An overconfident bachelorette is devastated when her man tells her that he can’t give her the future that she deserves. Everyone is shocked when they discover that this couple that seemed so stable has split up and split for the States, separately. Later, things shake up yet again with the arrival of two women at the same time, leading to two more couples threatened when the new ladies take off on a double date with previously spoken-for guys. As the men and their dates enjoy a fun-filled, romantic day on a private island, their ladies back in Paradise fear the worst for their relationships.
Just when all hope seems lost, Chris Harrison shows up with two beloved Bachelor alumni from seasons past who left Paradise twice, firmly hand-NOT-in-hand. Now that they’ve finally found love with each other, they’re ostensibly here to decide who will receive the next date card. Yet everyone is stunned when they walk down to the place where they first met, and the nervous young man asks his girlfriend to marry him. An overjoyed newly engaged couple brings new optimism to the group because if this couple can make things work, anything is possible. Everyone is thrilled for them except for one guy who is forced to watch his ex from “The Bachelor Winter Games” get engaged to another man. Seeing her man slip into a funk is scary for his new Paradise love, who would hate it if this affects their relationship.
With the men handing out the roses, everyone thinks four women will be going home, until Chris Harrison provides another shock to the group with a last-minute arrival from New Zealand. Having just one hour to decide to whom to give his rose, he suddenly becomes the most popular person at the party. After one hopeful woman fails to spark a connection with him, she makes a final attempt to stay in Paradise by trying to steal her good friend’s man. Will her scheme be successful, or has her friend, who has been a long-suffering victim of love, finally found the man meant for her?