I may have had damp eyes and a clogged throat - with a big grin on my face.
I thought it was a brilliant scene, and loved both characters the more for it. Steve may not have a girlfriend at the moment, but he's got quite a collection of unique friends.
Compared with the excessive puking I've seen on so many shows, this one was pretty kind to the viewer, in my opinion. Even the overhead shot was only a little disgusting (comparatively). I'm not sure what the deal is with all the puking on tv these days.
I'm not as crazy about the show this season either, but I think, for me, it's more that the stakes seem so high, and the people (especially the kids) so endangered - and physically hurt - that I'm a lot more tense. I think with other seasons I've just assumed everything will turn out fine and it was just a thrill ride. This season, I don't have the same confidence. (yes, I know Bob died last year, but that was telegraphed pretty early on, imo)