Bill and Nick chat in the living room about when the plane leaves. Bill gripes about how Nick is going to be on this "luxury custom jet." "There's a bedroom in there, dude," he says. Nick laughs. "You better put that to use," Bill says, in what I interpret as a faux-serious voice. Nick laughs out loud. "You think so?" he asks. "You got this beautiful girl all over you, and you're not doing anything?" Then there's a cut, and Bill is saying, "They're gonna think you're a little sweet, you know, not that there's anything wrong with that." Nick laughs.
Now we visit Amy, and The Saxophone Of Long Legs plays as she sits with one foot up on the desk, the better to allow everyone to look directly up her skirt. Ew. Bill sits on the corner of the table. "You guys are gonna make a little magic on that airplane tomorrow, from what Nick tells me," Bill says to her in a husky voice. She cracks up. "What'd you say?" "I said, Nick says you guys are gonna make a little magic on that airplane tomorrow," and he tries to deliver it all in the husky voice, but he cracks up around "airplane." He laughs, she laughs. "Well, you know," Bill says in a matter-of-fact voice, "he was concerned that people were going to start thinking he was gay, so he said tomorrow, he's going to change the perception." "Oh, good," Amy says. "Well, maybe there'll be an attractive flight attendant on our plane."
Okay, the "sweet" thing is completely twee and dorky. Shut up, Boyfriend Bill, and graduate from tenth grade, because you're not funny. BUT. There were people this week who thought he didn't even mean it to be funny -- that Bill (1) actually intended for Nick to feel pressured to literally sleep with Amy on the plane, lest people conclude that he's gay; and/or (2) actually intended for Amy to believe that Nick had told Bill he intended to sleep with Amy on the plane and thus be angry at Nick or humiliated; and/or (3) actually intended to undermine whatever this budding romantic situation is. I don't think there's any way that any of those things are true. Going back to "Amy Warnock" and the discussion about pumping up Nick's confidence so he would go after Amy, Bill has been friends with these people, and he's been giving them shit about the boyfriend/girlfriend thing, which, yes, is again twee and dorky, but totally different from what you'd be looking at had he actually meant for Amy to believe that Nick expected her to have sex with him on the plane, which I agree would be vile. I mean, seriously. There's a camera right there. There's an enormous likelihood that Amy is going to tell Nick about that conversation, because these people spend 24 hours a day together and they gossip like old ladies. Bill couldn't even say it to Amy without laughing. He's clearly not serious, and he doesn't intend for Amy to take him seriously. At worst, I think he completely intended for Nick and Amy to compare notes and figure out what he did. Miss Alli's Mom referred to it as "being a devil," which I think is about right. As I said, I'm not defending the "heh heh, people will think you're gay," which is mostly just dumb, but I absolutely don't read any malicious intent toward Nick or Amy in it. It's exactly what I've noted about him before -- he's kind of a dork, actually, and he's pretty uptight, and he's not as socially smooth as he feels like he should be, is my guess. I think it was a stupid attempt at comedy, but I don't see anything it other than an attempt to give his friends a hard time.