The couples that have endured the drama are so strong, latecomers to the party don’t seem to stand a chance of finding a partner for the last dance, as two wilted wallflowers discovered in last night’s episode.
But when the new arrival doubles her odds by liking both boys and girls, all bets are off. She does end up choosing a date of the opposite sex, but the woman in his life no longer feels like the bet she’s made on love is a safe one. And she may not be the only woman in danger.
Hopeful heartbreakers return to Paradise with their sites set unapologetically on other women’s men. This new bachelorette wants one man, who, it turns out, is on the verge of telling his emotionally intelligent partner that he is falling in love with her. So, instead, the bummed-out babe takes pity on a dating virgin, who is so excited to be asked out on his first date in Paradise that he accepts, even though he’s been getting cozy with an actual never-had-sex-before virgin.
Meanwhile, a more assertive lady takes a shot at her tantalizing target, even though he just dumped one girlfriend so that he could focus his attention on his other girlfriend. Although he says no, the shocked bachelorette senses that he’d like to say yes, so she approaches the girlfriend for permission. But when the testing tootsie leaves the decision up to the proven unreliable rascal, the persistent princess asks again, and is turned down again, leaving her no choice but to invite the only available man left in Paradise.
When one of the double-daters bails out so that he can spend the little time remaining with the woman he’s serious about, two women have had enough and storm out of Paradise, cursing the close-knit couples who caused their downfall.
The next morning, the cuddle-hungry couples are canoodling contentedly, when host Chris Harrison pays an unexpected visit to lay on them an even bigger surprise: “This is your last day in Paradise.”