After this week’s BIP, it’s official: Dean and I are in our first fight…I knew this day would come as soon as I heard Dean was going to Paradise, but it does not make it any easier. Ok, so I’m being totally over dramatic, but I think the consensus was “WTF ARE YOU DOING, DEAN??!”While I will get to the rest of the dramatics of these four hours, I must start with Dean…
I am going to preface this by saying that Dean and Kristina are not my favorite couple. While I obviously like both of them, I think Kristina is ready for a full on committed relationship while I am not sure if Dean is there. However, this does not at all excuse Dean’s actions this week. He seems to be flip-flopping back and forth with poor Kristina and I can’t help but feel for her. He seems to like her, but what’s the hesitation?! It’s totally confusing! And this was even before D-Lo showed up with her boobs hanging out, ready to steal one of her friends’ men.
Oh D-Lo…she’s been annoying me since the first time she showed up in Nick season with only her nipples covered. Girl, find a shirt…But of course all the men are ogling her as she strolled up in that denim bandana and heels. (Side note – why do these women continue to show up to the beach in heels, find some flip-flips!!!) While poor Ben Z. begged her for a date, I guess she wasn’t into his dog, she decided to scoop Dean right up. And he says YES! He could have at least discussed this with poor Kristina after just accepting her rose hours prior! At this point I was actively screaming at the TV.
For their one-on-one D-Lo did find a shirt to cover her boobs, only it couldn’t also cover her stomach, the struggle is real. And then they kissed, oh Dean come on…you are going from most loved to most hated in like 2 hours! When he returned from the date he immediately talked to Kristina, which I will give him credit there was the right thing to do. However, I think Kristina should have been a little harder on him, but I think she is afraid to scare him off, and who can stay mad at someone with those dreamy eyes…Kristina I feel your pain.
After, they were together on the beach and it looked to me like they were coupled up, and I started to relax. And then…the cake. So, I’m going to give my man Dean the benefit of the doubt here, and say he was probably just trying to be the nice guy I believe he is…but, NO!!! I would have reacted just as Kristina did! Needless to say, I am a little mad at Dean right now, I am sure we will make it through, but shape up handsome!
Typically in BIP, the real drama begins when the men are in charge of handing out the roses. This season is no different, tears were flowing, friendships were challenged, and the men sat back and relaxed. I am going to break down the rest of the couples/thruples…
Raven, Sarah, and Adam Frankly, I am a little confused about why on a beach full a super-hot men, Adam is a hot commodity, I guess he must have a great personality that we have yet to see? I did not think that he and Raven had much chemistry on their date, and I was surprised she gave him her rose instead of poor Ben Z. Sarah and Adam had much more chemistry. Also, wasn’t it a little strange that Raven went for Adam after seeing him cuddling a week ago with her “friend,” Sarah, that she must have known was heading to Paradise. Oh the incestuous-ness of BIP gets me every time!
Lacey, Dominique, and Diggy
I, like Jasmine, also find Lacey annoying. From the crying to her bikini top, she is just over the top. When she finally gets a date card (and from Jorge!!) she proceeds to interrogate all the men to see which one will be romantic with her. Of course, she landed on Diggy, the one she gave her rose to and the only remaining man she has kissed, should have been an obvious choice…While their date was really fun and there was some romance, we knew that would be short lived…at least until Daniel shows up. (Her love of Daniel still confuses me!)
Minutes after returning from their date, Diggy’s dream girl shows up! (There should have been fireworks above his head when she walked in!) Honestly, Diggy and Dom do seem like the perfect match with their fun style and energy, even their names sound perfect together! I couldn’t be more excited for Diggy!
Taylor and Derrick
Obviously, they are the Jade and Tanner/Evan and Carly of this season. I am rooting for them and this new fun Taylor! I have also seen them together on some Insta-stories, so I think they are still in BIP love!
Amanda and Robby
Well Amanda certainly has a type…sweaty and a little sleazy. (If anyone was confused, “anonymous” most definitely is Josh “where’s my pizza” Murray.) While Robby may be growing on me, he seems much less arrogant than I previously thought, this coupling is oddly familiar. I find Amanda’s sickeningly sweet attitude off-putting and I find Robby’s hair off-putting, as well. A match made in heaven? Maybe, let’s just keep their screen time to a minimum…
Danielle and Wells
Ok, so I know that Wells is the “bartender” and is off limits, but we knew Danielle (and her new and improved boobs) has been into him from day 1 and maybe even before. While this couple is cute (even if Danielle maybe a little boring for Wells), I am still liking the rumors of Wells as the next Bachelor. I think we would be in store for a funny and super entertaining season if that was the case! Anyways, Danielle went off to Africa to save the children (still not sure what she really does) and departed Paradise with a small make out session with Wells, anyone else thinking this was totally staged? Either way I thought it was sweet!
Ben Z. and…his dog…
I do not know why the women aren’t flocking to Ben Z. It can’t be because of him being a #DogDad because this #DogMom finds nothing better than a man who loves his dog! I hope sweet Ben Z. finds someone for him and his dog!
The episode ended with Chris Harrison in studio. First, was the lame announcement of Carly and Evan’s pregnancy which seems like super old news; they have already announced that they are having a girl. Way to waste mah time Chris Harrison!
Then was the sit down with DeMario, and I can’t help but feel for him and his friends and family. While he may have been made out to be the villain on Rachel’s season, he didn’t deserve to have his name destroyed because of what seems like a misunderstanding in Paradise. Not really a Paradise for DeMario. I am interested to hear Corinne’s side of the story (that’s something I never expected to say!) next week.
BIP is taking some shocking turns! Here’s to a return of nice Dean, full coverage shirts for D-Lo, and a dog loving woman for Ben Z. Until next week my friends…