While the roomies are all out, Ginger decides to head home, apparently without telling anyone. When they realize he’s gone, Captain Needy tells Marie that Ginger likes her and she likes him too. She admits it, calling him “perfect,” to which Captain Needy responds, “I know, I have to compete with all of them.” Poor Captain Needy, he’s so much more sympathetic when he’s reduced to a few lines for the episode.
Meanwhile, back at home, Ginger is having a chat with Emily, in which we learn that he hasn’t had sex since he left, but she has. Since she claims she only did it because she thought he was doing it, he says he’s not mad…
… and then proceeds to beat himself over the head and knee with the phone receiver until it is literally in pieces. I shudder to think what “mad” looks like.
Upon returning home, Captain Needy and Marie find Ginger smoking and Captain Needy can’t stop himself from sharing the gossip he learned tonight:
Seriously, you just KNOW this guy is a closet Taylor Swift fan.
Ginger reassures Marie that he didn’t bring a girl home, just came home by himself to relax and enjoy the peace. He neglects to mention the phonecide, though.
Inside, McAdams-lite is pestering a sleepy Trey with kisses to his shoulder, while Latoya is parading around in booty shorts making and eating chicken nuggets. The idea of socializing with other people seems to perk Trey up a bit, so he joins her. Swift enjoys the view.
McAdams-lite does a standing backflip to determine whether or not she’s drunk. This seems risky, but she lands it.
Marie and Ginger decide that their cuddle date is still on, so they get into bed. Latoya tells them they look like they’ve been doing this for years, and Trey stands over Ginger and scares the shit out of him. Shenanigans!
Eventually, each guy is in his girl’s respective bed, with poor, lonely Captain Needy snoozing away by himself. And Ginger goes in for the kiss!
Most chaste night cam footage ever on reality television? Probably.
Latoya and Swift immediately get defensive at the confessional camera about sleeping in the same bed. Latoya claims she would never hook up with a roommate because she doesn’t mix business with pleasure. Swift declares her his homegirl and insists that he doesn’t bang his homegirls. Yeah, we’ll see. Virtually every RW cast member who says they won’t hook up with a roommate eventually does. They just say they won’t at first so they can save face if it doesn’t happen.
While some roomies head out for more kayaking shenanigans, Ginger and Marie discuss the details of their cuddle session, from their big first kiss down to the “little details” like her kissing his hand goodnight and him kissing her shoulder. It’s almost cute. This is how McAdams-lite thinks she comes across.
Speak of the devil, she is now literally grooming Trey. Captain Needy is, for some reason, sitting in their IMMEDIATE vicinity as she does things like pluck hairs out of Trey’s back and pop pimples he can’t reach, all while discussing it in great detail. Thanks for sharing.
Seriously, I don’t even know where she learned this. I’m pretty sure the romcoms usually skip this part.
And now, for the sweet relief of Ginger and Marie having another cuddle session. Marie says it’s okay for them to both still talk to other people, especially because of GBH. Ginger tries to play it off with her as he tells us he has “mixed emotions” because he got close to Emily but she pisses him off, while Marie gives him “dumb little butterflies” like he’s “a kid again.” This is all intercut with them cuddling and talking about nose picking, by the way. Marie likes him too, but she tends to mess things up and she doesn’t want to do that with Ginger. He also assures her that he has too much respect for her to take advantage when she’s drunk.
Well, that’s a relief? Gingers DO have souls!