So sorry this blog is a day late guys! I meant to post it yesterday but then I had to bring my dog Owen to the vet because he has an infection on his paws and I spent the day trying to comfort him. But better late than never right?! Let’s get into it…
OK. First, it was totally weird that the couples had three options at the end – leave single, leave as a couple or stay as a couple. And each one of those things must’ve had some sort of rules attached to it. For instance, if you’re gonna leave as a couple, why wouldn’t you just stay another night so you could have more time in paradise?! Free dates on ABC? Yes please! So I’m guessing the producers told them that they can either leave as a couple (a.k.a. boyfriend-girlfriend), or stay with the idea that they would get engaged (But then again only one couple ended up getting engaged). There just had to be a big difference between “stay as a couple” and “leave as a couple.” I just don’t really get the difference. I’m so curious to know what the producers told them behind the scenes.
I’m also pretty confused why they made such a big deal about staying together in the fantasy suites. Most of these couples have slept in the same bed together multiple times throughout the season. It’s not like on the Bachelor or Bachelorette where the fantasy suite is literally the only night you spend with that person. But in the same breath, Taylor and Derek talked about how they haven’t had sex yet. Or at least they hadn’t up until the fantasy suite. Maybe that’s because people can walk in too easily and they don’t have complete privacy? Or maybe there’s a rule in paradise that you can’t spend the night with anybody? However, I’m almost positive in past seasons they were open about people spending the night together. Maybe it changed after all the Corrine and Demario stuff. I’m really not sure.
And I tweeted the other night that I secretly wished Dean and Kristina would end up together and SOOOO many people tweeted me saying I was nuts! Ha! And I guess you guys are right. He needs time to grow up a bit. But I guess I just felt like what they had together was so real. Oh well. Kristina deserves the best and I would absolutely LOVE if she was the next Bachelorette. Can we all start tweeting ABC and Mike Fliess (the creator of the show) to make this happen?!
I really enjoyed the reunion part of the finale last night so let’s talk about that.
I thought it was kind of pointless but they went back to what happen with Corrine and DeMario again. I feel like it’s been talked about enough and it wasn’t necessary. Although they both seemed happy, which is great.
Raven and Adam are super cute and I so hope things work out for them!
But the moment that had me crying my eyes out, along with many of you, was the moment when Derek proposed to Taylor. If you guys look back at my old blogs about Taylor when she was on Nick’s season, I was pretty supportive of her. I felt truly sorry for her that she had such a negative experience on the Bachelor and I can only imagine how terrified she was that she would leave relive some of that in Bachelor in Paradise. But I’m so glad that she took that leap of faith and obviously Derek is too! It’s so beautiful that a love like that was the result of her going back into the Bachelor world. She went in fearful, but was willing to take the risk and ended up with the best thing imaginable! I’m so happy for Derek and Taylor! Can’t wait to see your future wedding!
Well that’s all I’ve got. Let me know what you guys think in the comment below!!