Back at the expo, Cate tries on another dress -- strapless with delicate lace detailing on the top and an elaborate button-up back. She calls out for someone to help her fasten it up, and guess who's conveniently, bittersweetly nearby. Ryan. He closes up the dress and tells her this is exactly how he imagined she would look at their wedding. He says he's glad he got to see it. She smirks that now he can go back to hating her. He gently caresses her upper arm as he tells her he doesn't hate her. He's just trying to get through the day, too. She sees that he's vulnerable and starts a slow advance, suggesting that, if they can pretend that nothing happened for the world they can also pretend it for themselves. He isn't ready to give in that easily, but he lets her keep moving her face closer to his. They get closer and closer to kissing, and then the producer busts in to tell them to hurry up for their photo opp. Cate tries to cling on to Ryan, but he tells her they'll talk later and walks off. The producer asks Cate if she's okay before handing her a marabou nightmare (shawl?) and ominously assuring her that she had nothing to do with picking out the contestants for their next appearance. "What contestants?" asks Cate. The producer deflects, "And you look so pretty!"
Out on stage, the "Nearly Wed Game" begins. Ryan and Cate will have to prove how well they know each other. But first, what about those contestants? As you could have easily guessed, it's "Cate's high school stalker" Math and "Cate's high school crush" Baze. So much for the reconciliation. Ryan is nothing but a tuxedo-clad open wound at this point. As Baze pulls Cate into him territorially and smugs that he loves these contests, it's obvious Cate is no happier about this development than Ryan. Baze takes his seat next to a fuming Ryan and hoots childishly into his opponent's ear. Commercials.
As the game gets going, the announcer reminds the audience, "Just because they look like the perfect couple doesn't mean they are." As he chats up the audience, Cate's producer tries to scamper across the stage, only to be caught in Cate's griffon-like talons. She tells her she was doing well keeping it together until this happened, now all bets are off. The producer preemptively takes the mic from the conniving emcee and decides to run the contest herself. She promises it will be brief. As she asks the first question, Baze calls out Ryan for butting in on his bond with Lux. "What's next," he asks, "a starter home?" Ryan looks perplexed. The producer tells them to stop the side chat and write down their answers -- to the question they didn't hear because they were too busy having a slap fight like little girls. Of course Math heard the question. He's going to sweep this thing.