For the most part, this week of ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ featured Ashley doing everything she could to continue telling herself Jared was not into her. Sure, she cried a lot, and everyone was annoyed — but this girl really did care.
This week picked up right where last week left off — Ashley crying to Jared, telling him how much she loved him, while he told her he didn’t. Most other couples were in a good place but the one rose that could go anywhere was Daniel‘s — he had to chose between Sarah, Ashley and the twins. One twin convinced the other to kiss him, so (no surprise), he chose her. Yes, even after he attempted to give Ashley good advice that turned sexual and gross. Anyway, that meant Ashley and Sarah were sent home…ish.
And just kidding… Ashley came back, told the group she promised to have an open mind if they’d let her back. So, they all said yes — which come on, aren’t their rules here? I love Ashley but this is totally against the rules!
So in came the new men: Carl (from Andi Dorfman‘s season), who grabbed Emily‘s eye, and Brett (the lamp guy from Andi’s season) was next and he was hoping to see Caila. Yikes! Another awkward moment… well, Izzy was really attracted to him. Whoops! Anyway, he ended up asking Caila on the date after Ashley told him no one was off limits — hey, she didn’t want Jared to get hurt but she still wanted Jared. Meanwhile Caila literally had no idea what she wanted and went back forth 15 times. She ended up going on a booze cruise date, which she was not feeling.
I wouldn’t say it pushed her back to Jared, I think it just made her realize she wasn’t in to booze cruises. Anyway, she ended up back with Jared much to Ashley’s dismay. She had spent the day trying to distract him.
After that date, Brett figured maybe he’d go for Haley then — until Ryan B. arrived (from Kaitlyn Bristowe‘s season?) and asked her out. Jared tried to get him to ask Ashley I. out, but that didn’t work. (Nice try, Jared!) Haley and Ryan had a nice, horseback riding date.
Meanwhile, back at the island, Grant set up a couples massage for him and Lace, had a hot tub date and he told her he was in love. So freaking cute. It was pretty much the opposite for Izzy and Vinny. He was absolutely crushed — tears and all — when she told him that Brett had made her “stomach flip,” and that she was 100 percent into him until that lamp. So will they work? Well, to be continued…