Trey then confirms the fact that he was, in fact, the prom king and captain of the varsity football team. However, he did not achieve those things by being a bully. He did it by being nice and friendly to everyone. Brandon admits that he was jealous and acting irrationally, and Trey says he respects the honesty and Brandon can always come to him. No way is this over. That was way too simple and civil. Although Brandon, AKA Captain Needy, looks delighted to have the approval of the popular boy. Life: it’s just like high school.
Robb and Marie bond over being the only tall people, dubbing themselves the “goons of the Virgin Islands.” No one is arguing that, but being tall has nothing to do with why they’re goons. They realize they’re the only ones who are still drunk, and Marie decides that it’s bedtime. The rest of the roomies decide to prank her, despite that fact that she is barefoot and it is common courtesy not to mess with people unless they have their shoes on. Odds are none of them has touched a shoe since they arrived, aside from unpacking, so I guess Swift’s logic that you just shouldn’t be the first person to knock out will have to stand.
The “prank” seems to consist solely of writing on the back of her leg- and not even in Sharpie, either, just regular pen. True story: once a friend of mine with a shaved head passed out with his shoes on, so we got to cover his entire head in stuff written in Sharpie. Good times. Robb, thankfully, comes up with a slight improvement: take all of the jars of peanut butter in the house and put them in her bed, so she wakes up surrounded by peanut butter and has no idea why. Silly, yes, but he wins points for randomness, which is usually a good thing in a prank.
Fun Fact: Real World houses come stocked with a SHITLOAD of peanut butter. Take THAT to your next trivia night.
Continuing the longest night ever, Trey, Laura, and Swift discover Brandon’s journal and “accidentally” read some of it. They’re a bit disturbed by some of this, namely the page that seems to say “kill” multiple times in dark scribbles. And on that uplifting note, we’ve made it through the season premiere!
This season: Marie and Latoya go hiking! The pranking continues! (One upside of semi-isolated living conditions: more pranking.) The coupling up of the roommates continues, but Brandon manages to have fun! And then… a storm rolls in. Fighting, etc., you know the drill. And Robb angrily punches himself in the head?
So, what did everyone think? It definitely has the potential to be much better than San Diego. I’m not getting my hopes up for another Vegas or anything, but it could still be good. Favorites/least favorites? So far I’m enjoying Marie and Robb. Whatever does or doesn’t happen with them, they’re fun. Laura and Trey seem kind of blah to me at the moment, and I don’t know if I can’t handle Brandon having this many issues per episode, but we shall see. How do you feel about having the roommates somewhat isolated? What are your thoughts on the immediate pairing up of the couples? Any potential for a shakeup? What did you think of the premiere? What’s the most tropical place YOU’VE ever been?
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