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Bachelor in Paradise 6

“Bachelor in Paradise” – Episode 9 Recap, BIP Reunion Taping Spoilers, & Episode #22 of the “He Said, She Said” Podcast with Ashley Spivey

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Lets be honest, not a whole hell of a lot happening on last night’s episode of BIP. Granted, people who haven’t been featured too much this season got more airtime (Haley, Sydney, newcomers), but all in all, not a ton of drama so to speak. Lets discuss some of the couples and what happened:


Last week ended with Angela showing up after the wedding with her date card. Immediately Nicole goes into protective mode and doesn’t want Angela anywhere near her Papi. One thing I’ll say for Nicole on BIP is I’m shocked she’s turned the tears way down this season. Like, remember her on Colton’s season. I remember she cried after rose ceremony #1 after everyone had gotten their roses. Then basically cried every episode after that for God knows what reason. You would think with the drama amped up even more down in Paradise, and her actually being into a guy that’s into her, her emotions would’ve overflowed down there. I think I only remember her crying once. Maybe twice. But this is someone that’s been out with three different guys, had two dudes fight over a pinata in front of her, and then have her “boyfriends” ex-girlfriend show up. And barely any tears. Yay Nicole. Congrats.

What Nicole is lacking in tears this season, she’s certainly making up for it in aggressiveness. When Angela arrives, Nicole pulls her aside and says basically you ain’t dating my man. Had yo’ chance, now he’s mine. Angela wants no part of that so she asks out Mike. We get a couple minutes of their date at dinner, Angela says she’s over Clay, she kisses Mike, they spin around in a boat, and that was that. I get that if Clay is allowed to come on the show 3 months after his breakup with Angela, then she should be allowed to. She said that a couple times this episode, and while I get that, they asked Clay to be an original cast. Lets face it, Angela didn’t HAVE to come on two weeks after filming. If she was asked to be original cast, totally would’ve made more sense. But I think her coming on with only a few days left, knowing Clay was there, eh, I think it’s obvious she just wanted to A) be on TV again and B) play along with producers wanting her to cause drama. Don’t get me wrong, we all knew the second we heard Clay was on the show Angela was gonna be a part of it somehow, but, it wasn’t really necessary.

Although now knowing that Nicole has moved on with another guy, and Nicole and Angela are “friends” I guess as she announced at the taping, this all just seems kinda silly now. Just because Clay isn’t Dylan and isn’t Chris, and didn’t feel the need to propose to someone in a span of 20 days, which is completely realistic, Nicole saying she didn’t want to just be boyfriend/girlfriend is a ridiculous expectation to throw on him and he’s probably better off without her. I just hope he doesn’t reconcile with either of them and moves on with someone else, preferably not Bachelor Nation. I understand that Paradise is a place to go down and find someone to date, but for Nicole to be that pissed off that Clay didn’t tell her loves her and/or propose is ludicrous. If Clay would’ve went 20 days with her then just said, “Peace out. I don’t want to be in this anymore,” then yeah, maybe her reaction is justified. But he says at the reunion he was willing to be boyfriend/girlfriend, yet that wasn’t enough for Nicole. Good riddance.


Haley was pissed that JPJ never informed her that there was an interest in Tayshia. He gave her the rose at the last rose ceremony, so seemingly she thought he was into her. But basically he only gave her the rose because they let Derek give his rose before him, and he gave his to Tayshia. You’re not gonna believe this, but JPJ has bad communication skills. I know. Seems odd to think about that when you see a guy like him and the way he carries himself and speaks, but yeah, it didn’t go over well with Haley and she basically read him the riot act. Called him out for calling Derek out for hooking up with multiple women when he was doing the same and not being upfront with his feelings. JPJ apologized (I think), then it left Haley a crying mess. And JPJ blew snot out of his nose and it basically looked like a faucet. Or maybe that was after his talk with Tayshia. I can’t remember. But good Lord the amount of mucus in this guys nostrils is unreal. Try Mucinex or something.


You’re never gonna believe this, but JPJ and Derek got into it again. Over the exact same stuff they got into last week. This week resulted in them both screaming into each others faces, JPJ getting so close spit got on Derek’s face, JPJ laughing uncontrollably because of it and, surprise, absolutely nothing getting resolved. Oh by the way, did you see JPJ’s IG post from yesterday?

So he now realizes how wrong he was into confronting Derek at a wedding. Which is great and all, but dude is definitely sticking by his side of the “Derek says he uses women that are his fans to try and f**k them” story. Derek claims that while he says, “Yes, you can f**k your fans,” he chooses not to. I’m not sure I buy that one. And you know Derek wasn’t gonna let JPJ make that IG post without commenting on it. He was having none of that, even though others supported JPJ. Go figure.

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  1. dogmomma

    September 3, 2019 at 11:12 AM

    I hope JPJ doesn’t ever come on another show again. He was a little entertaining on Hannah’s season, but he is a huge mess and not in a good way on Paradise. JPJ has turned into a blubbering middle school boy who is going through puberty.

  2. jlal

    September 3, 2019 at 11:40 AM

    They are all so young and clueless. Can’t tell if they’re desperate for attention or just hooking up to get more camera time, hence enhance their exposure. I don’t begrudge any of them for having fun and sowing oats; they’re young and beautiful. But, Caelyn doing what she did with Blake, when she did the same darn thing, then lying about it all is over the top. Bye Felicia!

    I have said it before and will again, JPJ just yuck!

  3. ctrealitygirl

    September 3, 2019 at 1:34 PM

    I always seem to agree with what both of you post, jlal and dogmomma! I actually sent Steve an email just venting about the exact things you commented on: the ridiculousness that is JPJ and his teenage boy antics and his cringe-worthy hair whipping…and just all the shallowness of the cast members, and how desperate and needy all the women are, not to mention they all have such low self esteem. What a boring cast of characters. At least Clay shows some signs of maturity and doesn’t get down to the others’ levels, and he manages to keep his cool. Which, oddly, is probably why they didn’t consider him for the Bachelor! They want people that are hot messes! I am totally done with Caelynn and Nicole too – another needy girl who craves male attention. I liked Tayshia before BIP, but even she’s lowered her image with all her waffling…one day gaga over JPJ, then pushing him away to pursue Derek, only to tell him she “can’t get there with him.” Really? What was that all about?? Just one day earlier she was throwing herself at him. And, speaking of Derek…what in the hell happened to him? Blubbering over Tayshia “dumping” (not really, they never even went on a date!) and crying in his ITM that he’s never going to find someone. And Haley lamenting the same thing after one silly date with JPJ. What is wrong with all of them? Is Wells serving some funny Koolade at the bar? I can’t help but wonder how they all feel watching the episodes now. If I were in their shoes I;d be embarrassed. If you ask me, they all act like they’re in high school…or like you said dogmomma, like they’re in middle school. Get this season over already!

  4. Gina

    September 4, 2019 at 5:45 AM

    Have you questioned if Dean left because he knew Dlo would be at the wedding too and knew the producers would put him Kristina and Dlo together? If you did I might have missed it.

  5. dogmomma

    September 4, 2019 at 10:09 AM

    ctrealitygirl You summed it up perfectly. I also don’t understand the desperation of these girls (and some guys) to be with someone just for the sake of being with someone. I don’t see how Tayshia wants to be with JPJ unless it’s to get more attention and social media followers. And Caelynn went from being a rape survivor afraid of intimacy to a horny girl just wanting any guy that will take her. And Nichole is so bitchy and jealous. Clay deserves a lot better. I could go on and on… but it’s exhausting to try to figure out what is wrong with all these young, attractive people who seem clueless, insecure and desperate.

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