Brad, a sleeveless-shirt-wearing dude from Illinois says goodbye to his girlfriend of four years, jumps on his motorcycle and heads to beautiful San Diego to pick up his new roommate and the keys to the Real World house. He's hoping it's a chick...... Read Full Episode Summary »
Brad, a sleeveless-shirt-wearing dude from Illinois says goodbye to his girlfriend of four years, jumps on his motorcycle and heads to beautiful San Diego to pick up his new roommate and the keys to the Real World house. He's hoping it's a chick because he doesn't want some dude riding on the back of his bike.
Cameran, a 19 year old from South Carolina, waits near the harbor to meet her new roommates and stresses how much she does not like Yankees. No, not the baseball team. This southern belle is talking about the loud people from "up north" who wear sleeveless shirts and ride motorcycles.
Frankie, a massage therapist from Kansas City, Mo., is 21 and is drawn to skinny, tattooed white boys. Guess there's no chance of a hook up between her and buff Brad. Robin, from Tampa, Fla., is a 23 year old looking to have a good time.
Brad rides up to a scenic lookout near the beach and he meets Jamie, a petite girl from San Francisco, and she is immediately struck by his cuteness. She gets on the back of his hog and they set off to find the house.
Jacquese, a 19 year old business management major, hails from what he calls a bad neighborhood in New Jersey. He meets up with Frankie in the park and is struck by her punk rock style. Frankie tells him she left a boyfriend back home and he's not taking her departure well.
Randy says Southern Cal is very close to his idealistic place to live and a stark contrast from Boston. Robin notes how she has always lived a short distance from her family and she has always depended on them when she has needed something. It's going to be hard for her to start over on her own. Randy and Robin meet up and find that they both work in the nightclub industry (No way! Get out!) and they instantly have a bond. Randy works as a head of security and Robin is a dancing bartender at Coyote Ugly. (Dude, I can't believe we both work at bars. That's so cool.)
Back at the park, Jacquese helps Frankie with her luggage as they get on a San Diego Trolley, while Robin and Randy opt for a water taxi. When Brad and Jamie arrive, they, like many Real Worlders before them, can't believe how cool the house is. Jacquese and Frankie are the next to arrive and Frankie is struck by Brad's contagious smile. Cameran gets on the water taxi and meets Robin and Randy.
On a trip to the store, Brad and Frankie talk about their significant others. The rest of the roommates get to know each other on the deck and learn that Randy went to art school and sculpts and paints.
In confessional, Cameran says when she first met everyone, she was sure none of them would hook up. But then, she adds that there is a little something that is attracting her to Brad.
At night, out on the deck, Frank talks about how she has a lung disease called Cystic Fibrosis and how she really shouldn't smoke. The rest of the roommates are concerned about her condition even though Frankie tells them it's not a big deal.
Professor Frankie explains that alcohol can make you do some really stupid stuff. Cut to Brad and Frankie talking alone outside. Frankie says Brad reminds her of this guy she used to have a crush on. Brad tells her that that he loves the color of her hair and Frankie says she feels like she just bonded with Brad. Brad concludes their meaningful talk by saying the boat in the harbor makes him want to pee. How sweet.
It's not long before everyone dons their bathing suits and ends up in the hot tub. Cameran notes that Brad is the epitome of a loud-mouth Yankee, but she thinks he's an awesome guy anyway. But it's Frankie who starts stroking Brad's hair and it's not long before she's hugging on him. Jacquese, the astute college student, realizes they might be about to hook up. But ol' faithful Brad knows if he does anything with Frankie, he's dead, so dead (DSD).
Brad looks embarrassed and nicely encourages Frankie not to do what she's doing, especially since they both have partners back home. Randy admires the way Brad handles the situation. Frankie gets out of the hot tub and stumbles back into the house. She crawls into her bed in her wet bathing suit and throws up on her pillow. Later, she doesn't respond when Jacquese asks if she is okay. He goes to get Robin and Cameran and they help her get out of her wet clothes and get her feeling better. Cameran later tells Brad that Cystic Fibrosis is a deadly disease and he is surprised to hear how serious it is.