Sean and Lesley have a private after-party on the rooftop of the Roosevelt Hotel. Sean toasts her as “the only girl I want to set records with.” Quick aside: I’ve been noticing that Sean seems to be over-promising to a lot of these girls. It seems to come from a good place, and Lesley seems smart enough to not take it too personally, but there are some crazy/dumb girls in this cast who are going to have full mental breakdowns when they realize they’re not as special to him as they thought they were. And it will be delicious to watch. End of Aside.
Lesley tells Sean about growing up. She loved junior high and high school, even though she was a nerd. I call BS. As an actual nerd, I can tell she was that girl who was popular but didn’t realize it, and I can guarantee that she was not a nerd. Her parents are still together and in love, and she wants the same for her life. Sean over-promises again, saying maybe like her parents, 25 years from now, he’ll still be next to her, holding her hand. She admits to him that he makes her nervous, and they joke about taking control back, and then make out. For real this time. Lips moving and everything. I’m just worried her champagne is going to spill all over him and he might have to remove his shirt or something. That would just be awful.
The next date card arrives back at Chez Bachelor! I’m not going to type out the girls that go, because, well, we don’t really know who these chicks are yet anyway, right? And there are a lot of them. The card says “Who’s going to win my heart?” Wow, these date cards are especially nonspecific this season, aren’t they?
Back to Sean and Lesley, he’s blown away, he has feelings for her even though it’s early, she gets the rose, blah blah blah.
The group date crowd shows up to the beach, where Sean is waiting for them. And even though Sean is claiming that they’re just hanging out, the ladies all seem to have figured out that there’s some sort of competition that they’re going to have to take part in. I wonder what tipped them off? The date card about “winning?” The matching athletic bikinis the producers obviously made them wear?
What are you talking about? We all just have exactly the same taste in swimwear.
Chris Harrison shows up to tell the ladies that they get to partake in a “truly special” activity and play beach volleyball in California. I don’t know why they’re trying to sell us so hard. As a California resident who lives close to the beach, and likes volleyball, this isn’t that special. It’s just something you do. It’s not like it’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing. Anyhoo, Chris informs them that they will be in two teams, and the losing team will be sent home and the winning team will get to spend more time with Sean.