Paradise Hotel wrapped up tonight on FOX, and there were plenty of twists and turns in store for viewers. The reality competition found a winner in Bobby Ray, who sabotaged Tatum’s chances of splitting the $250,000 grand prize with her. Last week’s episode ended on a cliffhanger that will presumably get resolved in the opening minutes of tonight’s finale.
Jared, a newcomer to paradise, was chosen to dismiss one of the couples during the elimination ceremony. He ultimately chose to send home Jair and Jamie. This decision came as a shock to many, particularly those who felt that Tatum and Bobby Ray should have been voted off due to the former’s scheming. It’s come down to two couples: Carlos and Kaitlin, and Tatum and Bobby Ray. The latter contestant won it all.
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In a teaser for tonight’s episode, Tatum tells Bobby Ray that she’s been hooking up with Carlos behind his back. She sits Bobby Ray down in his bedroom and says, “I’m gonna lay out the situation for you. The night before last night, I wanted to clarify things with Carlos and I followed Carlos to his room.” She then admits to kissing her fellow contestant. “It was so brief, so fast because I didn’t want Kaitlin to come back anytime soon and we kissed again and that was that,” she said. “That night we kissed, he told Kaitlin.”
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“That’s even more news to me, that I know you did it twice,” Bobby Ray says in response. “You don’t kiss somebody twice unless you really want to.” He then adds that if anything happens to him on the show, it will be because of her actions. “If I go home it’s your fault.” Only time will tell whether Tatum’s admission of guilt will lead to her elimination or enable her to stick it out till the end.
FOX recently announced that the series is cancelled, and will not be back for a second season. “I don’t know that you can really go on a TV show to find love,” said host Kristin Cavallari. “I mean I know it’s happened a few times but I think it’s extremely hard to trust somebody. I think that obviously, if you’re going on a TV show, there’s other motives there than just trying to find love. So I think it just adds so many different layers to it that just become so complicated and stressful to me.”
Despite the cancellation, Cavallari told Pop Culture that she enjoyed her time filming. “So it’s fun, stirring is fun for me,” she said. “It’s not necessarily me messing with everybody, it’s just … you’re moving the story along and you have their information, and so I get to constantly surprise them with new twists and turns which, makes for good entertainment.”