Is van-living, former mustache-having Dean Unglert really that much of a changed man?
We were all hoping so when he arrived on the Bachelor in Paradise beach with a new look and a new attitude and stories of that van that he lives in, but he may very well just be up to his old, conflicting tricks.
He immediately connected with Caelynn Miller-Keyes when he joined the season, though everyone was waiting for him to pull a Dean and change his mind, which he did. On Caelynn’s birthday! He left alone a couple episodes ago, but now he’s back and asking Caelynn to leave the beach with him, presumably to go back to his van.
We last saw Caelynn considering this idea despite her new fling with Connor Saeli, with everyone else on the beach wondering what the hell Dean’s doing back. In an exclusive sneak peek of Monday’s episode, it’s Dean’s ex Kristina Schulman who confronts him.
“Why are you back?” she asks.
“I regretted leaving,” he says.
As Kristina then rightfully points out, this is a pattern of Dean’s. On Bachelor in Paradise season four, he famously couldn’t make up his mind between Kristina and Danielle Lombard, and it tore everyone apart.
Dean explains that he’s not there to stay, and he’s leaving today regardless. The question is whether Caelynn will come with him.
“Are you crazy? Dean, you leave her, she is in tears for days after, and you expect her to be like, I’m up and leaving?”
As usual, Kristina’s right. Caelynn was devastated when Dean left Paradise, but was she devastated in a way that might lead her to take him back and leave the beach with him? We’ll have to wait until Monday to find out.
Bachelor in Paradise airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.