Back to Eric. He says that with his friends, he tells them straight out when something's bothering him, but that with Heather, he doesn't want to make the situation worse for himself. DAMN. I hate to say it, but he has a point. I mean, Eric is a schmuck, but Heather definitely antagonizes him. Damn, damn, damn! Whatever, Eric's still a schmuck.
Heather's one-on-one. She tells us that there's almost a phoniness about Eric, and that he's frontin' all the time.
Kevin tells Eric that he needs to be open with Heather, and that, for instance, when Kevin is, he sometimes regrets it, but usually he feels much better. Yep, and we've all seen how well KEVIN relates to others, haven't we? Talk about the blind leading the plain goddamned ignorant. Eric says that Kevin and Julie are the only people in the loft he can talk to about this problem.
Oh Christ. Cut to Eric wearing -- of course -- an unbuttoned, plaid flannel shirt, a BERET, and plaid boxers, rollerblading down the street. Not only is that completely dangerous, but he also looks like an escapee from Xanadu Mental Hospital.
Eric tells Becky and Kevin that his time in the loft is his first time living with strangers and living away from home. I think he's trying to justify his behavior or whine about how tough the situation is. Kevin says that he's been on his own since he was eighteen and at college. Becky tells Eric that it is all part of that great big adventure we call Growing Up, except she says it in a much nicer fashion.
Becky tells us that they were trying to make Eric realize that if he wants to learn to get along with others, he has to learn how to be self-sufficient and get along without his family. Becky says that Eric needs to stay away from his family and get out on his own more.
The caption, "A Week Later," appears on the screen. Eric is helping un-braid the extensions from Heather's hair. What the? Of course, Eric isn't wearing a shirt. Is he allergic to the touch of all fibers against his chest? Jesus.
Kevin tells us that the hair thing was a pretty deep experience since Eric and Heather couldn't even speak a week ago. Heather tells us that she and Eric had a really big discussion, and that they've gotten along great ever since. Shots of Eric and Heather squabbling in a friendly way over her hair are intercut with Eric and Heather's one-on-ones. Heather says she told Eric that just because she tells him stuff that she doesn't like about him, it doesn't mean that they're not friends. Eric says he thinks that Heather realized she sometimes hurts his feelings without meaning to and she needs to think before she speaks, since he knows she does care, deep down inside. Heather tells us that, after that talk, they've gotten along great. Oh, all right -- sniff.