After Freddie asked her why she had been avoiding him, Bea explained that she had decided to give him a wide berth after he expressed cynicism about Noirin and Siavash's relationship.
"I find you draining," she said. "You take on a lot of other people's problems."
Bea continued: "I haven't not wanted to talk to you. It's complimentary that you wanted to talk to me. It's something I predicted. People like to confide in me. I'm a person people tell a lot of things to, but it's quite emotionally burdening.
"There's only so much you can take. If I wasn't experiencing my own stresses in here, I'd be well up for listening. But I'm going to have to be selfish with my resources."
Freddie replied: "I want to be part of the relaxation rather than the stress. There are other people I can talk to. I'll keep it light."
Referring to their previous conversation about Noirin and Siavash, Bea stated: "I don't like the idea of a fake romance, either. Romance is dear to my heart. Doing it for money, that goes against my morals."
However, at that point she was interrupted by Noirin entering the bedroom.
"Noirin," said Bea, looking embarrassed.
"Hmm? What?" asked Noirin, apparently unaware that she had been the topic of conversation.
"Hmm. Nothing. Didn't say anything," muttered Bea.
"You said, 'Noirin'," insisted Noirin.
"No, it wasn't me. Must have been outside," replied Bea.