Air Date: Monday, August 13, 2018
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:01 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#502A) "Episode 502A"
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"Episode 502A" - Big surprises lead to shocking reactions in an unexpectedly moving new episode of "Bachelor in Paradise," airing MONDAY, AUG. 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, steaming and on demand. The drama begins as a noncommittal single returns from his date with a former flame and unwanted confrontation awaits him back on the beach.

Meanwhile, the next date card goes to a professional wrestler who steals one lively lady away from a handsome firefighter who was courting her just the night before. With all of the mixing and matching going on, it's anyone's guess who will stay and who will go, and it's left up to the women at the first rose ceremony of the season. After pressure from her girlfriends, one frustrated friend-without-benefits tells her guy with cold feet to be all in with her or she's moving on. So, when the former NFL player decides to explore his options, his rival for her affection sees an opportunity to score major points. Who will ultimately be rewarded with this bachelorette's rose and who will say goodbye to Paradise?

Things get intense when a man finds out that last season's Bachelorette has arrived in Paradise to pay a visit to her girlfriends. After only recently telling her that he loved her, this conflicted contender realizes just how confused he is, resulting in a major breakdown.

"Episode 502B" - In the next rollercoaster ride of an episode that airs TUESDAY, AUG. 14 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), Becca Kufrin is still in Paradise and on her way to talk to an emotional bachelor from her season. Will he get the closure he needs? And will he stay in Paradise?

Elsewhere, one specific romantic hopeful already imagines leaving Paradise engaged to the gorgeous guy who's been making her feel special ever since she got there. Yet when a new arrival touches down in Mexico, this blindsided babe is suddenly worried that she may be on her way out the door. Later, a nerdy computer programmer is surprisingly a hot commodity when two other newcomers both take him out on dates.

The sands are constantly shifting and drawing a heart in that sand is a single dad who prepares a special candlelit rendezvous to let his love interest know the seriousness of his intentions. When she indicates that she would prefer to take it slower, he is not at all pleased to have been put in the friend zone. As another mixed-up man tries to figure out what he wants, the woman who has been waiting on him shifts her focus to the one who claims that he's all in. Except when another feisty female finds this smooth talker sitting alone, they end up sharing a kiss. His loose lips about his escapades get him in trouble when the deceived damsel is enlightened by her ex and decides she needs to have a word with the cheat.

Hosted by Chris Harrison, "Bachelor in Paradise" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton, Nicole Woods and Elan Gale are the executive producers. "Bachelor in Paradise" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel stereo surround sound. These episodes carry a TV-14, DL parental guideline.

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