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We're still in San Francisco, at least for a little while, until we head off on the hometown dates. Jake tells us you really get to know a person when you see where they grew up, how they interact with their families, look at old pre-boob job pictures of the women, etc. First stop: New York, Gia's hometown. "I'm so excited to share this with him, and show him my world," she says. As we watch them hug, Gia tells us Jake "is a great man," like you kind of want to tell her she's not dating Martin Luther King, and she's grateful to be alone with him so she can let her guard down and not let the other women fire up her insecurities.
She's decided on a harbour cruise, on which she points out the Chrysler building ("with the long pointy thing on top") and they take stupid photos, and we see professional photos that the show tries to pass off as the ones that Gia and Jake are taking.
Gia tells Jake that he's the first guy she's going to be introducing to her family that she hasn't been friends with first for a long time. Jake notes that she doesn't really talk about her past relationships, and Gia says she really only had one long one with a guy who was "into bad things" and cheated on her with all her friends. "Communication when we fought was just terrible," she says, which is kind of like saying "my health when I am sick is terrible" but ANYWAY if she and Jake are fighting and she calls him to talk she doesn't want him to ignore her? Because she'll end it right there? Or something? Jake says that isn't his style, and it's great that they're outlining the rules for fighting, as well as conditions that allow an immediate breakup. Jake tells us that he learned a lot about Gia, which is that she's been hurt before, so she's doing everything she can not to be hurt. I'd like Jake to explain how going on The Bachelor squares up with "doing everything she can not to get hurt," but he'd probably start to cry whilst hanging over a railing.
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