Turns out Tora had let words slip out of his mouth. Poppy wonders if she should put on a jacket, and Tora forcefully says no.
Tora hesitantly questions whether Julri abused her, admitting how his background has influenced how he interprets situations. He affirms that neither he nor his thuglets would any do any of that, and tells her that his sexual innuendo is often just for fun. Poppy asserts her sexuality and says that she doesn't mind it some of the time!
Awkward silence... and stroke!
After dinner, they chat on the dock overlooking the lake. Poppy asks Tora about their youth, and Tora freezes. What is he thinking about?? What did he see in the picture frames? He asks her the strawberry question! We theorize and discuss.
With feet dangling from the dock, Poppy tells Tora that she wants to know more about him. Tora responds with a joke and then statements showing he thinks of them as a couple! This is in complete distinction to his behavior on Regina's Peak.
Poppy understands Tora's discomfort at questions about his life, and asks him straight out.
𝗕𝗼𝗻𝘂𝘀 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁: Do you think Poppy will eventually try to get Tora to quit smoking? Or do you think he’ll give it up on his own once she’s a more stable presence in his life? (Haley) What do you think the height difference is between Tora and Goliath? (Laura) What other jobs do you think Poppy applied to? (Laura)
𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗘𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗮𝗯𝗲𝘁𝗵'𝘀 𝗳𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝟬𝟯 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗶𝘁!:
𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗠𝗶𝗱𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗣𝗼𝗽𝗽𝘆 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗻𝘀:
𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗟𝗶𝗹𝘆𝗱𝘂𝘀𝗸 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻:
𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆𝗧𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻:
𝗙𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆𝗧𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀:
𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗧𝘂𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀: 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆, 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲, 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗴𝗹𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲!