fight before where punches were thrown. I was trying to think of any real confrontation in the past, and the only thing I could remotely think of was Chad ripping Evan’s shirt during the group date on JoJo’s season. But other than that, nothing comes to mind. Kinda different than the Challenge where there seems to be a fight and/or face-to-face yelling numerous times each season. Obviously different shows with completely different objectives, but still. You’d think in 38 total seasons, we’d have had one fight by now. Anyway, after Jordan bodyslammed Christian, he basically walked away while Christian tried to bum rush him 100 different times. It was like watching a car chase on TV. Have ANY of those cars ever been able to completely evade police and the helicopters following them? Of course not. Yet there Christian is thinking he’ll be able to get through numerous security men and production. Smart guy. Both were kicked off for fighting as Chris Harrison tells the group, because this show about a second chance at love. Uh huh.
-We’re still at the cocktail party of the rose ceremony, and Hannah is going back and forth between Dylan and Blake still. Everyone on set is acting like this has been going on all season, which it pretty much has, but at that particular point (rose ceremony #2), they were only 6 days into filming. And Hannah didn’t start making out with Blake until the night of the first rose ceremony, which was only 4 days prior. So while it seems like it’s been going on forever, it hasn’t. They made you speak in weeks during your ITM’s, not real time. Rose ceremonies happen every 3 days in Paradise. So yeah, that Hannah/Blake/Dylan love triangle, literally lasted 4 days, which was about 1/5th of the shows total filming. Not nearly as big of a deal as they made it out to be.
-Lets also not forget that not up until recently (and by recently I’m talking about while they were filming at that time) was it made public to everyone that Blake and Hannah had a past and he’d visited her in Alabama a week before filming. So yeah, maybe to the audience and to those out of the loop of what happened, her being attached to Blake kinda came out of nowhere since she immediately got with Dylan day 1 when Blake took Tayshia out, it makes sense knowing that both Blake and Hannah came onto the show with interest in each other. All Hannah did was keep her options open through two rose ceremonies. Not sure why she’s getting crucified for that. It’s not like she drags it out all season. She had people in suspense for rose ceremony #2 and that’s it. Once she chose Dylan, Blake was a non-factor in the Hannah/Dylan relationship. So Dylan in tears and snot bubbling all over himself dreading Hannah possibly not giving him the rose at ceremony #2 was literally 6 days into filming. Kind of embarrassing if you ask me. Get a hold of yourself, man.
Before the rose ceremony, Onyeka decides she doesn’t want to give her rose out because she hasn’t formed a connection with anyone. So the roses given out are as follows:
Demi to Derek
Katie to Chris
Nicole to Clay
Caelynn to Dean
Tayshia to JPJ
Sydney to Mike
Hannah to Dylan
Kristina to Blake
If you’re asking why Kristina kept Blake around, here was her answer on Twitter last night:
Ultimately, I care about people. Blake and I have been friends for the past year, yes I give him shit and he’s very well aware but he came on the show to find love & I believed he deserved to stay #bacheloreinparadise https://t.co/XRuWCrCvQm
— Kristina Schulman (@kristinaschulma) August 20, 2019
I don’t have as big of a problem to Kristina giving Blake a rose over the three who were eliminated. Why would she? Who did she know better at that point? Had we even seen any interaction with Kristina and Kevin, or Kristina and Wills, or Kristina and Cam? And if her reasoning was to keep him around so he could potentially find someone, that’s on him to accept it. Blake could’ve not accepted the rose and just gone home, but he decided to stay. Whether or not that was a smart choice is up for debate since the guy was having a miserable time up until that point. But he made his decision to stay by accepting the rose, and basically Blake’s drama is pretty much done the rest of the time he’s there. Caelynn’s moved on, Hannah’s moved on, and Tayshia’s moved on. I’m fine with her giving him a rose over the other three.