Bachelor in Paradise - Where "love" is on fast forward
I know. Whiny first world problems.
I'm trying to get some things done for my classroom at church since the first Sunday of the quarter is just a matter of days away, so it makes staying up in the office to work on posts hard because I've been up at the church on some evenings.
All that said, my post is in progress. Check back!
And here I am at 9:30 on Sunday night finishing the post from MONDAY! That my friends is how this week has gone!
Tonight's show starts with some people surprised that Lucy went home last week. I have no idea why they are surprised, but the conversation quickly moves on.
Michelle, aka $ reveals that Cody has already said, "I love you." He has also made it known that he plans for his next girlfriend to be his wife. $ came looking for love, but after only a week, it's a bit much. Feel. The. Pressure. She tells him that she wants a slow, steady pace. In response to that, Cody says, "whatever it takes." In reality, wanting to take it slow makes him feel numb because he's 100% in. The thing is, if Clare had accepted his date, he'd be in with her. Some people are just desperate to have someone. Anyone. I know people like that.
That night, the first date card is for Marcus. When Robert reads the card, it actually says, "choose a Lacy." Sarah believes that Marcus and Lacy will get married and have tan babies.
The next morning, Marcus and Lacy go off exploring the jungle. He hopes to get an "I love you" from her on this date. They are supposed to descend into a Baby Jessica hole. (Do any of you remember Baby Jessica? She was an infant who got stuck down a hole and it took a rescue team days to dig her out in 1987.) It was so narrow that I wouldn't have fit down it.
One thing is for sure. Lacy cannot say stalagmites or stalactites. Of course, I can't spell them and had to use spell check to figure it out, but I do know what they are and how to say them. We've been on so many dates in caves, the show should be called Bachelor in Bat Caves.
No sooner than I say that and they are joined by a flock (?) of bats. Actually, I decided to educate myself and Google it. It is a colony of bats. Lacy is terrified and Marcus cusses his head off. Romantic, it is not. Marcus protectively is "a man for her." They come out on the other side to a beautiful picnic. Facing and overcoming their fears brought them even closer together.
In their conversation, Marcus says that Lacy is a lot like him --- very vulnerable. She says finally spits out what he has wanted to hear: "I'm on the same page. I'm falling in love with you."
Back at the house, Momma $, who is everyone's BFF, confides in Jesse, of all people, about how clingy and touchy Cody is. She can't stand that is afraid of being smothered. She's also not attracted to beefy guys either. $ cannot even remember his last name at this point. With that fact in mind, what does he know about her? Why she is seeking advice from Jesse about whether or not she should call it off, I'll never know. He's more the "love them and leave them" type, if you know what I mean.
In other news, Robert and Sarah are getting tight, but a shake-up may be on the way. It's time for a new arrival. Brooks from Des' season. Sarah has had a serious crush and went into the show hoping he'd be there. (Tricky how casting handled all of this.)
Brooks wants to talk things over with Robert and Zack to get a lay of the land. While Sarah is into Robert, she really wants Brooks to ask her out. There's no chance of that because Brooks abides by the bro code after Robert threatens his life. Robert calls her his "bay-bay." Oooooh Kay Robert. That's a little much.
Sarah admits her crush to Graham, for whatever reason. Jackie ends up in tears, all worried about the scoop that Brooks is getting from Zack.
When Brooks comes back, not wanting to rock the boat even though he does want to ask Sarah out, he asks Jackie. Now Zack is all stirred up, wishing he had told Brooks that Jackie was off limits too.
Come date time, Jackie must have borrowed one of $'s sparkly across the forehead headbands because she too now looks ridiculous. As Brooks and Jackie leave, Zack says, "don't stay out too late!"
The normally level headed Sarah is now all shaken up.
On their date, Jackie is impressed when Brooks orders in Spanish. His first impression of her is "nice and cute." He says "cute" many more times. He's so into looking at her that he's not even paying attention.
Jackie explains she accepted a rose from Zack, but she and Zack have not actually had a date yet. Zack, it is revealed, had wanted to meet Jackie and shares his regret of not staking claim to Graham. Graham, the "old man" who is my age is evidently the wise father or older brother of the group. Graham is likely not enjoying his time there for various reasons.
Back on the date, Brooks and Jackie play Foosball. She's evidently a shark or something. They make kiss bets and it off.
Sarh is about to blow the good thing she has going with Robert by becoming obsessed with her crush on Brooks. Before she can go otu to break up with him, she finds a note on her bed from Robert. Robert has set a special time for them down on the beach. They talk about what expectations will be beyond the show. He does want to take her out on real dates in a real life context. She now realizes Robert is the guy for her after all. She was the last one I expected to take these 180 flip flops back and forth.
On the other side of the set, $ and Cody are having a serious conversation He concedes to her pace after he tells her that he does want to introduce her to his family. She honestly tells him how overwhelming it has been for her even though she does adore him. So, she decides not to take Jesse's advice. Cody is going to try to make $ fall in love with him.
The other ladies are all settled.
Here's a preview of the finale. Hopefully, I will have my finale summary up by Tuesday next week!