The premise of Bachelor in Paradise has never changed. New people come in with date cards every single episode. Nevertheless, it always seems so shocking when someone shows up and asks out a "taken" person, even though technically they all accepted roses to stay there. On Tuesday, Cassandra really shook things up on Bachelor in Paradise when she asked out Eric. She did exactly what she was asked to do (hand out a date card), yet drama ensued.
Eric's (previous?) relationship with Angela did not get a lot of screen time, until Tuesday night's episode when they finally went out on a date. Then Cassandra showed up a had an interest in Eric — what a coincidence. As the saying goes, the devil works hard, but the Bachelor in Paradise producers really do work harder. The timing of new arrivals always seems a bit contrived.
Nevertheless, Eric didn't have to go out on that date. He also didn't have to tell Angela that he's "all in" with her multiple times and that he wouldn't accept date invites from other women, but he did. Of course, Angela was feeling confident in their relationship, which is why she was so blindsided when Eric said yes to Cassandra. How did Eric go from being "all in" with Angela to "taking it slow" with Angela? What a convenient change in verbiage.
Still, it's not as if Cassandra had a lot of choices joining the show this late in the game. There are so many "relationships" at this point. Almost anyone she chose would've been a controversial choice and that's why everyone was on-edge. If Eric, the horoscope-loving man full of sage advice, could change his mind overnight, what about their guys? And he literally did change his mind overnight. He told Angela he "woke up feeling different." Was that before or after Cassandra walked in oozing perfection?
The Bachelor in Paradise fandom had a lot to say about Eric. Is he still a fan-favorite? That could be determined next week, but in the meantime, people had plenty to tweet about Tuesday night's episode.