Catherine. She's nervous, but will watch. The other girls get to watch as Shannon lies that they're all there for each other. Tape. It's Edmundo, drunk at the bar, hugging Linda and babbling to her. He spits bullshit to the effect that Linda is different. He thinks of Amanda as a sister, but Linda is different -- they've kissed and fooled around. He boozes on that he doesn't view her as a "sister" or a "mother" but someone he's attracted to...and he just keeps talking until the tape ends. Catherine says that Edmundo came across looking "foolish." She goes on to talk about what Edmundo said, and then lies that she's "emotionless" and she's disappointed that he's not "presenting himself better." She says she thinks she's all right, as we keep cutting to Shannon, who is slowly looking very much not all right.
Kelley. She'll watch. The others gather. "Just hit the big button, right?" she asks, echoing a question Keebler Tom asked her last night. Mark and Debbie lie in a hammock and brat about each other's heart, then start macking down. The Music of Forced Hetero Love plays as Mark kisses Debbie. The tape ends. Kelley says she knew that was coming, and then recounts what she saw to Mark L. Walberg. She emotionally says that it hurts, but she thinks a lot of kissing is going on all around the island, so it's okay; it's acceptable here. Mark L. Walberg says, "Yes, all that you say," but...and then he starts babbling just to have something to say, saying something about seeing yourself but also seeing your relationship not as you see it, but as it is. The girls have no idea what the fuck he's talking about, and just stare at him in silence. Finally, Catherine says that she's disappointed because she's dating "an idiot." Nikkole butts in that they haven't seen Tommy's tape yet, as Catherine continues on that Edmundo isn't speaking "eloquently." As Catherine does at all times. Yes. Mark L. Walberg has nothing to say.
Nikkole. She wants to watch, and the girls gather around. Nikkole says, "Get ready for the waterworks." The girls hug her pre-emptively, and Shannon offers, "That which does not kill us will make us stronger." She's a sixteen-year-old girl just reading Sylvia Plath and totally not understanding it, but understanding that she's supposed to be deeply moved and so she convinces herself that she is moved, without actually being moved at all. Mark L. Walberg brings over the tape. They all lean in. Commercials.