Two new arrivals bring sex, jealousy and deceit to Paradise (or rather, even more sex, jealousy and deceit). The first arrival has her eyes on the prize that another woman thought she had won on the last episode.
Meanwhile, a frustrated husband-hunter has her own troubles, when she receives a date card and doesn’t have anyone interested in her to ask out. After a rigorous interview process, she offers the job to the candidate with the most promise, who takes the position, but only, as it turns out, until a better opportunity comes along, in the fabulously fetching form of the next arrival.
The worst fear of one comes true when a meddlesome matchmaker names the new potential couple and does her utmost to make it stick, really pissing off some of the others. A spoiled sport happily accepts his second date of the day, without even checking with her first which sends the spurned spinster into a crying fit and a confrontation with the meddlesome matchmaker. A lovely but left-alone lady decides to depart Paradise before the approaching rose ceremony. On her way out, she stops at the bar to say goodbye to bartender Wells who she secretly has a crush on. He also has a crush on her but it is against the rules of Paradise to take any relationship to the next level but they share a moment in time they won’t soon forget.
Paradise then heads to the studio where host Chris Harrison thanks Bachelor Nation for its continued support through this controversial season that almost didn’t happen. The rest of the show is dedicated to answering some questions about the incident that led to the production shutdown and the media frenzy that followed, including an in-studio interview with DeMario Jackson. Corinne Olympios will sit down with host Chris Harrison in the Tuesday, August 29 episode.
Then, Bachelor Nation newlyweds Carly and Evan pay a visit to make a very special surprise announcement and to introduce the newest member of the Bachelor family.