Bachelor in Paradise airs two nights per week this season, and that means double the drama. One contestant, Jillian Anderson, was eliminated on the August 2 season premiere, and three other cast members will go home on the second night of ABC‘s summer reality show that airs on August 3.
Three new guys will arrive on Monday night, the second night of the two-night premiere. Fans can expect to see Michael Garofola (Des’ season), and two of Kaitlyn Bristowe’s guys, Joe Bailey and Joshua Albers.
New arrivals in Paradise means more drama, hookups, dates, and tears — and more eliminations at the rose ceremony. Night two will start out with 10 guys and eight women, and there will be seven of each by the end of the episode.
Who arrives on Episode 2, who goes home, and who will remain on Bachelor in Paradise for another week?
Episode 2 Arrivals
Getting dumped by Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe means just one thing for several of her suitors — a second chance at finding love on Bachelor in Paradise. A number of Kaitlyn’s guys arrived on the season premiere (Jared, JJ, Jonathan, and Tanner) and two more will join the cast on Monday night — Joe Bailey and Joshua Albers.
Joe, who got dumped by Kaitlyn in Ireland, arrives at the Playa Escondida Resort in Mexico on Monday night, and his stay will be drama-filled. According to Reality Steve, things start out great for Joe — he goes on a date with Juelia Kinney on Monday night and she gives him a rose.
However, next week things will heat up and fans may see a not-so-sweet side of soft-spoken Kentucky race horse owner. Sweet Joe finds his way into a love triangle this season, one that may or may not work out for him in the end.
Fortunately for Joshua, the bad haircut Kaitlyn gave him has grown out and he arrives in Paradise with a normal hair style on Monday night. Spoilers indicate that he will ask Tenley Molzahn out on a date and they eat tacos — let’s hope it’s more exciting than that.
Also arriving on Monday night is Michael Garofola from Des Hartsock’s season of the Bachelorette. Some fans will remember him dating AshLee Frazier — the crazy girl who tried to force a relationship with Graham Bunn on the first season of Bachelor in Paradise. Michael also lands a date with Tenley on Monday night — hopefully not the same taco date as she went on with Joshua.
Episode 2 Eliminations
According to Reality Steve, Tenley decides to give her rose to Joshua, so Michael will go home on the same episode he arrived.
Also leaving on Monday night is Mikey Tenerelli who went on a date with Clare Crawley on the first episode. Apparently, he gets jealous that she chose to go on a date with Jared Haibon. Needless to say, there’s no rose for Mikey — but he is rumored to return on an upcoming episode.
Jonathan Holloway, who gave a rose to Juelia on the first night, doesn’t get a date or a rose on Episode 2. He is eliminated along with Michael and Mikey.
In addition to the guys going home, Ashley Iaconetti’s sister, Lauren, leaves before the rose ceremony to reconnect with a guy back home. Spoilers indicate that she is a mistress to the unnamed guy — sounds like drama runs in the family.
Seven guys (Kirk, Joshua, Dan, Jared, Tanner, Joe, and JJ) and seven girls (Carly, Tenley, Ashley S., Ashley I., Jade, Juelia, Clare) remain at the end of Episode 2. Next Sunday, fans will see three new girls arrive on Bachelor in Paradise, more eliminations and the return of contestant Mikey Tenerelli.
Bachelor in Paradise airs Sunday and Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.