So why the need to deliver her sh-t instead of sleek? 'I know this girl puts on the pretentious front, but can she be realistic? Can she be down to earth? What's her attitude gonna be like when she rocks up thinking we’re in a Lamborghini when we’re in the biggest sh-t heap on the planet. How’s she gonna handle that? That’s gonna give me a pretty good insight into the girl that I could potentially be with for the rest of my life,' he explained.
'Stop. This isn’t funny,' Stacey gasped.
'C'mon, babe. We’re going for a drive to the date,' Michael said, offering for the single to mum to take the wheel.
'This is definitely not the date that I had in my head that Michael would have planned for me,' she said to viewers, before turning to Michael.
'I can’t, I can’t. This is disgusting. My dress is gonna get dirty. This is embarrassing.'
Realising how 'materialistic' she sounded, she assured him, 'Look, it’s not the Lamborghini that I hoped for a received, but as long as you’re here.'
'That’s a very mature way of handling it,' he replied. 'There was a part of me thinking that you wouldn’t be able to put Valentino to pedal.'
Still, she was hoping lunch would deliver the goods. 'I’m really hungry, so I’m looking forward to lunch.'
But it wasn't to be. Michael asked Stacey to pull over on the side of a road. There, he pulled out two folding chairs from the boot, and a plastic Coles shopping bag with a sandwich, a cold meat pie and a pop top juice.
'Are you for real? This is definitely not the date I had in my head,' Stacey said, appalled.
'We’re not eating lunch here. Stop laughing, it’s not funny.'
'I love you,' Michael assured her.
Stacey wasn't budging. 'I don’t love this, though.
'When you find a Lamborghini key, I expect to find a Lamborghini, not a Toyota. Now I’m getting eaten by bugs. I’m wearing Valentino heels on the side of a road, on a $20 Bunnings chair with a bag full of food.'
'Are you telling me you’re not enjoying yourself?' Michael was confused, but also excited that his point was being proven.
'I know my face doesn’t move much, but does it look like I’m enjoying myself?' Stacey replied, expressionless.
'I’m finding it hard to read your facial at the moment,' he laughed.
Stacey laughed, too. 'I’m trying to frown but it’s not working.'
'Today has been about taking you out… and showing you that you don’t need a flash car and expensive lunch to show how good of a time we can have together. That's pure passion you’re feeling right now is overwhelming, and that’s called love,' Michael explained.
Then it started raining - perfect timing.
'It’s raining. My hair’s getting wet!' Stacey screeched at Michael, who ran to get an umbrella from the car. 'I’m not blown away by Michael. I’m blown away by the weather!'
But just when Stacey thought her day, hair, and dress was ruined, Michael told her there was 'one more surprise.'
'Michael. I’m done with your surprises. Get me outta here,' she snapped.
'She copped it on the chin. She handled it really well,' Michael told viewers. Umm, was he on the same date we just watched?
Stacey confirmed what we all - minus Michael - gathered. 'Oh my God. That was a nightmare.'
Lucky the final surprise was dinner and an overnight stay in a Palm Beach mansion.