Last night, TOWIE viewers watched as Joey told his fiancee that he still needed another week apart from her following their recent split.
Sam disagreed, saying his request was "pathetic", but Joey stood firm and told her to "live her life" without him for another seven days.
Joey and Sam met in a restaurant in Essex and both admitted they were nervous, despite the fact they are supposed to be engaged and have been dating for a year.
Drawing on her feud with Joey's cousin Chloe Sims, Sam told him: "There needs to be something sorted out with me, you and Chloe, because that is really stressful.
Joey, however, replied: "She doesn't hate you. Chloe doesn't hate you - you've got to realise that, babe."
Sam said: "Ok, I don't blame it on Chloe. It's mainly you. Everyone needs someone to talk to when they're stressed out and worried, but you should just keep some things between us."
Joey then told Sam that he thought they needed more time apart before deciding whether to get back together.
"I hate arguing. It upsets me, it hurts me. We don't need problems like this in our life," he said. "I want space, that's all I ask for.
"At the moment, things are definitely still on the rocks. I've got so much thinking to do, Sam.
"Live your life as it is, be happy and do what you're doing. We'll then meet up in a week."
Unimpressed, Sam told Joey: "You're so pathetic. You've had your thinking time." Realising, however, that he wasn't going to back down, Sam reluctantly agreed and left the restaurant.
Only time will tell how this one plays out...
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