At dinner, the roommates gossip about Mel. "She is one of the most self-righteous people I've ever met," Sarah says. Shavonda says Mel's personality is abrasive and annoying but isn't sure how to tell her this. Mel narrates that she likes a bar...... Read Full Episode Summary »
At dinner, the roommates gossip about Mel. "She is one of the most self-righteous people I've ever met," Sarah says. Shavonda says Mel's personality is abrasive and annoying but isn't sure how to tell her this.
Mel narrates that she likes a bar setting more than a club setting and she likes the people who go to Drinker's a lot because they have tough exteriors and soft hearts. When Mel comes home drunk from Drinker's and repeatedly tells everyone how much she likes the people at her bar, her roommates want to ring her neck.
MJ wants to know why the rest of the housemates aren't "allowed" in her bar. Mel says she never said such a thing. Meanwhile, Shavonda wonders why Mel doesn't try to bond with her roommates and would rather bond with guys at Drinker's. Mel gets in Vonda's face and claims she has done everything to bond with Shavonda. Shavonda busts out with straight up honesty, saying that the reason why she doesn't ask Mel to hang out is because Mel won't let her get a word in edgewise. "You are a f--king know-it-all," Shavonda says. "You don't listen to save your life." Shavonda narrates that she has tried numerous ways of dealing with Mel, but this was the last straw and that's why she went off.
After the conversation, Mel calls her dad in tears to tell him that her roommates hate her and think she's a horrible person; she wants to come home. She talks to Andy the next morning and he advises her to show her strength. "I don't think the roommates necessarily understand who I am," Mel says.
Mel decides to talk to everyone about how they feel about her. Willie says he doesn't have issues with her, but she does have a way of delivering information that makes others feel like she is judging. He advises Mel to make an extra effort to be more conscious of this. Next, Sarah tries to explain what bothers her and hopes that Mel can change because she wants her roommate to stay in the house. The ball is now in Melanie's court and she knows it will be hard, but she is willing to try to improve her relationships with her roommates.
The housemates arrive at the Philadelphia Soul offices and learn they have a lot to do in the next five and a half weeks. Karamo has made a personal decision that it would be better for him to be a mentor to the children rather than be involved in the execution of the playground like the other housemates. He is so not interested in helping put together 5,000 playground parts by hand.
The following day, Karamo, Landon and Melanie decide not to show up for a three hour work day and the other roomies are annoyed. Landon claims he informed Laura that he would be hanging out with his mom and sister who are in town. Karamo and Mel just decide not to go.
The next day, the playground pieces come in and all the roommates help unload and unpack. On a break, Laura sits them all down and explains that they all need to be at work from here on out and cannot be late. If they are late, they will be terminated. If they are terminated, they will have to go home.
While they work on the playground assembly, the housemates get a call from ING Direct and learn this company is donating $5,000 to the Northern Home, but wait, it gets better. If the Real Worlders complete this playground project successfully, they will each receive an ING Direct Savings account with $1,000 already in it. That sure sounds like some extra motivation to show up to work on time.