Dodgeball immediately gives us middle school flashback hives, but for Chris and Des, it brings back good memories. As you may remember, Chris got Des's rose on the dodgeball group date back on Episode 3. They got all kissy-face at a private Kate Earl concert after the big game — during which Brooks Forester broke his finger. Foreshadowing!
Anyway, Chris also posted a video link from the new dodgeball game, writing, “Thanks babe for taking these yesterday! @deshartsock DODGEBALL!!!! League.” So he’s not just playing dodgeball for fun, he’s in a league — it’s like The Big Lebowski for dodgeball players.
Chris was a minor league baseball pitcher for a while, and he and Des are going down to his alma mater in Oregon later this month so he can play in an alumni game. He’s just a Sporty Spice kinda guy in general, and Des seems to enjoy getting out there in the Pacific Northwest right alongside him. They’re a perfect match! But we can’t really blame her if she didn’t want to jump into the dodgeball game herself. Sometimes it’s safer just to watch!