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Thank you, Tanner Tolbert of KC, for explaining the craziness of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

Tanner’s commentary on “Bachelor in Paradise” helps explain the drama surrounding Joe and Samantha.
Tanner’s commentary on “Bachelor in Paradise” helps explain the drama surrounding Joe and Samantha. ABC

Kansas City’s Tanner Tolbert is the “Bachelor in Paradise” whisperer.

A lot of drama went down this week regarding villain Joe, new contestant Samantha and single mom Juelia, and Tanner seemed to be the only one who could properly explain it. The show, filmed in Mexico, features former “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” contestants who are looking for a second chance at love. In Monday’s episode, Tanner revealed a little secret: Before coming on the show, Joe and Samantha strategized how Joe would stay on until Samantha arrived. And that meant tricking Juelia into giving Joe a rose.

Tanner said Joe showed him screen shots of a message from Samantha telling him to do whatever it takes to stay on the show.

And many “Bachelor in Paradise” fans on Twitter agreed: Without Tanner’s commentary, they would have no idea what’s going on.

Per usual, we saw few moments between Tanner and love interest Jade Roper. The two hit it off in the first episode and have been a couple on air ever since. But, there was an adorable moment between Tanner, Jade and a gecko.

A new preview of the rest of the season included a lot of yelling, tears and inevitable heartbreak. But it also showed a teary Jade and then Tanner telling someone (Jade?) he couldn’t give her a rose. Fingers crossed he’s giving her an engagement ring instead.

“Bachelor in Paradise” airs at 7 p.m. Sundays and Mondays on ABC.

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