I thought Michelle Collins did a great job on Tuesday night. I will mourn Chris Harrison's absence, though.
So, this may be of interest: Amanda discusses why/how she didn't leave Nick high and dry.
Chris Harrison’s Blog (Yahoo! TV)
Paradise is a wild ride and as you have seen, this is all just the beginning. Next week, some new arrivals will shake everything up all over again. And finally, I want to congratulate the new hosts of After Paradise, Michelle Collins and Sean Lowe. I know the show is in good hands and I hope you all have a tremendous amount of fun this season.
Since this show’s inception (has it really been two years now?) I’ve struggled with the roses being in the men’s courts that first week. I know the very next week the power shifts in the ladies’ favour, but I don’t know… it still doesn’t seem possible to make up for that initial unfairness. The first week already strikes me as a fragile situation for the women. So much of this show and the connections made on it begin with physical appeal and attraction; the result is way too many women feeling and acting insecure, feeling pressure to “do whatever it takes” to “secure” a rose (whatever that means… ugh), or in Lace’s words, used as a voiceover while we see her and Grant crawl into bed together, “make him want to give me the rose.” The entire season is then off to a completely misogynistic start, with those women relying way too hard on their sexual appeal.
After threatening to murder contestants' families and the Paradise staff, Chad is sent home. He eats more protein and continues to drink himself into oblivion as the "sad-mobile" takes him away — back to the Vidanta hotel, which is about an hour away from Playa Escondida. About 50 percent of our dates take place at the Vidanta, a place we all love because we have unlimited room service. When I mean unlimited, I mean, I can order a bottle of Dom Pérignon and not pay for it.
Hey, I wonder how Leah’s date with Nick is going?
Never mind, honey — have a drink.
Evan and Carly go on the worst date in the history of dates. They are going to set the Guinness world record for longest habanero kiss – which is NOT a thing. What it is is white nonsense. Carly’s affections for Evan have been waning since their awful first kiss and being forced to kiss for 90 seconds after eating a habanero is not going to help matters.
Nick: I had a great time with Amanda.
Leah: But what about my boob chain?
Nick: It’s nice. But I’m choosing Amanda.
Leah: I think my bright lipstick would look good smudged on your neck.
Nick: I’m sure it would. I’m giving my rose to Amanda.
Leah: So, I’ll see you out there?
Sarah is torn between Christian, the guy who she says could be the man of his dreams, and Daniel, who is “peculiar." I’m not one to offer advice here because at this point in my life, I’d choose the guy whose one liners crack me up — but I’m awake at 12:30 a.m. recapping this stupid show, so there’s that.
Daniel ends this impromptu date with, “I want to kiss you but I don’t want to give you this Zika virus,” and that’s it — choose the peculiar one, girl.
Grant and Lace confess that they both like each other, like each other. Grant gives her a mulligan and then Lace gives him a little something that may end in a baby carriage.
Nick decides he's just not that into Leah (probably either her lip injections or her fragrance of desperation, tbd) and moves onto Amanda, mother of 2.
Nick: I love fires and sitting near them
Amanda: I love lamp
"No child left behind" - Not Amanda's parenting philosophy.
Mel Got Served: Monday and Tuesday
Here to Make Friends featuring Sarah Herron (Huffington Post)
Bachelor Nation News:
Nick talks about Josh (Us Weekly)
Josh moans. Ick. (Us Weekly)
6 shocking revelations from Andi's book (Us Weekly)
The Bachelor franchise betrayed Chad (NY Mag)
Michelle Money has a new boyfriend (Us Weekly) - I'm still curious about what happened between her and Cody.
Lauren B. is a romantic, talks wedding plans (Us Weekly)
Shocker: Luke is the frontrunner to be the next Bachelor (thanks, Us Weekly, for the breaking news)
Check out JoJo and Jordan's rental house (LA Times)