Eventually, Stevens gives up the fact that her entire interface is basically flawed, and her anthrocytes will eventually become "fatigued." Somehow, the idea of your anthrocytes being "fatigued" is very amusing to me. They're synthetic, but they're exhausted. Essentially, as he explains it, the anthrocytes will only keep going for five years, and then they're done. She wants to know what that means for her, and he's too busy pulling out the meaty bullet (ick) to answer for a moment, but once it's out, he admits to her that she's doomed. "You're going to die," he says. She looks unhappy.
After commercials, we find Ruth quizzing Starbot about clichés, beginning with "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." Starbot says that's ridiculous, because if you drag the horse underwater and hold him, he'll eventually swallow. Ruth tells her that's the wrong answer, which I think is...kind of not what this exercise is about, no? Ruth uses this as an excuse to mention that Starbot and her sister had a horse when they were younger. Oh, goodness. The horse's name? Cocoa. What happened to Cocoa? This is so painfully dumb, you guys. Did we have to bring in the stone-cold killer's childhood pets? Ruth tries again with "people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones," but Starbot makes a predictable joke about voyeurism and a very obvious remark about how she enjoys throwing stones to get people's attention. Ruth tries the rock/hard-place thing, and Starbot says, "Now you're just trying to be funny." They try to out-bon-mot each other for a little while, but fortunately, it doesn't last very long. This is two too many blondes for that scene.