Mrs. Carter: There have been discussions out there for some time about Taylor Nolan and Derek Peth being engaged. Now, it’s finally official courtesy of the Bachelor in Paradise season 4 finale on Monday night.
At the tail end of the finale episode, we saw Derek finally make the long-awaited proposal during the reunion show, and it’s something that this version of the show probably did need. After all, season 4 of the show has been marred with controversy, and we don’t think that the finale episode/reunion really did a whole lot to help with that. For one, Robby Hayes and Amanda Stanton broke up in what has to be one of the most predictable breakups out there. We didn’t get the sense that Robby was ever all that serious, and Amanda at this point should just realize that few men who she meets down in Paradise are going to be ready to be instant fathers and everything to goes along with it.
With that said, it was pretty clear, even when they did have a few fights, that Taylor and Derek were the two who would end up together. Sure, we at CarterMatt didn’t necessarily feel that they were lighting up our TV screen in terms of entertainment, but they effectively provided something that very other couples do in this franchise: Stability. It was clear that they were going to have each others’ backs, just as it was clear that they were into each other on every level that you need to in order to get engaged this quickly. They seem to have a pretty solid relationship, and they’ve certainly experienced quite a bit with this season being as crazy as it’s been.
One of the benefits that came along with these two getting engaged in the end was the mere fact that the two had a little more time to date and figure things out beyond Paradise, and didn’t just rush into something during the limited filming window for this season. They did help to ensure that there was a couple engaged at the end of this season so that the streak keeps going, and to date the track record of these relationships working out is actually pretty good. Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert from the second season are now married and parents; meanwhile, Evan Bass and Carly Waddell from last season are married and expecting a child. (Technically, the show made it seem as though the first season’s Lacy Faddoul and Marcus Grodd got married, even though that was not actually the case.)
If there is one more slice of advice that we can give to Bachelor in Paradise producers following all of this season’s craziness, it’s this: Do a live finale, given that everyone already knew about Taylor Nolan and Derek Peth getting engaged. There wasn’t any real drama with anything tonight.
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