Captain Needy likes nature DVD’s. Ginger helped raise his sister? Is there more to that story? RomCom likes insects, fish, you name it. Latoya is okay with animals as long as they don’t sneak up on her. Apparently Trey has been dubbed Grandpa by other people too, which we learn in his interview when he accuses the other roommates of drinking more than he does, despite the fact that Latoya apparently doesn’t drink and Swift and RomCom never seem all that drunk either. He claims he’s less likely to get hangovers, despite the fact that Mo’Rum and Latoya seem to be the early risers in the house.
“When I was their age, I was in Korea, and shots meant DUCK, not, DRINK!”
The roomies end their “interview” with a swim test. Latoya is the only one that struggles, and the show goes to commercial break for suspense because apparently we’re supposed to think she’s going to drown? Anyway, Swift comes to hold her hand until she’s rescued by an employee. Apparently contact lenses, fake eyelashes, and salt water go together about as well as Grandpa and messes. Also, apparently she managed to step on a sea urchin, which Swift dubs “karma.”
No, karma would be if she decided to blame you for this.
Anyway, apparently they’re cool now? It was nice of Swift to come back for her. And now they have a shared hatred/fear of sea urchins.
Assignment announcements! Grandpa and Ginger are “Dive Operations,” which apparently involves snorkeling in some capacity. That’s all we learn. Latoya and Captain Needy get to feed sharks and hang out in sting ray tanks. Mo’Rum, RomCom, and Swift get the much-coveted job of working with the sea lions.
On the boat ride back, Latoya recovers from her ordeal in time to get Rikky’s number. After a brief montage, she heads back into town to third wheel RomCom and Grandpa for dinner. Grandpa comments that they should steal silverware because they’re “running out.” Dude, that is not how silverware works. If you’re too lazy to wash what you already have, how is adding more to the mess going to make you any happier?
Not to mention, what the hell happened to those Depression-era values? Shouldn’t you be grumping about this terrible throw-away society in which we live?
Lee! He’s in the restaurant and joins them for a bit. Sadly, he informs Latoya that Little Lee has a girlfriend. She is shocked and informs Lee that she was mislead by Rikky’s eye-smiling. She is pretty hilariously, dramatically heartbroken.
Swift and Captain Needy are enjoying some drinks, and Needy says he hesitates to bring up his rough upbringing around these people he’s known for a week or two. After some encouragement from Swift, we learn that he was a “donation” family growing up, and his Christmas presents had to come from strangers instead of his mom.