About Wes and the girlfriend:
TwoStepper, who has known Wes for many years and socializes with him, says "no girlfriend"!!!!! Who would you believe in the real world - her or someone who is a contestant on a highly edited reality dating show produced by someone named Fleiss?
I believe that Tanner stated "that he knew for a fact that Wes has a girlfriend." In other PI's he seems to back track a little, and we don't hear him ever say that Wes looked him in the eyes and said that he had a girlfriend. Could it be possible that the information came to Tanner not from Wes but second hand through Jake?
My problem with Jake and the girlfriend issue is that you would think that Jake, whose editing is definitely a "good guy", had ample opportunity between Epis 1 - 5 to take Jillian aside and enlighten her with this information. During the RC where he spoke out so eloquently about "being there to find love" - did he know about the girlfriend then? There is no doubt about one thing, though. His return looks very scripted, right down to the PI of him talking on the phone to someone about calling out Wes. It is probably CH on the other end of that line. If Jake does show up at the RC after the HTDs in addition to crashing Wes' HTD in Austin, I will be convinced that his role on this show was definitely scripted. And maybe, just maybe, Wes was SETUP as the villian by TPTB to complete this year's theme of "the good versus the bad".