The first couple to come into focus enjoy a romantic date, which may be a dress rehearsal for their future, as a professional photographer takes potential engagement photos. Things go well until the female model is asked to change into a wedding dress, which rattles her more than she anticipated. Will the bride-to-maybe become a runaway, or will her intended groom sweet-talk her into staying in Paradise.
The next date card shows up in the hand of a new arrival who is remembered for his shady past from a former Paradise relationship, which explains his lukewarm reception from the group. That doesn’t stop a woman bewitched by his good looks from accepting a date with him. Will he be able to win her rose or will she heed the warning of her friends who fear that he hasn’t changed? Meanwhile, a confused and lovesick suitor shows up for the rose ceremony still reeling from a disappointing conversation with his girlfriend the previous night. It’s time for both of them to put their cards on the table to truly see if they do, in fact, feel the same way about each other.
The morning after the rose ceremony, the surviving couples expect new women to make their way to the beach, but the only feet that will be descending those stairs belong to Chris Harrison. Our host explains that tonight will be the romantic overnight dates in the fantasy suites reserved for those couples who are ready to take that next step and figure out if their relationships can survive once they go home. One couple shocks the others by leaving in anger and tears, while others remain to spend the last night together in Paradise. Which, if any, of the couples will get engaged? If tonight’s episode doesn’t hold the answers, then tomorrow night’s finale certainly will.