The drama for the remaining contestants on Bachelor in Paradise picks up moments after several infuriated Bachelors confront Joe Bailey for leading Juelia Kinney on to get her rose. Joe reveals his true intentions of sticking around long enough to meet the woman he actually came to Paradise for: Samantha Steffen. As their relationship deepens, a heartbroken Juelia asks Chris Harrison for an unprecedented request, while a handsome and notorious newcomer is surprised to learn that Samantha is already in a relationship.
At the cocktail party, Joe and Samantha take the opportunity to address the controversy surrounding their relationship. Wanting a fair chance at love, Juelia takes matters into her own hands by asking Chris Harrison for an unprecedented favor before the rose ceremony. As the rose ceremony commences, uncoupled Bachelorettes find themselves in peril as their only hopes of staying in Paradise lie in the hands of two undecided Bachelors, JJ Lane and Dan Cox. With all that she’s been through, everyone hopes that Juelia will be saved. In what becomes Paradise’s most dramatic rose ceremony to date, shocking decisions are made, resulting in surprise departures and even more astonishing returns.
The next morning, after receiving a late night date card, happy couple Tanner Tolbert and Jade Roper head off to beautiful Tequila, Mexico, where they learn all about the famous liquor and have a serious discussion about their future. Back at the house, the handsome and notorious Nick Peterson, from Ashley Hebert’s season, arrives in Paradise and is surprised to learn that the woman he had made plans to meet, Samantha, is already in a relationship. Still open to finding love, Nick takes a wild and willing Ashley Salter to join him on his date. After a hurricane forces the couple to change their plans, they head off to enjoy a spa where they have massages, a few drinks and plenty of chemistry.
After giving their relationship an honest shot, Jared Haibon ends things with Ashley Iaconetti, leaving her in tears. Meanwhile, Joe has the worst birthday ever when Samantha decides to end their relationship. While Samantha laughs the night away, thinking she has washed her hands clean of the situation, Joe swears his revenge.