Subscribe To Bachelor In Paradise Spoilers: Bachelorette's Connor S. Has Two Bizarre Romances Ahead Updates
SPOILERS ahead from both Hannah's The Bachelorette 2019 and Bachelor in Paradise 2019.
Connor -- aka young Christian Bale, and I won't hear otherwise -- left Bachelorette Hannah Brown's show in the dramatic Monday, July 1 episode, before Hannah picked her finalists for hometowns. Hannah told Jed Wyatt she was falling in love with him, despite all this "wrong reasons" context. Connor was frustrated that he didn't get another one-on-one date with Hannah. So he went to talk to her about it. He wasn't on the final rose track, or even the hometown date track, and Hannah let him know she couldn't see a future with him.
Connor is far from the only one of her rejected bachelors to land on Bachelor in Paradise 2019. There's John Paul Jones; plus Dylan Barbour (who reportedly starts a relationship with Bachelor Colton's finalist Hannah Godwin); plus Kevin Fortenberry, who you probably don't even remember; plus pity rose Cam Ayala, among others. Not Mike Johnson, though. He's more likely to be the next Bachelor ... unless it's Hannah's runner-up. Hoping for Mike, though.
Reality Steve said one guy in particular steals the early episodes of Bachelor in Paradise 2019 in a bad way, and it's not Connor. It's not even Dean Unglert, somehow, although Dean is back for his own drama and Connor gets dragged into it.
No, Connor's story is bizarre for two reasons, and the second sounds like a producer snafu, at least from Steve's behind-the-scenes recount.
First, it sounds like Caelynn Miller-Keyes from Bachelor Colton's 2019 season blows Connor off for Dean. Yes, Dean, of all people:
Would you pick Dean over Connor? I won't comment with my answer but it's implied. The story gets stranger, but ultimately happier, for Connor. You know Krystal Nielson and Chris Randone were on Bachelor in Paradise 2018 and they just got married, right? We'll see the wedding in Bachelor in Paradise 2019.
That's the initial context before Steve's next update:
Weird. Wouldn't you think the Bachelor in Paradise producers -- who definitely have a finger in every storyline pie -- would know in advance that Connor and Whitney Fransway wanted to be there at the same time? It's like Romeo and Juliet without the death. ABC lost itself a quality on-air romance.
It'll be interesting to see how they portray that on screen, versus the behind-the-scenes scoop we're getting from Steve. Maybe they didn't know Connor and Whitney connected before the show? Maybe they'll never show Connor speaking Whitney's name and vice-versa? If they do mention each other, how sad. But also how sweet if they do connect in the real world and it was just meant to be.
By the way, in case you don't remember her, Whitney was a 25-year-old Pilates instructor during Bachelor Nick's 2017 season and she made it to Week 6.
Bachelor in Paradise 2019 looks like it's going to have plenty of drama, even if they did seem to have a bizarre missed opportunity with Connor and Whitney. We have that aforementioned non-Dean guy causing drama, actual Dean drama, plus the first same-sex engagement in the Bachelor franchise. God help me, but I'm actually excited to watch it all play out.
The Bachelorette Season 15 continues Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC. Bachelor in Paradise Season 6 premieres Monday, August 5 on ABC.