Bachelor in Paradise returns for season 4 of the show after a short suspension from filming due to allegations of sexual misconduct in June 2017 and tonight’s part 2 of the premiere goes over what went down with the cast after a short hiatus. TMZ first reported that the incident occurred between contestant DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios. Warner Bros. then launched a full investigation, which ended up finding no evidence of sexual misconduct. The investigation was to determine if Olympios was coherent and/or if any misconduct occurred during her encounter with Jackson.
Jackson and Olympios did not return to filming once production picked back up, but many of the original cast members were back and ready to participate again. Last night, the premiere episode ended with confusion and production suspended. Tonight, it picks back up and also features the nuptials of Evan Bass and Carly Waddell, who got engaged last season on the show. The two are now expecting a baby together.
Prior to the break in filming, Dean Unglert went out on a date with Kristina Schulman, Robby Hayes and Raven Gates went on a beach date together and Jasmine Goode attended a drag show with Matt Munson. Taylor Nolan and Derek Peth were also hitting it off. The dates went well, but Gates was not into Hayes romantically at all, even though Hayes thought the opposite. Cast member Ben Zorn was head over heels for Gatess and ended up kissing her before the rose ceremony. Unfortunately, filming came to a halt before the rose ceremony took place. And so, there were no eliminations. Tonight, however, may be different. Whenever the eliminations do go down, Reality Steve reports that the first contestants sent home include Vinny Venteria, Alex Woytkiw, Iggy Rodriguez, and Nick Benvenutti.
The official ABC synopsis for part 2 of the premiere, which airs tonight, states: Carly and Evan exchange marriage vows in Paradise before an assemblage of their family and friends, including many of our Bachelor favorites. Then, it’s time for the tears to flow, including from the bride and the groom … and Ashley I. too! Later, the cast returns to Paradise and sits down with host Chris Harrison for a thought-provoking conversation about the encounter that caused all of the controversy. Once the show resumes, the cast tries to pick up where they left off. Watch one couple’s relationship heat up, while the production time out changed the momentum for others. Meanwhile, one desperate and lonely lady wants a date card to help her get something new started, but is disappointed when it goes to someone she thinks doesn’t need it. Check out a clip of Carly and Evan’s wedding ceremony below.
Bachelor in Paradise‘s regular time slot is Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.