In our exclusive sneak from Sunday's episode, former Bachelor Pad winner Nick Peterson joins the group and upon his arrival, he tells Chris Harrison the one woman he's there for: Samantha! But wait - didn't Samantha and Joe make it clear they were joining the show for each other? After all, Joe screwed over poor widowed single mom Juelia to make it through an elimination so he could "meet" Samantha. But it looks like he's not the only one who had a pre-show plan!
"We talked on the phone and [sent] text messages and I've seen her once," Nick tells Harrison in the clip above. "I told her if I had a date card that she'd be the top of my list."
"[Samantha] will surprise everyone the most," Harrison told us before the season started. "She's this beautiful girl who had absolutely zero interest in Chris Soules and Chris probably had zero interest in her, so you didn't see her on his season at all. She's someone this show is made for where we thought she was a star, but because of chemistry she was off the show quickly. So she's a major player in Paradise and people will be like, 'Who is this?'"
How will Nick's arrival affect Samantha and Joe? And is Samantha an even bigger manipulator than we thought Joe was?
Bachelor in Paradise airs on Sundays and Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.