A quick aside: I always wanted to take out one of those "I Saw You" ads in the back of a newspaper or Craig's List and say, "You dark haired, mustachioed, reading Douglas Adams. Me, in bushes, watching." You know, just to say hi! Anyway now you all think I am creepy when really I am hilarious. Would you feel better if I told you it was David Cross that I was stalking? Totally reasonable under those circumstances, right?
They head out on their date, and all the men look bummed because, while this is a date, no one is getting any because... sigh, Gia has a boyfriend. Gia pulls Fake Dean aside and tells him flat-out that he is getting the rose. He hugs her and she pulls back to avoid getting pulled into his ultra-absorbent hair. I mean, back off Pie Head, no one wants that in their face. Back at Herpes House, the Popular ladies are well aware of Gia's probable plan and how it will uproot the balance from Cool Kids in Charge (Elizabeth includes herself in that, natch) to Outsiders in Charge (basically, Thunderdome). Since everyone wants to be considered part of the Cool Kids, the girls all nod vehemently.
Out on the Big Date, Peculiar Jesse tells Gia that he is only hooking up with Natalie to kill time until he wins the $250,000 check and, obviously, until Gia dumps her boyfriend. Then Gia flips her hair beguilingly and paints a heart on his hand in henna, which will undoubtedly endear her to Natalie. Back at Herpes House, Elizabeth and Kovacs make out in the shower even though Elizabeth knows Kovacs is going to break her heart. Avert your eyes before you catch the herpes. Back on the date, Wes is baring his heart to Gia. He loves her even though she has a boyfriend. He is crazy for her, she's amazing, he's infatuated, he loves her. Did he say that already? Doesn't matter, he'll say it again: LOVE. She flips her hair around a lot, no, like, A LOT and says if things were different she would have just been there for him. But, you know, BOYFRIEND. They hug for a while while Gia remains noncommittal and Wes sniffs her hair and whimpers a bit.
After her awkward not-make out session with Wes, Gia gathers the men back together and then doles out the rose. She decides that even though she promised it to Fake Dean, she is going to give it to Wes. He has her back. Or at least he did when she was eating pie and she needed someone to hold her flippin' hair back. Fake Dean knows he is doomed.
Gia is a hair-flipping moron. Even she realizes this and admits that she ruined the game plan for the whole house because Wes gave her a back rub and promised her a pony. She knows she made a mistake, but feels that morally it was the right thing to do to give the guy who has the hots for her the rose. Just to make sure her boyfriend back home is uncomfortable, because jealousy is the foundation of any good relationship. She flips her hair some more and then they all head back to Herpes House. Wes struts around thrusting his rose of victory into everyone's face while all the outsider girls shake their heads at Gia's foolishness. Because of Gia's fuck-up, the girls all start vehemently making out with various guys in hopes of securing their positions in the house (missionary, mostly). The guys are all confident knowing that Fake Dean is most likely out.