SPOILER ALERT! This publish incorporates particulars from Thursday’s episode of ABC‘s Bachelor in Paradise.

Issues are heating up in Paradise.

The ladies are making ready at hand out roses, and the lads are clamoring for his or her consideration to verify they stick round for one more week…however a number of of them will nonetheless go house regardless of their finest efforts. Chances are you’ll keep in mind that the final episode ended on a number of cliffhangers. What’s going to occur with Sam’s poo child? Will Mercedes select Tyler or Will? Are Kat and Brayden nonetheless feuding?

First on the agenda is Sam, who has been anxiously awaiting the dawn — her lower off for a pure bowel motion earlier than extra medical intervention would require her to go away the seashore. By the point the solar is peaking over the horizon, Sam’s state of affairs hasn’t gotten any higher. Caught in a sh*tty state of affairs (no pun meant), Sam departs from Paradise and leaves Aaron S. with no lifeline.

Apart from that, issues seem like fairly chill in Paradise. Kat and Tanner are hitting it off. Brayden is shifting on. Peter and Olivia are attending to know each other after Peter gave Olivia his rose as a gesture of excellent will. However wait…there’s one other man coming into the image.

It’s John Henry! He went house fairly early on Charity’s season, however he admits to being very shy. He’s hoping Paradise may be a greater setting for him to discover a connection. After conversations with Kat, Kylie and Olivia, he asks Olivia to hitch him on a date. Earlier than she accepts, she pulls Peter apart for a chat.

It’s admirable, contemplating Olivia felt very blindsided when Will went on a date with Kylie with out a lot as a “goodbye” to Olivia. Peter expresses his considerations, and Olivia feels uncertain, however she decides to go anyway.

Olivia and John Henry actually hit it off on their date. They spend the day indulging in a spa expertise, which is new for John Henry. Olivia teaches him about skincare and exhibits him tips on how to give a correct therapeutic massage. All through the day, Olivia appears genuinely shocked at how good they’re getting alongside, nevertheless it’s simple to see why. Olivia’s carefree demeanor is rubbing off on John Henry, who rapidly loosens up because the day progresses. It feels inevitable when their date ends with a dip within the pool and a make out session.

Again on the seashore, everyone seems to be stress-free. The lads are taking part in soccer on the sand, and the ladies are having fun with the view. Kylie and Mercedes are rating the lads based mostly on look. Earlier than they understand it, there’s one other shakeup as John B., additionally from Charity’s season, descends on the shore.

He pulls Mercedes and Eliza for conversations earlier than inviting Eliza on a date. This comes as a shock to everybody in Paradise, as a result of she and Aaron B. appeared fairly stable. However, Eliza hasn’t had eyes for anybody else since she got here to Paradise, and she or he’s been very clear about how she doesn’t need to find yourself in a sticky state of affairs like final season. She talks with Aaron B. earlier than she leaves, and regardless of his protestations, she tells him she desires to discover her choices. Good for her! As she ought to!

In a confessional, Aaron B. tries to clarify his connection to Eliza utilizing an analogy about fig unfold on a charcuterie board. If that sounds complicated, that’s as a result of it was. In the meantime, everybody else thinks they should weigh in on Eliza’s selection, too. Tyler says relationship “isn’t tennis,” and other people can’t proceed to volley backwards and forwards. Finally, they should quiet down. Effectively, it appears a bit early in everybody’s journey to make that evaluation, however to every their very own.

Fortunately, Eliza’s choice just isn’t for nothing. She and John B. have a extremely pretty candlelit dinner and dance beneath the moonlight. We don’t see a lot of their date, however it seems that they’re having a good time.

Again on the seashore, Olivia returns from her date with John Henry. She tells Peter that she and John Henry hit it off, however she isn’t fairly certain but what she desires to do. She’d prefer to preserve speaking to each males in the interim, which they appear okay with — though Peter seems fairly anxious about it. After speaking with John Henry about her meet up with Peter, Olivia modifications for dinner and is straight away confronted by Peter once more. He’s determined to shoot his shot and tells her that he has been which means to kiss her all this time. She challenges him to do it, so he leans in for the smooch. Cue the shocked faces from the onlookers!

Although Kylie didn’t find yourself on any dates right this moment, she was thought-about for certainly one of them. So, she desires to verify she and Avan are on the identical web page, in case this occurs once more. She tells Avan that she’s not focused on any extra dates, and she or he doesn’t suppose anybody who comes down these stairs might make her change her thoughts (well-known final phrases). Avan agrees and, for now, they’re the primary and solely unique couple in Paradise.

As if there isn’t sufficient happening, Wells decides so as to add his personal chaos to the combination. He introduces a “truth box” to the group, the place they will anonymously submit messages about one another that can be learn out loud. That’s certain to trigger some drama.

In a moderately odd flip of occasions, Sean says he’d prefer to pursue Jess, who has been fortunately attending to know Blake just about this complete time. He tells the lads he’s been nervous to discover that connection, as a result of Rachel is already so into him. Effectively, that opens the door for Brayden to slip in on Rachel, however, in traditional Brayden kind, he can not keep out of different folks’s enterprise. So, he tells Rachel what Sean stated about her, which units her off. She confronts Sean, who admits he did need to discover that connection, however after a dialog with Jess he’s prepared to maneuver on (failing to say that Jess was not ).

After that dialog, Sean speaks with Brayden and tries to invoke “bro code,” saying that he doesn’t suppose it was Brayden’s place to say something. Brayden doesn’t appear to care. In a fairly curious departure from Charity’s season, the place Brayden was the villain, this marks the second time that a lot of the contestants appear to align that Brayden isn’t within the mistaken.

Eliza and John B. return from their date, and Aaron B. is ready on pins and needles to see how she’s feeling. She doesn’t waste time pulling him for a chat, the place she tells him that she had an excellent day with John B., however she was additionally desirous about Aaron B. in the course of the date. It doesn’t seem to be she’s absolutely decided, however Aaron takes it as signal.

The rose ceremony remains to be looming over everybody’s head, however they will’t transfer ahead till Wells unleashes the reality field. He begins off fairly tame, studying off notes that accuse him of serving weak pictures of tequila and posit that Rachel and Brayden ought to make out (I’m wondering who wrote that one!). However, Aaron S. isn’t right here to fiddle. He’s prepared for some actual drama. He smashes open the field and begins studying the juicier notes, most of which must do with Kat.

Kat performed Brayden. Tanner ought to be careful for Kat. Kat isn’t truly looking for Jess. Brayden and Rachel ought to make out…once more.

Brayden takes this as his alternative to steal Rachel away, which is ideal timing, as a result of Kat is able to pop off. Particularly after Tanner admits that the sentiment is attending to him, and he isn’t certain if he can belief her intentions. Tanner tries to clarify how he can see issues from Brayden’s viewpoint, however Kat doesn’t need to hear it. She insists she didn’t blindside Brayden, and she or he has no concept why Tanner could be uncertain. In a confessional, Kat is admittedly going off about this complete state of affairs…which is illustrated in a number of pictures that present your complete seashore might hear her tirade as she filmed it. It appears Kat doesn’t care who’s listening, together with Tanner.

And Brayden isn’t even listening, as a result of he’s far too centered on Rachel.

Sean and Aaron S. are among the many males who’re desperately hoping for a lifeline on the eleventh hour, to allow them to stay in Paradise for one more week. It seems to be like these prayers can be answered, as a result of the episode ends with a tease that one other woman is making her means onto the seashore.

Nonetheless no rose ceremony, y’all! Guess we must wait one other week.

Bachelor in Paradise airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT after The Golden Bachelor.