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Bachelor in Paradise 6

“Bachelor in Paradise” – Episode 7 Recap, Reunion Taping Today, & Peter as the “Bachelor”

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Derek & Tayshia

Last week, Tayshia was intrigued by JPJ, they spent a lot of time making out, and seemed headed towards a relationship. Well, whatever that means when JPJ is involved. But seemingly out of nowhere, Tayshia is just having a random conversation with I can’t remember who, and that person asks her who else she might be interested in and she says Derek. So when she’s talking to JPJ, she tells him that more women are probably coming and she just wants him to be happy, so if he wants to go on a date he should. Translation: I’m gonna move on over to Derek now if you don’t mind. And that’s exactly what JPJ did as he had two dates with Tahz and Haley this episode. Derek and Tayshia make out at the cocktail party before the rose ceremony, and Derek is asked first before JPJ to give out his rose and he gives it to Tayshia, which meant JPJ was only deciding between Tahz and Haley. How convenient they let Derek go first. Then tonight, this will culminate in an argument during Chris & Krystal’s wedding. Fun times.


This was weird. I’m still not really sure what in the world happened here, but Blake told Caitlin he was set to give her his rose. Kristina comes and talks to him, basically tells him, “Hey, if you give her your rose, you’re gonna give her false hope that there could be something between you two, so think about that and then give me your rose,” and that’s exactly what Blake does. Kristina wants to stick around clearly, and unless Blake plans marriage to someone there, she feels they should just keep giving each other roses til a better option shows up in Mexico. Ultimately this is on Blake. Yet another question to hopefully ask him someday and that’s did Kristina’s conversation with him really make him change his mind? And why? Who else exactly was he waiting for to come in to Mexico? I don’t know how serious Blake was about Caitlin, but she seemingly got the short end of the stick on this one.


We really didn’t see anything happen with these three until the end of the episode at the cocktail party. Jen pulled Chris aside first, Chris tells her she’s more of a risk than Katie, but that he’s a gambler. Then Katie talks to him, tells him how she really feels, and he says he doesn’t know if he’s there with her yet. Which, of course anyone unspoiled would immediately think he’s giving his rose to Jen over Katie based on those back-to-back conversations we just saw. And just like clockwork, it went the complete opposite. The show knew who Chris was gonna give his rose to but tried the misdirection to fool their audience. I’m not sure Chris was ever going to stray from Katie, but the show just wanted to make it seem like he was going to. Oh, those tricky editors. I guess they realized this was a bigger storyline to them after the fact since as you saw on page 1, Chris didn’t give out the final rose of that ceremony.

Rose ceremony time and Chris Harrison announces the world is changing as we know. Things are getting shaken up. Oh my God! What is it? Uhhhh, nothing. Just that Demi will be giving out the first rose, because in case you didn’t know, we have our first same sex couple in this show’s history. Weren’t aware if you knew that or not. Anyway, the roses were as follows:

Demi to Kristian
Dylan to Hannah
Clay to Nicole
Mike to Sydney
Dean to Caelynn
Blake to Kristina
Derek to Tayshia
JPJ to Haley
Chris to Katie

Afterwards, we end with Dean pulling Caelynn aside down to the beach and a “To Be Continued…” Tonight you’ll see Dean tell her he doesn’t see anything post-show, and leaves. Caelynn stays, she’s heartbroken, and then in a couple episodes Dean comes back, says he had an epiphany or something, and leaves with Caelynn and they’ve been dating ever since then post-show. Kinda hard to take Dean seriously based on his past and his self-admittance that he sucks at dating and wants to just travel everywhere, and lets face it, if Caelynn is really being honest with herself, Dean is not really the type of guy she wants to be with. But she just turned 24, she just moved to LA, she has no clue what she really wants to do with her life, she wants a relationship so bad, and this just sounds good in the moment. Will she look back on this in the future and be like “What the hell was I thinking?” Of course. But right now in this moment, there’s no reaching her. Only a matter of time.

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  1. dbla31

    August 27, 2019 at 8:37 AM

    Very disappointed in Peter for Bachelor, but then I would have been equally disappointed in Derek or Mike. Black or white, they are all pretty boring. Peter was best described by Hannah when she talked about him reminding her of playing with dolls as a child and the guy she thought she wanted at that age: a total Ken doll. Will I still watch? Absolutely. The only one I would have genuinely enjoyed was Tyler, and we’ve known that wasn’t happening since After the Final Rose.

  2. justsaying

    August 27, 2019 at 9:13 AM

    There’s just no justice in this world 🙁 Cant a girl get a hot Bachelor for friggin once

  3. ctrealitygirl

    August 27, 2019 at 9:21 AM

    I’m with you justsaying. Peter is just too vanilla for my taste. And it bugs me that he ditched a woman he professed his love to in order to be cast on the Bachelorette. I don’t buy his sincerity. But my hopes for Tyler being named were sunk when he started dating Gigi Hadid…but can’t say as I blame him for his choice. Who would want to trade the new exciting lifestyle he’s waltzed into for a gig being the Bachelor, filled with nonsense and drama, and possibly end up like Hannah – alone. He’s living the good life and we’re stuck with Plain Peter. Ugh

  4. joanne

    August 27, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    I actually found Peter quite charming. He was totally wrong in how he treated his last girlfriend though it was not as bad as Jed.

  5. dogmomma

    August 27, 2019 at 11:06 AM

    In light of what has happened this season with Tyler ending up dating a super model after the show ends airing, it sure seems like most of the guys trying out for Bachelor in the future are going to have that in the back of their mind. If they go on the Bachelorette, say all the right things, get their heart broken, then they are setting the stage to meet and date beautiful, famous women. So, not that there are many men actually looking for love on the show, now there will be even less on there “for the right reason”. They can change the name of the show to Who Wants to Date a Model.

    I have another thing bugging me. There are so many people posting nasty things about Hannah B because they think she’s either faking it when she seems happy in her Instagram posts, or they think she’s being a drama queen by posting things about how she’s struggling post show with her emotions. No matter what she does, she is criticized. Then, on the other hand, Gigi Hadid just ended a 3 year relationship and has jumped into this relationship with Tyler and it’s being reported that she’s happy again because her former relationship wasn’t good for her. Why aren’t people criticizing her for not taking the time to work on herself before jumping into another relationship?? I don’t care what either of the two women do with their lives, but is it really necessary for people to post hateful comments about someone that has come out of reality TV? Maybe women are just jealous of Hannah’s new life and opportunities, but why not get on board with the “lifting each other up” program instead of spewing so much hate!

  6. ctrealitygirl

    August 27, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    I, too, do not get all the hate people are spewing these days. Like Steve is constantly pointing out, this is a reality TV show we’re talking about, yet viewers act like what the “stars” do is their personal business. And are people forgetting that Hannah is a 24 year-old woman? I think she’s very mature for her age and throughout her season illustrated that. As for the future of bachelor contestants, social media has changed the landscape completely. Just look at the hot mess that BIP is this summer. Everyone going in either knew their fellow castmates already, or slept with them. It’s no longer organic. I watched a talk show online yesterday where they were discussing the new phenomenon of famous stars going after Bachelor/ette contestants, ala Gigi Hadid and Demi Lovato. A Lot of celebs watch/follow the Bachelor shows and now they’re pursuing the cast-offs. It is what it is…not much any of us can do to change where modern technology takes us. But, as Chris Harrison is quick to point out, the Bachelor shows seem to be a barometer for what’s going in in the world of millenials who are up on the latest trends in technology and social media.

  7. jenscho

    August 27, 2019 at 12:27 PM

    You didn’t mention Hannah G. and Dylan being a couple in this article. I thought they were together. Did they break up?

  8. sportsfreak81

    August 27, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    @jenscho he literally mentions that all 3 couples that got engaged are still engaged

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