Chris SWAT swings on in, as does Paige, who does play the babbling dingbat that Rachel was worried about. Erica doesn't see Paige as a big threat, and Jaclyn mocks her dressing. The other guy contestant shows up, and then it's time for Brittany and Erica to be let off the leash. Chris tells them they'll be competing as one unit, and mocks them to their faces because they're too dumb to know so. "There's only room for one set of twins in this house, and it's not those two girls," says Houston Erica, touching her breasts.
Things escalate quickly, with a drunken Ed stripping down to his underwear and jumping in the pool, and he gets scolded by Sarah, all "We get it, you have a big dick and you're funny," and she orders him to pull himself together when Harrison comes in to call everyone to a meeting.
Ed can't even sit through Harrison's explanation of how the competition works before running out to jump in the pool again. Harrison looks like he's doing his best to not appear angry as he goes to fetch Ed so he can explain how the women will be voting off the men and vice-versa, and they've got to pair up. Some of the couples: Chris is with Blakeley (who goes instant Lady Macbeth on him), Kalon winds up with Donna and Jaclyn gets saddles with Ed, who is worried much less about any competition and much more about getting someone to turn the heat up in the hot tub.
The next morning, a hungover Ed snoozes by the pool while Jaclyn tells herself that maybe the upside is no one is really going to consider a drunken buffoon like Ed a threat. Erica R. notes that fans Dave and the twins are partners, so it would be ideal if they lost because they'd lose three fans from the house already. She's also said that a veteran teaming with a fan would be like sleeping with the help, so I can't exactly consider myself sorry that I didn't see her season.
Anyway, it's time for the first challenge! Harrison takes everyone outside to show them large hearts mounted on cranes that will be lifted high in the air, and then slowly tilted forward. The last couple to fall out win the roses, while the first couple to fall out earn points against them already.
The teams get in place, the hearts are lifted and then, bit by bit, tilted forward. Given Erica's pissiness towards the fans, I find it really amusing first of all that she and Nick are the first to fall out -- she lost the first challenge last year too, and thinks it's "not fair" she lost this one too, so I'm starting to think she's not very bright -- and the winners are Dave and Brittany. Amusingly, after just one night, everyone already seems to hate the twins, so their victory isn't sitting well with anybody...