HEARTS BURST, IGNITE, BREAK AND EVENTUALLY REUNITE
ON ABC'S 'BACHELOR IN PARADISE,' MONDAY, SEPT. 10, AND TUESDAY, SEPT. 11
Finale Includes Cast Reunion on Tuesday, Sept. 11
"Episode 506A" - Tonight's riveting and penultimate episode of "Bachelor in Paradise," airing MONDAY, SEPT. 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand, proves that there is nothing more compelling than to watch than two people falling in love ... except maybe two people breaking up.
The first couple to come into focus enjoy a romantic date, which may be a dress rehearsal for their future, as a professional photographer takes potential engagement photos. Things go well until the female model is asked to change into a wedding dress, which rattles her more than she anticipated. Will the bride-to-maybe become a runaway, or will her intended groom sweet-talk her into staying in Paradise.
The next date card shows up in the hand of a new arrival who is remembered for his shady past from a former Paradise relationship, which explains his lukewarm reception from the group. That doesn't stop a woman bewitched by his good looks from accepting a date with him. Will he be able to win her rose or will she heed the warning of her friends who fear that he hasn't changed? Meanwhile, a confused and lovesick suitor shows up for the rose ceremony still reeling from a disappointing conversation with his girlfriend the previous night. It's time for both of them to put their cards on the table to truly see if they do, in fact, feel the same way about each other.
The morning after the rose ceremony, the surviving couples expect new women to make their way to the beach, but the only feet that will be descending those stairs belong to Chris Harrison. Our host explains that tonight will be the romantic overnight dates in the fantasy suites reserved for those couples who are ready to take that next step and figure out if their relationships can survive once they go home. One couple shocks the others by leaving in anger and tears, while others remain to spend the last night together in Paradise. Which, if any, of the couples will get engaged? If tonight's episode doesn't hold the answers, then tomorrow night's finale certainly will.
"Episode 506B" - In tonight's deeply moving and equally surprising two-hour finale, airing TUESDAY, SEPT. 11 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), host Chris Harrison is joined by a live studio audience to watch as the love-struck couples still in Mexico spend their final moments of Paradise, uncertain as to what the day will bring. With the possibility of engagements, there is no doubt that tears will be shed, whether they are from heartbreak or joy.
For one couple, the woman has been ready to get engaged from the moment they met, while her love-at-first-sight hasn't been moving quite as fast. However, he seems eager to catch up so only time will tell if his feelings will get there in time to give her a storybook ending. For another couple, the journey hasn't been easy with others attempting to come between them. Despite temptation, they haven't given up yet, but have they developed the confidence in each other they need to take on the world together? The final couple is surely in love but has a lot of doubts, stemming from troubled family situations growing up. True love and commitment are daunting for both of them, given neither have experienced it before, but it may be even scarier for them to leave Paradise without each other.
Later, all questions will be answered when the cast reunites to catch everyone up on life since Paradise, including former couples that face one another for the first time after their devastating breakups. While some favorites reunite, others fight, as two old rivals go head-to-head once again. Looking for a second chance, one regretful woman is reunited with the man she broke up with, but can he forgive her once again? Then, the audience is shell-shocked when one romantic hopeful is blindsided and dumped onstage in one of the most intense breakups in Bachelor franchise history. As always, when it comes to Paradise, both passions and tensions are bound to run high.
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.