‘Bachelor in Paradise’: Did Filming End Early in 2021? The Tropical Storm Has Fans Asking Questions About the Finale

On Sept. 21, Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 will shake up the whole cast with a tropical storm. But some viewers have been wondering about the future of the ABC reality series this year. So did Bachelor in Paradise end filming early in 2021? Here’s what we know about upcoming episodes and the grand finale.

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers about Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 in 2021.]

When and where was ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ filmed in 2021?

Group shot of the ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ 2021 cast
‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 7 cast | Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images

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Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 was filmed at the Playa Escondida Resort in Sayulita, Mexico. The summer series has been filming at that location since season 2. 

Meanwhile, Reality Steve reported that the new season of Bachelor in Paradise started filming the first weekend of June 2021. The Bachelor Nation spoiler guru also said BIP Season 7 was filmed in three weeks. He claimed production ended the weekend of June 25.

‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 7 Episode 9 promo hints production ended early

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In the preview for Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 Episode 9, the ABC reality series suggests a tropical storm could potentially end the season early. A producer tells the BIP cast they must evacuate. 

“There’s a dangerous, tropical storm approaching,” he says. “It’s headed straight for us. We need to start evacuating right now.”

Then the Bachelor in Paradise contestants all leave the beach together. Tia Booth says the next rose ceremony will be — at the very least — delayed.

“Earlier today, I was stressed about who I was gonna give my rose to. Now I’m stressed about being alive,” Tia says. “This could be the end of Paradise.”

The episode 9 synopsis for ‘BIP’ 2021 hints what happened to the cast

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Now, is this really the end of Bachelor in Paradise Season 7? We’ll have to wait and see. But it’s likely the strong storm impacting BIP is Tropical Storm Dolores, which formed on June 18 and dissipated on June 20. Meanwhile, ABC’s synopsis for Bachelor in Paradise Episode 9 suggests the cast merely takes a “break” from filming, and the cast will return to the beach once it’s safe.

“Things only get more complicated as clouds roll in and Paradise is forced to take a break from the beach,” the synopsis says. “When the clouds part, even if there isn’t a lot of damage from the storm, that doesn’t mean there won’t be a mess to clean up on Bachelor in Paradise.”

What ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 7 spoilers say about the ending and finale episode

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Whatever happens at the end of Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 Episode 9 on Sept. 21, many storylines still need to be explored before the end of the season. According to The Futon Critic, there are still two episodes left until the Bachelor in Paradise finale in 2021. Episode 10 will drop on Sept. 28. Then episode 11 of BIP, which is allegedly the three-hour finale, will be released on Oct. 5.

Meanwhile, Reality Steve claimed that there are three engagements in the Bachelor in Paradise finale. On June 30, the Bachelor Nation blogger claimed that Kenny Braasch and Mari Pepin-Solis, Riley Christian and Maurissa Gunn, and Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt all got engaged at the end of the season. There have also been shots of engagement rings in multiple Bachelor in Paradise previews.

Whether the end of Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 reflects Reality Steve’s spoilers, it looks like we’ve got more drama and romance ahead. So stay tuned.

Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 airs Tuesdays on ABC.