Love Is Blind (2020) s01e06 Episode Script

Moving in Together

1 Damian Powers, will you marry me? I will marry you.
Will you marry me? I will marry you.
I will be your wife.
[Lauren voice-over.]
I'm engaged to someone who I've never seen! You're such a beautiful person.
I don't have to see you to say that.
Ho ho! Yeah.
- [Kelly laughs.]
- How you doing? [Giannina chuckles.]
I've never had a man so willing to show me how much he loves me.
You know when people, like, name stars? - I want that.
- [Damian.]
Well, we will find a star, and we will name it after you.
Gentlemen, meet the ladies that you did not propose to.
Seeing Barnett and Mark, who would you say that you're more attracted to? You know, I would take Barnett.
I know I don't want to go meet your family with a ring on my finger.
There's nothing I don't like about you.
["Lost in Your Eyes" playing.]
Ooh baby come a little closer I won't bite when I get to know you Something I can't deny I'm lost in your eyes [Amber.]
I like it.
- [Barnett.]
A catamaran.
- [Amber.]
I like it.
Come on back.
All right.
So how's everybody feeling about, sort of, like, you know, vacation wrapping up and, like, us heading back into, - you know, move-in day? - [Jessica.]
So ready.
Ready to be back.
And I've loved this entire experience, it's just seeing the rest of everything, the reality.
The reality of everything come together, and I'm so torn because, like, I want to stay in the bubble, and I like the "just us" thing.
But also I'm super excited to get to, like, introduce him - to everybody back home and share.
- [Cameron.]
I do think some of the couples They're more in their heads instead of their hearts.
They're not really embracing what they're feeling, because it scares them.
So I don't really know if everybody is honestly going to make it to that "I do," but I know Barnett and I will.
Oh, wow, I just had mad déjà vu.
- [Kelly.]
- That's deep.
Oh, my God, we were meant to be here, you guys.
I've been dreaming about y'all.
It is weird how familiar everyone seems.
It's crazy.
It's amazing how Cameron's still so calm through this whole process.
- Cameron's just like, "this is amazing.
" - [laughs.]
That's just That's just me, y'all.
- [Amber.]
This breeze is amazing right now.
- [Lauren.]
It is! This is what we were waiting for.
The calm before the storm.
You know what? Storm's a-brewin', guys.
Storm's a-brewin'.
Welcome, everyone.
Good morning.
Hope you've enjoyed your romantic getaway.
Lauren and Cameron, Gigi and Damian, Kenny and Kelly, Amber, Barnett, Mark, Jessica In this blind love experiment, you guys chose each other.
You fell in love, and then you got engaged to the person who is now your fiancé, before ever seeing one another.
You've had an amazing opportunity here to begin to grow your emotional connection into a physical one.
I'm guessing some of you had more fun with that than others.
- [all laughing.]
- [Nick.]
Not naming names.
No names.
I don't know what y'all are talking about.
Now it's time for you to leave this paradise and start building your lives together.
Each of you will move into a new home: A neutral space for you guys to deepen your relationships.
[Nick chuckles.]
But it's so important that you continue to support each other when you go back home.
No one else on the planet understands what you ten are going through.
And now you guys will have a support system that's very, very close.
[Jessica laughs.]
- [Nick.]
Like, next door.
- How close? [Cameron.]
How close are we talking? We all dated, guys.
[all laughing.]
Let's not go there.
Each couple is going to be moving into the same complex.
Meet your new neighbors.
How thick are the walls? - [group laughing.]
- Oh, my God.
Lauren, is that a good "Oh, my God?" I don't know yet.
- Bunch of misfits.
- I know.
In this physical world, your love is going to be put to the test.
You're going to face so many challenges.
How are you guys going to integrate your lives? Your friends, your families, your careers, your homes.
You'll get your phones and devices back.
Ooh! Your weddings are just three weeks away.
Ooh! - Okay.
- Yeah.
In the pods, you guys all built an amazing foundation.
And if you make it through these tests, I promise your marriage is going to move forward on extremely solid ground, a ground that you've built.
It's as strong as, or stronger than, any marriage ever.
We're giving you the absolute best chance for lifetime success.
But will you allow the opinion of family and friends, the allure of other people, the distractions of social media, to sabotage your wedding? Sabotage your happiness? This is all part of the experiment.
Will you judge one another for your looks, your race, your age, your family, or your circumstance? Will any of that really matter? Or will love be enough? Is who you are on the inside enough? [Vanessa.]
Are you enough? Ultimately, in front of your family and your friends, you're going to decide.
Will you say "I do" to the person you chose sight unseen? Or are you going to walk away from them forever? Is love blind? We hope that you prove it is.
Everybody, have a safe trip home.
Best of luck with your wedding plans.
- Yes, we'll see you guys back home.
- See you soon.
- Take care.
- Safe travels.
Good luck planning the weddings.
See you guys.
Safe trip.
[all cheering.]
- Yes! - Cheers! No, but it's been fun.
I mean, getting to know you and see you every day and hold you, and Not that I won't be able to do that, but, you know It's just different when there's no other distractions.
Social media and phones and all that stuff you know, it's just different, so Going back into the real world, we're going to have distractions.
I think one of the biggest challenges is social media.
There's images of girls, images of guys.
We've talked about this.
You know, you have full access to you know, see who's texting or direct messaging me.
I mean, it's not - I don't have anything to hide.
- Right.
Um, I think I left something downstairs.
I bet you did.
Am I nervous about the outside world? I'm not nervous, I'm curious.
'Cause things are gonna change.
But how? We'll see.
You think they'd be mad if we just, like, sort of stowed away in here? [chuckles.]
This isn't a boat.
I don't think that's how this works.
We're sad to be leaving, but we are excited to start our lives together.
Let's get outta here.
- Step by step.
- Yep.
Day by day.
- Let's do it.
- [Kelly chuckles.]
- We just got home.
- Mm-hmm.
And guess who is heading on a trip.
This one.
It's all right.
I have to go to San Diego for two days.
Which means that I'm not gonna see him after seeing him now.
- Be safe, I love you - Aw.
I'll call you later.
[Jessica's mom.]
You met the man of your dreams? - Yes.
- [Jessica's mom.]
Oh, my God! [Mark.]
Hey! - [Jessica.]
Say hi! - Hi, this is Mark.
[Jessica's mom.]
Hi, Mark.
There's something about just landing at home and getting back to normal life.
I got my phone back, and the first person I call is my mom.
I've never gone that long without checking in with my mom ever before.
So, it was just a sigh of relief that I let her know what's going on.
I've come back with a fiancé.
She's told me that she can make Italian beef for me, - so I was like, all right, that's it.
- [Jessica's mom.]
That's awesome.
That's it.
Welcome home, guys.
Thanks, guys.
Ready to see our new home? - Yes, let's do it.
- Let's do it.
This is our first night together, in our new place together.
- [Lauren.]
This is nice.
- [Cameron.]
I love it.
Oh, man.
The wedding is in three weeks, and on the inside I'm freaking the fuck out, okay? "A," because I think that planning our wedding is going to be stressful.
"B," I'm anxious just kind of about sharing space in general, because I have been alone for a long time.
That sounds bad, but it's the truth.
It's my truth, I own it.
- [Cameron.]
I'm ready to eat.
- [Lauren.]
Me, too.
I just have to keep reminding myself, like "You love Cameron, this is going to be great, it's going to be beautiful.
" And so I just think that the next couple weeks are going to be hella stressful.
You know [chuckles.]
What's up? I feel like I'm crunching so loud, like [Cameron chuckles.]
And it's funny, because one of my pet peeves is when I can hear people chew.
Yeah? What are your other pet peeves? I'm a clean person, so I don't like clutter.
And I feel like if you use a dish, like, just wash it.
Um, what else? Oh, put the toilet seat down, please.
Because if I fall in the toilet [Cameron snickers.]
I will not speak to you.
Even though I love you, don't use my toothbrush.
Some people do that.
Do you do that? I wouldn't have a problem with it, but I'm not gonna do it.
Oh, my God, honey.
What? That would really bother you? - You using my toothbrush? - Yeah.
- [Lauren.]
Are you for real? - I mean, just Have you shared a toothbrush with someone before? Have I done it before? Yes, I've done it before.
Oh, my God.
As a married woman, I am willing to share a lot of things with my husband.
We can share food, we can share a bed, we can share a pillow.
But I'll be damned if we are sharing a toothbrush, Cameron.
That is nasty.
That is nasty.
Nasty! No.
It's just, I can't.
I can't do that.
I just can't believe he even said that.
No way.
But I love you.
[Cameron chuckles.]
But not that much.
No, I'm kidding.
- Wow.
- I'm joking, I'm joking.
What's some of your pet peeves? Not being able to use your toothbrush.
Oh, my God.
- [Barnett.]
This is pork.
- [Amber.]
I cannot wait to tell my mom that we're engaged.
She's going to freak out.
- [Barnett.]
Oh, yeah? - Oh, yeah.
Like, everything's going to go into hyperdrive because the wedding is in three weeks.
- Geez Louise.
- Three weeks.
- Three weeks.
- Are you gonna Are you scared yet? - [sighs.]
It'll hit me.
- So In case you try to run, you should know that I put a tracker in your ring.
[laughs boisterously.]
- I mostly promise.
- I'm I'm nervous.
Oh, God, I'm so ready to eat.
Are you excited to tell your mom? [Amber.]
I'm nervous to tell my family.
[chuckles nervously.]
Why? They're gonna think I'm insane.
I think my mom's gonna be excited because she thinks I'm going to settle down.
Joke's on her.
- You're as weird as I am.
- Mm-hmm.
[Amber chuckles.]
I think it would be hard for somebody that hasn't lived through this to understand how serious it is, and how legitimate these feelings are.
If you've never lived it, you'll never understand it.
You complete me.
I don't typically unpack the day of.
- [Damian.]
Today you do.
- [groans.]
Considered you're an organized mess, I'm going to make you organized.
Without the mess.
There's a lot in there.
I have a feeling, like, there's more coming.
Well, moving in with Damian is going to be another adventure.
We're going to be here forever.
I brought a lot of unnecessary things, maybe.
But you always have to be prepared.
So, I dress in my mood, That's how you know.
That's why you have so many different outfits.
- [Giannina.]
- Oh.
[amused sigh.]
God, Giannina.
Look at that, see? That didn't take too long.
- Three more suitcases to go.
- [Giannina laughs.]
[phone ringing.]
What's going on? - [Kelly.]
Hey, babe! - Hey! It feels a little weird to be here without Kelly in the apartment.
You, uh, you make it on time? [Kelly.]
Yeah, I'm about to start the conference.
I'm glad we have the opportunity to talk for a second, and for me to see your face.
Oh, heck, yeah.
Heck, yeah.
Being alone tonight for the first time in five days, it'll be a little strange.
You know, I'll miss Kelly.
Knowing that she was, you know, there next to me definitely brought a sense of comfort.
I'm sure that it's going to be tough for her to fall asleep in San Diego on this, you know, work trip.
All right, babe.
Well, I will let you scoot, and I'm going to get back to eating some dinner.
- Okay.
- Sounds good.
- All right, babe.
I love you.
- I love you too.
- [Mark.]
- [Jessica.]
- [Mark.]
To a new home.
- To a new home.
Now that we're back in Atlanta, I'm just looking forward to having somebody at the end of the day.
When I get back from a trip, being able to come home to him and laugh.
You know, as you can see, we have a lot of fun.
So that's something that I've been missing for a long time.
I'm hoping that that can really reignite my passion and hopefully set off this other physical piece of our relationship that I have been trying to, you know, fill.
We have a very small bed here.
Much smaller than anything I'm used to, and I don't feel uncomfortable, kind of crawling in here with him, so I think that's a step in the right direction.
- So I noticed you got your ring back on.
- I did.
I signed up for this experiment.
I want to be in it fully.
So I put back on the ring and I'm here, and I want to be present in this.
I'm opening my heart up to this whole experience, so It feels awesome to see kind of like a switch turn for the better, and I'm excited to see where the rest of this journey goes.
I think what's really important is getting back to what got us here at this point, is being able to communicate.
And it's one of those serious things that is [Jessica.]
If I'm going to the bathroom on a double flusher - [laughs.]
- No, she didn't.
What? Seriously.
That takes a long time.
[Mark laughing.]
[Jessica snickers.]
Well, you know what? By all means.
I proposed to someone I didn't see.
By all means, we're on this level.
- We never talked about poop.
- Never talked about poop.
- That would've been the deal sealer.
- Would it have been? You should have started with day one.
You don't want someone who's constipated.
If you would've said No, if you would have said - They'll be pissed off.
- "I'm a double flusher kind of girl," then I would have been like, "You know what? I got you.
" [Jessica.]
Mark, everyone poops.
Okay, so this is the serious question I have, though.
- Because if you want to get real close - Yeah? are you comfortable being in there while Mount Vesuvius is erupting? I will hold my breath.
But as long as I can brush my teeth, and - That's love! - As long as I can go like this - and brush my teeth - That's love.
- [kiss.]
- [Mark laughing.]
Looks like we're officially all moved in, honey.
- [Cameron.]
I know.
- It's like the honeymoon is over.
But the honeymoon phase is still going on.
- It still feels pretty good to me.
- [Lauren.]
I still feel like I'm floating.
Now that we're going back into the real world, I'm sure that we'll have a lot of hurdles and obstacles to overcome.
Parents and friends and their opinions.
I mean, even the fact that we are an interracial couple.
But I love Cameron for who he is on the inside.
You know, that's what I fell in love with.
And if we get married, I think that we would have a wonderful life together.
[Giannina laughing.]
- [Damian.]
Whoop! - [Giannina laughs.]
[Barnett laughing.]
[Amber screams, laughs.]
[both laughing.]
You're so romantic.
I love it.
[Lauren and Cameron kissing.]
I don't know why I'm, like, nervous for you to see my place now.
[Cameron imitates suspenseful music.]
[Lauren imitates suspenseful music.]
[Cameron laughs.]
You are [Lauren.]
I am who I am.
So today we're going back to our own respective homes - [Lauren.]
This is my block.
- [Cameron.]
Here we go.
My place.
to pack up what we need to live together up until the wedding.
Here we go.
This is the dollhouse.
- [Cameron.]
- [Lauren.]
It's small, but you know.
- [Cameron.]
It's okay.
- [Lauren.]
Good things come in small packages, they say.
Right, right? So this is mi casa.
- Let me give you a little Cribs tour.
- Please.
Uh, this is my studio.
My place is definitely my sanctuary.
Even though it's small, I've really made it my own.
I'm a bit of a loner, so I guess I'm just protective over it in a lot of ways, and I was just hoping that I didn't leave anything out that I forgot to put up.
I like to make vision boards.
- Oh, this is kind of like Mexico.
- Right.
- Oh, wow.
- It's kind of crazy how similar that is.
- [Lauren.]
Yeah, that's awesome.
- We had rose petals in our little pool.
Wow, we did.
Aww, this, too.
- I'm seeing the beach and kayak.
- Yeah, Mexico.
Where? Oh, yeah.
I was a little nervous about Cameron seeing my messy "throw everything in there" closet.
Um Grab those.
But he didn't judge me, so it's okay.
Let me get my camera stuff.
Do you want this as well? - No, I don't need that.
- Okay.
Thank you, though.
Mark loves me unconditionally, but I don't want to be naïve to the fact that some people are not going to be happy if we get married.
I don't want us to be super disappointed when the real world smacks us in the face and doesn't accept us.
Oh, my God! Brown on brown on brown on brown? I've never seen this many shades of brown, actually.
I swear to God.
I don't ever use these shades of brown.
It's kind of funny.
How now brown cow? God! Is this a beanbag chair? I haven't had one of these in a while.
Don't do it.
Why? It's cozy.
Look at all your gaming systems.
My little brother would dig this setup.
- Do you need your college history book? - No, it's my personal training book.
[continues laughing.]
Let's sit down so he can fill us in on what's happening.
He lives with his best friend and his best friend's girlfriend.
So God bless him.
I could never have roommates again.
I have thought a ton about what our friends and what our family will say about our age difference, and I keep reminding him that that is going to affect our relationship.
He's really strong-willed about the fact that we can get through anything, and I want to believe in that, but I'm also realistic.
How's it's been without me? Uh, well, we have food in the pantry and in the fridge.
- So that's always a plus.
- We bought groceries once a week.
- [Bardia.]
Yeah, uh - [Jessica.]
Well I told her, I was like, literally our house is based on sarcasm.
It's like the second you walk in and you mess up even a little bit - Even a stutter - We're all over you.
- We're all over it.
- You gotta be on your best game every single time you're in this house.
I mean, you come here, you come prepared.
Alright, alright.
I like it.
The cool thing about Mark, something I've always admired about him is he gives 110% to whatever he sees and he puts his mind on.
Anything he does, he does real well.
But the problem is, the things he doesn't want to do, Jesus couldn't convince him to do it.
- He is not gonna do it.
- [Mark and Jessica laughing.]
- Like what? - Like the dishes.
- He does not like to do dishes.
- [Mark.]
What? - That's not true.
That is not true.
- Oh, really? That is not true.
I picked up your dishes this morning.
- Night one in the apartment.
- What? Any dish that will fit in a dishwasher, he'll load it in there.
But if it's too big, forget about him hand-washing it.
- All right, I'm making notes over here.
- [Ariana.]
And I'm drinking.
Well, Mom folded some laundry for you.
It's in your room.
She did your laundry while you were gone.
- That's amazing.
- My heart.
I hope you're also taking notes of this.
You know I work 70 hours a week.
We've had this discussion.
- I don't do laundry.
- Mark, you're gonna do the laundry.
No, I will never do his laundry.
I will never do his laundry.
I don't even do my own laundry.
I'm happy to I take his laundry to wash-and-fold.
So we aired all his dirty laundry.
Tell us about yourself.
I work for a technology company and I travel quite a bit, that's one thing we've talked about.
Our jobs are totally different, our lives are totally different.
I've got a golden retriever and a house in Peachtree Hills.
So, yeah.
That's awesome.
So I'm curious.
I gotta know.
What did Mark tell you to pick him? [laughs.]
Um I've always been kind of scared of commitment because I felt like it was never the right person.
You know, but with him, just something clicked.
And it was because we created an emotional relationship.
In three weeks we're getting married.
- That's fast.
- You know - Yeah.
- Yeah.
- And for right now, I can see - [all laughing.]
I felt like these guys didn't judge us at all.
They didn't ask anything about the age.
So I really liked that.
And, you know, Mark's told me to trust him about that this entire time, and now I feel very at ease about the situation.
But I'm - You put me in an awkward predicament.
- You've got big competition around here.
- [Bardia.]
- He did pretty good.
- [Mark.]
I picked a pretty good one, so - [Bardia.]
Picked a pretty good one.
But yeah, no, it's I don't know.
Excited about it.
That's awesome.
I've put my ring back on because I want to be all in.
It was nice meeting you, Jessica.
Good luck to you guys.
Right now I feel really great wearing it and seeing if this thing will work out for us.
This was a huge day for us.
- [Bardia.]
Love y'all.
- See you later.
- [Jessica.]
- All right.
[in British accent.]
It's quite large, sir.
[in normal accent.]
It's very nice, though.
Very Southern.
When I bought this three bedroom home, I had my hopes on the idea that I would have a wife, and I could start a family with her.
So Now having Lauren in my life, you know, I might try and plant some seeds in her mind while she's there.
Oh, wow.
This is really nice, Cameron.
- Yes.
I love the wood floors.
And the fireplace.
- Oh, wow.
Everything's like new, too.
- [Cameron.]
Well, you show I don't just want to walk around.
- You show me.
- Oh, no, please.
I mean - This is your place.
- Well, it could be our place pretty soon.
- [Lauren.]
Could be.
- Yes.
- This is nice, I want to explore.
- Okay.
- [Lauren.]
The master.
- [Cameron.]
Here we go.
It's freaking big, Cameron, for just you.
- [Cameron.]
Hopefully not for too long.
- [Lauren.]
You must have anticipated, um - Mm-hmm? - having someone else very soon.
- It took a while - It's beautiful.
Ooh! Wow.
This reminds me of, like, the frat houses in college.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
A lot of them had, like, the balconies like this.
This home is beautiful.
You have plenty of space for me in here.
It's so crazy, like, just Like, seeing this and thinking about the future, and, like, "Oh, this could be a kid's room.
" [Cameron.]
You know, I'm so happy to hear Lauren say that she could think of the empty room in my house as a kid's room.
I was originally thinking it could be an office space for her, and it still could be, but [sighs.]
Crazy as it sounds, I'm, I'm [chuckles.]
[inhales deeply.]
I'm ready to have children with her in not that much time.
I mean, we want to enjoy being husband and wife but, you know, I want her to have my babies, so Our babies.
I want it to be your home.
Yeah? You want me to live here with you? I do.
You know, I have found the one.
I was in love once before.
And I loved that person very much, but [sniffles.]
I knew that there were going to be problems, always.
Things that I couldn't get past.
But with Lauren I don't have those concerns.
I would love to.
I do love my place.
I think that the location is excellent of my place.
How would you feel if I kept it? Um, well - I don't know.
- [clears throat.]
- Okay.
- Yeah.
I mean, does that bother you? Like [both laughing.]
Why are you laughing? - Nothing.
You seem uncomfortable.
- Really? I'm not trying to rush you.
- Yeah.
- But, you know Okay.
I am feeling a lot of different emotions.
Thinking of, like Wow, I could really just be giving up my personal space forever.
And I really enjoy my personal space.
But being in a marriage kind of changes everything.
So I'm just trying to listen to myself and my heart, and my mind, at the same time.
[inhales deeply.]
This is all feeling quite real.
- It's feeling quite real right now.
- [chuckles.]
It's very real.
We're not in the pods anymore.
I know.
This is your real life.
[moans lightly.]
It's overwhelming.
I'm walking on wires lately I'm keeping my balance But I don't think I can finish this I won't get too ambitious No [Barnett.]
Here is my home.
Aw, baby, it's so little.
- [Barnett.]
No! - [Amber.]
Just kidding.
- [Barnett.]
I kinda want that - [Amber.]
It's cute.
It's huge! My house has one bedroom.
It feels like if I have kids, like, we're always going to be on top of each other.
- I like it.
What? - It's alright.
- What do you mean? - It gets the job done.
My house is a mess.
I mean, my carpets are dirty because I got a dog, and she pees a little, sometimes, inside.
I don't want her to think less of me because of my house.
I think, just the way it looks, the size of it.
Hi! Hi, pretty girl.
Hi, baby.
Oh, God, she's huge.
Hi, Coda.
- [Barnett.]
Did you miss me? - Come on.
Oh! You actually have furniture.
I do have furniture.
You [laughs.]
It's not as bad as I thought it was gonna be.
- It's nice, baby.
I like it.
- [Barnett.]
I got papers here and there.
These are my stairs.
That hole in the wall is from Coda.
- [Amber.]
Oh, boy.
- [Barnett.]
Never fixed.
How did she put a hole in the wall? [Barnett.]
She's very clumsy.
I pick my girls clumsy, too.
- [Amber.]
Oh, that's fair.
- [Barnett.]
She runs too fast.
- [Barnett.]
This This is the bed.
- Ooh! [Barnett.]
The bedroom.
Really? You couldn't even make your bed? Come on.
This is me and Coda's bed.
It's me and Coda's bed.
I didn't know when I'd be back.
- Ooh! - Ooh! - [Amber gasps.]
I fits.
- It's a big tub.
If I fits, I sits.
I like this.
- I don't know if I'd sit down in there.
- What did you do to the bathtub? - [Barnett.]
Nothing! - Oh my God.
What? Oh, hold on.
- [Barnett.]
Closets? - Can you get the Okay, all right.
You got all this space and you can't even keep your clothes hung up? Coda, what have you been doing with this fool? You haven't trained him yet? - [Barnett.]
I'm sorry, okay? - [Amber laughing.]
So I am a little less responsible than Barnett in terms of my assets.
I never really worked towards the future.
I never thought about having a home.
I was more of a "work just enough, so that I could enjoy my life.
" [Barnett.]
You're gonna get all the dog hair on your ass.
[Amber laughs.]
Since the place that I'm living in now isn't really even mine, and I'm not going to be living there much longer anyways, I'm just really excited to move into B's house with him and start making our home there.
I would love to be a stay-at-home mom, and right here and now, as far as I'm concerned, it's our house, and our family that may or may not be started there.
It's our relationship that's gonna grow in that home.
That's all I care about.
My house is very small.
If we do move out of here, we'll be getting another loan for another house.
I have an average credit score.
It's not great, but it's not bad.
But also because I've only got one credit card.
It's my makeup credit card, but it's only a $700 limit.
Still seems pretty high for makeup.
I'm at the limit.
You think that.
Okay, makeup is expensive! Wait, you have makeup credit card debt? I do, I do.
It's really easy to run that up really quickly, okay? And I think the last time that I actually used it, I spent like, over $200 in one spree.
- On makeup? - It's expensive! [Amber sighs.]
So, uh, you know [Amber clears throat.]
Oh, and then there's my student debt from where I never graduated college.
How much are we talking about? Well, around about 20 grand that I have not been paying on.
- [Barnett.]
You haven't been paying? - I have not.
- No.
- Oh.
I have been pushing it off, and off [Barnett.]
So it just gets worse, and worse, and worse.
- Do you pay the minimum at least, or no? - No.
I haven't paid anything.
I've been out of work, or I was homeless for a while and I was, like, couch-surfing between, you know, my friends' homes.
How many days a week do you typically work? As many as I want.
I work to live.
I don't live to work.
I think she knows you're stressed.
Are you sure you want to marry me? [dramatic music plays.]
[upbeat music plays.]
- [Mark.]
I love the style.
- [Jessica.]
[dog barking.]
[high pitched.]
Who is it? Hi! [high pitched.]
Hi, pumpkin! - And, wow.
- This is my house.
If there's anything I ever pictured of, like, you, it's like this.
This is my room.
- [Mark.]
- [Jessica.]
Seriously, you're way more color-coordinated than I am.
[Jessica laughs.]
I feel like I've come a really long way in my career and I'm really secure in where I'm at.
But being on the road can be really lonely and coming home is usually the worst part.
Um, because you realize there's no one to come home to.
So it's awesome having him here, and opening up my reality to him.
I'm someone who wants kids, and I'm no stranger to science.
[both chuckling.]
So, like, I realize that if I want three kids I probably have to start soon.
- [Mark.]
- [Jess.]
At some point.
Dude, if I'm 24, I don't want to be having kids in, like, a year.
You know? Like, that's like very young.
- [Mark.]
So, I'm gonna be like - My parents were, like, 20.
My parents Like, my dad was your age.
My mom was, like, 19.
So here's my thing.
Again, I'm not your average 24-year-old that is like I've done, like, whatever.
I've partied, I've hung out, I've lived my life, had experiences.
- Yeah.
- [Mark.]
I'm ready for the next phase of my life.
Like, that doesn't stress me out, the thought of having kids.
Guys my age aren't ready for kids.
You know, that's something that will drive guys 35-plus away.
And I think that's one of the biggest, you know, reservations for me is I look at Mark who's like, "Oh, yeah, I'm ready for kids! Yes, of course I am!" And it's like, "Really?" I don't want him to settle down with me and then regret it.
Okay, so let's play this out.
- We have a kid, and I'm like, 36.
- You look good.
You're 26.
- The kid turns 14.
- Mm-hmm.
- I'm 50.
- Okay.
- You're 40.
- [Mark.]
How do you feel about that? - Just It doesn't bother me at all.
- No? Mm-mm.
- At all.
And I know that sounds - Okay, let's play it out further.
- Okay.
- The kid turns 24.
I'm 60.
- He's 24, I'm 60.
- [Mark.]
And I'm 50.
At that point it's What, we're both - Yeah.
- Okay.
We're both in our 50s and 60s.
- It doesn't scare me.
- [sighs.]
Like, look me in the eyes.
I can look you in the eyes - Yeah.
- and say it doesn't scare me.
Biologically, yes, I understand the Okay, as a woman you We have to do this soon.
She keeps throwing scenarios at me, saying, "When I'm 50 and you're 60," and I'm like, "And?" Like it doesn't matter about the age.
It's gonna be us.
Okay, so, then in 10 years, if the kid's, like, eight years old [Mark.]
and I want to move to California or I want to move back to Chicago, and that's when your parents would be 75 years old, and you told me you want to take care of them.
So, how does that then come into play? I'm not shouldering that burden by myself.
Me and my sister are both responsible.
And my parents aren't people that are going to be the type of people that be burdens.
You know what I'm saying? Like, I want to put You do not know what's going to happen to your parents.
- And that's what I'm being very careful.
- And I don't want to say anything at all.
All I know for right now is that my decision, what I feel here, is that whenever I have to make a decision Say we move to California with our kids, - I'm going to make that with you.
- Yeah.
Not with the influence of, like, what my mom thinks.
Because my mom will always support what I do.
Mark is very emotionally available.
To me, it's a bit of a red flag, because no guy is that emotionally available.
I've never seen it.
Never experienced it.
It's like we're watching an experiment on Discovery Channel, for all I know.
I mean, he's Everything I say, he's up for it.
Thinking about, like, if we're to take the next step in three weeks and kind of, like, playing that all out, you know, I think, like, the leading reason for divorce is, like, finances.
I've never thought about anybody, really, other than myself, because I've never been married or had a kid or anything like that, but things happen very quickly and you want to make sure that you're able to provide that security and comfort.
For a long time in my professional life I wasn't making six figures, you know? And then, like, it feels like, once it happens, it just kind of, like, continues to grow from there.
In this moment right now, I'm not the financial provider.
I know that.
I'm going to be honest, I'm not going to lie to you.
- Yeah.
That's okay.
- And, you know, that's just being real.
You know, I'm not making, like, $100,000, you know? But I know now, with what I know with fitness and where I want to go with it, I just want you to know that, like, I may not be, like, there yet, but I'm, I'm I hope you see my mindset of where I'm gonna be.
This isn't gonna be butterflies and rainbows all the time, and that's why you see me tonight I challenged him and challenged him.
Because, you know, I want this to be successful at the end of the day, and I don't want us, you know, in three weeks to walk down the aisle, and this all be for nothing.
Um But what are your thoughts around, like, kind of like gender roles and how they play into managing finances? Again, I refer back to my mom, and how she is, you know what I'm saying? And I see a lot of qualities similar.
And so my mom has always been that, like, rock.
She's always been my rock solid, like That's my woman.
And that's why I'm attracted to you.
Yeah, you're amazing, and not just what you The physical features.
It's you as a person.
I want to be me, though.
I don't want to be your mom.
And I get that, like, you want to channel your parents, but you have to be you at the end of the day.
You're a grown-ass man, you know? I wouldn't I don't want you to be Trust me, like, I'm good.
Like, same thing, mentally.
I'm good.
Like, you know what I mean? I'm not saying it's, like, I want you to be a parent, you know what I mean? - I'm not telling you - I don't want to be your parent.
Or in comparison to my mom I know you don't, and I'm just setting the ground straight now.
You compare so much to your mom, I want to make sure you're keeping things in perspective.
Yeah, yeah! I'm not trying to recreate your parents' marriage - or something like that.
- I would never want that.
Or recreate your mom.
I'll never live up to your mom.
I'll never be your mom.
Like, you've explained her to me a million times, - I am never going to be your mom.
- I'm just proud of her, basically.
- No, and I love that.
- And I say that That's where my head was at, and it's, like - I don't want somebody - Girls get intimidated by that.
No one lives up to Mom.
No one can live up to Mom.
- Trust me - And I'm not trying to.
And I would never want you to.
There's no competition.
There's no competition, because my heart is open to you.
I don't want you to think you need to compete with my mom.
He won't stop talking about his mom.
And I'm like dude.
There is no comparison between you and my mom.
My mom is separate, and she is My mom will love whoever loves me, and I will love whoever I love because I love them.
I don't seek the approval of my mom.
I understand.
Your mom's an incredible woman.
I can't imagine how incredible she is.
But every single topic, we relate back to Mom.
Going into a marriage, if I'm really being realistic, like, I would definitely want to put like a prenup in place.
Like, off the bat.
I genuinely love this person.
And so that's what's confusing me.
It's not like we didn't talk about this in the pods.
You knew how old I was.
You knew! And you ignored it.
You said, "Whatever, I want you.
" You knew what I did for a living.
You said, "Okay.
" You knew everything about me in those pods.
You said "yes" to me twice.
Once behind a wall, and once in person.
You could have easily When you saw me in person, you said "You know what? No.
I'm good.
" But you said yes.
Um [dramatic music crescendos.]
On the way last night You said we could be anyone Because we've kind of been sequestered because of this whole experiment, we haven't really told his family yet.
None of his friends know yet.
So, for Barnett's birthday I am trying to get all of our fellow experimentees together and just kind of have like a little birthday celebration for him.
- [Mark.]
What's up? - [Damian.]
What's up? [all.]
Happy birthday! - Blow them out, babe.
- [Mark.]
Blow it out! [Giannina clapping.]
[all cheering.]
They weren't trick candles.
- [Amber laughs.]
- I was really expecting trick candles.
- Happy birthday, baby.
- Happy birthday, Barnett.
Thank you.
- What's up, buddy? How you doing? - Oh, I'm doing all right.
You surprised? - A little bit.
- A little bit? Just a little bit? Don't get too excited, it's all downhill from here.
[Jessica laughs.]
Bam bam.
Birthday shots.
Are we doing shots? - To Barnett.
- [Lauren.]
To Barnett.
To Barnett! - Happy birthday, Barnett.
- [group.]
Happy birthday, Barnett.
Baby! [upbeat dance music playing.]
Yes! [Mark.]
I had these expectations, like, it's going to be a happy-go-lucky life.
I thought when I found her, that was my pot of gold.
No, no, no.
That was the start of it.
That was the beginning of it.
I found the rainbow.
Now it's time to go on that journey and find what it is.
It kind of sucks for me because, like, he's such a girls' guy.
- Who? Uh, Cameron? - Mark.
Oh, Mark.
- Being in love is terrifying.
- Preach.
And the more in love I keep falling with Barnett, the more scared I am that some screw is going to be thrown into, all of these, these working gears, and something is going to mess up.
And it's - You can't do that though.
- [Amber.]
I know, it's You can't, dude.
I try not to think about it on a daily basis, because I'm so excited for how things are working.
- Then be excited.
- I can't lose a love like this again, for any reason.
I think it would destroy me.
I know it's so easy to say, because even in my situation, I'm like, I don't know what's going to happen tomorrow.
Because I don't want to lose a love like this.
I look at her every morning, and I'm like, "Fuck What did I do to deserve that?" I'm just someone that usually likes the unassuming, laid-back guy that's not like, talking about emotions with girls.
And Mark is very, like, out there.
Don't put so much pressure on making it work, and just enjoy.
Live, breathe, because you finally deserve something.
So do you have feelings for someone else? - No.
- No? Mm-mm, mm-mm.
So it's not, like, somebody else is in the background.
- No, no, no.
- Okay.
If it If you - Oh! - [Jessica.]
Oh! Sorry y'all.
When I get married, I do want to make sure that it's the right person.
I guess I looked back, and I actually looked at a journal entry.
I was so excited about Barnett.
I did connect with him on such a deep level, and I was very passionate about that connection.
And I thought, "Oh, this must be it.
" - Happy birthday.
- Thanks.
I'm really glad that I got this.
It's the only thing I cared about.
Dude, What is it? IPA? No, that's perfect.
- That's so good.
- "Ippa.
" I love ippas.
So good.
- We're like right next door to it, too.
- We're right next door? What's you're It's across the street.
- What's your apartment? - What? - What's your apartment? - We're We're two floors up.
So I don't know if you're ever on the balcony, but I can look down and spit on you.
I keep being naked in front of the window, and I'm like, "Oh, I forget I live in an apartment now.
" - [Barnett.]
Yeah, that's my problem, too.
- My [laughs.]
My bad.
Sorry, guys.
Always naked.
So what's up? How's, uh - How are things? - [sighs.]
Things are okay.
Things are okay.
I'm not I'm not there.
You know what I mean? Like, me and Mark are so dissimilar that it's - Really? - It's like Yeah.
I mean, we're 10 years apart.
We're like Different decades.
Different decades.
Like, you name it, like, we're different.
And all those things.
Why did you say yes, then? Shit.
I think I was so I was coming down off of us.
Caught up in the experience, yeah.
There were 48 hours in the day.
I thought about you for, like, 46 of those hours.
Like, it was insane.
Yeah? [sighs.]
I was like I, like, was so high on that, and then, like Then you said, "No, I didn't feel the same way," and I [sighs.]
I was coming off of that.
Like, I was like, "This is what I've always gone after, and it's not worked.
" And here I am, and this person's liked me since day one.
And then I was like, "Oh, this person's loved me since the beginning.
" Like, it's so, like, my whole life playing out and, like, maybe I should just go with that, like I don't know.
Um Sounds like it's meant to be.
- [ping pong ball bounces.]
- [Jessica.]
I know.
Oh! - Oh! - [ping pong ball bounces.]
Oh, God.
It's over there.
I threw it I threw it closer, a little bit.
So how are you feeling about Amber? Is she everything you expected? Uh, she's Actually, it's more than I expected, so Which is good.
She definitely gets me out of my comfort zone, like [Jessica.]
You never struck me as a person that would go for Amber.
And it's weird to see it all come together.
- I'm like, holy shit.
- You told me that a couple times.
We both have pasts.
Do you feel you guys are emotionally connected? I know y'all are obviously, like, physically, and, like What I don't want is, like, for you to feel some sort of, like, physical, sexual thing that, like And then you're married, and, like, two weeks down the road you're like, "Fuck, I don't have things in common withthis person on an intellectual level.
" I want to make sure that y'all are there.
I know it may seem like we're always, on top of each other and stuff, but we're not.
Aww, shenanigans.
Where's They're over there talking.
I do just want to revisit for like a minute, like, the fact that, like, you were so confused two weeks ago.
I want to make sure that you're doing what's right for you, you know? I found someone who's gonna love me a hundred percent, no matter what.
I think so, too.
Her whole life is you.
That's it.
- Her whole life is you.
- I know.
You deserve it.
You do.
Nothing will ever break the bond we made.
I know, I know.
- Literally.
- We had a friendship.
We do.
And honestly, like, I want the best for you.
So, like, if anything ever comes up, you fucking You reach out to me.
Jessica probably had a little too much fun.
I never felt like there was anything I had to worry about with my fiancé, but if I felt like she stepped over the line one more time, I would break her face.
I adore you.
Bless her heart.
Uh [scoffs.]
I love you the most.
Love you, too.
What's going on? Nothing, baby.
- I know.
I'm just happy, I'm good.
- Have a drink.
Hey, you know - [Mark.]
What happened? - [Jessica.]
So good.
I don't know where Jessica's head's at right now.
Easy deasies.
The situation is very hot and cold.
I don't know what I'm going to get on a day-to-day basis.
- [ping pong ball lands.]
- [Giannina screams.]
Oh, it's so close.
Hey, how'd that rim job go? How'd that rim job go? And when she's all over me, and hugging me and kissing me, it confuses the fuck out of me.
What? Does it feel pretty natural, living together now? Do you feel like it's pretty comfortable? Why do you keep looking at me? Go ahead.
Uh, I mean, yeah, it's We've had some difficulties just, like adjusting.
More so me, because I'm used to being alone.
- I can see that.
- Yeah.
- Lauren's like a roadblock.
She's like - [Lauren.]
Fuck you, Damien.
"I can see that, you being a lonely, bitter hag.
" No, no, I just like What is wrong with you, Damian? What? I just try to put a smile on people's faces, and sometimes saying awkward, unconventional things - Yeah? - It brings out the best in people.
It does.
- And I'm not afraid to do that.
- [Lauren laughs.]
- That's great.
- [Damian.]
Is that sarcastic? You mean that? No.
I totally mean that.
Stop putting her on the spot.
I know, like Very awkward.
I picked up that the conversation was awkward.
That caused me to feel uncomfortable towards my fiancé.
I'm like I don't know how I feel.
I'm confused by the whole conversation.
Gigi and Damien are like The Da Vinci Code.
It's hard to crack.
I'm not lying when I say that I'm still trying to read you.
The problem is you're reading into things too much.
I am, but I don't have I feel like I don't have a choice, and it's really bothering me.
When I feel things were being awkward Like, I didn't like that.
Then talk to me.
Don't make a scene by walking off.
Giannina is the love of my life.
We've built such a strong connection, and I'm scared of losing that.
Scared of losing her.
So I didn't stomp off because I had a little bitch fit.
I stomped off because I'm not processing things correctly, so I left.
You said I made things awkward, but they're, like, "What just happened with her?" You want to know the reason why I walked away? It was because I don't care what goes on in there and you feel like things are awkward and that's fine.
I didn't feel comfortable, right? So what I said was, "That's not what she felt.
" How do you know what she felt? You're not Lauren.
Listen to me.
Stop interrupting me, please, for the love of God.
Stop speaking for everyone else and speak for G.
- I'm trying.
- You're not.
You're speaking for everyone else.
- You're not listening to me.
- You're speaking for everyone else.
You're not listening.
You're not even letting me talk.
You're bringing me down.
You're bringing me down! You're not letting me speak, you're not listening to me.
- I have been listening.
- Motherfucker.
[slams hand on window casing.]
For two seconds.
I have listened to you since the day we walked into the pods together.
- Not in person.
- I process.
I have.
This is what we were wondering was missing.
Social situations.
Because I don't like to be in awkward situations, which you willingly do.
The difference is, G, is when things are too good No, when things are comfortable, you self-sabotage as you always say.
And you will bring You don't care what you destruct In the process.
You don't care if you bring me down.
If I didn't care about bringing you down, I would have been, "That was awkward.
" - We've talked about this.
- Why wouldn't I have done that? Motherfucker, listen to me.
My fucking heart feels like it's breaking right now.
["Don't Try" playing.]
Don't try To play me like a fool Cause I've been a fool for you Don't try To beg me for my love Cause I'm better off as one - Sit here.
- [chuckles.]
- Hey, I love you.
- Love you.
What happened earlier? I was just with Gigi all night and it was crazy, so I had to talk to her tonight, I had to.
- I know.
- She's the greatest.
She's a close second.
I'm talking about you being the greatest.
That was kind of a compliment.
I'm not saying, like You don't say somebody's a close second.
No, that's not what I meant.
This is a girl I look at, like, literally as my little sister.
Baby, baby, baby.
- You're a close second.
- Babe.
- How is that? You're a close second.
- You're taking that the wrong way.
Babe, babe, babe.
Seriously, I'm not I did not mean it like that.
I was Listen, straight up.
All I was talking about was you.
I was I'm sorry that it was a bad joke.
I apologize for that.
- It's the worst.
- Okay.
Honestly, literally, she's older than you - and she's beautiful and amazing.
- Okay.
And you're beautiful and amazing.
And, literally, you're like, "Oh, she's a close second.
" - No.
- Get the fuck out of here.
That's not what I was trying to say like that.
I think Barnett is fuckin' sexy and, like, hot, and, like [Mark.]
What the fuck is that? You're insulting me like that.
Don't insult me like that.
Are you fucking kidding me? - Baby, baby.
- I'm good.
[Jessica sighs.]
[Mark sighs.]
It's confusing as hell.
It's confusing.
I don't know what she wants.
She puts her ring on, she shows it off, and then she puts it away.
It's just like this huge back and forth, just like What do you want? If I get to the wedding day and Jessica says no, I'm more alone than I've ever been.
[groans, sighs.]
I never thought it would happen like this.
["Standing Tall" playing.]
I need a hand but here I stand alone Babe.
Come here.
I hear a cry But I think it’s just my own Watch me rise up when the others fall I'll give more after I've given all Watch me rise up when the others fall They can bow but I'll be standing tall
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