We open on our couples debriefing about the Commitment Ceremony and this show is particularly uncomfortable to watch at a time of state sanctioned social distancing.
WHY do you all insist on sitting so close together all the time. Lizzie is lazily stroking Seb’s arm and Stacey is inhaling Michael’s air droplets like it’s no big deal. The only person in this experiment who has the right idea is Sir Steve Aiken, who has responsibly refused to get within two square metres of his wife for eight weeks now.
In Connie's apartment, she's explaining to the camera that if she had "any self-respect" she would have written 'leave'. "If I had any pride..." she continues before concluding, "But I don't. So I didn't. Lol," and Connie pls that's a terrible attitude.
Jonethen just lays in bed now. He finds the days pass faster that way. "I don't know.. who knows..." he tells the camera, his body trembling, but we know he isn't cold. Engraved on his pillow and bedhead is the word 'leave', over and over again, and sometimes he wakes up in the middle of the night, covered in sweat, yelling "LET ME LEAVE" because he had a bad dream that he's trapped in an experiment and can't go home. But then he remembers it's not a dream. And John Aiken whispers to him from the doorway, "Now, now Jonethen, back to sleep..."
Over in Stacey and Michael's apartment, they're discussing how Michael has to go to Melbourne to cheat on Stacey once this experiment is over and can Stacey cop that yes/no.