‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Preview: What Happens When Thomas Jacobs and Riley Christian Arrive in Episode 3

On Aug. 24, Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 returns with another new episode, and the latest BIP preview just teased what happens when Thomas Jacobs and Riley Christian join the cast in episode 3. So what’s next for the two bachelors? Thomas and Riley’s return to the franchise will shake up the whole beach tonight. 

[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 Episodes 2 and 3.]

Who went home and who’s left in ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 7 Episode 2?

Headshots of Thomas Jacobs and Riley Christian from Bachelor Nation
Bachelor Nation stars Thomas Jacobs and Riley Christian | Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images

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The men had all the power in the first rose ceremony of Bachelor in Paradise Season 7. So multiple women went home. 

Right before the elimination ceremony, Victoria Paul sent herself home. Then when everyone paired up at the end of the night, Serena Chew, Victoria Larson, and Kelsey Weier were eliminated. Here are all the couples left going into Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 Episode 3:

  • Tre Cooper and Tahzjuan Hawkins
  • Abigail Heringer and Noah Erb
  • Maurissa Gunn and Connor Brennan
  • Ivan Hall and Jessenia Cruz
  • Joe Amabile and Serena Pitt
  • Tammy Ly and Aaron Clancy
  • Brendan Morais and Natasha Parker
  • Mari Pepin-Solis and Kenny Braasch
  • Karl Smith and Deandra Kanu
  • James Bonsall and Demi Burnett

Meanwhile, guest host David Spade left BIP. So another celebrity host is on the way in the new Aug. 24 episode.

New ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ 2021 preview teases what’s next when Thomas Jacobs and Riley Christian return in episode 3

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Following the first rose ceremony, ABC shared a new preview for Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 Episode 3. The promo starts with a cameo from the next guest host, Lance Bass. It’s also clear the women have the power this week, and Lance reveals there will be some hot men coming in.

Eventually, Riley and Thomas make their grand entrances, and the women of BIP are impressed with the new additions. Both Maurissa and Tahzjuan are excited to see Riley. Then Serena comments on Thomas.

“Someone’s making out with this guy,” Serena P. says. “I’ll be OK if it’s me.”

Serena P. will also go on a date with Thomas. The reality stars hang out in the water, and they share a kiss. But Joe, who sparked an early connection with Serena P., begins to panic.

“If she hits it off with him, this is exactly like the last time with Kendall [Long],” Joe says. He also hints that he will send himself home if Serena P. chooses Thomas.

Meanwhile, Riley seems to connect with Tahzjuan, and Tre doesn’t look happy. 

“It’s just been trash bag behavior,” Tre says in a voiceover as Tahzjuan and Riley walk off together. “He’s dead to me.”

The ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Season 7 Episode 3 trailer hints at more Thomas Jacobs drama ahead

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Now, it’s possible Tre isn’t even talking about Riley in the Bachelor in Paradise Episode 3 preview. Later, Riley is seen kissing Maurissa, and it looks like Connor is the one who should be worried. Tre also makes comments about another contestant from Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette.

“I hate Thomas,” Tre says in a voiceover. “He’s a trash human being.”

In another shot, Aaron says, “I’m going to [bleep] kill that guy.”

Then Tahzjuan tells Thomas things might “get a little dicey” for him on the beach. There also seems to be another confrontation between Thomas and the rest of the men. So it’s possible some unresolved Thomas drama from Katie’s season will arise when Bachelor in Paradise returns tonight.

Clearly, there’s a lot going on in episode 3 of Bachelor in Paradise Season 7. But whether bonds are broken and new connections are formed, there’s bound to be some storylines worth watching. Stay tuned.

Bachelor in Paradise Season 7 airs Mondays and Tuesdays on ABC.