Aaron and Helene head outside in order to drink and stuff. Helene tells Aaron, "I don't play a game to lose. I'm not an idiot or anything like that. I mean, I don't think this a game either...but if I don't feel I can win, I'm not gonna try. You know what I'm saying?" I sort of think Helene's playing Aaron here, but I've come to the conclusion that you pretty much have to play Aaron in order to get him to say anything of substance. Gwen tried the direct approach, only to have her questions reflected back to her. Heather tried the really direct approach and got complete non-responsiveness. These vague hints that she's on her way out are really the only way Helene can get Aaron to admit whether or not she still means something to him. Aaron blathers that he wants to give all the remaining women a fair chance, but that it's hard for him not to lavish his attention on Helene. He says that he wants to have the opportunity to "get to know [Helene] more." Helene raises an eyebrow because she's become totally aware of Aaron's tiny list of lines. Aaron says that he hopes that he "cleared some stuff up for [her.]" He seems to think he has. Helene's rolling her eyes about as much as I am. She says she sort of thinks she knows what he means, but not really. Essentially, she's trying to pin down whether or not she should be expecting another rose. Helene says she's been stupid and naïve in the past, so she's not going to do so now. She jokes that she's going to leave tomorrow. But she's just joking. I though for a moment that Aaron was going to lean in for a kiss to try to shut her up, but instead he drags her over to the Jacuzzi.
In the hot tub, there's an amusing reversal. Helene mutters about having to move away from some water jet, and Aaron says, "Darn! I though you were trying to get fresh with me." Suddenly Helene is the barely responsive Aaron, and Aaron is the insecure, flirtatious Heather. Aaron doesn't waste any time giving Helene the opportunity to try to talk some more and immediately leans in for a kiss. They make out for quite awhile. There's tongue.
Coming up. Aaron has to make his most difficult decision yet. Again. For the third time. But first, Commercials.
When we return, it's rose-ceremony time again at the Malibu Dream House. Once again, the women arrive at the house from outside. I still don't get it. Maybe they all go out for a nice dinner before all the drama hits. More likely, they force the women to do that so they can get a good arrival shot. Heather says that this is the most intense rose ceremony yet. She thought that last one was hard. But this one is harder. Expect somebody to say this very thing next week. Aaron says he never imagined that he would ever be in this situation. I never imagined that I would be in the situation of recapping people saying the same goddamned things week after week after week. ["You should be used to that by now, shouldn't you?" -- Wing Chun] Aaron hugs all the women. Heather tells us she'll be disappointed if she doesn't get the rose. She says she wants to be the "last one standing." Whoa. That's healthy. Maybe she should consider professional wrestling instead.