They could play this scene in an endless loop and I'd watch it ALL NIGHT and I would never fail to laugh when Sissie asks if Jack ever does "yagga." Interview with Sissie in which she praises Jack for expressing concern when she hit her head. First Brent is the nicest guy she's ever known; now it's a big deal that Jack showed her a basic level of human consideration when she hit her head? What kind of psychopaths has she dated, anyway? They walk the bikes down the rest of the way, and Sissie physically recoils when Jack tries to get a little closer in the back seat of the SUV. Sissie reveals that she didn't even want to go on the date in the first place, because she really likes Brent. She forgets that she was required to go on this date with Jack, because that gives her the power. Or something.
Later that night: the dates return to the lodge. "Men on Ice are Back in Play," says the screen. Back at the lodge, Brent's passing out flowers to all the guys to give to the bachelorettes, because, he explains, they've got to fight for their women. I would really like to know where Brent got his hands on five bunches of fresh flowers in the supposedly isolated Alaskan lodge in the woods. Jim says something about "rutting season" and "knocking horns."
The Men on Ice deliver their flowers to the women, who are already seated for dinner with the new guys, and the bachelorettes all coo variations of "that's so sweet!" Interview with Thad cracking up, saying he thought the whole flower thing was dorky. All I can say is that a guy appearing on a FOX "reality" show looking for a wife should know a thing or two about dorky. "It was a good try, I guess," he says. We see Rebekah creaming over her flowers and Jim explains that "girls love flowers" and he could tell Rebekah liked hers. For those of you not as skilled as Jim in interpreting body language, his clue that Rebekah liked the flowers came when he gave them to her and she yelled, "Yaaaay!" and started rocking in her seat. "It was definitely kudos for Jim," he says, suddenly referring to himself in the third person, which might be a defence mechanism used by victims of traumatic events, like he's dissociating himself with the Jim who decided to take part in this tragedy. You know, Jim's all right, but he's kind of an idiot. He starts going on about Rebekah, saying she's got that "rock 'n' roll attitude" about her, when Rebekah is about as far from rock 'n' roll as I can imagine. Jim says that they have a lot in common. Rebekah, asked what they have in common, can only come up with "We like food." Then she tries to make that better by saying, "We have nice conversations." Translation: I'm horny for someone else. Commercials.