Back at the date, Helene and Aaron arrive at the Hollywood Bowl. It's just them and a string quartet. I feel that, based on the previous part of the date, I should mention that Aaron appears to be wearing whatever was on the floor closest to the bed when he got up this morning. There's a table set up for the two of them to have a fancy dinner. Aaron tells Helene he's glad she came. They toast and eat and pretty much ignore the quartet. Helene tells Aaron that he's easy to talk to. After they eat, Helene and Aaron dance to the quartet's music like a couple of kids at prom during a slow song. Hysterical. Aaron fondles Helene's arm and voices-over that he's really getting to like her. They dance in slow motion. At the end of the night, Aaron stammers through some thanks. Really, he can't even tell her how much he enjoyed the date without having to pause every four words to figure out what to say next. The guy's so socially awkward. I mean, that's not such an awful thing, and some would find it endearing. But the show's insistence on portraying Aaron as the perfect man just heightens the fact that he's really a big doofus. Aaron leans over and invades Helene's space to ask her to kiss him. There's a five-second pause while Helene thinks about it. She finally capitulates, much as she did with the pants, but doesn't really seem all that interested. Or she just doesn't express herself that well romantically and that comes off as a lack of interest. Not that I'm speaking from experience or anything. They kiss, and then somebody sets off some fireworks. God, how ridiculous. Helene pretends to be surprised and thrilled. Helene and Aaron kiss some more. Aaron thanks her for wearing the pants. Helene laughs. She's going to burn those pants when she gets home. In a voice-over, Helene says that she hasn't really been putting herself out because she doesn't want to get her feelings hurt, but the more time she spends with Aaron, the more she likes him.
Before the commercials, we get a teaser for what's coming up. Chris says, "Who will get the second one-on-one date?" We see Brooke lying on a beach next to Aaron. "Who will get left out?" We see Christi on a carousel, looking sad. Gee, ruin it for us, why don't you?
Commercials. When we return, the next Martha Stewart gift box has arrived. It's the first group date, and Kyla, Gwen, and Hayley have been chosen to participate. They're going to spend the day at the beach. How bleah. Aaron says that Melissa and Ryan did an "awesome" job matching the women to the dates. I don't think that bodes well for Kyla's, Gwen's, or Hayley's chances. Hayley tells the camera that when she goes on a date to the beach, she normally doesn't bring "[her] two hottest friends and their boobs." Do I need to tell you that whenever boobs are mentioned, we get close-up shots of boobies? Of course. Hayley worries that Aaron won't like her because she doesn't have big breasts. Well, if his date with Helene is an indication, Aaron's more of ass man. I have noticed that he doesn't seem to be staring at the chests very much.