He then uses the confessional for its intended purpose: he confesses to doing “a bump, if you could even call it a bump” (yes, there was a girl involved, why do you ask?) the night before his drug test. He says this island was the biggest test of his character and he failed. He’s sorry to those he let down and understands if he has to go home.
It turns out his lab test has also confirmed that there was cocaine in his system, so production asks him why he denied it and then told the truth. He says he was going to lie and say it was residual, but changed his mind, and that he deserves to go home because he broke an agreement. The disembodied producer voice informs him that he will, in fact, be sent home.
So, we’ve confirmed that the “just a bump” defense does not work on Real World producers. Somehow I doubt it would hold up in court either.
Needy calls his father to deliver the news that he will be needing a pickup at the airport the next day. He mentions staying with a friend for the night (maybe he means Kyndra?), but his father encourages him to stay in his $10 million dollar house one more night and say goodbye to his friends. Pops also encourages Needy to control his temper for once in his life. Needy insists that he’s kept calm so far despite the adrenaline pumping through him. His father gives him a nice speech about being a man and keeping his pride. Papa Needy is kind of awesome.
Swift and Ginger seem sobered by the news, and Swift waxes poetic about the many times that Captain Needy turned down drugs. It’s not a certain percentage of the time that he needs to say no, Swifty. It’s all the time. They promise him hugs and kisses before he leaves, and Ginger leaves a love note in Needy’s journal.
Mo’Rum promises him a going away party in which they will party like rock stars. Pretty sure that’s what got him into this mess in the first place, but I digress. Latoya instructs him to adorn his flyest attire and spruce himself up a mohawk.
RomCom calls Grandpa to deliver the news, and says that Captain Needy wants everyone at his going away party. Grandpa asks if he can bring Chelsea, and RomCom agrees.
How is she calling him? Does he have a cell phone? Does she have Chelsea’s hotel room number?
RomCom tells us that she hopes she’s strong enough for this because she still has feelings for Grandpa. Oh, really? Those haven’t just disappeared in the last 36 hours? That’s almost as mystifying as the fact that they existed in the first place. The other roomies gather their popcorn in anticipation for the meeting of, as Mo’Rum puts it, “the two girls that <Grandpa> has been playing.” Does it count as playing them if they both know about each other?