Island Prettiness. Schmonfire. "Mr. Billy," greets Mark L. Walberg. They shake hands. The tension is palpable. That's because Billy cultivates tension like a fucking rock tumbler. "Here we are at the Bonfire again, Billy," tools Mark L. Walberg, chickenheading his neck back and forth. "Lucky me," deadpans Billy. These two. I swear. Couple of boneheads. How far Billy has fallen. Mark L. Walberg asks Billy what the best thing about the "whole Temptation experience" was. We get a floaty image of Vanessa horsefacing the butterfly up and down Billy, killing it and my appetite at the same time. Billy says that it was finding "a real attraction to someone." Mark L. Walberg asks what the most painful aspect is. Billy says, of course, that it is the notion that your significant other is off doing the same thing. Mark L. Walberg butchers his question, asking about the "video-clip aspect of what [Billy'] gone though here." Billy agrees that it was hard, and that he didn't realize it would be so difficult; he has an active imagination and reality often turns out to be easier to deal with than the illicit scenarios he conjures up. Mark L. Walberg then chipmunks that what if he had a videotape right now to show Billy Billy says no. Mark L. Walberg then asks how much what Mandy has to say is going to affect his "decision." Billy says that in some ways it is "one-hundred percent contingent upon what she has to say." Billy nods over-seriously.
Mandy. She slinks from the trees and lets out a fake-nice and breathy "Hiiii." She surprises Mark L. Walberg by hugging him. "Aw, you have a hug for me," skillfully ad-libs Mark L. Walberg, overwhelmed. Dude, Mandy has a hug for everyone. Mark L. Walberg sits her down and then perches on his log. "What's up?" she asks. They go back and forth. He's still smiling from all the attention and affection; he's very much unused to it. He tells Mandy that he wants to have a few moments with her to talk about her "emotional ride." He asks what the best part of her experience was. She immediately launches into a thing about coming to meet people and miss Billy and "have the absence-makes-the-heart-grow-stronger trick work like magic, cuz it has before, but then [she] realized the best part of [her] trip was last night, because that's when [she] realized [she] learned the most about herself." Okay. I still find it very sad that she had this intense need to get away from Billy and see him mack on other women, but hey, at least she's honest. And she's certainly not afraid to make her hair look fucking scary on national TV, so that's a plus. She says that last night it stopped being a party and started becoming a journey. Mark L. Walberg licks his lips and then agrees with her, saying that was the reason why they came there, because they had some questions that needed answering. He somehow lamely turns his statement into a question, wondering if she found any answers. "You have no idea," Mandy says. He continues that she might hear things she doesn't want to, but mostly, we know, she herself might be saying some shit that Billy ain't gonna wanna hear. She says, "Well, wow. Of course I don't want to hurt Billy. But surprisingly, I've somehow prepared myself to say a few things that I just have to say, some of which I know he's not going to want to hear."