Now it's time for Pedro and Rachel to talk about the AIDS thing. Pedro was afraid of Rachel's reaction because she's a Catholic Republican, but Princess Rachel feels that since he's the one with the disease he should go out of his way to make her feel comfortable. Pedro felt that he was reaching out to her vis-à-vis the scrapbook, but to Rachel that seemed to be more for the benefit of everyone who was already comfortable with the situation. Rachel also feels like Pedro was avoiding her. I still think that if something is bothering her, it's her responsibility to SPEAK UP about it instead of thinking that everyone should somehow psychically divine what would be best for Rachel and then act accordingly. Everything somehow ends up resolved even though we aren't shown any of Rachel's "questions" being asked or answered. That's odd. Especially since Rachel had made such a big deal in her interviews about how she felt unsafe living with someone who had AIDS. Pedro tells Rachel that if she has any questions he will be more than happy to sit down and discuss them with her which is, I'm sure, the exact opposite of what the producers are hoping for.
Shots of everyone getting ready to go out to The Stinking Rose. I did not need to see shirtless Dudd. Thank heaven I'm practically blind in one eye. Rachel decides to give Puck a manicure ostensibly because she wants him to realize what having clean nails is like but really just so she can hang out with him and touch him, God only knows why. My God, this footage of Rachel filing Puck's nails and pushing back Puck's cuticles is just riveting. Not. In a voice-over Puck says that he's made his first step towards winning Rachel over. Everyone -- except for Mohammed who is out with his girl -- goes to eat at The Stinking Rose, which incidentally is where Wing, Glark and I all went when they were in town. I'm pretty sure they suggested it because they liked garlic and not because they were worried that I wouldn't wear deodorant. ["Yes, and as you may have read elsewhere, I'm apparently the one with the notorious body odour problem, anyway. But damn, that was some tasty food we ate." -- Wing Chun]
Next week Cory puts her foot in her mouth -- again.