After last week’s episode, “Bachelor in Paradise” Season 8 seems determined to make viewers either annoyed or confused. You may recall the prolonged love triangle drama involving Rodney, Eliza and Justin. At the rose ceremony, after much agonizing, Eliza chose Rodney, and Justin went home (again).
Think that was that? Noooooo. Eliza continued agonizing, and sobbing, and blubbering, and wondering why, if Rodney was the right guy for her, she was sobbing and blubbering about it all. Adding to the ickiness, Eliza tells Rodney — who has been taking a relieved victory lap — that nope, she made the wrong choice, so now she’s leaving, and chasing after Justin.
Sigh. Rodney showed a ton of class, and he becomes the latest bachelor/bachelorette to leave. Then the camera crew also leaves, as we followed Eliza to Maryland, where she shows up at Justin’s door. Was that look on his face surprise, happiness or what-the-heck-is-going-on-here?
We’ll find out — won’t we? — in the Monday night episode, which may or may not include more scenes of Portland’s own Brandon canoodling with Serene. Those two seem so blissfully happy, I’m getting suspicious. Is it all too good to be true?
“Bachelor in Paradise” Season 8 continues with Episode 13, at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 on ABC.
— Kristi Turnquist
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