Landon and MJ head out for a guys night out and stop by Mel's favorite bar, Drinker's Tavern, to watch the game. As soon as they walk in, they get heckled by other patrons, so they decide to leave. Back at home, they tell Mel of their experience...... Read Full Episode Summary »
Landon and MJ head out for a guys night out and stop by Mel's favorite bar, Drinker's Tavern, to watch the game. As soon as they walk in, they get heckled by other patrons, so they decide to leave. Back at home, they tell Mel of their experience and she is bummed that they invaded her special place where she goes to get away from the other roommates. Shavonda is offended that Mel even needs to get away from them and Landon thinks Mel just flat out doesn't like him.
MJ and Landon head out to party and Landon explains that the reason why he goes out so much (i.e. drinks SO much) is that he wants to enjoy his time in Philly to the fullest. MJ narrates that Landon doesn't seem to know when to stop drinking and that is becoming a problem. As MJ and Landon get home that night, they encounter Mel's friends from the Drinker's Tavern and Mel and Landon have an altercation in front of the house. Mel maintains that she is just playing around, while Landon utters a powerful "step the f-down." One of Mel's friends doesn't help by saying to Landon that he'll break his jaw, so MJ pulls Landon inside the house to get him out of the potentially volatile situation. Mel is offended by how rude Landon is acting. MJ comes back outside to smooth things over and invites everyone back into the house.
"There's going to be fights," Landon drunkenly promises as Mel hangs out with her friends in the house. Mel instructs her friends to leave Landon alone, but Landon can't leave them alone. He hangs out in the kitchen with a knife in his back pocket while Mel and her friends play pool. Karamo keeps Landon away from Mel and her friends while Landon talks about cutting Mel's friends with the kitchen knives. Creepy! After Mel's friends leave, she says she is way over "drunk Landon."
"Mel your friends are so nice," Landon says sarcastically the next morning. Mel reminds Landon that he told all of her friends not to come in the house and that is what started the previous night's conflict. The two have a good talk and Landon apologizes for not respecting her.
Karamo wants Shavonda and him to hang out, but he feels that he has been unable to connect with her because of their differences. "I am aware of my surroundings. I'm aware of my past; I'm aware of slavery; I'm aware of where we've been as a people; I just don't let it run my life," Shavonda says. She hopes she can help open Karamo's mind a bit while he's in Philly. A couple days later, at dinner, Karamo and Shavonda continue to learn more about each other. Karamo narrates that Shavonda is really opening up his mind and he is beginning to see things differently.
Meanwhile, Landon realizes he needs to worry about how he's acting when he is blacked out. Landon listens as Karamo tells Landon how he put a knife in his back pocket the other night and Landon is sickened by what he hears.
Back at home, Landon talks to Mel again about his drunken habits. Mel is glad Landon is starting to realize it would be best if he was a more responsible drinker. Landon enlists the help of his roommates to let him know when he has had too much to drink so that he can start ordering a double water on the rocks.