Back at the House of Herpes, the divisions between in crowd (HOT TUB!!!) and outsiders (in bed) is becoming more evident. Krisily concocts a plan whereby one of the popular kids will get voted off. How about Kiptyn? Because he is obviously a plant. A plant with a stupid WASPy name that I want to punch in the babymaker. Out on the hot date, The Weatherman is surprisingly doing a good and admirable job balancing the needs of three needy women. The Weatherman takes some alone time with Peyton and they agree that Kiptyn needs to go because he is obviously the low-hanging fruit on the Popular Tree. He was definitely the kid who was the nerd and then paid a popular chick to be his girlfriend. Yes, he took life lessons from a Patrick Dempsey movie. He will probably ride a lawnmower into the sunset when he has to leave. This is why he needs to go.
Elizabeth (the bawling blond! That's her name!) is pretty sure The Weatherman is a wily little weasel, but she is also pretty sure she can convince Ashley to see the light. Or at least convince her that she might be popular if she votes their way. Or at least she can be the Veronica to their Heathers without all the shooting and corn nuts and stuff. The Weatherman is professing his love for Gwen but Gwen assures the viewing audience that she will never, ever, ever let that happen. She has no interest in mortals. Aside from buffet options. The Weatherman gives her the rose anyway, because he didn't see the way she was talking about him behind his back. It's a little sad. Then to add to the tragedy, Ashley starts pouting because she didn't get the rose. Clearly she will be aligning herself with the popular kids.
The next day Gia takes The Weatherman outside for debriefing. Look, I didn't say de-Speedo-ing because that would be unsightly on SO MANY LEVELS. Mostly, I prefer to think of The Weatherman as built like a Ken doll. No, actually, more like a Barbie. Gia berates him and angrily flips her hair at him for taking untrustworthy Ashley on a date when he should have taken Nikki or Krisily. The Weatherman gets it, even though he really doesn't want to believe that Ashley would be so cruel after being so kind. He really doesn't hang out with girls too often, does he?
Gia flips her hair seriously and explains that the best thing that can happen for His Future is for her to give a rose to his arch enemy Fake Dean. Gia is so convincing in her speech, that The Weatherman agrees that giving Fake Dean the rose would actually be the best plan. Oh God, does this mean Gia is the leader? That is a new low, even for this show. Gia heads inside to choose her escorts for the evening. She picks Wes, Fake Dean (as per The Plan) and for the third one, she claims she doesn't care and just throws all the guys' names in a bowl and picks one at random. In a confessional cam she explains that what we saw on TV was not exactly true. She actually just wrote Peculiar Jesse's name on every single card and, thus, picked his name out of the bowl. She really wanted him on the date, because she thinks she can win him over to their side. Her task may be easier than she previously suspected, because Peculiar Jesse has been "watching her" for a "long time." I assume he means watching her on the TV, but who knows, maybe he means "from the bushes".