Karamo tells Willie that he is sexually frustrated, but things are looking up when Karamo notes that he might have a crush on Dorian, who signed the housemates up for the nearby gym. On the job front, the roommates will be building a playground...... Read Full Episode Summary »
Karamo tells Willie that he is sexually frustrated, but things are looking up when Karamo notes that he might have a crush on Dorian, who signed the housemates up for the nearby gym.
On the job front, the roommates will be building a playground for kids who are part of the Northern Home for Children programs. The organization is a non-profit that works with kids in the community, so the gang meets their new bosses and gets to know the kids there.
In the car on the way home, Melanie orders Landon around. Landon is not pleased and Melanie doesn't understand why he gets so "pissy" with her. Later, Landon tells MJ that he is mad at Mel because of the way she attacks him sometimes. Admitting he’s more sensitive then the Average Joe, Landon wonders how he should handle the situation. MJ narrates that he and most of the others are fed up with Mel and wish she could just go with the flow a little better.
That night at a club, Karamo runs into Dorian. Karamo is surprised because originally he didn’t think Dorian was gay. Apparently Dorian wasn't sure if Karamo was gay either. They dance seductively and Willie is excited for Karamo’s potential romance.
Landon is excited because he and the roommates are responsible for assisting in building a playground on the grounds of Northern Home. This is what he has gone to school for. But when Landon expresses his ideas for the playground, Melanie mumbles numerous times that she doesn't like them. Then, Mel is fully offended when Willie tells her to pipe down and give Landon a chance state his ideas. "Mel needs to find that happy medium between being a strong female and being overzealous," Sarah advises.
Remember Dan, Willie's man? Well, he has been traveling for his job and finally has time to come back to Philly for a visit. Willie narrates that he adores Dan and looks forward to seeing him. Meanwhile, Karamo has a first date with Dorian. They both talk about their coming out experiences and Karamo explains his family had a difficult time hearing and understanding that he was gay. As the date ends, Karamo seems shy and awkwardly shakes Dorian's hand.
Back at home, Karamo reveals to Dan that he cannot be himself with the cameras around. Willie narrates that it appears Karamo is not that comfortable with his sexuality and therefore feels the need to hide it. Dan has a really simple response for Karamo’s seemingly complex problem. "You have to deal with some sh-t," he says. "That is life." Karamo decides that it would be easier if he wasn't intimate with any guys for the duration of his stay at the Real World house. Dan reminds him to keep an open mind before he makes any rash decisions.
Sitting in traffic again with the roommates, Melanie wonders who is going to explain to their boss that they are late and constantly complains about the fact that the traffic is making them late. And again, the roommates become annoyed with her comments.
Karamo and Dorian go out again and Karamo strives to be more himself and open up this time around. Karamo realizes that Dorian is an outlet for him in Philly and someone he can share his dreams and fears with. Karamo narrates that what Dan said inspired him to be more affectionate and be simply who he is. He doesn't want to worry about what his family or someone else will think about him. That being said, Karamo and Dorian make out on the couch back at the house and Karamo says he can see himself being with Dorian for a long time.