This conversation had to happen sooner or later. I'm glad it happened now, before things went any further between Sam and Lauren. And as happy as it makes me that they're having this conversation, it means we have to wait until at least next week before we can find out what Sam did for his art gallery.
I have no idea how he got a hold of Rick, but considering Rick even showed up Id say hes pretty willing to move past this with Sam. Its not like he would show up to make Sam look like a bigger tool, Sam is alone right now and Rick kinda already has everything he needs after Sam's blowup (assuming he was that malicious in the first place, it certainly seemed like it but he may have been misinformed - regardless he jumped to conclusions and worsened the situation). It still seems kinda weird that Rick would show up at all though to meet with Sam, like hes ignored him every meeting theyve had pretty much and he picks now of all times? Maybe hes starting to realize Sam cannot be ignored lol. Whether its because Sam will punch the crap out of him, or because Sam is in a relationship with Lauren and he cant just zone him out. Regardless, I dont know how Sam contacted Rick, probably wont be mentioned, but kudos.
@Skylan2021: Just to point out they are at university (college, whatever) and on a campus. From what I remember about campus life everyone had about 1 degree of separation and it wasn't hugely difficult to meet someone you had no contact details of, just by asking someone you'd seen them with. All he'd have to do is tell someone at the Cafe "look, I really wanna meet that Rick guy and apologise, I understand if he doesn't want to see me, but just tell him I'll be here at such-and-such time).
It's one thing I miss from uni really. Nowadays if you want to meet up with someone you need about four methods of contacts whereas back then it was easy as shite.
I'm glad to see everyone seems to be making amends. But I'm gonna go out on a limb and say something fucked up is still gonna happen, maybe even during the course of this conversation. I'm just having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that if this whole debacle isn't what caused their period of separation, then what horrible event did? If the prelude to their split is worse than what already happened, I wouldn't be surprised if the comments went down, at least for that arc.
But then again, that's assuming they did break up.
"There was A TIME, doesn't seem that long ago, I didn't think I would ever see Sam and Lauren together again."
"Time" is an awfully in-descriptive variable in that sentence, it offers no clue to its duration. For all we know, that "time" was merely a moment, occurring over a few days or weeks. Exactly like what we are still witnessing right now. I don't believe any of the gang would be willing to say definitively whether or not Lauren and Sam will make it through this at this point. Peter may have been reflecting on this moment of uncertainty, but it isn't necessarily anything more than that.
I think this meeting may be happening the next day or the day after Sam punched Rick.
Sam was given 3 days to put his exhibit together, so that Gail could get people to attend an opening.
Sometime during those three days, Sam punched Rick in the face. Later that night came up with his idea for an exhibit. Then at some point Sam submitted his work to Gail.
While seeing Gail, Sam mentioned he had to meet with someone and was honestly being a little awkward about it, which makes me believe that the person in question was Rick.
Therefore, the most amount of time that could have passed would be 3 days, assuming Sam punched Rick on the night of day 0, and met with him on day 3. (but I'm sure there stuff happened that prevents this, I just don't remember it all)
of course, there's more than enough vagueness in the phraseology for this to be completely wrong.
It takes guts to really own up to fucking up your relationship with someone you love and trust. But owning up to being a douche to a complete stranger? That's fucking terrifying, and Sam totally regained some awesome points here.
Regardless of Rick's motivations, Sam did the right thing, for the right reason in the right way. While I do not sympathize with Rick all that much, he did tell Lauren what he thought of her, and she told him in essence "no". At the very least he was honest with her, and if he's respectful, it won't go any further then that.
@quandrant Lauren made it very clear she is not happy with Sam. Having been in fights like that before, when the other person says "do not talk to me" you listen. Back away until they calm down and you've had time to really give things a think.
If this did take place the day after, Sam probably did the smart thing and gave her room to cool off and maybe think through how he should handle the damage there first.