Jill Chin and Jacob Rapini had an amazing date and began to form a connection on the October 11 episode of Bachelor in Paradise. After returning to the beach, however, they were thrown for a loop when Kira Mengistu returned to her elimination at the final rose ceremony. Kira said she had “unfinished business” she wanted to take care of, and she asked Jacob aside for a conversation. Since Jill and Kira were already in one love triangle (with Romeo Alexander), Jill was not thrilled.
However, Jacob agreed to have the conversation. “The reason I’m here is because I was blindsided when you decided not to give me your rose,” Kira admitted. “I’ve had a few days to process this and I honestly couldn’t get you off my mind. I know we haven’t known each other very long, but I know that what I felt was real, even if it was very new. I thought the energy I was getting from you was very real too, so I wanted to let you know where I am now. I still have feelings for you.”
Jacob didn’t say much during the conversation as Kira continued to express her feelings for him. She got emotional when she confessed how she felt. “It doesn’t happen to me like that very often,” she added. “You know when you feel that someone feels at home with you? You kind of, kind of felt like home to me and I think that’s why I was really devastated not to get your rose. I just couldn’t leave Paradise without trying to see if there was any possibility of a second chance between us.”
Jill watched it all go down, and the conversation went on longer than she expected. When she saw Jacob holding Kira’s hand, she decided she had had enough, and left the beach to go to sleep. her friend, Brittany Galvin, approached Jacob and urged him to think about what he was doing. Finally, Jacob knew he had to let Kira down easily.
“I absolutely love the fact that you’re putting your absolute, full-self out there. It’s really hot,” he told her. “I still wish things had gone a little differently, but at the same time I don’t think the connection is there. I just think it’s too forced. At least with me it would never work out. Jill really brought out a lot of good qualities in me. We also had some deep conversations in the last 24 hours. I’m sorry and I appreciate you coming back here. I wish you well, but there is a real connection between me and Jill and I have to go comfort her in this moment.”
Jacob explained in a confessional that seeing Kira only made him realize his feelings for Jill further. He ran upstairs to assure Jill that he didn’t want anyone but her. They kissed and ended the night on a high note.
Meanwhile, Kira was walking on the beach when she was approached by Romeo. Kira admitted she gained “clarity” from her conversation with Jacob. “I’m so glad I came back here for that conversation because I realized that this man doesn’t understand me and he doesn’t accept me for who I am,” Kira explained. “Many times I feel like I’m too much and that I’m looking too much for what I want or that I’m too fun and flirty and forward. A lot of people take it the wrong way.”
Romeo hugged Kira to comfort her, and she seemingly began to have a change of heart about who her feelings were with. “You’ve always been so nice to me and so accepting of me and I really appreciate it,” she gushed. “I know we’ve had our bad times, but honestly, I really appreciate you.” Romeo gets emotional over Kira’s confession and admits that he probably should have given her his rose over Jill at the previous rose ceremony.
“I really wish we’d given it a real shot, honest to God,” Kira added. “I just feel like it’s unfinished business and I don’t know, I feel like I wish we had that second chance to do it all over. I think we’ll make a really good couple.” They eventually broke up and Kira asked Romeo if he wanted to leave Paradise with her. After a very long hesitation he agreed.
“I’ve always had Romeo in mind,” Kira breathed as they made out before leaving. “I just thought that door was firmly shut. I found Romeo again and he was always there for me. We did Paradise right. We looked into other connections and realized that most people couldn’t really handle us. This is not at all what I expected. I just thought it was going to be a bad night, but it turned out to be a good one. I came here for my fairytale ending and I found my Romeo!” Romeo did not speak during the two’s final confession session, but they did get into the car and leave together.