On the way back from watching a Philadelphia Soul game in NY, Landon gets to know Gina, the team accountant for the Soul. Unfortunately, there is a "no fraternizing" rule in their intern contract, but that doesn't stop Landon from flirting or...... Read Full Episode Summary »
On the way back from watching a Philadelphia Soul game in NY, Landon gets to know Gina, the team accountant for the Soul. Unfortunately, there is a "no fraternizing" rule in their intern contract, but that doesn't stop Landon from flirting or inviting Gina back to the house. The question of the day is: What exactly does fraternizing mean? Does it mean you can't have coffee with a Soul staffer? Or does it mean you can't dance seductively at Glam with a Soul staffer and then kiss her?
The gang learns they will participate in the Easter Seals walk-a-thon, but Shavonda is not happy because since she was little, she has been uncomfortable around disabled people. The Special Ed kids were mean to her when she was a child and she still carries this discomfort with her. Soul staffer Laura tells her to give the walk-a-thon a shot and see how she feels. Sarah also educates Shavonda on what cerebral palsy is so that she goes into the experience more informed. Of course Melanie weighs in with her judgment and pisses everyone off, as usual.
Landon decides to make his own fraternization rule: as long as you can conduct yourself in the office in a professional manner, everything is cool as hell. So he promptly invites Gina to come out with them that night. In the club, Gina tells Landon that she just can't hook up with someone; she is looking for someone to go home to, like, on a regular basis. Gina makes it clear that no one can know about their "relationship" and then they dance seductively and kiss. They party until the wee hours of the morning. In the back of his mind, Landon knows that if he were to get fired from his job, he would have to go home.
The next morning the gang rises early to go to the Easter Seals walk. Shavonda is assigned to hang out with five year old Olivia and her ambassador family. She is nervous, but hoping to tackle her fears. She eventually begins to realize that Olivia's family treats their child just like any other child. "It was a good day and I felt good about it," Shavonda sums up.
After the walk, Gina and Landon talk at her car and Landon wonders if it would be appropriate to kiss her goodbye. Don't kiss her in public you, fool! Apparently thinking no one is looking, Gina allows him to give her a smooch. Oh, geez. Bad move.
Cut to the next day where the seven roommates are requested to attend a special meeting at the Soul offices. Uh oh. Turns out the meeting has been called so they can review the fraternization rule. Landon squirms in his seat and avoids eye contact with anyone. "Landon's scared sh-tless," Shavonda observes. Although the rule has been breached, no one gets fired and Landon gets the message.
When Landon and MJ discuss the meeting, Landon tells MJ that Gina would like to continue the relationship, despite the fact that she could potentially get fired. Then, the conversation turns serious when MJ asks if Landon has seen our touched Gina boobs. He has touched, but not seen them, if you are keeping score.
Trying to do the right thing, Landon calls Gina when he gets home and tells her answering machine that they "need to talk." He thinks they should end their relationship and sever all ties.