Outside. They pull up in the cab. "Are you ready?" Rachel asks Erik.
Rachel introduces Erik (and horrible, hideous Reese) to Neh and Danny and Mel. Danny picks Reese up and asks if he can swim. They reveal he's never tried, and they decide to put him in the pool. Mel suggests putting him in the hot tub, but unfortunately no one listens to her. Shoot. They put him in the pool. He swims and then runs around the house barking and shaking, excited. Or dying of hypothermia.
Night. Warehouse. The dog is still shaking. Hee. Rachel and Erik head to bed, Rachel continually referring to and talking to the dog. God, how do you get into a relationship like that with someone like that?
Bedroom. Erik and Rachel get into bed, the horrible dog jumping and bouncing all over them. Erik kisses her, and she pulls away and says she doesn't want to have sex, making a sour face. Wow. Erik asks if she wants to kiss him, and she continues the sour face, and he asks what's wrong, and she whines that she wants to get used to him again. "What's wrong, babe? I haven't seen you in so long." I'll tell you what's wrong. He's allowed himself to get pussified in his woman's eyes (carrying around purse dog like he's Paris Hilton? Are you kidding me?), and therefore she's no longer attracted to him. She then camera-talks to us that very same thing -- that she's confused, and that there's not that "chemistry" there anymore, and that she feels like Erik's her brother. She asks if he can just hold her and take a nap with her, and he says, "Of course." Wrong. The correct answer is, "Fuck you and your drippy-eyed dog. I'm going to go fuck that slutty blonde in the next room and then go drink at some bars with Wes." Commercials.
Night. Warehouse. Rachel sleeps. Erik gets up and plays foosball with Wes. Eh, it's a start. Wes camera-pales to us that Erik flew across the country to visit Rachel, and that she's being very stand-offish. They chat, Wes asking if Erik misses being in the Army. Erik feels that, in the Army, the "comm-a-dery is off the hook," and that you can't find stuff like that at college. "Ah, for sure," agrees Wes. Wes goes on to say that Erik strikes him as a stereotypical Army guy, very nice and always there to help, and that Wes likes him. Erik reveals that he and Rachel trusted each other with their lives and were on a machine-gunning team. Wes goes on to say that he knew he'd like Erik because "he's never met one man in the military [he hasn't] liked." Well then! They head off to a bar.