Things obviously get more messy when new people make their way to the beach. Of course, Week 3 came in hot with Tia confronting Chris about his kiss with Krystal. Seriously, Tia should go ahead and be named the Queen of Paradise. She gets stuck in every storyline.
Anyways, Chris admits he kissed Krystal, but says he remained true to Tia because he doesn’t take a date card like she does with Colton. Krystal walks in on the conversation where they literally form a triangle. Even the Bachelor Gods are that good.
Tia then takes herself out of the triangle and leaves Chris and Krystal to be themselves, but Tia’s drama doesn’t stop there. Colton ends up turning down a date offered by newcomer Jacqueline Trumbull from Arie’s season.
Finally coming to his senses, Colton says no so he can stay around and figure things out with Tia. Everyone, and America, freaks out that Colton says no, but at the same time are screaming YES because he finally does something right on this beach.
After more back-and-forth, the Tia and Colton drama finally ceases when they both agree to go forth with their relationship. The entire beach, and me, lets out a massive sigh of relief.
The two also get to go on a “real” date where they are surprised by Tia’s BFF, Raven Gates, and her Paradise beau, Adam Gottschalk. The highlight of this date is the heart-to-heart Raven has with Tia as they both start to cry over her situation. Honestly, Raven is what Tia needed in this moment.
Once the girls regain power on the beach, more men start rolling in and that’s where the real fun begins. Leo Dottavio, from Becca’s season, enters with a date card and every girl swoons. Leo being the alpha male he is, takes Kendall on his date giving poor Grocery Story Joe some anxiety.
During their date, Leo and Kendall become Jorge’s romance novel cover. However, the real highlight is when Arie Luyendyk, Lauren Burnham, Ben Higgins and Amanda Stanton return to Paradise as the reenactment actors for the romance novel. It is the best thing the Bachelor franchise has ever produced.
Of course, Kendall becomes confused when she comes back to the beach because her entire date with Leo is one steamy make-out session. Unfortunately, we won’t get to see what happens with the Leo-Kendall-Joe love triangle until next week. But it looks like some drinks were flying.
The final drama comes when Benoit Beauséjour- Savard, the French Canadian from Winter Games, arrives. Jenna is enamored by him and Benoit with her. This obviously doesn’t sit well with Jordan, but the fun thing is that when Jordan gets frustrated, it is so entertaining.
After her romantic dinner with Benoit, Jenna returns to the beach where Jordan unleashes all of his feelings on her with the word “SORRY” written in large letters in the sand. Attempting to be polite, Jenna nicely shuts him down the best she can. She tries to explain the “complicated” scenario. Jordan actually takes it decently well and it is probably the first time we have ever seen the human side of Jordan.
Fortunately for us, we have many more weeks to see how these new relationships and love triangles play out in Paradise.