Vinny and Izzy's relationship before and after Brett
They were at 100%. Then Brett came and they were at 75%.
Vinny and Izzy's relationship before and after Brett
They were at 100%. Then Brett came and they were at 75%.

Bachelor in Paradise 2016: Week 4

After Paradise

Michelle Collins and Sean Lowe are hosting again. Nick is co-hosting (kind of). Katie Lowes (from Scandal) and Adam Shapiro (her husband) are the official co-hosts.

Everyone comments on how Nick used to be the bad guy and now everyone loves him. Yeah… it’s just so strange how that happened…

They yap for a while and then Ashley from Bachelor Burn Book, one of the more popular Bachelor blogs (see link at the end of this article), calls in with a question for Nick: “How does it feel to go from the guy everyone hates to the guy bachelor nation loves?”

Nick says he has no complaints. “The more you see of someone the more get to know them.”


America’s Poll:

Which couple do you think will make it to the end?

  • Grace: 7%
  • Jamanda: 9%
  • Jaila: 29%
  • Cevan: 55%

I don’t know about Jared and Caila. I have to agree with people who say she’s kind of “fake”. I don’t think she’s purposely being fake though. I think she’s just so concerned with being “nice” that she’s inauthentic and doesn’t know who she really is or what she wants… kind of like Jared.

Daniel Explains it All

They do a segment on After Paradise called “Daniel Explains it All” in which we see Daniel explaining a crucial plot point of the week’s episodes as only he can. It’s usually pretty funny but I haven’t covered it before now because it just wasn’t funny enough to induce me to bother putting it to paper (or “to screen” to be precise) but this week was special:

Daniel on Izzy: “Last night, Brett shows up and Izzy was kind of excited to see this new guy, Brett. If I got dumped by a guy who brought a lamp, I’d be pretty embarrassed. I don’t have a chandelier on me but maybe if I brought one out of my suitcase, she might go for me now. Who knows? Maybe if I bring out some silverware, antique clocks, a baby squirrel, my mom’s front tooth… she’d be into that sort of thing.”

ricky gervais laughing

Vizzy Reunited (and it feels so good)

Vinny comes on to dish about his relationship with Izzy. He says he’s been living without lamps the last couple of months. He’s been living by candlelight. (He DOES have a sense of humor! Who would’a thunk it?)

He’s still a little heartbroken over Izzy.

LeAnn Rimes’s ex-husband, Arie Luyendyk Jr., and Patty Stanger ALL Skype in to give Vinny advice on how to deal with a very public breakup (uh… Nick Viall is sitting right next to him. You guys really didn’t need to go to all that trouble) and what to do in his next relationship.

Izzy comes on to talk about the break up. She said she did find love but she wasn’t able to talk about the doubts she was having about herself and her relationship. She apologizes to Vinny. She regrets “letting an amazing man go” but she’s done it before. Izzy runs from good things.

Sean asks if there’s any potential for them to get back together. Vinny says he can’t trust that Izzy won’t do the same thing again. And Izzy worries about the same thing.

Vinny’s mom Skypes in to tell Izzy she made a huge mistake.

The final part of After Paradise is a preview of the confrontation between Nick and Josh coming up this week.


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10 thoughts on “Bachelor in Paradise 2016: Week 4

  1. I just want to say, I loved the part you wrote in the last blog post about the iguana! Even if it was a puppet in this case, I thought the information was fascinating, and even looked it up and read more. πŸ™‚

  2. Thanks for the shout out! Bachelor shows are my guilty pleasure and I NEVER get to talk about them, so it’s great to read your hilarious recaps without spoilers and have a forum where people can also comment and rehash things!

    Sarah was an idiot for giving her rose to Daniel instead of Christian, but the people who are on these shows are not the best at decision making.

    “Pro tip #2, Ashley: Your soulmate will love you. That’s part of the definition.” OMG. I’m dying of laughter right now.

    Apparently, Ashley’s been crying on other shows too. I stumbled across this article where the Million Dollar Matchmaker describes Ashley’s appearance on her show Before the taping of this season’s Paradise.

    In some ways, I do genuinely feel sorry for her because I think everyone’s been there at some point– friendzoned by someone you really care about. But, you and Nick are totally right. It’s obsession based on an illusion and not actually love. Also, most people who have been in that position are in middle school or high school. By the time you’re an adult, you usually want something real. Ashley needs to stop trying to be Jared’s friend and cut off communication completely. It needs to come from her because he will never do it. Like Caila, he’s fake because he’s trying to be nice… but in being the “nice guy,” he’s just hurting both himself and Ashley.

    I agree with your take on Izzy’s change of heart. As Carly said, it happened with her and Kirk as well. Kirk started questioning things when Carly was like, “Come to a wedding with me. Meet my whole family. We’re so cute together. When should we get married? What should we name our kids?” It was way too fast for the length of time they’d been dating and he bolted.

    • Hi, Megan.

      I’m glad I’m making you laugh! Mission accomplished.

      I went and watched the video of Patti Stanger talking to Ashley. I think it was pretty telling when she said he didn’t want to move out of the friend zone because he couldn’t imagine his life without her. That is some f*cked up sh*t to say to someone who has a crush on you. Now I really dislike Jared and think he’s probably mostly to blame for this nonsense. I hope that Ashley was telling the truth about being over him. She doesn’t need that in her life.

      I wonder why Ashley has such a hard time with love and relationships. I have a feeling she was an ugly duckling who was spoiled by her dad so she grew up thinking she wasn’t a sexual being but also was never forced to become an independent person. The two qualities combined are a total turn off to most men but I have to admit I find Ashley endearing even if I can’t deal with her antics most of the time.

      Thanks for the info and feedback! πŸ™‚

  3. What follows is the most obnoxious display of indecisiveness I have ever witnessed in a human being in my entire life.

    WORD!! My god-I think that solidified my intense dislike of Caila (sp?), it was like watching a train wreck. Does Jared always attract the weird ones? He seems to have the personality of a piece of cardboard.

    • Hi, Alyson.

      I kind of wanted to throw things at my TV when Caila wouldn’t shut up about whether or not she should go on the date with Brett. I’m SO glad they didn’t choose her to be the Bachelorette.

      Haha! Jared DOES have the personality of a piece of cardboard. I don’t know what Ashley sees in him. He does have a great jawline but one does not fall in love with a jawline.

      Thanks for your comment! I really appreciate it! πŸ™‚

  4. This was hilarious. I always love your recaps. I totally agree that Izzy just didn’t seem to be ready for what Vinny seemed to want at the end – an engagement. She’s a few years ylunge than him or maybe she’s just not in that place in her life yet. She handled it really poorly though.

    • Thanks, Kate!

      I’m glad you find my writings entertaining.

      I think Izzy is on the right track. She just needs to get to a place where she’s able to commit and she’ll find someone. I tend to believe that if you mess up a relationship, it wasn’t the right one for you. It’s just a lesson along the way to finding the kind of love that you need.

      Thanks so much for the feedback! πŸ™‚

  5. Awww! You are the best, ever! Just wanted you to know that. I am seriously tired of the Ashley drama. Good grief, child, grow UP! Learn to be the bigger person. Learn that love, TRUE love, requires sacrifice. Jamanda make me want to puke. Not a fan of Lace. Meh about Jaila. I ADORE Carli and Evan together. They are both so perfectly different and odd and wonderful. Love them. Finally, really rooting for Nick, whether it is with Jen or someone else. I want him to find someone perfect for him in every way. He deserves it. Love him. And Damn, Daniel! !!!!

    • Thank you! YOU’RE the best ever too! (How can we both be the best ever? I don’t know but I’m certain it must be possible.)

      I think Ashley’s father might be standing in the way of her growing up. She seems to still be daddy’s little girl at 28. I’d like to see her gain some independence from her family and cut Jared out of her life.

      I like Amanda – mostly. I don’t like Josh at all though and am worried about his abusive nature. I believe he is controlling. I don’t think it’s AS bad as it’s been made out to be but it’s still concerning.

      I like Carly and Evan together too. Carly is actually one of the more intelligent women who’ve been on the show so I like her. Evan has grown on me like toe fungus.

      I like Nick. Always have. Daniel cracks me up. I’d rather see a reality show about him than about Ben and Lauren. THAT would be entertaining.

      Thank you for the feedback and comments! πŸ™‚

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