House of Shame. George apparently stopped at the He-Man Emporium on the way home, because he's packing his suitcase and moving the hell out. Before he leaves, though, he revisits the Place Where It All Happened. Namely, Mere's room. We get a flashback to the Night of Bad Sex and oh holy Lord is it bad. Mere's lying on her back and George appears to be coming up for air from a long time spent down below. "How was that?" he asks. Oh, don't ask that, George. If you have to ask, honey, IT WASN'T GOOD. Just don't ask. Wait 'til we tell you what to do. Trust me on this. Mere says that whatever the hell he just did down there was just fine and he's all puppy-ish and kissing her neck and he says he could do it again and that he likes doing it and that he could do it until OH MY GOD MAKE IT STOP. If I wanted to experience awkward sex scenes, I'd call up my ex-boyfriend Ruprecht and tell him to bring a case of Guinness and a smile over to my place. Good god.
Mere gives this laugh that's a cross between hysterical crying and embarrassed giggles. George kind of collapses on top of her, all, Meredith! Oh, Meredith! How I doth pine for thee! And Meredith suddenly realizes what she's done and to whom and she starts to cry. He pulls back and she's crying more and he asks what's wrong and she says it's nothing and to just ignore her and he's like, dude, YOU'RE CRYING, I can't ignore you, and her crying gets even worse and she says it's okay, she's fine and he's almost done, right? THAT'S WHAT SHE SAYS. "You're almost done, right?" My whole sexual life I've never said anything along the lines of, "Are you almost done?" to a guy. I've thought it. Boy howdy, have I thought it. But I've never SAID it. George doesn't quite understand and he says that he's not finished, not yet, and Meredith breaks down more and says, "George please." I took that to mean more of a "Please, George, understand what I'm going through here," and not a "Please, George, fuck off already." But I'm optimistic that way.