09.10.01 -- It's the day before Aneesa's birthday, late at night and she's hoping to get some phone time to talk to friends and family so that she can celebrate her birthday a bit before going to bed. Tonya, as usual, is dominating the phone with...... Read Full Episode Summary »
09.10.01 -- It's the day before Aneesa's birthday, late at night and she's hoping to get some phone time to talk to friends and family so that she can celebrate her birthday a bit before going to bed. Tonya, as usual, is dominating the phone with phone calls from Justin who is calling her from a tanning salon. The two argue about the phone and Tonya wins this round, refusing to debate the issue while she talks with Justin. Kyle encourages her to get off the phone so that Aneesa can use it and Tonya begrudgingly agrees to do so...in a little while.
09.11.01 -- The cast, like most of the rest of the world, is glued to a television set watching the tragedy of the day. They go from supporting each other to desperately trying to find friends and family to trying to find meaning amongst the senseless violence. Kyle is desperate to find Nicole and his sister, both of whom live in New York near the World Trade Center. After several hours of busy signals, he gets a message from his sister who explains everything that's gone on and eventually a call from Nicole. They agree to stay in contact over the next week or so to make sure each other is alright.
Aneesa and Tonya again do battle over the phone, however, this time Aneesa has the upper hand. Tonya tries to engage her in an argument about the phone but Aneesa refuses, explaining that Tonya was rude to her the night before so she would not be giving up the phone on this day, her birthday.
09.14.11 -- The National Day of Remembrance and the cast does many of the same things the rest of the country did that day. They go to a public prayer service at the Daly Center, they buy flags and pins and find their sense of patriotism. They spend the evening lighting candles on their front stoop and singing songs with neighbors. Aneesa and Tonya even reconcile. They both realize that they were being petty and apologize to each other, hoping that after 09.11.01, The Real World is a friendlier place.