Inside the house, Jason has a little chat with the teacher who gave him the poli sci quiz, and she giggles and peppers her speech with "like" a little too frequently than should happen for someone who's charged with shaping the leaders of tomorrow.
Elsewhere, the women who are lounging around the pool notice that someone is doing something other than working on her tan, so they start screaming Jason's name to break it up. Instead of ignoring them, Jason goes out on the balcony, and one of the women jokes that he keeps coming out of bedrooms with women, and she doesn't know how she should feel about it. You're on The Bachelor, you moron. Maybe you should have thought about it a little bit before you signed on.
And now here's Naomi, a little more subdued and bitchslap-happy than last night, asking about the charity work Jason does. And there's Shannon, fretting about the fact that someone else is spending time with Jason. In an interview, she looks like she's practically breaking out in hives over it. She should probably relax and realize that probably no one else has a little Jason voodoo doll hidden in her suitcase. "I will do whatever it takes to get a little more time with him today." That means, in this case, actually THROWING ICE CUBES over the balcony. Almost as juvenile, the other women rat her out for doing it.
Then there's Stephanie, fretting about the fact that Jason hasn't talked to her yet. He's currently over by the pool talking to Natalie, and Nikki advises Stephanie to take over drinks so she can chat with Jason for a while, which makes Natalie roll her eyes in an interview. Awesomely, though, Stephanie stands there for like half-an-hour before Jason finally acknowledges her presence, and then she awkwardly says that she would love to talk to him when he's done. She heads back under the shade with the other women and lamely says that it wasn't the right moment. In an interview, she makes all kinds of excuses for him, saying that he's trying to get to know so many women right now, and he's overwhelmed. "I know my time will come," she says.
So Jason finally finishes up with Natalie, and then heads over to pick up the rose. "The anticipation for who he was going to give the rose to was crazy," says Kari. Please, write a poem about it, why don't you. In an interview, Natalie says she figured she was getting the rose, because she's a good ol' Midwestern girl. So far, she seems like one of the blandest women there, but at least she's not lacking for confidence.
Anyway, Jason stands in front of the throng of women and says he wasn't expecting to have to give out a rose today. Having said that, he's giving the rose to Jillian. Natalie looks like she swallows her tongue.
And then she goes running off to the bathroom, where Raquel sees her (was Raquel not out by the pool?) and goes in to soothe her. In an interview, Raquel is quite generous, saying it's difficult to see the man that you possibly want to spend the rest of your life with dating other women, and this is one of those times that I wonder just how dumb someone can be for going on this show and then freaking out over the object of your affection dating other people, because that is THE ENTIRE POINT OF THE SHOW. Raquel advises Natalie not to react in any way that's going to affect her future time with Jason.
In an interview, Natalie sulkily talks about how Jillian's in "a great place" with Jason, and that could have been her, but "whatever." Well, it's nice to know you aren't letting it affect you.
After the commercial break, after we watch Jillian and Jason head out on their date, we have to endure Lauren trying to convince us that it's actually a good thing it's not her going on the date, because she wouldn't have had enough time to get ready and do her hair, so she'd have to have it curly, and therefore would have been miserable. "Thank god it wasn't me," she says.
So anyway, Jason's taking Jillian to the "world-famous" Disney Hall, which I've never heard of before. "Stepping out of that limo was, like, breathtaking," says Jillian in an interview. She says she really appreciates the structure because of her background in architecture and design. "You are so awesome," she tells Jason. Inside the concert hall, reserved just for them, is a dinner complete with candles and champagne. "I felt this, like, incredible amount of gratitude to be there with Jason," she says, adding she didn't know Jason would be so cool. She's dated enough sauerkrauts in her life. And what's dinner without a little music? There for a private concert is Robin Thicke and his trademark brand of forgettable neo-soul music, because all we need at supper time is Dr. Seaver's son warbling at us.
Back at the mansion, the women are talking about how late the couple are going to get home, and whether they'll kiss. The doorbell rings, and Nikki goes to get the door, which turns out to be a letter for Melissa. "That's my name! That's my name!" Melissa freaks out, like this could be a subpeona or something at this point, she doesn't know. The letter says something stupid about taking their relationship to "new heights," which makes everyone squeal like they've got ANY idea what that even means. "My night TOTALLY just got made, and I am not going to sleep tonight," she says, because she's getting a one-on-one date with Jason.
Back at the concert hall, Robin Thicke is doing his level best to make me regret that music was ever invented.
"I love that the first date is with Jillian. It's exactly what I hoped for," he says. They both do look like they're having fun. As for Robin Thicke, well, for those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing that they like. It's enough for the two of them to start making out on the dance floor. "It's every girl's dream," says Jillian, by which I presume she means being the first and not the seventh or eighth tongue to be in Jason's mouth over the course of a couple of weeks.
"It was the coolest date I've ever been on in my entire life," Jillian tells the enthralled women the next day, which Melissa feels puts a little pressure on her, because Jason and Jillian kissed, so she feels like her date has to be fantastic now, instead of just suspecting that perhaps the "I Kissed Jason" club isn't going to be the most exclusive society in the world. She's also nervous because she hasn't dated since getting out of her one serious relationship from when she was fifteen to twenty-two.