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One of the most awkward arguments about the bill took place on the opening episode of First Dates USA

This was always going to happen.
Jun 19th 2017, 10:51 AM 14,621 8

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THE AMERICAN VERSION of First Dates launched in the USA earlier this year, but it’s finally come to our side of the Atlantic thanks to E4.

They showed the very first episode of the series on Thursday night.

It has Drew Barrymore narrating, an Italian Maître D and all the awkward moments you’d expect from a quality First Dates.

But one moment in particular has gone viral since E4 shared it on their Facebook page last night.

When the bill came out for this couple

Oh. No.

As is First Dates tradition, they left the most dramatic date until last. Woody and Katheryn seemed to be getting along well – a few shots of tequila helped – until the bill was presented at the end. Now, any seasoned watcher of First Dates should know that the splitting of the bill is often a point of discussion – but the Americans, given it’s the opening episode, had no idea.

That’s when things got awkward.

Before the bill was even opened, Woody checked to see where Katheryn stood on the issue

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And she had a *strong* position on the matter

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Woody repeated it back out loud just to be sure he heard it correctly

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Oh yes

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So then, Woody opened up the bill to see the damage

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Katheryn wasn’t happy with that

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Immediately upon seeing the total, Woody ran to the jacks

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^the face of someone who’s worried about not having enough on the card

Katheryn had some worries about his quick exit

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But no, he was just going there to make a phone call

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And the waiter came to get the bill… but it hasn’t been paid

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Woody described the situation to his friend

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Woody came back out and paid the bill. But it only got more awkward from there:

“This was expensive. Just to let you know”

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He then showed her the $200 figure before they left

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Her response?

Yeah, that’s not a lot to me


Then they went into the decision room

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Woody was straight in there:

“I do not want to see you again”

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Well, that’s one way to do it.

First Dates gave us an update on them at the end – and Katheryn is seeing someone* now

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*who pays for all her meals

Woody and Katheryn will always have their one night together – and everyone watching will never forget their argument about the bill.

Welcome to First Dates, America. Enjoy.

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