And then, after Kristy tells us she's not comfortable having to do the improv, the teachers tell the girls to "beg for a rose…as a dog." Oh my God. As if that subtext weren't already practically text on this show, now we have to watch it made explicit? Sheena and Hillary do the predictable "jokes" about rubbing their tummies and panting for Brad, and Hillary VOs that she rocked the whole date and deserves the rose, and now it's time for another moment we've seen a bunch of times: Hillary's overplayed, nonsensical "You're so hot you make my pom-poms sweat!" line. Everyone screams with laughter, and the irony is that, a bit later, she pulls off an actually-well-timed spelling crack, but nobody really gets what she's trying to do. Oh, Hillary.
Then it's Kristy's turn; she's dressed as a cowgirl, she bombs a joke, and the editors cut in the sound of crickets. That shit is cold. I approve. Kristy knows she biffed it and gets upset, and during a private conversation, she melts down about the fact that she couldn't loosen up and now he's not going to see the "fun side" of her so she won't get a rose, and she keeps repeating that she really does know how to have fun…ugh, it's brutal. Outside, Sheena comments that Kristy got a rose last week for opening up a bit, and now she's doing the opposite. Stephy is prepared to whap Kristy in the head with the rose if she gets it for crying, which, given that's probably how Hillary scored hers last week, is valid.
Bradterview tough decision blah. Bettina gets the rose for rising above her intimidation. On the plus side, Hillary's obnoxious mugging goes for naught. On the minus side: Bettina is encouraged, and 'etterviews that Brad likes her and she doesn't care what the other women think. And then she cuts out some eyes from magazines and pastes them on the wall and Chris O'Donnell calls her parents.
At the house, the two-on-one date box arrives. Jenni melodramatically reads the invitation, which reminds them that whoever doesn't get the rose has to beat feet. DeAnna VO: Yikes. Jade VO: Bitch is going down.
Back from the break, DeAnna and Jade pack up and get ready for the date. More trash-talk in VO. DeAnna 'etterviews intensely that she's "much more mature" than Jade, and more compatible with Brad. Agreed, but she could maybe chill out a bit.
In the SUV, the girls stare out opposite windows, turned bodily away from one another. Jade VO: "I hope DeDe goes home because Brad calls her out on being wretched." Jade's hair is both overdone and somehow not quite finished, and she twirls a lock of it around her finger. Up on a balcony somewhere, Brad fusses with the décor. Bradterview: I have to send one of them home, which sucks.