And finally, my tape picks back up with the show. Yay! Aaron and Gwen float in the balloon. I had about a dozen hot air jokes, but they're all terribly obvious, so I'll just skip that. Aaron gets his swerve on, telling Gwen that this is his best date ever, and the two of them start making out. The sun reflects off Gwen's giant forehead, blinding me. For some reason, Aaron waits until the balloon is just about to land to throw Gwen some lines complimenting her smile and her eyes. The balloonist warns them to hold on, but they totally ignore him. I was hoping that the basket would pitch over when they landed, dragging the pair of them through the bushes for about thirty yards. But no, there's just an awkward bump, which interrupts Aaron's bullshitting, but that's it. Gwen says she's glad they went up together. Well, duh. Aaron insists again that it's the most romantic date he's ever been on.
Back at the Malibu Dream House, wacky sunburn hijinks! Some of the ladies spent a bit too much time in the sun. Brunette Heather sprayed all the ladies with something she claimed would help them get a tan. But apparently it had no sun protection whatsoever. Christi, in particular, got a really, really nasty sunburn. One that you know is going to result in at least three days of peeling skin. In an interview, Brunette Heather says that she'll do "whatever she has to do to compete." Yes, Aaron would never marry somebody who gets a sunburn! Bwah! Ha! Ha! The perfect plan! Heather adds that she sees herself going head to head with Christi to try to "win" Aaron. I have no idea if this interview actually has any connection to the sunburn issue, though they're clearly trying to make it seem as though Heather deliberately sabotaged them. Of course, you would think these self-absorbed women would be paying attention to their own bodies and would be able to tell what's going on. It's not like they were out at the beach or stuck outside somewhere. There was shelter ten feet away.