As it turns out, Ed wins. The race is over fairly quickly, which is great news, because that means we're not forced to watch too much of the horrifying hoodcam, which shows the racers' faces up-close and flappy. Dave's a little bummed that he lost to Ed, who doesn't give a shit about anything other than where his next drink is coming from, but he vows to win tonight's rose.
So they head to the individual home (the one the Bachelor/ette stays in when they're filming, unless you throw a tantrum and insist you stay in Charlotte for the show) for the after-party. Blakeley suggests they get "racy" and is it possible that she didn't realize the "racy" reference in the date card was for the soapbox derby?
Anyway, while Dave wheedles his way into Blakeley's good graces by promising her his vote, Ed and Chris talk about whether Chris is really into Blakeley or not. And he's such an unconvincing liar that when she asks him directly about whether he's with her or not, she tells him not to be a smart-ass when he responds by saying he'd be happy if the two of them were in an eight-by-eight storage closet. In the end, despite her reservations, Blakeley gives Chris the rose, which is only going to make Chris's ego problem worse.
And now it is time for drunken shenanigans! There is champagne, women kissing each other, Lindzi snuggling with Kalon, Dave making out with one of the twins (I don't think even the twins know which one is which) and then Ed is, unsurprisingly, drunk off his ass again. "It could be strategy, but who knows?" says Lindzi. How getting bombed is a strategy is beyond me, but it impresses Jaclyn, because she is easily impressed, and she says Ed has "personality fo' days, yo." This is a thing she says. It's at the sad point where Sarah looks around and worries that she will seem pathetic if she's the only woman in the hot tub who does not hook up.
So she takes her top off, jumps in the pool, and winds up in bed with a very drunk Ed. Whew! For a moment there, she was almost pathetic! Close one.
And now Brittany and Erica T., have decided that strategic alliances are something they need (if not a phrase they can say) and so go after noted power players Nick and Tony, who amusingly can barely conceal their contempt while the twins bicker and fail to display the ability to complete a sentence that doesn't have the word "slut" or "like" in it. And even after the bacchanalia has ended and everyone else tries to sleep, the twins are STILL fighting, and it's bad enough that the adults, rather than comforting them, basically tell them to just shut up and go to sleep. Brittany wants to go home, and it may be because of her period? Did I hear that right? Of course, they're playing as a team, so that means Erica T. would to leave as well. This has upside for everyone (except Erica T., I suppose).