I think that I have been in mourning or something, and avoided watching this episode, and therefore writing this post. But as I am sure you all have heard, Bachelor in Paradise is back on! The investigation overturned, no wrong doing, other than maybe Corinne cheating on her boyfriend. I can’t help but think this was a publicity stunt by her. DeMario wants answers, and frankly, so does America (or at least I do)! I have also read that BIP has instituted a drug policy, frankly, I find it unreal that they didn’t have one before?? So Corinne wasn’t invited back, but DeMario was (he declined)….
We join this episode picking up with Lee and Eric drama….these men have more drama than women on The Bachelor!
We are back in the Cocktail party, since they can’t seem to end episodes with a rose ceremony anymore.
Rachel breaks down in the cocktail party over all of the pressure she is under, as she gets overwhelmed the guys bickering.
Will, Dean, Jonathan, Peter, Adam, Bryan, Matt, Josiah, Jack, Iggy, Kenny, and Lee all get roses – you know they had to set up a 2 on 1 – I swear they make them keep the lead people on purpose.
Eric, Anthony and Alex already had one.
Diggy, Bryce, and Brady go home.
Rachel and the crew go to Hilton Head, South Carolina. They stay at Sonesta Resort
Date Card – Dean, Our love is about to take off.
Dean and Rachel
They go driving off in a jeep to Bluffton. They have a picnic on the hood. Although, I only saw booze, no food.
They see a blimp in the distance. They end up going on a ride on the blimp, which is pretty cool. Dean tells us he is terrified of heights. He is so nervous, bless his heart. Rachel says, she is there with Dean the whole step of the way, then gets up and leaves him! LOL. I found that ironic. He does end up going in the front drivers seat. As someone who is also petrified of heights, he did great!!! They end up on this little seat built for 2 and make out.
Of course, they have the blimp flyover the guys to make sure they rub their noses in it. The guys start to fall apart, and decide to analyze Dean, and whether he is mature enough for Rachel since he is 7 years younger.
Alex, Anthony, Peter, Bryan, Jonathan, Adam, Matt, Kenny, Lee, Iggy, Eric, Will and Josiah – I want to see who is ready for commitment.
Jack immediately, realizes he gets a one on one.
Back to Dean and Rachel. They have dinner in a magical looking area. Dean opens up about his mom dying when he was 15 from breast cancer. After his mom died , he pretty much raised himself. Wow. I was in tears. I don’t know how Rachel didn’t fall apart. I don’t know, I don’t like that she didn’t cry with him. He says he can’t wait to be a father.
Ok – she does cry to the camera, but didn’t want to cry in front of him, to help him not to cry more. Dean gets a rose. They end up at a concert. No idea who Russell Dickerson is, but he serenades them. I find it a bit odd, when this happens, they stand there and dance and make out – while everyone stares at them.
They get on a boat and go around the island.
They dance, push ups, a big pissing match all over. Rapping then starts up, Peter did good! The boat ride is over and they head to a Spelling Bee.
Kenny is the first one out with spelling CHAMPAGNE wrong. He will never do that again. Josiah and Will are the last men standing. Josiah wins.
Now to the evening portion of the group date. Of course Josiah is feeling very proud of himself and cocky. Of course, we have to have drama. Everyone is bickering, Iggy decided to talk about Josiah to Rachel (never a good idea – totally in friend zone).
Rachel of course brings up the Kenny/Lee altercation to Lee. He says it was all his fault. Rachel asks Kenny about it. Yep setting up the 2 on 1 – mark my words. I don’t see how she thinks either of them will really tell the truth, well wait a minute, Kenny says he may not have handled it the best way.
Kenny comes in and pulls Lee out to have a chat and we get a To Be Continued.
What did you think about this episode? We have two episodes this week! Check out our other posts on this season of The Bachelorette Season 13