In the premiere episode of what promises to be another wild ride of “Bachelor in Paradise,” our favorite members of Bachelor Nation begin their journey for another chance at finding love at a luxurious Mexico resort.
Host and keeper of the keys Chris Harrison is there to greet the men and women that are hoping to find true love on the beach like Carly and Evan or Jade and Tanner, who found each other in previous seasons, and have since married and started families. Later this season, these two happy couples will return to make an appearance in Paradise in addition to more Bachelor Nation twosomes and fan favorites, including Ashley I. and Jared, Raven and Adam, Arie and Lauren B., Ben Higgins, Becca Kufrin and Amanda Stanton.
It doesn’t take long for things to get interesting when the first bachelorette makes her arrival on the beach – literal and emotional baggage in tow. This lovelorn lady makes it clear that she is there for one former flame, even though she has no idea where his feelings stand or if he’ll even be joining her in Paradise. Ultimately, when the cast assembles itself, her bachelor of choice is nowhere to be found. Dismay quickly adds to her disappointment when the first date card has this particular girl’s name on it, and everyone is shocked when she decides to take another castaway from Becca’s season on a romantic escapade.
One fit and feisty female is thrilled that a cute grocer wasn’t chosen for the first date, but when he shows interest in her nemesis, this notorious mischief-maker focuses her attention on a sexy Canadian lad. As the rest of the group get to know one another, they speculate about the first date of the season, certain that it will be platonic; but to everyone’s shock, the couple discovers that they are looking for the same things in a relationship and they actually hit it off.
Having finally taken his date’s mind off of her long-lost love, this heartsick young woman is excited, once again, about what the future holds. However, just when she thought she had moved on, the man she was originally hoping to see in Paradise finally arrives the next morning, date card in hand. Much to the chagrin of her date from night one, she is quick to accept another chance with her past love and hops aboard his jet ski. The rejected bachelor left behind is convinced that the man from his sweet date’s past has the wrong intentions, and he, along with some of the others, are itching for a confrontation when the couple returns.