I'm at a loss as to why Adam went after Wes. Wes didn't owe Adam anything. But I guess Adam couldn't hit Malia.
Speaking of which, she's supremely irritating. Buuuuuuuut I have to forgive her for some of this, because it's such 20-something-insecure behavior. She's on a boat, this closed atmosphere, with all these guys who for some reason think she's the hottest thing on it. She's feeling power, and doesn't want to give even the slightest bit of it up. It's a heady thing when everyone you're with thinks you're sex on legs. It's just cringeworthy to watch because we allllll know it's going to blow up in her face at some point.
Also, here's the thing -- all those boys love Malia because when you're a 20-something-insecure male, cute and non-threatening is probably super appealing. Hannah has to scare the hell out of them; Bugs veers wildly emotionally from 20 to 80; and Lauren, well, Lauren already hooked up with one of them (Bobby), and has been labeled verboten ever since that came out. In my experience, men in their early twenties who have their own insecurity issues rarely want complicated and interesting; bland and boring is easier, doesn't challenge them or question them and doesn't require all that much emotional investment.