Stephen and Denise settle in, and it's hard to tell where they are, actually, since there's no helpful exterior shot. Unfortunately, there is an interior shot, and you can see Stephen's very ugly bucket hat. Because he's wearing it. Ew. He points out that the walk-in closet is the same size as a studio apartment in Manhattan. Heh. They pour some wine. Stephen interviews that the new arrangement will give him and Denise more of an opportunity to "get to know each other." As they stand by the window, she comments on the beautiful house, and says, "And I have a great fiancé." And then she looks at him expectantly. "I have a...great fiancée, too," he says dutifully. They share a timid little kiss. Later, they lie on the couch resting. He still has the bucket hat on. Now, they're thoroughly cuddled up, and he's actually got her all cocooned, complete with his hand all in her hair. He looks really comfy with his eyes closed and her lying with her head on his chest. You would think Denise would recognize this as progress and perhaps LET IT THE FUCK GO for five minutes, but of course, she doesn't. She, as usual, has to look up at him and start begging him to kiss her. God, SHUT UP. Stephen interviews, unsurprisingly, that the pushiness sort of ruined what was shaping up into a sort of a nice moment for him. He goes on, unfortunately, to ruminate on the fact that he's the guy, so he has to pursue Denise, and it turns him off when she doesn't let him "chase" her. Man, they're both such dweebs. Can't we just call it a draw?
The kiss does not occur, because of the blown moment. Denise cluelessly instructs him, "Stop being so shy." He responds, truthfully, that he's not being shy. She insists that he is. God, way to not get it. At all. Some more. He interviews that if she had just let it progress naturally, he might have kissed her anyway. Feh. Seriously, I think his main problem at this point is that her harping on the kissing every time they're alone for five minutes is making him not like her, and that's making him not want to kiss her. I'm not sure it's all that complicated. If this is bothering her so much, it might have been a good idea for her to just ask him about it -- kind of like she did when they were lying in bed before, only at a less high-pressure moment and without the "I'd think you were gay" part. So, actually, not at all like she did it before.
Billie Jeanne happily interviews, "I didn't believe in love at first sight, but I believe in love in two days!" Oh, ow. Tony works on dinner in the kitchen (it appears as though dinner comes in a Ziploc bag), as she opens a bottle of wine. As they eat dinner, they touch toes and she asks him to talk about himself more. He doesn't really want to talk about himself. Tony interviews that Billie Jeanne's very insistent about getting him to "open up" to her, and he feels like he needs to do that at his own pace. After all, the first-date pixelized-ass-grinding is all right, but Tony needs time before he'll be able to actually talk to her. Billie Jeanne tries some icebreaker questions, but Tony eventually hits her with a snotty little speech about how he hates it when people talk about their feelings all the time, because it's just a lot of yap. Under a lot of circumstances, I agree with him, but it would seem to me that if you're going to consider marrying somebody you just met, you might indeed need to speed up the process of acquainting yourself with him or her. Just my two cents, though, and I can't say I have experience with this particular scenario, so what do I know, after all? Billie Jeanne, in an interview, blubbers about the intensity of her feelings and her difficult situation. "I don't want to get hurt," she weeps. Oh, I get it. She's the girl who pretends to be all wild, but just wants somebody to discover how smooshy she really is on the inside...yes, yes, I've seen that movie. Several times.