Nicholas Sparks need not look further than The Challenge for inspiration on a coming classic: During this week’s Spies, Lies and Allies episode, Kaycee and Nany — who have been at the center of dating rumors for years — finally put suspicions to rest by going on their very first official date. And the swirling watercolor of flowers and chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne might have just given The Notebook a run for its money.
Kaycee — whose head was focused on the fiery dissolution of the Big Brother alliance — nevertheless threw her whole heart into her very first public outing with Nany. For years and across several seasons, the BB winner and the Real World: Las Vegas export had drawn rumors that they were romantically entangled, and finally, not unlike Bonnie Raitt, they gave their fellow cast members something to talk about.
Before the gameâ€™s looming mission, â€œTurning Agents,â€ Kaycee prepared a fantasy getaway for her longtime crush — and while it may have only seemed like a simple walk to the gazebo in the middle of the castâ€™s pool, Nany saw it as so much more.
â€œIâ€™m gonna try not to cry right now,â€ she said after Kaycee arrived to her room with a bouquet of sunflowers.
The ladiesâ€™ fellow competitors — many of whom watched Kayceeâ€™s and Nanyâ€™s love story evolve slowly — broke out into applause as Kaycee and Nany joined hands, descended down into the houseâ€™s backyard and strode across a series of paper lights toward their designated bungalow.
â€œKaycee has surprised Nany with a date night. Everything is so cute and it makes me sick,â€ Ashley joked. â€œIâ€™m so lonely.â€
And it only took a second for both Kaycee and Nany to gush under the watchful eyes of cat and unicorn stuffed animals.
â€œOne of the reasons I love Kaycee so much is how thoughtful and considerate she is,â€ Nany said. â€œJust the fact that so many other people knew about this date night and I had no idea makes it even more special.â€
And Kaycee said was happy to play the role of planner.
â€œYou deserve happiness. You deserve to be loved. You deserve it all,â€ she said. â€œI appreciate you so much.â€
BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME, DANIELLE STEEL.
While many of the houseâ€™s other couples have routinely been split up by untimely elimination rounds (sorry, Kelz and Tori; better luck next time, Emanuel and Michele), Kaycee and Nany â€” both of whom survived Double Agents until the gameâ€™s end, might just have what it takes to go the distanceâ€¦inside and outside the game.
Check out the first date thatâ€™s been literal years in the making, tell us what you think of Kaycee and Nany as a potential power couple, and hang tight for the next Spies, Lies and Allies episode on Wednesday at 8/7c.