Host Chris Harrison warns us before every episode that this one will be the most dramatic one of all time — but this time, it actually might deserve that title.
Poor Juelia must really be regretting her decision to be on Bachelor in Paradise because the girl has really just gotten rocked since she arrived. Juelia cried, packed her bags and left the show, which we soon discovered would be a common theme this episode. At this point, Justin had already gone on two first dates, one with Amber and one with Mackenzie.
Newcomer Jaclyn, who realized her options were very limited, decided she would also ask Justin on her date. And what could possibly go wrong? Of course, Cassandra asked Justin on her first date as well because by now Justin was just the go-to first date guy, and Justin accepted. Did we mention Cassandra is absolutely stunning? Of course, then Justin had to tell Jaclyn that he would be going on a date with Cassandra instead of her.
Justin and Cassandra went on their date, which was honestly pretty boring because went perfectly and they are now obsessed with each other. Did anyone else notice Justin has really big nipples, or am I just going crazy from watching this show so intently every week?
At this point, Jaclyn still had a date card but had no one else to give it to. Nick, seizing the opportunity, decided to swoop in and see if he could get her date card and use it with Samantha.
Jaclyn, a true evil genius, then proceeded to torment Nick by having him roll around in the hot sand before she finally gave him her date card.
Nick then ran off to tell Samantha he had gotten a date card, and Samantha accepted. I think the only verbal interactions these two had on their date consisted of Nick telling Samantha how beautiful she was.
Seriously, the number of time he said it actually got uncomfortable. We finally got to the last cocktail party of the season, and of course Chris Harrison came in and canceled it immediately.
He announced they would be going straight the rose ceremony, in which the guys would be handing out the roses and added that, at this point, the guys should only give out their rose if the girl was somebody they truly saw a future with.
Before the ceremony began, Ashley I. At the ceremony, the predictable roses all went first: Dan went next and, after making a quick speech thanking Ashley S. The last guy was Mikey.
Instead of making a respectable exit like Dan, he decided to give a last-minute desperation rose to Mackenzie. The morning after the rose ceremony, Chris Harrison showed up and told the remaining five couples that everything was about to change — there would be no more new arrivals and, instead, the final week would be for them all to take the next steps to figure out if their love could grow and exist outside of the show.
This was right about when things got seriously difficult to watch. Up until now, Carly and Kirk had been known as the "married couple" of the show. The second Chris made the announcement that the remaining couples would each be getting another Fantasy Suite date, we got the first inkling that Kirk was having second thoughts — while Carly was legitimately giddy with excitement.
After the announcement, the girls convened upstairs on the balcony while the guys met up downstairs. At this point, we already know something is up with Kirk based on his on-camera interviews, and he finally admitted to the guys that he had been having doubts about his relationship with Carly for the last week and was going to be breaking up with her. Kirk made his way upstairs as the girls were giggling happily together and took Carly aside for a talk. Carly literally jokingly asked him if he was breaking up with her as they made their way down to the beach.
As the conversation started, Carly was still blissfully unaware of what was about to come. Carly interrupted Kirk as he Carly and kirk bachelor in paradise still dating for his words, told him she would be going home and ran off to find the girls, who had been watching them from the balcony and had gathered what had happened.
At this point, Carly, Jade and Tenley were all crying.
As Carly began to pack her bags, Kirk came back and tried to continue their talk. Honestly, Carly handled this as maturely as anyone as blindsided as she was in this situation possibly could.
I want nothing to do with you, ever again. After the painful breakup, both Carly and Kirk packed their bags and left the house separately, of course.
Jade said it best: Tune in to the second part of the dramatic season finale of Bachelor in Paradise to find out how it all wraps up on Monday at 8 p. If you have opted in for our browser push notifications, and you would like to opt-out, please refer to the following instructions depending on your device and browser.
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