|“||It's a shame you're leaving so soon. London won't be the same without you.||”|
— Colin to Spencer
Arriving back at the flat, Colin finds Spencer scrambling through her luggage, “did you find a bed bug?” Spencer tells him no and that she’s just repacking, before she asks if she can borrow his laptop because she wants to change her flight. Saying she can, Colin tells Spencer to just let him put the food down. Spencer then says that perhaps Colin could call her a cab because she wants to go home, tonight, to which Colin questions that Spencer wants to leave before Melissa returns. Spencer insists that she really wants to go home, and calling out her name, “Spencer”, Colin tells her to take a moment. When Spencer says that she just needs to pack, Colin notes that she’s having a panic attack, but Spencer assures him that the way she’s acting is just how she packs. Colin asks what happened, and when Spencer exclaims for him to get out of her way, Colin puts a hand across her suitcase, “hey”. Having gained Spencer’s attention, Colin mentions that he teaches primary school and when one of his kids is having a bit of a day, “because a girl won’t share her crayons or boy ate the colour blue”, he takes them through a relaxation exercise. Listening as Spencer says that she didn’t eat a crayon, she’s just dealing with oversized toiletries, Colin takes Spencer’s hand, telling her to “humour me”. Colin tells Spencer to close her eyes and focus on her breath and going through the motions with her, Colin says to imagine the breath going deep into her belly, “surrounding all the nervous energy”, and letting it out. As Spencer calms down, Colin asks if she wants to talk about it, to which Spencer shakes her head, telling him no. Watching as Spencer goes back to packing, Colin asks if she can at least leave the bed bugs and let him make her something to eat.
Sitting in a pub, Colin smiles as Spencer comments that that was her first time legally buying beer, to which Colin mentions that “this country” does have its perks. As Spencer toasts to Hamlet, Colin toasts to revenge, and they each take a sip of their beer. Colin asks what Spencer thought of the play, and Spencer says that she thought the sets were really impressive. Questioning her, “the sets?”, Colin watches Spencer nod, before he adds that the sets are so critical to any other Shakespearean production. They laugh, and thinking the question over, Spencer eventually says that the lighting was really good, to which Colin tells her that it’s another aspect overlooked by most audiences. Concluding that Spencer didn’t like the play, Spencer admits that she didn’t, but she really wanted to though. Going on, Spencer mentions that she’s such a purest when it comes to Shakespeare, so seeing it set in present day London…, and cutting Spencer off, Colin notes that it wasn’t Spencer’s “cup of tea”. Colin listens as Spencer says that it was bad enough that they had to see Hamlet in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, before questioning if they really had to have a cell phone. As Spencer questions whose genius idea was it for Claudia to send Hamlet a text, Colin tells her that that would have been the directors, “who happens to be my brother”. Spencer asks if he’s joking, and nodding, Colin tells her, “very much so”. The pair laugh, and Colin admits that he thought it was total rubbish too, but he’s clearly much more polite than Spencer is. Spencer mentions that there was one thing that got her thinking, before she wonders what if Hamlet had made it to England safely, and if he could have started over, left all the darkness behind and created a new life for himself. Saying that he doesn’t know about Hamlet, Colin tells Spencer that he believes she can. When some cheering comes from the dart boards, Spencer questions if Colin wants to have a game, to which Colin says that he put their names down on the list whilst she was getting the pints, “looks like we’re next”.
Watching as Spencer throws a dart and calls it a bullseye, saying that she won and the loser buys the next round, Colin walks over to the dart board and comments that it was just shy of a bullseye, “but good effort”. Unbelieving, Spencer walks up to the board, and it’s then that Colin comments that Melissa did mention that Spencer was competitive, so he guesses that they have that in common too. Spencer questions what else Melissa mentioned, to which Colin says that Melissa said Spencer is bright, driven, loves literature, the theatre, “everything in the arts really”. After laughing, Spencer asks Colin if she can ask him a question, and when Colin tells her she can, “yeah, go on”, Spencer wonders if Colin really had the Hamlet tickets, or if he bought them this morning. Chuckling, Colin says that he had the tickets, “but if I’d known what a lover of Shakespeare you were, I would have gotten them for you”. Having stepped in close proximity to Spencer, Colin and Spencer share a look, before Spencer takes a dart from the dart board and holding it between them, she tells Colin that he’s up.
Colin and Spencer laugh as they walk into the flat, and when Colin comments that the one time he didn’t carry an umbrella with him, Spencer notes that the forecast didn’t say rain, to which Colin reminds her that this is London, “we have clouds perpetually hovering over us”. Helping Spencer out of her coat, Colin suggests they have a drink to warm up, “I make a brilliant hot tottie”, but Spencer tells him she better stick with water and call it a night, she’s still jetlagged. Hanging his own jacket, Colin says that he’ll let Spencer get some sleep, and after turning on a light and walked passed Spencer, Spencer calls him back, saying that she had a really great time tonight. Saying that he did as well, “actually it was the best night I’ve had in a long time”, Colin listens as Spencer says that it was for her as well. Drawn together, Colin mentions that it’s a shame Spencer’s leaving so soon, and on saying that London won’t be the same without her, Colin sweeps a hand over Spencer’s cheek and leans in to kiss her.
Season 5 (2/25)
Spencer Hastings: Kissed.
- Started: To Plea or Not to Plea
- Reason: Colin mentions that it’s a shame Spencer’s leaving so soon, and on saying that London won’t be the same without her, he leans in and kisses her.
- Colin is the "good-looking" and "charming" friend of Melissa Hastings, who Spencer comes in contact with.
- He is Melissa and Wren's flatmate.
- He and Spencer share a kiss in "To Plea or Not to Plea".