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Well, we have had quite the roller coaster of Real World news recently, haven’t we Gasmii? First Joey from Hollywood died (thanks to Derek Hazelton for the link), then we got our first trailer for the new Challenge (link courtesy of plockeness monster), and now Diem’s cancer is back (link courtesy of jerseyj). Okay, so that last one is from a few months ago, but still. And to top things off, we have this clusterfuck of an episode.
So, let’s just concentrate on the positive: Battle of the Seasons!!! Awesome. So old school, yet so full of new people! Quite the contradiction. You know why it looks like such a different group of people? ZERO Fresh Meat for the first time in about six years. (Scratch that- Wikipedia says the official trailer has Fresh Meat people. What short-lived excitement.) The Road Rules numbers have been dwindling since it was canceled, obviously, but the percentage of retention for Fresh Meat has been off the charts. Anyway, I’m excited for it because it has a bunch of people from seasons I recapped, and the two vets, Alton and Trishelle, haven’t been around in a while. And as always, fuck Wes so hard. I hope all of the new kids revolt against the Austin cast immediately. I’m really looking forward to seeing how things shake out. There will be plenty more to say, but for now I leave you with this image:
So, let’s get into this week’s episode, which is just a big ol’ mess. Previously: Swift wondered whether Latoya would hook up with him. Mo’Rum flirted with a rich dude in front of Ginger, hurting his feelings, and got into a stupid-ass fight with Swift. Ginger took to self-mutilation, much to poor, reformed Captain Needy’s dismay. Grandpa exhibited all of the self-awareness we expect from our senior citizens, which is to say none.
Swift expresses concern for Ginger’s swollen face, but Ginger tries to casually blame it on a bar fight he was too blacked out to remember. Dude, when that is your excuse because it sounds better than what actually happened, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM.
Philipo calls the house and asks for Mo’Rum (the person, not the drink), but Swift insists on exchanging a pleasantry or two first. When she gets the phone, Mo’Rum looks shocked that her flirtation has led her to Step 2 of her plan to snag a rich dude. Something tells me she never gets past the shameless flirting stage.
Anyway, it turns out he’s calling to invite all of the roommates (but probably mostly Mo’Rum) to dinner at his place the next night, where they will also enjoy some drinks and a lovely sunset. Ginger is clearly not thrilled to hear that Philipo asked for Mo’Rum specifically. Captain Needy naively states that a man in his 40′s would have no interest in a 20-something female, because sometimes he doesn’t quite exist in the same reality as the rest of us. Swift, meanwhile, is up in arms at Mo’Rum’s blatant disrespect of Ginger.