We're going to Chicago! Well, at least Aneesa, Cara, Chris, Keri, Kyle, Theo and Tonya are, and we get to tag along for the ride. We meet Theo and Tonya first and immediately there is tension because Tonya--who is from Walla Walla, Washington--doesn't have much experience with people who are different from her, and Theo happens to be a black man. But they get past the tension without much of a hitch and arrive at the bright orange door of their new home.
Aneesa is the next to arrive and Theo is immediately attracted to her. Her vibrant personality and free-spiritedness (that means she likes to walk around naked) has Theo in player mode from their first handshake. When Aneesa reveals that she's a lesbian, Theo is thrown an unexpected loop. But in his mind, the fact that she's not attracted to men seems only a minor hurdle and he continues to flirt shamelessly. "We're going to be here for four months, anything can happen," he reasons.
The rest of the gang arrives and Chris, Kyle and Keri decide to room together, as do Tonya and Cara. Wonder of wonders, Aneesa and Theo end up in the same room. They all decide to have their first house meeting in the indoor spa and get to know each other. As they tell each other what they think makes them unique, Chris reveals that he is a painter and a recovering alcoholic, but chooses not to disclose that he is gay.