Bachelor in Paradise recap: Grace under pressure

Once again, I filled in for my friends over at Entertainment Weekly for last night’s Bachelor in Paradise recap. Please know that it is a FLUKE that I have covered the show twice in one season. I’m happy to help out where needed, but I love my recaps over here because I can keep my “Lincee-isms” I’ve developed over the years (read: decades). Some of you were missing those from the last EW recap. I made sure to squeeze in as many as could that would make sense from a broad perspective. See how many you can find!

I’ll give you the first one: The ABC Intern makes an appearance!

Come back tomorrow for the big finale recap! Who will be engaged by the end? Will Josh and Amanda? Will Evan and Carly? I think Grant and Lace are a definite yes. And clearly, Jennifer/Jen breaks Nick’s heart so we all feel sorry for him going into next season.

Thoughts?!

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31 Comments on "Bachelor in Paradise recap: Grace under pressure"

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Sincethebeginning
Sincethebeginning

Great recap Lincee!!

lauralinz
lauralinz

Great job & congrats on another EW post!
I wish ABC had waited to announce Nick as the next Bachelor so we could see how he and Jen ended their relationship- seems spoiled and unnecessary.
Did Josh & Amanda really “play” soccer? Or was it just Josh? I didn’t see Amanda out there… And did anyone else notice Josh’s foot while all the men were chatting? Holy cow it looks like it was mowed over.

Jody
Jody

haha, I did!

Shannon

Did anyone catch the awkward boner that Evan had on his painting date with Carly? It was towards the end when his white tighty whitey’s were covered in blue paint. Clearly ABC missed putting a black box censor on that. I just don’t want to see THAT or any scenes of him making out with Carly. She must really love him.

Kirk
Kirk

Yes, I saw the boner and I am sure Evan travels with a case of Viagra extra strength wherever he goes. That’s why the ED docs never have samples, they use them all. And I agree announcing Nick as the Bachelor before the last couple of shows was idiotic. I hate that “after” show anyway, such a waste of time. Sorry to be overly negative, but this was worst ever Bachelor in Paradise. What’s the point of brining in a new girl on the last day who doesn’t get picked? Or letting Ashley I come back when you know no one in their right mind will pick her and she just pulls the same sobbing, self loathing routine everytime. Also time to retire the twins permanently. They add nothing, I mean, zero. Not a fan of the Nick pick for Bachelor either. Bah!

Ann
Ann

Kirk, I agree. This was just flat-out boring and ridiculous, and I think the producers (and especially OHCH) all knew it, too, and were just phoning it in. Agree that bringing the new chicken girl in was just filler, as there was no point whatsoever. They must not have been able to persuade any other guys to come on, as weren’t the last 3-4 new people girls? The ONLY reason I watched was to have a frame of reference for Lincee’s blog because it’s more fun that way! Grant, Grant, Grant – you are asking for trouble if you take on the psychological train wreck that is Lace (she was clearly intoxicated during her last interview segment last night). Carly and Evan – actually might work in a weird kind of way. Josh and Amanda – line up the divorce lawyers’ numbers right now to save time. And I think Nick’s boo-hooing in the previews is the aftermath of him rejecting Jen, not the other way around. I must say, though, I do like Nick’s new hairstyle. But, he is way too old to be doing this. Get some dignity, dude.

Brenda
Brenda

Glad to know I’m not the only one who isn’t thrilled to watch Nick next season. He’s a loser – how many times?? There’s a reason he has been unlucky in love and reading what Andi wrote about him doesn’t improve my opinion of him. I was hoping it would be Wells! Much cuter and seems to be more genuine guy!

Eh?
Eh?

Yeah but what if we got all the way to the end of the season and Wells couldn’t make a snap decision?

What kind of name is Wells anyway?

Eh?
Eh?

I love the twins! They definitely added a few things to the mix, but they could have left some guy standing for the stragglers at the end.

Deebee
Deebee

I’m so glad I didn’t notice that as it was bad enough seeing him in his tightie whiteys.

Yesi
Yesi

TOTALLY CAUGHT IT! How could they miss it to black box it?! LOL!

Carol S.
Carol S.

Agree about announcing Nick before he finale was a waste. Jen asking him…why aren’t you opening up? Him wanting to answer…ummm, because I’m in negotiations to be the next bachelor. So now the big twist for Bachelor will be, can Nick open up again??!! Only couple I really like and believe is Grant and Lace because Grant is such a doll. IF Evan and Carlie is real, ok with them.

Eh?
Eh?

Yeah, Nick must have known he was in the running. If Carly doesn’t now talk herself out of it, they truly could be deliriously happy (please God or ABC, no reality show) and it sounded like Lace talked some sense into herself at the end. If so she can’t miss with Grant.

Laura Jean

I’d just like to say to all the readers and commenters the following: Lincee has a great blog beyond what she does (fantastically) with her recaps! So, if this is the last time you’ll check in until January or beyond Tuesdays for DWTS, do consider reading her other things, too. They are great!

And no, this isn’t something that Lincee put me up to. I only “know” her through this blog, and I’m just a fan who things everyone should read her stuff, because it is certainly great!

alyce
alyce

It’s about Lace’s lashes. They put Ashley I-lashes to complete and total shame. I actually just can’t even. I will refrain from mentioning her extensions.

My watching party and I are convinced that Ashley I is a sociopath. She is certifiable, I am telling you.

OKThen
OKThen

Did anyone catch on Josh and Amanda’s date that he said he wanted to coach his kid’s sports teams? Holy moly, I can not imagine a worse candidate for that job. What will happen when the competitive sports parents get mad that his kid gets more playing time than theirs? What will happen when they question his integrity?

It takes a very special, patient, thoughtful person to coach kids’ sports well and deal with the parents. I don’t think Josh Murray is that person. Seems like a disaster waiting to happen.

Andre
Andre

I agree. When I heard him say that, my first thought was “Yeah, big control freak trying to coach her little girls’ soccer team?? That’ll go over like a pregnant high jumper!”

OKThen
OKThen

As someone who’s currently 2 weeks from my due date, I can confirm that I don’t go over anything anymore. XD Analogy win.

Eh?
Eh?

Hey even Rob Ford made a great coach.

T-Bone
T-Bone

ABC needs to think about this show. Do they want it to continue? If so, they’ve got a lot to sort out for future iterations…..

1) Announcing Nick as bachelor before the finale of the current show
2) Chicken girl – why did she only eat one bite off of each drumstick?
3) Ash-I thinking she’s going to get poked and then finds out later that she’s not even getting
a front rub
4) Evan’s wood – let’s just say it was barely enough to pitch a tent
5) Lace’s weave is one of the worst I’ve ever seen
6) Lauren H can read me a story before nap time and hop on my jungle gym every day of the
week and twice on Sunday

I figure if the shows going to be a bit more raunchy I can be a bit more raunchy with my comments.

Margo
Margo

More eyelashes while we’re at it. I think 1″ broomsticks eyelashes are not enough. We need 2″ and thicker. Realllly go for it. It is a beach after all,

OKThen
OKThen

SOOOO glad Lace lost the weave. She’s prettier with shoulder length real hair.

Eh?
Eh?

1. Agreed.
2. Contractual obligation.
3. I don’t think that was up to ABC.
4. Ditto.
5. Done.
6. Really?

Donna
Donna

I have ZERO respect for Carly, who I actually thought might be intelligent. She’s settled big time because NOBODY comes back from finding someone vomiting material to falling in love with him. Evan and his boner are vile and she knows it. He is a deadbeat Dad who says in his interview something to the effect of, “I was engaged once and never thought I’d do it again.” Really Evan, then what made you go on the Bachelorette and BIP to begin with (you media whore). Amanda, respect yourself and your girls, woman. The Fantasy Suite means nothing when your control freak “boyfriend” has been reserving the hookup suit on the beach til infinity. Clearly you’ve already done the deed and you should be proud when your 15 year old future girls do the same as Mommy did on tv with someone she barely knew. Also loved her interview with “this could be the best day of my life.” Really, better than the birth of your little girls? Grant, he deserves his psycho finance. After all, he fell in love with JoJo immediately too, so it doesn’t take much. Please please, go away Jami Letain. I’ve had enough of you. What are you 40yrs old by now? And finally, sorry for all this negativity. I only watch this stupid show because I love reading Lyncee’s recaps and all the comments, so I don’t know why it makes me so angry.

AMB

Donna, while I agree with most everything you said here, I think that Jami Letain chick is only in her early twenties. But yeah, the happiest days of Amanda’s life you would THINK would be the births of her daughters!

MinnesotaNice
MinnesotaNice

Donna must be thinking of Amber James!

Yesi
Yesi

LOL Grant and Lace kinda are on the same level… I totally caught the Amanda comment too.

Deebee
Deebee

I’m sure the producers told Wells to give the rose to Ashley. Why would he give it to her and then tell her he wasn’t moving forward with her? The whole situation was so stupid and I am so sick of her. I don’t find anything about her appealing or interesting after this boring season of BIP.

Andre
Andre

I yelled at the TV so much while watching. “Stay strong, Vinny! Don’t give in! Don’t take her back!” I’m SO glad Vinny didn’t fold. I always thought Vinny was one of the few truly great guys on the show. I was hoping he wouldn’t entertain Izzy’s (not at all) *romantic* gesture. My husband and I actually applauded when he shut her down. I also feel like Wells really is a wonderful guy and he seems thoughtful and kind. I think he was genuinely thrilled that three women showed interest in him at the same time and wasn’t really sure how to handle it. I also think that some of the three women may have been more interested in staying in Paradise and getting more TV time than in Wells himself. Lastly, this BIP seemed like a “Who’s That?” of former contestants. They had to go all the way to the end of the bench to dig up players this season? What, were all the people we would have recognized too busy cutting their jeans into denim diapers and cold shoulder romper shopping to take a trip to Mexico?

Deebee
Deebee

Vinny’s response to Izzy wanting him back was so mature. It seems she would have happily stayed with Brett if he didn’t dump her. Way to go Vinny.

Yesi
Yesi

Agreed! Go Vinny! Very mature and gained my respect!

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