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Fans Are Not Sympathetic About Kendall Crying Over Joe On Bachelor In Paradise

It appears their patience for Kendall has run out.

by Kadin Burnett
Kendall Long had a tearful exit on 'Bachelor in Paradise.' (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images fo...
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Bachelor In Paradise is all about a second opportunity at love, but audiences only have so much willingness when those opportunities are squandered. No one in Season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise better exemplifies missed opportunities than Kendall Long, who came to the beach hoping to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend Joe Amabile. Unfortunately, Episode 9, which aired on Sept. 21, seemed to be the ultimate conclusion for their relationship, as Joe has moved on with Serena Pitt. Needless to say, audiences were relieved.

One reason viewers became exhausted with Kendall’s search for closure has to do with the fact that this is the second time she’s pressed Joe for answers this season. Earlier this season, the former couple already seemed to come to a decisive agreement as to the defunct nature of their relationship. Moving on from that conversation, it seemed clear that Joe was happy with Serena, while Kendall had struck up a relationship with Ivan — albeit sort of randomly.

Since Joe and Serena had already discussed their relationship and seemingly got some closure, fans were confused about what Kendall wanted from another conversation with Joe.

Viewers also couldn’t get around the fact that she and Joe had this conversation before.

Some fans also couldn’t understand why Kendall chose to stay, given that Joe had clearly already moved on.

While many were focused on Kendall’s motives, other viewers were more concerned with the wellbeing of Serena and Joe than anything else.

Ultimately, Kendall decided to end her time on the beach, choosing to leave following her conversation with Joe. While her departure was no doubt unfortunate, hopefully, it can serve as the first step toward full closure for everyone involved.