They started episode 1 with voice overs about all the drama that went down and shut down production.
Then Chris comes and explains this was a stressful season, the show is always about second (third or fourth?) chances as cast members finding love. He of course tells us it will be one of the most dramatic seasons ever. This time it might be true!!
Raven is the first to arrive, and she is nervous. She would like a Jade/Tanner or Carly/Evan situation!
Dean is next and finds Raven on the Beach.
Kristina is up next and she tells us that she thinks Dean is dreamy, D’uh.
Danielle then arrives.
Ben Z. arrives from Kaitlyn’s season. He immediately reigns in on Raven. He talks to her about dogs the whole time.
The girls are chatting and decide all the guys are really handsome and then Iggy arrives.
Jack Stone gets there.
Alexis shows up in her shark costume.
Jack of course was fed a line by the producers, and asks the camera what is Alexis’s porpoise for being there…..
Of course DeMario shows up. Just as the group was talking about him, saying they don’t want him coming.
DeMario pulls Raven asks her to chat as he knows she is the leader of the group. He says he has to get her on his side, then it will go better for him.
Derek gets there from JoJo’s Season. and then of course Alex. Cause you know, this show is all about second chances and finding love, not about bringing people who will cause and create drama. RIGHT.
And just like that – they prove my point with the next entrance.
Corinne arrives to make paradise Corinne again. She learned some Spanish: cheese pasta, naps, champagne – you know the important things in life.
Dean pulls Kristina aside to chat. He tells her he knows that she has a weird family dynamic and that they can bond over that.
Lacey arrives and Vinny. I like Vinny! Diggy is up next. Matt arrives in a penguin costume. Nick (St. Nick) arrives.
Nick says he came to meet Jasmine….she decides to give him a chance. They end up making out in front of everyone. She liked the kiss!
Amanda Stanton arrives again. She gives the engagement ring Josh gave her back to Chris. Is this her third time at Paradise?? or only 2nd?
Taylor gets there, cause again she will cause drama with Corinne.
Taylor and Derek seem to be connecting.
Amanda and Jack Stone are chatting.
Alexis is waiting for her vagina to dance (her words) and it hasn’t yet.
Corinne and DeMario are for sure hitting it off and have staked their claims in each other. DeMario has his whistle and is constantly blowing it.
We get another view of the deserted Paradise after the commercial break, and Chris says, lets show you what went down.
Chris comes out to tell them that each week there will be Bachelor-style dates and a rose ceremony. Chris says there is a twist this season. Jorge comes in sand says he wants to pursue a dream of his and is opening a new business so he introduces a new bartender – WELLS! I love Wells! Ladies will be handing out the roses in week 1. I thought Wells was a DJ? Now he is a bartender too!
Vinny walks up with a date card. Kristina, Choose someone who will sweep you off your feet. She asks Dean! He accepts!
Danielle goes and chats with Wells, they are friends as they both live in Nashville. She is bummed that Dean is going on the date with Kristina.
Lacey and Iggy seem to be making a connection. They make out.
Kristina and Dean’s Date
They bond over dinner, Dean says Nick is an idiot for letting her go. They are so cute together!
A mariachi band and dancers they get up and dance too, and have confetti drop and the band and dancers yell Beso! So they make out!
Nick comes to talk to Jasmine, but she turns him down since he is really drunk. Matt decides to move in. They end up in the hot tub and make out. So far Jasmine (to our knowledge has gotten the most action!).
Lacey comes to Iggy the next morning, and said her grandfather died and she has to leave. She will try to come back, and she hopes he is still there. He said he would do his best.
Robby reads the date card: Find a person you like and get ready for your first date. He immediately asks Corinne to go chat. Then we see him with Danielle. Now Raven.
Robby and Raven’s Date
Robby asks Raven on the date, and she accepts.
Ben had his eyes on Raven so now, isn’t sure what to do. We hear more about his dog.
Raven and Robby Seadoo and seem to have great conversation and end up making out.
DeMario tells us, he likes Alexis too.
Derek and Taylor are still spending time together.
Robby and Raven come back glowing. Raven tells the girls there weren’t sparks. Robby tells the guys that things were great. Raven says, nope – he is prettier than her.
Nick of course is still interested in Jasmine, but of course so is Matt.
Date card arrives – Matt pick your queen.
Matt and Jasmine’s Date
He asks Jasmine, and she accepts.
They end up at a drag bar. Of course they need a volunteer for a drag queen, and they take Matt back. He did great. He may have walked better in those heels than I would have!
They end up at a dinner and make out.
There is some scrambling going on as there are 4 extra guys. A few of the guys haven’t made connections.
Ben steals Raven from Robby and they end up making out and she says, that was way better than Robby’s kiss!
Producers come and take Corinne and DeMario and the rest of the cast is like what is happening.
Evan and Carly’s wedding
We get to relive Carly’s Bachelor History, and Evan’s History in Bachelor Nation.
We re-live all of the Bachelor Nation Weddings: Trista and Ryan, Jason and Molly, Ashley and JP, Catherine and Sean, Jade and Tanner.
Carly and Evan’s wedding was lovely.
Resume Filming of BIP Season 4
The cast arrives and sit down and have a chat with Chris. They chat about what happened and what didn’t happen. Chris says that an outside firm was hired to look at what happened between Corinne and DeMario – the conclusion was – no evidence of misconduct by cast on the set. The cast agrees to that conclusion. They were shocked at the media coverage (well media is so shady all of the time, and can’t tell the truth). The cast assured us that they aren’t manipulated by the crew and producers. I believe and don’t believe that. The cast seems to be on the side of DeMario. Of course Diggy brought up race, and Chris decides to run with it. It was seriously, crickets. Then a few say yes, race had a role in this drama.
They talk about just because they sided with DeMario, doesn’t mean they were shaming Corinne. The cast feels that nothing “wrong” happened. Chris asks what does the cast think of Corinne’s statement that she was a victim. They do turn it around to a learning experience. They don’t believe either were wrong, and that slut-shaming isn’t right, and that if someone is truly victimized they hope they come forward. Raven shares her past experience in an abusive relationship.
Chris says now consent is very important. They discuss alcohol consumption as well. Finally! For years I have said they give them way too much alcohol! Chris makes the cast decide if they will continue the show or not, and the majority has to agree. They all say yes they want to continue and want to be there. Well, I hope so since you brought them all back.
The girls and guys sit and talk to each other about who they are liking and not liking.
Omg I almost laughed so hard with Alexis and Vinny were playing Amanda and Alex. That was hilarious and brutal! How short is Alex? I feel sorry for him that people rag on it.
Date Card – Derek – True love never dies.
Derek and Taylor’s Date
Obviously, he asks Taylor and she accepts. They go to dinner and make out. They do discuss that they don’t believe in one true love. They end up spending the night together.
Kristina and Dean are bickering about how well they communicate. Ut oh trouble already.
Matt and Jasmine seem to be having issues too, Jasmine is all in and Matt doesn’t seem to be.
Dean asks to talk to Kristina, and that doesn’t go well. She leaves very upset and Wells and Nick are there to chat with.
We have 2 full episodes and NO ROSE CEREMONY. What on earth! That might be a record, ya’ll should be proud.