"As much as I want to jump in full force, I am guarded. But I can see a total future with her. I do, I can really see something," Michael shared in a confessional.
Teddi Wright and Andrew Spencer, who couldn't wait to meet each other and got off to a great start in Mexico, broke up in Paradise.
Teddi determined that something was "missing" with Andrew and she wasn't as affectionate with him as she tended to be in past relationships. Andrew was brokenhearted, and he was also shocked to discover Teddi had decided to leave the show and not pursue a romance with anyone else.
Even the women, such as Serene, were upset that Teddi up and left without saying goodbye.
Shanae Ankney and Logan Palmer seemed smitten with each other, but then James Bonsall whisked Shanae off on a date and impressed her with his big muscles and their comfortable dynamic. Shanae gushed about how the pair had chemistry.
Genevieve Parisi was laser-focused on Justin Glaze at the beginning of the season, but then Aaron Clancy stepped on the beach and showed Genevieve a great time. Genevieve got to see more layers of the bachelor, and she realized they clicked.
"There's a lot of suitcases being dragged through the sand and then there's the things that everyone loves. There's the comedy, the makeout sessions, the Boom-Boom Room, [and] you know, the love at the end of it," Wells said.
"It's insane down here. It's absolutely crazy," Jesse told Us Weekly while the season was still filming.
"There's all these people. There is just so much chaos, so much drama, and never-before-seen things down here taking place in Paradise... And we've been switching things up. We've been changing things up and it's hard to keep track of it all, to be honest."
Jesse said the show was already "amazing" at that point, adding how he was "having so much fun."
"I always wondered as a fan of the show, 'How paradise-y was Paradise?' And I can tell you, it is so much fun. It really is paradise. This place is magic," Jesse gushed.
Salley, who made a brief appearance on The Bachelor's 26th season starring Clayton Echard and has been mentioned on Bachelor in Paradise's initial episodes, finally joined Season 8's cast after the first Rose Ceremony wrapped.
Salley decided to leave before receiving much screentime.
Carbone reported that producers "did her dirty and she wanted no part of being there anymore."
The bachelorettes sent bachelors home at the second Rose Ceremony
Rodney took Lace out on a date, and she gave him a rose at the second Rose Ceremony.
Genevieve gave her rose to Aaron at the second Rose Ceremony.
Serene gave her rose to Brandon, Shanae offered her Bachelor in Paradiserose to Logan, Victoria asked Johnny to accept her rose, Sierra gave her rose to Michael, Brittany gave her rose to Andrew, and Jill handed her rose to Jacob.
"He is so great. He really is. I'm going to cry because I'm so happy!" Rachel gushes to her girlfriends.
When asked in what capacity she'll be a part of the show, Rachel told Variety in a recent interview, "They're going to tune in and find out... I definitely make an appearance on the beach. What happens? Everyone will just have to wait and see, but itâ€™s definitely crazy down there."
However given the Bachelor in Paradise season was filmed after Rachel got engaged to Tino Franco at The Bachelorette Season 19's final Rose Ceremony in May but before Rachel and Tino subsequently split up in August, Rachel didn't go to Paradise looking to find love.
Rachel's Bachelor in Paradise appearance was then presumably just a guest appearance in which she hosted a date or visited her fellow former The Bachelor and The Bachelorette castmates.
A trailer for Bachelor in Paradise shows host Jesse Palmer telling the cast "a shocking twist" was about to be unleashed and the women need to "go pack your bags."
After the women's unexpected and abrupt exit from the Bachelor in Paradise resort, the bachelorettes shouted over their hotel balcony, "F-ck you, Jesse Palmer!"
Before the third Rose Ceremony filmed, Bachelor in Paradise reportedly unleashed a new twist similar to the "Casa Amor" twist that was featured on the CBS seasons of Love Island.
The "Casa Amor"-like twist sends one gender of cast members over to a different villa where they meet a brand-new group of singles of the opposite sex, ultimately putting the bonds and romances of pre-existing couples to the test.
"From where I sat, I loved it. Now, the cast did not like it very much," Wells admitted to the magazine.
"You'll see a lot of cast members be kind of angry at some of the things we throw at [them] this year, but it's a fun show and, you know, I guess it's a testament to, like, how much ABC believes in the show."
Hayden Markowitz and twins Joey Young and Justin Young arrived either before or after the third Rose Ceremony, according to Carbone. Hayden reportedly didn't last long but the twins stuck around for a while.
Shanae Ankney, Florence, and Mara reportedly got caught up in a five-way love triangle with Joey and Justin, and Andrew and Jessenia got together at one point.
"When Lyndsey came on the beach, there weren't many options, so she asked Logan, [and] Kate told him she didn't want him going on a date so Lyndsey just went home," Carbone wrote in his June 28 blog post.
Six couples had been established when the season began wrapping up
Carbone tweeted on July 6, "(SPOILERS) Here are your BIP final couple results. Finally got these last night."
Carbone reported back in late June, "The only couple I'm almost positive is gonna get engaged is Brandon and Serene. In fact, I'd be surprised if they didn't. Outside of that, anyone's fair game to break up."