|Mountains. Endless mountains. Peak after barren peak. And what lies, restless, in the shadowed valleys? I cannot say. I cannot say. Welcome to Night Vale.|
"First Date" is the 27th episode of Welcome to Night Vale. It was released on July 15, 2013.
Cecil tries to convey the important news of the day, including delivery of some mysterious crates in the desert, a new library expansion, and the annual Bluegrass Festival, but he has a more pressing issue on his mind.
- Cecil and Carlos' Relationship: Cecil and Carlos go on their first date. They share their first kiss.
- Weird Science: Carlos ends his date with Cecil early to figure out a way to return the people of Night Vale from buzzing shadow figures back to their original forms, which he successfully does in one evening.
- Carlos: Carlos doesn't seem to be at risk of turning into buzzing shadow energy. This is not the last time he will display apparent resistance to Night Vale's weirdness.
- The Crates: The Sheriff's Secret Police and a Vague, Yet Menacing, Government Agency announce that the trucks full of crates are nothing and should not be worried about.
- According to Meg Bashwiner, Cecil wearing tunic and furry pants to his date was a joke by the creators, who were at this point aware that fans were cosplaying Night Vale characters and wanted to see if anyone would use such an unusual clothing for cosplay. Apparently people do. 
|Production oversight by Torey Malatia, who is holding a small locket. He is not speaking, he'd just like for you to touch the locket. His hand is twisted, his skin is forming into scales. Just touch it once. Just once, okay?|
- Good Morning Night Vale episode 12, Good Morning The Candidate