-There were basically only 3 storylines in last night’s episode: Joe & Kendall took up the first 30 minutes of the show, then the Kenny love triangle was next, followed by the last 45 minutes or so dedicated to the Brendan and Pieper storyline. Bachelordata broke it all down on IG last night:
So as you can see, Brendan and Pieper dominated last night. We’ll get to them on the next page. But believe it or not, there were actually other couples on the beach last night. I know, crazy right?
-As mentioned, the first 30 minutes were dedicated to the Joe/Kendall relationship. Or past relationship. I think one of the biggest questions I have regarding this is the fact that a month before filming even started, Kendall predicted exactly what would bother her about going on Paradise in this article. Sooooo, why was she the least bit surprised when that was exactly what happened? When she was a kid, did she keep putting her hand on the stove after her parents told her not to? The whole thing was so confusing. Like, I think she went down there to get closure with Joe and to try and find love, but based on the conversation that we saw, there were so many lines and so many hints to possibly getting back together, ummmmm, how is that closure? She even said the reason that they broke up wasn’ because they fought or was because they weren’t in love anymore, but that it was due to logistics. Perfectly logical reason for two people to break up. However, it doesn’t seem like those reasons would ever change. Kendall doesn’t want to move to Chicago and Joe doesn’t want to live in LA. Again, perfectly logical for each person to feel that way. So then what are we discussing here?
-Closure means she’s going down to the beach to tell Joe, and have Joe tell her, final thoughts on their relationship and maybe get some things off their chest they never did while together. What we heard as an audience last night was too many “leaving the door open” comments for this to be a clear “closure” conversation and putting an end to the relationship. The thing is, Kendall is a smart woman. I think she knew they were over. I think Joe knew they were over. A part of me thinks this was just done for TV. And maybe they paid her a little extra to go down there to give fans the hint of them getting back together, even though they both knew that ultimately it wasn’t going to happen. I just wouldn’t have masked it as a “closure” conversation since it never came across that way. In parts it did, but still so much left open to interpretation that it wasn’t fully a closure convo. Hell, I watched the whole thing and I’m STILL confused on exactly where they stood in that moment. Since we know Joe and Serena get engaged at the end, ultimately Joe and Kendall are over. But in that moment, yeah, I’d say the whole thing was just pretty awkward. Not to mention completely foreshadowed by Kendall herself a month before filming even happened.
-Like say Kendall goes down there and Joe hadn’t paired up with anybody yet and was single as a pringle once she stepped foot on the beach. Would she have taken him on a date? Would they have left the island together to try and make it work again only to realize their logistic issue hadn’t changed and wasn’t going to change? Joe told her he thought she never gave it a chance or was even opening up to the thought of moving to Chicago. And Kendall never gave the impression, at least to me, that she ever wants to leave LA. So it just seems like these two would’ve just gone round and round in a circle in any future relationship and gotten nowhere. Yeah, I’m sure it sucks to go down there and see Joe connecting with someone else. You said it yourself. So why go? Did she REALLY go down there to try and find love herself, or just hope that Joe didn’t? I don’t know. If Kendall really truly did head down there to try and find someone, then all the power to her. I just don’t know if that was her #1 priority is all I’m saying. The whole first 30 minutes just seemed very confusing and frustrating to me as a viewer. I didn’t get it.
-While Kendall arrived, Tia and Kenny were still on their date. So we see them getting back at night and Mari still has feelings for Kenny and immediately takes him away. She tells him she still has feelings for him, she needed him to go on a date to see that, she’s sorry things got messy, but now she’s solid in where she’s at. You know who wishes you would’ve seen things clearly a lot sooner, Mari? THE CAKE!!!!!! How do you think it feels being thrown in raging fire over some silly party planning that was clearly the Cake version of Champagne-gate. Same exact storyline except the cake replaced the champagne bottle and totally producer driven.
Demi was bothered that Kenny and Mari were rekindling.
Now, lets get to the good stuff. Brendan and Pieper talk begins on Page 3…
September 7, 2021 at 10:51 AM
They are mean. Brendan said Natasha had no prospects anyway and no one was interested in her. That she was not prevented from hanging out with other guys.
But he lied to her and clearly wasn’t in to her. And has no remorse for his actions.
I don’t agree I and others have no life because we are bothered by what a jerk Brendan is.
It just shows you have compassion and normal human emotions.
What a creep. That’s just the truth and I am happy to call him out on his uncaring lying behavior.
They are so oblivious to how wrong they behaved.
That is what makes their terrible behavior so much worse.
I would not want a person of such low character. She’s far better without him.
September 7, 2021 at 10:59 AM
Reality Steve: Be invested in encouraging your audience to behave better. Don’t be so blasé about outrageous bad behavior by contestants. Call them out, how can good come from such terrible behavior?? They will just end up treating each other badly because they have badness inside their hearts.
September 7, 2021 at 1:54 PM
Has an entire website dedicated to expressing how he feels about certain contestants…. Proceeds to tell people they have issues if they express how they feel about contestants.
Cool story bro
September 7, 2021 at 4:38 PM
You’re being real petty about the Chatty Broads podcast. There’s a reason they’re the highest rated bachelor podcast. You act like you’re all remorseful for the things people have accused you of doing yet you take low blows at them and can’t move on. I’m done giving this site any traffic. Also, the amount of pop up adds are annoying and excessive.
September 7, 2021 at 9:16 PM
I don’t understand why everyone on the show is talking negatively about coming on for ‘clout’. That is what they all are on the show for, so why is this anything different? It feels very futile for the show to continually show contestants who are featured on the tv show to talk about how others on the same tv show are there for ‘clout’ and ‘IG followers’ when they are there for the same reasons. The fact that they don’t say it is even worse in my opinion, as they aren’t being transparent. Listen to GOR or even that new podcast Viall went on…they all admit it. Anyways, it doesn’t really affect anything at all. It is a reality tv show that is not real…when will people realize that? They are being paid to act…hello? Wake up world!