Melanie discovers little red, itchy bumps all over her body and has no clue what they are. She supposes she might be having an allergic reaction to working in the weeds at Northern Home. Dr. Landon advises Mel not to wear a bra or underwear for a...... Read Full Episode Summary »
Melanie discovers little red, itchy bumps all over her body and has no clue what they are. She supposes she might be having an allergic reaction to working in the weeds at Northern Home. Dr. Landon advises Mel not to wear a bra or underwear for a day to, like, "air it out." Brilliant advice. Remember this later when Landon says Mel is always talking out of her ass.
Mel goes to the doc and learns she is stricken with scabies, a.k.a. body lice. Mel just wants a little sympathy, but the roomies are enjoying making fun of her way too much. Plus, they become concerned about their own risk of developing scabies. Because they all live in close quarters, Mel's doctor comes over to the house to examine the other roommates and give them some treatment lotions. Willie is freaked out and does not want to get body lice, while Sarah thinks that scabies is the best thing that has ever happened to the house because this will finally motivate everyone to clean up. The roommates wash all of their bedding and clothing and spray down areas of the house and cross their fingers that they don't get it.
The roommates also learn they have to put a "funky, sticky, honey-like medication all over their bodies" per the doctor's orders. As Landon reads the instructions for the medication, Mel decides to impart her "considerable" scabies knowledge to him and he becomes quickly fed up. Once again, Landon believes Mel is talking out of her ass. See above for proof that Mel isn't the only one who talks out of her ass. Later that night, Shavonda, Landon and MJ complain about Mel's behavior and her lack of consideration for the other roommates. Shavonda recalls how every sentence Mel utters starts in the middle of hers. "How do you sit someone down and say, your personality annoys me," Shavonda wonders.
At the Philadelphia Soul offices, the roommates learn they must draw up plans for the playground and then make a presentation to the Philadelphia Soul and Northern Home and hope it gets approved. Now, two days before the presentation, Landon becomes annoyed with the roommates when he doesn't agree with their input for the presentation. Sarah does appreciate the fact that it seems to be "Landon's way or the highway". Meanwhile, worker-bee Landon just wants the roommates to trust him and his skills and he wants their bosses to be blown away by their product.
The day of the presentation, the roommates are all nervous as they drive over to Northern Home. And when Jon Bon Jovi shows up unannounced, they giggle and try not to act stupid. In the end, the housemates do a stellar job and Jon Bon Jovi is blown away by the work the Real Worlders have put in. The rock star announces that the seven strangers will receive a special surprise when they return to their house.
When their surprise arrives in the afternoon, the roommates can't contain their giddiness and they can't open the door because it appears to be broken. They are resourceful and finally bust it open. Each person receives a suitcase and as they rifle through their bags, trying to find a clue about where they will be headed, they mutter various, "Oh my Gods" and finally it's Willie who screams, "Fiji!!!" Oh my God, they are goin' to Fiji and takin' the scabies with them. Somebody warn the Fijians.