After the commercial break, Jason says he's not going to give the rose out right away. Well, that's big of him. He probably would prefer to do it at a time when he's not going to be torn apart by fourteen other women. "I could tell the nerves were starting," he confesses in an interview. Better get used to it. And, if the editing is to be believed, this is when the women start realizing that, much like the Highlander, there can be only one. One bachelorette says maybe they're all being too nice, and are going to have to start being more aggressive.
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.