Tara comes out of the house in a robe, in that timeless morningy time it always is at Maryann's, and Eggs is doing some topless gardening, as one does. Tara would seem to be taking this whole Empire of the Senses thing to a new extreme, talking about how he smells "nasty and nice, all at the same time" and how she'd like to bathe in his sweat. Go too far with this, and mark my words: At some point you stop overcoming the neurotic potty-trained division of self and environment and go straight infantile. Shitting your pants, eating dirt, the whole thing. Remember Jason in the garbage last year? That's where you're headed with this whole "embrace nature" bathing-in-sweat thing. Abandon is good, but it's only half the story.
Tara explains upfront that she's going to be interrogating him about himself, because she's starting to like him, and has a history of "putting the cart so far out in front that the horse can't see it," especially if that horse is Jason Stackhouse who can't even spell the word "cart," and he's like, but you already like me. True. "People usually take years unloading their baggage, so I'm just trying to figure out: what's the rush?" The rush is, of course, that Tara realizes on some level that she's stuck in a gingerbread dreamworld of magic and doesn't know where wishes stop and real shit starts, and going by Eggs's intense and vibrant abdominal-pectoral landscape, it's entirely possible that he is entirely imaginary, so give up some biography already.
Of course, his reticence worries her, and it becomes a demand, so he nods, he gets it. Firstly, he was homeless, as in underpass, when Maryann found him. He is still broke, of course, which doesn't bother Tara because she doesn't care about money, so she focuses on his face and waits for him to continue. Well, he was in prison. What for? Drugs. "Possession or dealing?" she asks, which is a good question at this point in a conversation, and he's like, "all of the above." Her lips purse themselves. "Okay. Colorful," she says, and disappointment begins to bloom in both their eyes.