After the amazing ’80s style intro that took place on night two of the ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ premiere event, I wasn’t sure how the episode was going to get any better — and then it did.
Look who’s back, back again. Clare Crawley showed up to Bachelor in Paradise this week, and noticed quickly that people had already paired up — but would that stop her? Well, the crab was still available and they could totally live happily ever after.
Right away, Clare gets a date card and has to choose who she wants to take on a date. Unfortunately for her, many are already coupled up, and she doesn’t want to upset anyone — so it’s either JJ or Mikey T. Here’s what she thought about those options:
However, Mikey pulled her aside and told her he knew that she was having a hard time choosing and that he’d love to go with her — that was actually a turn on for her and she agreed. Unfortunately the tantra yoga wasn’t hot for her, but it was for him. He asked to kiss her, and well, she said no.
Ashley Makes A Move
Tenley actually felt kind of left out because she didn’t have anything with anyone (she thought it was her age, which like, uh, she’s only 31!), so she decided to walk on the beach with Jared — which obviously made Ashley I. cry because, well, what doesn’t? So her solution to be able to talk to Jared was alcohol.
She let him know that she knows she’s awkward, but it’s because she really thinks he’s so cute and is afraid he’ll be stolen away. His response was pretty much that he was keeping his options only. It’s night two, lady! Let me also just bring up again the fact that Clare and Tenley are being considered the “old ladies” at 31 and 34 is seriously insane (and if that’s what old looks like, where do I sign up for it now?).
Rose Ceremony Time
Of course, it was time for the rose ceremony — which means all the women started begging the men for roses, and telling them how serious they were about finding love.
This equaled Tenley kissing JJ, and actually liking it, even though he had told Jillian he’d be giving her a rose after making out with her the night before. Also, we saw Jared pretty much telling Ashley she didn’t have to worry. However, he then walked away and Clare went to chat with him. He informed her that if she didn’t have a rose by the time it was his turn, he’d be picking her. Yes, cue the tears.
Here’s how the roses fell:
Tanner picked Jade
Kirk picked Carley
Dan picked Ashley S.
Jonathan picked Juelia
Mikey T. picked Clare
JJ picked Tenley
Jared picked Ashley I. (which meant her sister got picked, too)
Yes, that meant black box — I mean, Jillian, was sent home. Are you happy with that, HollywoodLifers?
— Emily Longeretta