Giving up all pretense that he has any competence as an interviewer, Chris simply asks Heather what's running through her mind. She's probably thinking, "There's that saying, 'If you love someone, set them free.' Aaron set me free. That must mean that he loves me!" Actually, she's not happy that Aaron didn't tell her that he wasn't feeling what she was feeling. She rightfully points out that "it takes two to tango," and says that she thinks Aaron's behavior was hurtful. I do remember that he had made a number of sexually suggestive comments to her on that date that I would have taken as interest, were I in her shoes. I wouldn't even have to be crazy. Chris foreshadows, "What if you could see Aaron again. What would you say to him?" Heather says she'd ask Aaron why he wasn't honest with her. Great, now I'm pre-recapping stuff. She points out that she's a person and has feelings. If you prick her, does she not bleed? If you don't give her a rose, does she not have a nervous breakdown? Chris thanks her for answering his questions and sends her back to the sofa next to Angela. Nobody cares about Angela. She lasted longer on the show than Christi and Heather, but nobody cares what her experiences on the show were like.
Chris opens the floor to questions from the audience. Foreshadowing and Irony's agent stands up to ask the women if any of them gained any weight from Heather's cooking. Everybody laughs. Frances jokes that Heather's cooking and the trick with the hairspray -- where she convinced the women to spray their bodies in order to get tans, but they got sunburned instead -- was part of her strategy. Everybody laughs. Except Heather, who suddenly bursts into tears. The hell? Okay, I'm having a sudden bout of compassion. Don't worry, it won't last long. I think what's actually happening here is that Heather was actually more emotionally affected by watching Aaron's comments about her again than she let on, and she finally lost it when Frances made that harmless joke. I mean, I think Heather's crazy, but she's not that crazy. Still, get a grip, crazy lady! Okay, the compassion's gone. Everybody gets uncomfortable when they realize Heather's crying. Angela tries to calm Heather down. Chris has this nasty little smirk on his face when he asks Heather why she's crying. Heather insists that what Frances says was "just hurtful." Everyone looks confused, because, of course, Heather was making the same damned jokes to begin with. And, you know, if you're going to treat all these women as competition for some strange guy that you want to win like a trophy, you can suck it up for a little trash talk. Heather insists that she was just cooking to be the "mother hen," and that se wasn't actually trying to make anybody fat. Frances insists that she was kidding. Chris points out that Frances made the same joke Heather did. Heather goes on this long rant about how she worked so hard to make macaroni and cheese for everybody all the time, and it was her "hardest recipe." I'd go, "Huh?" except I know that Alton Brown spent an entire episode of Good Eats explaining how to make good mac and cheese, so Heather must have been doing it the long way. I seem to have struck a Food Network theme in this week's recap. Frances apologizes and assures Heather that she didn't mean her comments seriously as Angela gives Heather a comforting hug. Chris sends us to commercials, still smirking that at least somebody cried during the episode. Barbara Walters is quaking in her boots, I'm sure.
When we return from the break, Chris Hyperbole tells us that we were all "stunned" when Anindita decided to walk out during the second rose ceremony. Frances followed her out, yet that somehow goes unmentioned. Chris then snarkily adds that some were happy to see Anindita go. Speak for yourself, buddy. Chris asks Anindita why she came on the show at all if she was so set on leaving. Anindita says she came on the show because she thought it would be fun. She says that she "bagged" on the show because she didn't like Aaron. Hee. She doesn't sugarcoat it at all. She says that she thought she was "respecting the process" by walking out rather than waiting for a rose. Chris asks her why she accepted the rose from Aaron on the first night. Anindita says that she didn't know what to expect from Aaron based on just the first evening. She says she thought to herself, "If they picked this guy to be the bachelor, he must be pretty fantastic." Did she even watch the first season? She says that she stuck around, but the Napa date pretty much did her in. She says that Aaron accused her of "stirring the pot," but points out, "he was the one sticking his tongue in two girls' mouths." She insists that she was just calling it like she saw it. Everyone cheers Anindita. This won't stop them all from collectively drooling and shrieking when Aaron makes his "surprise" appearance. Morons.