In the car on the way back to the hotel Nev kind of wonders what the problem is. I mean, this is actually the girl from the pictures, so doesn’t Mike want to start ring shopping? Mike points out that they’ve spent a lot of time talking about things that weren’t true, so he’s feeling very cautious. Geez, finally someone who cares about honesty. No one else on this show has ever cared that anyone has lied about something other than their appearance. And in some cases, even lying about appearance didn’t matter! They head somewhere to talk. A coffee shop or living room or something.
“I forgot my iPhone.”
Nev keeps at it, saying that if Mike were really into Felicia, he wouldn’t care that she lied about some small details of her life that didn’t define her. Aren’t we kind of missing the point, Nev? She LIED about stuff that shouldn’t have mattered. She’s a liar. THAT defines her. Am I the only one agreeing with Mike on this? Mike is worried that they’ve started off with lying. Exactly. If she’ll lie about nonsense, why would he trust her about anything? Mike eventually agrees to meet up with Felicia that night and see if they can continue to be friends on a truthful basis.
Next stop for Nev is a park with Felicia, who has changed her outfit. Oh, so has Nev. Nev asks Felicia what started all the lying in the first place. Felicia says that she wanted attention and she’s always been told she was fat and ugly, so with online dating she could pretend to be someone else and get the attention she craved. Wow, that’s pretty insightful – especially for this show.
“To this day when I panic, I revert to a behavior called pseudologia fantastica.”
She adds that if her father had raised her, she wouldn’t have done any of those things. Hmm, that’s quite a jump. She never felt love from her mother, etc. But she’s realized what she was doing wrong and doesn’t want to do anything that will cause her to relapse. She’s really happy to have met Mike, who seems to like her as she is, and she feels terrible that she hurt him. Aw, now I’m starting to come around to route for Felicia. Just quit lying, lady!
Later, Mike and Felicia meet up at a restaurant and Felicia is back to her doorstep outfit. Whatever. They sit down to chat and Mike admits that he’s a bit angry about the lying. Felicia says she understands, but she doesn’t want to start investing her emotions just to find out Mike doesn’t feel the same way. She asks him straight out if he likes her, if he likes what he sees, and if he thinks there’s a chance for them to become “something more.” She thinks they should be monogamous and give it a shot. Mike says he’s not sure he agrees.
“I keep asking myself, what would MegaMike do?”