Mark L. Walberg pipes up, telling Shannon to talk and then tell Andy what her decision is about them. Shannon begins by saying that she hopes it all comes out right. "I never anticipated what a roller coaster this was going to be on so many levels." Andy actually looks nervous for a second. It's really great to see. Fucker. She says that she felt so confident walking away from him, but then she felt bad when they had to watch the videotapes and she saw Andy rubbing Megan's legs in the hammock. She says her worry went deep and she began to wonder what she would do if he were to hook up with someone. Now this is interesting. She says that it brought her back to a time when they decided to see other people and he did but she didn't; it "wrecked" her. She goes on that she's sure the only other thing he's wondering about is who she went with on her final date; she says it was Tom and he says he knew it would be. Ha. Shannon is mean here as she says very seriously, "What an incredible guy!" Andy huffs, turns his head, and straightens up. Funny shit. She lists off all of his good points, ending by saying, "Believe me, we did connect well, and it was wonderful." Andy asks if Tom fell for Shannon. She replies, "Sort of." She justifies by saying, "You set me free and said 'Go and try something else,' and I did." Ooooh, burn. But then she disappoints the free world by saying, as the music dramatically stops, "Andy, all it did was make me want you." Andy looks up. Smiles. "You, who have had my heart and my soul…" she begins to break up "…since I told you that in your dorm room -- tried to convince you that I was the person you were supposed to spend the rest of your life with." Andy actually has tears in his eyes. A genuine emotion! Wow! She continues, "Every time I walked into that water, Andy, I could feel your soul around me. It's all I needed." We cut to Mark L. Walberg and he's nearly blubbering too. Hee. It's a very touching but very fucking annoying moment because it's Andy, and from everything he's given us, we do not want him to be happy. Anyway, a teary Andy says that he's done and she agrees. He says that he wants to go home and they laugh and jump into each other's arms and make out. Ew. Mark L. Walberg tries to regain his composure. "I hope that the questions you came to get answered are answered. You're free to go." They surprise Mark L. Walberg by hugging him -- making him the happiest boy on the island -- before heading off together. Mark L. Walberg hitches up his pants, sits down on his log alone, and then spontaneously pretends to wipe away a tear. A voice inside him whispers, "You'll never be worthy of that kind of love, Mark." "I know," Mark L. Walberg whispers back to the voice. "I know." Commercials.
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.