Then they play water volleyball. Shannon manages to stalk Jason out of the pool and put suntan lotion on him. "Touching Jason's bare shoulders and chest was a gift," she says. Maybe one of the other bachelorettes could be assigned the job of just keeping the hose on this one.
They talk some MORE about how Shannon creepily knowing everything about Jason means she's committed, and not a stalker. To me, the difference is Shannon being cute. I think if she were homely, Jason would be quite creeped out by her in-depth knowledge. "I truly am ready to be a mother," she says. As proof, she says all of her friends are married, and her pregnant friends make her squeal. Well, I'm convinced. Jason advises her to keep being her goofy self. In an interview, he says more than anyone, Shannon likes to talk about how much she wants to be here, which is weird, because this is only the second episode, and I'm only seeing edited portions, but I've heard pretty much enough out of Shannon.
So then the doorbell rings, and Lauren explains that there was just a single rose and a letter that said "Jason." Meanwhile, Jason's talking to Nikki, who says she's trying to "hold back" to give the other girls a chance. Or something. In an interview, she says there was a "mutiny" against her because she got the first impression rose. No, dear. If the other women don't like you, it's not because they're jealous. It must be that you're "not right" for Jason, or you're "there for the wrong reasons," don't you know?
So anyway, the women who answered the door interrupt Jason's conversation with Nikki to hand him the letter and the rose. The letter says, "Please give this rose to the woman you'd like to share a romantic evening with tonight." Stephanie says they were all wondering who it would go to, and she was hoping it would be her. Wow, now that's some insight. I never would have guessed that the women were wondering who it would go to. Melissa says her hands were sweaty and her heart was pounding: "I was like, 'I want that rose more than anything right now.'"