I can’t believe there is another two hours of this show tonight, but I’m not unhappy about it. It looks like the first hour will probably be Carly and Evan’s wedding. I probably don’t have too much to say about this other than Mazel. So I will take a few minutes to eat my dinner. Evan and Carly are the weirdest couple ever on BIP. Evan actually faked his own death to get Carly to admit she had feeling for him. And now they are getting married.
Ashley I is there! And so is the topless old lady that plays the flute thingy. I really was a beautiful weddiing.
Finally we get back to the aftermath of the sex scandal that threatened to ruin our summer. Everyone except for Damario and Corrine finally return to Paradise. Everyone has a lot of feelings about what happened. The entire cast agrees that the finding by an outside agency that there was no misconduct is absolutely correct. The cast wants to clear up that the producers don’t tell them what to do, or tell them what to say. That’s an odd thing to bring up in this particular meeting. Oh I get it now. It seems like the allegation might not have come from the producer in charge of Corrine, but another producer felt as thought either Corrine or Demario were told to do things they should not have been told to do.
They talked about drinking and how production does not babysit them. TMZ was running a story saying they were all limited to two drinks an hour when they came back. They all say they are responsible for their own drinking and behavior and production is not baby sitting them. They seem to be protecting the crew. Taylor doesn’t drink, she told them that in casting and not once has anyone ever suggested to her to have a drink.
Raven says her first concern was for production because she felt they were being blamed. And then her concern was for Demario and Corrine. Raven said it was so unfair the way people were talking about Demario and the blame he was getting. Everyone is very upset that Demario seemed to be blamed for what went down. Everyone really supports Demario. Everyone is very upset about Demario and worried about his future after the false allegations. Everyone thinks that the allegations were because of the interracial relationship. Apparently, the person making the charges had an issue with that. Jasmine and Diggy (both black) are particularly concerned about the racial aspects of the situation and were dismayed by all the things they saw on social media regarding the interracial couple.
Chris Harrison asks why they think Corrine referred to herself as a victim in her statement. They said that the vague statement Corrine made was likely made by her lawyer. Raven says that she was in an abusive relationship where she was sexually assaulted. She says she hopes this doesn’t stop ACTUAL VICTIMS from coming forward. Then they talk about the importance of consent. Everyone says they want to go on with the show.
That was all very heavy. If you have not seen Demario’s very lengthy interview you can read my lengthy recap here. But the video really shows that he is being truthful. I feel so badly for him that this happened.
Now back to all the silly fun this show is supposed to be about. Lacey benefited from this little holiday the most. She was the one who had to leave on day one because her grandfather died. Now everyone has had two week off and we are starting from square one. A lot of the girls are changing their minds a bit after being out of the house and still in contact for two weeks.
Wow Dean and Christina spent the entire two weeks together. Dean says he has told her if others ask her on a date she should go so she doesn’t miss out on other opportunities. She gets mad at him when he says that. Derek and Taylor also spent some time together during the break. They seem like they are in love already. Matt and Jasmine are also sort of together.
Derek and Taylor get a date card. One of the other girls sobs because no one is interested in her. Remember Daniel? He’s weird as hell and I think Canadian? That is who this chick wants to show up. Um, okay. No one liked him either so errr…. perfect match?
Trouble in Paradise for Dean and Christina. They have major communication problems. Taylor and Derek have a promising date. Taylor for those like me who need to remember things, is I THINK the one that was the therapist that kept trying to explain to Corrine what an immature twat she was. Wow. Taylor spends the night with Derek. She seems kind of prudish, but she is really into him.
Matt seems to have buyer’s remorse when it comes to Jasmine. He declines her invitation to take off their mics and sneak away. Jasmine is really upset. Jasmine cries a lot.
Dean seems to pushing Christina away hard. Christina cries to the bartender. None of my favorite relationships are working out. And that is why this show is so much fun. It changes on a dime. I am going to BEG Lady C to pull me all the crying girls (and guys) photos from the preview tape.