Recap: what to expect from this season of 'Bachelor in Paradise'

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August 2 was the first half of the two-night season premiere of Bachelor in Paradise. As expected, the episode did not disappoint. The reality dating show started strong with Marcus Grodd and Lacy Faddoul's surprise wedding. The happy couple met on the first season of the show and got engaged on the season finale.

It seems love might just be in the air once again this season. However, this love doesn't come without drama. The season premiere already sucked us in with plenty of drunken confessions, hookups, love triangles, and crying.

This season's contestants include 15 returning contestants from past seasons of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." Here is the list of contestants this season:

Jillian Anderson
Ashley Salter
Jade Roper
Carly Waddell
Clare Crawley
Ashley Ianconetti (and her sister...?)
Tenley Molzahn
Juelia Kinney
Dan Cox
Kirk Dewindt
Mikey Tenerelli
Jonathan Holloway (shout out to this season's "The Bachelorette!")
JJ Lane (^)
Tanner Tolbert (^^)
Jared Haibon (^^^!)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 02: The cast of 'Bachelor in Paradise' Season 2 attends the 'Bachelor In Paradise' Returns To Mexico For Season 2 Premiere Party at Mixology101 on August 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The popular summer series airs Sunday and Monday nights on ABC at 8pm. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Leisure Opportunities)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - 'Episode 201A' - Looking for a second chance at love on the two-night season premiere of 'Bachelor in Paradise,' beginning SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network, the cast arrive one by one to their own private Paradise in the gorgeous town of Sayulita, located in Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico. Welcomed by Chris Harrison, the cast quickly gets acquainted at a Bachelor-style cocktail party on the shores of Playa Escondida. (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - 'Episode 201A' - Looking for a second chance at love on the two-night season premiere of 'Bachelor in Paradise,' beginning SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network, the cast arrive one by one to their own private Paradise in the gorgeous town of Sayulita, located in Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico. Welcomed by Chris Harrison, the cast quickly gets acquainted at a Bachelor-style cocktail party on the shores of Playa Escondida. (Photo by Rick Rowell)/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - 'Episode 201A' - Looking for a second chance at love on the two-night season premiere of 'Bachelor in Paradise,' beginning SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network, the cast arrive one by one to their own private Paradise in the gorgeous town of Sayulita, located in Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico. Welcomed by Chris Harrison, the cast quickly gets acquainted at a Bachelor-style cocktail party on the shores of Playa Escondida. (Photo by Rick Rowell)/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - 'Episode 201A' - Looking for a second chance at love on the two-night season premiere of 'Bachelor in Paradise,' beginning SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network, the cast arrive one by one to their own private Paradise in the gorgeous town of Sayulita, located in Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico. Welcomed by Chris Harrison, the cast quickly gets acquainted at a Bachelor-style cocktail party on the shores of Playa Escondida. (Photo by Rick Rowell)/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - 'Episode 201B' - On MONDAY, AUGUST 3 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network, 'Bachelor in Paradise' continues when Clare returns with a date card in hand and a mission to find herself a man. To her disappointment, all of the guys that she's into seem to be taken. Mikey T. seizes the opportunity by inviting himself on the date and without any other options, Clare accepts. The pair head off to an uncomfortably intimate session of tantric yoga followed by a swim under a waterfall. They soon discover their feelings are not mutual. (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - 'Episode 201B' - On MONDAY, AUGUST 3 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network, 'Bachelor in Paradise' continues when Clare returns with a date card in hand and a mission to find herself a man. To her disappointment, all of the guys that she's into seem to be taken. Mikey T. seizes the opportunity by inviting himself on the date and without any other options, Clare accepts. The pair head off to an uncomfortably intimate session of tantric yoga followed by a swim under a waterfall. They soon discover their feelings are not mutual. (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - 'Episode 201A' - Looking for a second chance at love on the two-night season premiere of 'Bachelor in Paradise,' beginning SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network, the cast arrive one by one to their own private Paradise in the gorgeous town of Sayulita, located in Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico. Welcomed by Chris Harrison, the cast quickly gets acquainted at a Bachelor-style cocktail party on the shores of Playa Escondida. (Photo by Rick Rowell)/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - 'Episode 201A' - Looking for a second chance at love on the two-night season premiere of 'Bachelor in Paradise,' beginning SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network, the cast arrive one by one to their own private Paradise in the gorgeous town of Sayulita, located in Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico. Welcomed by Chris Harrison, the cast quickly gets acquainted at a Bachelor-style cocktail party on the shores of Playa Escondida. (Photo by Rick Rowell)/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - 'Episode 201B' - On MONDAY, AUGUST 3 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network, 'Bachelor in Paradise' continues when Clare returns with a date card in hand and a mission to find herself a man. To her disappointment, all of the guys that she's into seem to be taken. Mikey T. seizes the opportunity by inviting himself on the date and without any other options, Clare accepts. The pair head off to an uncomfortably intimate session of tantric yoga followed by a swim under a waterfall. They soon discover their feelings are not mutual. (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - 'Episode 201A' - Looking for a second chance at love on the two-night season premiere of 'Bachelor in Paradise,' beginning SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network, the cast arrive one by one to their own private Paradise in the gorgeous town of Sayulita, located in Vallarta-Nayarit, Mexico. Welcomed by Chris Harrison, the cast quickly gets acquainted at a Bachelor-style cocktail party on the shores of Playa Escondida. (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - The long awaited second season of last summer's #1 new unscripted hit series, 'Bachelor in Paradise,' returns with a two-night premiere on SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 and MONDAY AUGUST 3 (8:00Ð10:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - The long awaited second season of last summer's #1 new unscripted hit series, 'Bachelor in Paradise,' returns with a two-night premiere on SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 and MONDAY AUGUST 3 (8:0010:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.(Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - The long awaited second season of last summer's #1 new unscripted hit series, 'Bachelor in Paradise,' returns with a two-night premiere on SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 and MONDAY AUGUST 3 (8:0010:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.(Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - The long awaited second season of last summer's #1 new unscripted hit series, 'Bachelor in Paradise,' returns with a two-night premiere on SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 and MONDAY AUGUST 3 (8:0010:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.(Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - The long awaited second season of last summer's #1 new unscripted hit series, 'Bachelor in Paradise,' returns with a two-night premiere on SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 and MONDAY AUGUST 3 (8:0010:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.(Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - The long awaited second season of last summer's #1 new unscripted hit series, 'Bachelor in Paradise,' returns with a two-night premiere on SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 and MONDAY AUGUST 3 (8:0010:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.(Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - The long awaited second season of last summer's #1 new unscripted hit series, 'Bachelor in Paradise,' returns with a two-night premiere on SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 and MONDAY AUGUST 3 (8:0010:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.(Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - The long awaited second season of last summer's #1 new unscripted hit series, 'Bachelor in Paradise,' returns with a two-night premiere on SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 and MONDAY AUGUST 3 (8:0010:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.(Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - The long awaited second season of last summer's #1 new unscripted hit series, 'Bachelor in Paradise,' returns with a two-night premiere on SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 and MONDAY AUGUST 3 (8:0010:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.(Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - The long awaited second season of last summer's #1 new unscripted hit series, 'Bachelor in Paradise,' returns with a two-night premiere on SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 and MONDAY AUGUST 3 (8:0010:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.(Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - The long awaited second season of last summer's #1 new unscripted hit series, 'Bachelor in Paradise,' returns with a two-night premiere on SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 and MONDAY AUGUST 3 (8:0010:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.(Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - The long awaited second season of last summer's #1 new unscripted hit series, 'Bachelor in Paradise,' returns with a two-night premiere on SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 and MONDAY AUGUST 3 (8:0010:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.(Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
BACHELOR IN PARADISE - The long awaited second season of last summer's #1 new unscripted hit series, 'Bachelor in Paradise,' returns with a two-night premiere on SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 and MONDAY AUGUST 3 (8:0010:01 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.(Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
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We can't wait to see what shenanigans this crazy crew gets into this season. We can expect lots of uncensored hilarious commentary from the beloved Jillian. The candid contestant from Chris Soules' season is excited to show off her new assets. She said:



Another spin this season is Ashley I's sister. She brought her sister, Lauren, along to paradise. The two are apparently a package deal from here on out. If one sister stays, they both stay. Also, if one sister cries, they apparently both cry per last night's episode.

It seems Jade is the girl to get this season. However, she might already be spoken for as she and Tanner enjoyed a romantic chemistry-packed date.

Finally, there's Carly and Kirk. We're pretty sure these two are the next Marcus and Lacy. However, we can't come to any conclusions just yet. There's plenty of fun left to be had in paradise! Twitter fiends are getting excited:



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