Stephen is on the phone with his friend, Jigmy, or so the on-screen text tells us. Stephen says he tries not to be visibly upset for a long time about things, but he is. Stephen thinks he should realize that, just because these people are different from him, it doesn't mean he can't have a good experience, but it's more stressful than he thought. Jigmy goes all Grasshopper on him, saying, "Compassion manifests good karma." Stephen actually cracks me up when he says, "All right, Tibet." Then Jigmy suggests that Stephen "kill them with kindness." Stephen has never heard the expression before, and asks what it means. Jigmy explains what any grade-schooler knows: Stephen should be really nice to his housemates, and they will have to be nice back. Also a good strategy if you work in retail. Anyway, Stephen decides to write it down, which is just sad.
Nathan and David arrive home from somewhere. Space Needle number twenty-eight.
Nathan, David and Stephen are in bed, and Nathan tells David to turn off the lights. Stephen says they can't turn off the lights yet because they have to talk, and apparently they need lights to do so. Stephen gives a speech about how he's big on respect, and he gets pissed off if he feels that someone doesn't respect him. Nathan is wearing a baseball cap to bed for some reason. Stephen apologizes for disrespecting the others in the past, and says that he can't ask for respect from Nathan or "Donnie Brasco" (David) if he doesn't give them respect. Stephen knows that Nathan is a good guy, but he has a temper sometimes. Nathan says that he can't deny that. Stephen says that a friend told him to kill them with kindness, and he thinks they should all follow that philosophy. Stephen says he came into the house on the defensive, and he shouldn't have. Nathan shakes his hand and then hugs him. David says that Stephen "blew him away," and we see them all hugging in their underwear. This scene is very homoerotic.