By the way, as Heather and Aaron are talking, you can see huge thunderheads way off behind them. I swear I see something that looks like a tornado. I'm not kidding. If you've still got it on tape, take a look. And then kick yourself for having The Bachelor on tape.
All this talk about drama back home is a segue to cut back to the Malibu Dream House and see what's up. It turns out that all the women are discovering that Aaron has been getting his mack on, and they are rather surprised. Frances says it didn't even occur to her that kissing might take place on the first date. Well, weird group activity thing aside, kissing is not uncommon on the first date these days, if the couple is so inclined. Also, you can show your calves now without being called a whore. The women realize that Aaron kisses the women when he's alone with them. Gwen and her forehead tell us that they are both shocked to hear that Aaron kissed both Christi and Suzanne after kissing her. The women Aaron didn't kiss continue to be shocked and surprised. See, they used the date to get information about Aaron, not to throw themselves at him and "suck his face," as Erin puts it. I think they're looking for a different show, one called, The Self-Possessed Woman Who Doesn't Fling Herself At The First Thing That Comes Along. And did they watch the first season at all?
Back at the lake, the women and Aaron have a nice lobster lunch outside. He asks the women if they have any questions for him. Hayley (I think) asks Aaron whether he truly intends to marry the woman he picks. Aaron stammers, "I have very high hopes." No, he has no intention of marrying any of these women. Think about it. "Will my car be fixed today?" "I have very high hopes." "Can I beat this cancer?" "I have very high hopes." It means, "No way. Never. Nuh-uh." Aaron blathers some more and concludes, "It could happen." Which also means no. "Will these pills help me lose weight?" "It could happen." No. Heather tells the camera that "Aaron makes your heart melt." No, that's just my stomach ulcer. Heather insists that Aaron is everything she wants in a guy. You know, a shoot-out between two beauty queens might just save ABC from their wretched season. In an interview, Aaron explains that now that he's gotten to know all these women, the rose ceremony is going to be harder.