Hello, drama! The dangerous mix of sexy singles, cocktails and bikinis continues Sunday night when episode 2A of “Bachelor in Paradise” Season 2 airs on ABC. The first group of cast members made their debut in Mexico during the two-night premiere last week, but more “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” alums are set to stir up trouble as their journey to find love continues.
According to the synopsis for Sunday’s episode, things will kick off with a mega meltdown as one contestant cries about staying in “Paradise.” Who could the distressed lady be? Based on the episode 1 meltdown, one can assume that it’s Lauren, Ashley I’s sister. Viewers will remember that Lauren wasn’t invited to “Paradise” but instead decided to crash with her sister. However, she quickly discovered that she wasn’t attracted to any of the guys there and didn’t fit in with the group of reality TV alums. Unfortunately for her, Chris Harrison decided to make Lauren and Ashley I a package deal -- if one gets a rose, they both do. Since Jared handed his rose to Ashley I, Lauren is stuck … for now.
Of course, that’s not the only drama. The teary bachelorette (more than likely Lauren) reveals that she has a boyfriend back home. That’s the ultimate “no-no” on any of “The Bachelor” shows, and the other cast members “question her purpose in Paradise.”
Other than that train wreck, viewers will welcome a new, yet familiar face -- Josh from Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of “The Bachelorette”! Josh gets the date card in episode 2A and decides to ask Tenley to join him, which obviously upsets JJ after he chose her over Jillian the week before. But he’s not the only one upset when chemistry starts to form between the two. Lauren was crushing on the newcomer.
There is more fresh blood to go around though. Joe from Kaitlyn’s season will also join the cast, however his welcome party is short lived. He arrives with “abrasive behavior” and ulterior motives.
Finally, the highlight of episode 2A of “Bachelor in Paradise” will be the love triangle between Jared, Ashley I and Clare. Jared receives a date card this week, which means he has to make a choice. And according to the synopsis, that decision “sets off a chain reaction of dramatic events that leads to more jealousy, fighting and tears than ‘Paradise’ has ever seen before!”
Bring it on!
“Bachelor in Paradise” Season 2, episode 2A airs on ABC on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. EDT. Are you team Clare or team Ashley I? Tweet your thoughts to @AmandaTVScoop.