At any rate, he fortunately has his smart wife with him, and she turns to him and says, firmly but not unkindly, "Don't be upset about it, because you would have done the same thing." Rob tells her he's not upset, he's "making it clear that if that's how we're playing, that's how we're playing." You mean... the way you always play? Silly, this bit. In his interview, Rob "complains," with a hint of smile in the eyes, that he didn't like Amber defending Eric. When they're leaning on the counter and waiting for their tickets, Rob is sort of half-whining but mostly camera-mugging in this sort of, "Baby, you gotta trust me" way about how she has to understand why he does these things. Which, again, is not true. Rob is really skilled at small-scale button-pushing and at large-scale strategy in certain situations, but that doesn't mean every single thing he does is part of a larger plan, much as he likes to make that claim. He got annoyed with Eric, is all, and oddly, it's harder for him to admit to that simple human impulse than it is for him to falsely claim that he was specifically doing it to be a manipulative asshole. Amber listens to all of this with a look of bored amusement on her face, letting him get it out of his system, as is her role as spaz-wrangler. In her interview, Amber says she doesn't care if he wants to be a pot-stirrer, but she says, "It was so wrong, it made him look silly." Hee. I love that. She's like, "It's not that he was being stupid, it's that he was being so stupid." He tells her that they're supposed to be a team, and she's supposed to "have [his] back," but they're both struggling to even keep a straight face through this "tiff." "There's a method to the madness," he says, and she cracks up. Because there's no method, and she knows it -- he just gets frustrated, and if he wants to pretend he got frustrated as part of a grander scheme, it costs her nothing to roll her eyes and blow him off.
Episode Report CardMiss Alli: B | 488 USERS: C+
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