Welcome to the strangest season of Bachelor In Paradise. Despite the highly-publicized controversy that occurred in early June of this year, the summer's strangest show is marching forward. The beach-filled love show must go on!
Bachelor In Paradise is like the Wild Wild West of this particular franchise — there aren't too many rules. There is, however, a rose ceremony every other episode. (Although, with how things have played out in the most recent season of The Bachelorette, maybe we'll never see a rose ceremony.) The show is stacked such that every week, there will be a gender disparity. The gender that's of the smaller number will then hand out roses. This isn't The Bachelorette; each person gets one rose. For example, the first episode features eight women and 12 men. The women hand out the roses, which means that eight contestants will receive roses and four men will go home.
Still following? The next week, there will be an influx of women, which means the men will be handing out roses. It's all a little chaotic, and everyone will get a little sweaty, but it all works out in the end. (True story: Carly Waddell is pregnant!)