Chris Harrison informs the remaining pad pals that they need to partner-up pronto. From here on out, they'll be competing as a couple, winning as a couple and possibly get voted off as a couple. Chris suggests all new duos get to know each other very, very well.
The Nearlywed Game
Blake wants to partner with Holly, but she's sticking to her promise to team with Michael. The only person who isn't coupled up at the moment is Erica. So, Blake has no choice but to join forces with her for the first challenge called The Nearlywed Game, where you can win points by guessing the answers your partners gave earlier.
Kasey and Vienna do not do well compared to people who have only known each other for a very short time. The questions also show that none of the guys (especially Michael) seem to like Blake. It makes him realize that he desperately needs a rose. It'll be hard to beat Graham and Michelle, who secretly developed a strategy to make sure their answers would always match. Sneaky, but not illegal.
Graham and Michelle do, indeed, win the competition. They get the roses and a date away from the house. Blake and Erica come in second. They don't get roses, but they do get a date for being runner-ups. It'll be nice to get out of the house, but Blake fears that he may eventually be leaving for good since he didn't get a rose.
As you may have guessed, Vienna isn't happy with Kasey about losing the challenge. She also doesn't feel like having sex or sleeping in the same bed with him. This has Kasey saying that'll he'll bolt if she doesn't come downstairs with him to cuddle. Vienna has no choice but to cave to his ultimatum. We should note that Kasey didn't believe his "you do this or I do that" proposition was an ultimatum. But we looked up the word and that's what it sounded like to us.
A Romantic Movie Date
Graham and Michelle are off to a movie date... in a helicopter! They are treated to a private screening of the romantic comedy "What's Your Number?" while sitting in a hot tub. Romance was on the screen and in the water, as Graham and Michelle engage in a passionate smooch session.
A Woman on a Mission
Erica plans to seduce Blake on their date so that he'll forget about Holly. They head over to the historical Mission Inn and take a candlelit walk through the catacombs. After the champagne bottle is popped, Erica confesses that her astrologer predicted she would have romance during this little adventure. Judging by the way she massages Blake's leg, she's doing her best to make sure this premonition comes true.
Come dinnertime, Blake and Erica are shocked to see two roses sitting on the table. They learn that they will be allowed to save a couple from elimination. As far as Erica's seduction plans, Blake is reluctant to spend the night away from the house. This makes Holly very happy. Kasey and Vienna are also jazzed when they get roses from Blake and Erica. Ella, on the other hand, is crushed.
The Rose Ceremony
The woman must choose the couple her team would like to see go home. All signs seem to indicate that Kirk and Ella are on the way out the door. This makes Blake happy because he gets to spend one more night with Holly. Michael, however, doesn't like that idea at all, especially after he catches Blake and Holly kissing.
Holly is in tears because she's the deciding vote. She wants to stay true to her word by standing by Michael, but she also doesn't want to say goodbye to Blake. After all the votes are tallied, Blake and Erica are told they must depart. Holly hands Blake a note before he leaves to say that this isn't the end for them. Guess time will tell.