Bachelor in Paradise Recap Episode 3: Do Josh and Amanda Have Gills?
Mercifully, the second part of this week's episode is "only" 43 minutes long without commercials. Apparently two hours in the first part wasn't enough. Let's get through this together.
Josh and Amanda have picked up right where they left off: tonsils deep in each other's mouths while she wears a ridiculous top. Nick is not taking the development very well, as you might imagine.
Daniel spends some time with Sarah, behaving in his very odd but also entertaining manner that can only be described as "Canadian". Christian from JoJo's season is the newest addition to our cast and immediately makes a move for respectful decision of the year by asking the other guys about existing relationships. Without firm words from anyone but Josh, Christian takes Sarah aside and asks her on a one-on-one date. A dejected Daniel disappears down the beach as the night comes to a close.
The Next Morning
Nick and Daniel discuss the condition of the Paradise Pad and the existing couples. Daniel continues his streak of extreme likability with some suggestions for Evan in his courtship of Carly:
Evan, meanwhile, is recapping his date with Carly for Vinny, who looks like he'd rather be letting the omnipresent crabs pinch his sensitive regions. Carly tells the other girls how terrible the date was before ultimately making the difficult decision to take Evan aside and place him gently in the Friend Zone. She does so directly, succinctly, and apologetically. Big knucks to you, Carly; that can't be easy, regardless of how preposterous the relationship might be.
Evan predictably takes the news hard and retreats to his room to cry. Literally, not figuratively. If he wasn't so incredibly punchable, I might even feel bad for him. Alas, I do not.
One-on-One Date: Christian and Sarah
The dates on Bachelor in Paradise are rather uninspired. This time the couple goes ziplining, repelling, and...waterfall-watching. which ends in a snog but is otherwise pretty dull.
Back at the Paradise Pad
The newest arrival fails to trigger Chris Harrison's memory. His name is Brandon, he says he was on Desiree's season, and he continues the trend of ridiculous necklaces. Carly is really digging his vibe, but is entirely crushed when he chooses Haley for his one-on-one date.
In response to the news of her sister getting a one-on-one date, Emily hits the bar with a vengeance. She gets sloppy quickly and moves from complimenting the other women to crying because her hair is not braided. I don't know how she got drunk so quickly, but knucks to her.
Christian and Sarah return to the Paradise Pad and rehash their date for an audience that couldn't care less. It seems to phase the normally unflappable Daniel, who responds by comparing himself to an eagle.
Nothing has changed between Josh and Amanda, who continue snogging DEEPLY. I'd post a picture for your reference, but I don't want our website to be labeled pornographic. Nick realizes he needs to make a move elsewhere in order to survive the week.
Daniel makes a real move for Sarah, arranging chocolate covered strawberries and champagne on the weird intimate outdoor couch.
Sarah enjoys this impromptu one-on-one date and uses the time to dig a little deeper into who Daniel really is. He pulls the upset of the season by opening up and flashing some seemingly genuine vulnerability. I didn't think you had it in you, Daniel, so here are some knucks:
One-on-One Date: Brandon and Haley
Haley reveals to us that she plans to pull a switcheroo during her date. That's right, they're going to swap places during dinner and see if Brandon, who just met them today, can tell the difference. Before her discussion with Brandon gets too serious, Haley excuses herself to the restroom, where she trades clothes with Emily. This puts Brandon in an extremely awkward situation no matter what happens next. He does not notice they've traded places, but really, what was the best-case scenario in this situation? If he calls the switcheroo out immediately, will the twins be thrilled and decide he's the one? Come on.
Back at the Paradise Pad
Three couples cuddle and then make out side by side by side:
Obviously, Evan decides this is his chance to make a move on Amanda; when a DNA swab of her mouth would show 50% her and 50% Josh. He begins by writing a card...to himself? To remind himself he deserves love? Ugh. We'll have to wait until next week to see him fail, because this one ends with To Be Continued!
For those keeping track at home, this episode tallied 47 drinks according to our Bachelor in Paradise Drinking Game.