The episode picks up right where we left off in episode four, with Adams arriving at the resort to meet the remaining contestants. After diving into conversations, she’s interrupted by Chris Harrison, who explains that “everything is about to change.”
Just then, another limo arrives with a batch of new contestants, who join the cocktail party. Adams gives the First Impression Rose to a newcomer named Spencer, and the jealousy is aplenty. The good news is Adams cancels the rose ceremony, easing the pressure (just a tad).
After a brief check-in with Clare Crawley and her fiancé, Dale Moss, Adams embarks on the first group date of the season with Blake, Riley, Zac, Jordan, Noah, Peter, Kenny, Jay, Eazy and Spencer. Harrison splits them into two teams for a friendly game of “Splash Ball,” where the winning team gets extra time with Adams. At the end of the night, she gives the rose to Eazy.
Back at the resort, Jason decides to leave the show after realizing he still has feelings for Crawley. (Touché.) The next day, Adams invites Brendan on the first one-on-one date, which includes a horseback ride followed by a dip in the pool. At dinner, Brendan reveals that he’s been married before, just like Adams. Of course, she gives him the rose.