Sick of them, Mark L. Walberg interrupts, saying that Edmundo and Catherine have had an intimate conversation and that they have lots to work out, but that it's time for them to leave. "Good," says Edmundo. They walk away, leaving Mark L. Walberg staring, the saddest, Spanky-est look on his face yet. Commercials.
Mark L. Walberg. Sitting alone. Contemplating his utter aloneness. Ah, there's Nikkole, walking in slo-mo. Mark L. Walberg stands and greets her. They hug. She asks how he's doing and he, unaccustomed to anyone ever asking that, babbles that he's okay in "this bonfire place." She laughs, totally confused. He talks, trying to cover his stupidity. He says she's had all day to contemplate her decision and what she's going to say tonight. Nikkole just says she's ready...so ready to get this over with.
Tommy emerges from the trees in slo-mo. Nikkole sighs, hating the sight of his suck face. She tries to be civil and smile, but he won't look at her. Mark L. Walberg. Tommy. Nikkole. Mark L. Walberg says that Tommy has to speak first. Tommy, furrowing like Tyson, asks if he has to speak first, and whether it really matters, and Mark L. Walberg, having no real answer, says that, yes, he has to speak first. Lovely exchange, guys.
Tommy. Please make this quick, Tommy. You tire me so. Nikkole stares and smirks as Tommy says that it's been a long time and that his experience has been different than hers -- unfortunately for him, because he didn't meet someone special...although she probably saw tape of him making out. He says that it was all more physical for him. Nice defense. With Nikkole, it was more than that. And he saw video of her with a guy on top of her "tonguing [her] down." Nikkole rolls her eyes. Tommy goes on that it was pretty intense to watch and maybe he did some shit (she nods, furiously), but he knows for a fact that he didn't do anything that extreme. She rolls her eyes. He barrels right on, saying he's been wondering whether it was physical or emotional for Nikkole, and figured it was emotional, and that he has some "concerns" about it. He stops, knowing he's making no sense, and says that this is hard for him. It's hard for me to recap, you mush-mouth. He turns and says that he knows for a "fact" that Nikkole is a good person, but that he doesn't think they bring out the best in each other. He says he doesn't want to break up "like this," but that he thinks it would be in their best interest -- especially hers -- if they take some time apart. She has tears in her eyes, but really not many. Five or six, perhaps. He says they've had some good times, but that he doesn't want to hold her back. (Man, this makes it easy for him to bail, doesn't it?) A tear rolls down her face. "That's pretty much all I have to say at this point right now," he concludes. Beautiful.