The roommates go to Shampoo with Willie and when a drag queen comes out on stage, MJ looks shocked and proclaims "I'm straight." At lunch the next day, Willie tells Mel that he thinks MJ and Landon think of Willie as a character, not as a person....... Read Full Episode Summary »
The roommates go to Shampoo with Willie and when a drag queen comes out on stage, MJ looks shocked and proclaims "I'm straight." At lunch the next day, Willie tells Mel that he thinks MJ and Landon think of Willie as a character, not as a person. Willie does admit that part of that is his fault because they haven't spent a lot of one-on-one time together.
So Willie has a drink with MJ, Mel and a friend and opens up about how his parents are not accepting of his lifestyle. It's clear that through this conversation, MJ comes to understand Willie better and even looks at him differently.
With only a day or two left, the roommates pack their things, but most say they are in denial that they are actually leaving Philly.
Landon explains that since Fiji, it has been hard for him to resist Shavonda. He now worries that when they go their separate ways they won't be left with anything: a friendship or a physical relationship.
Meanwhile, Shavonda just wants to hook up with Landon, but that's it. Landon has told Shavonda that's not a good idea because he can get emotionally attached. Shavonda doesn't understand this saying, "If you tell yourself not to get attached, you won't get attached." You know the ol' if you say it, you can do it approach.
Despite Landon's honesty, Shavonda won't hear any of it. MJ comes up with a brilliant idea and tells Landon to bring a girl home. That will send a message to Shavonda. It might also send her to the bathroom in tears, but at least she'll get the message, right? Landon goes through his phone book and calls this chick Mackenzie who once waited on him in a bar. He brings the waitress home and Shavonda is shocked. Mackenzie is all, "Landon, I've never, ever been in a hot tub before; will you show me what it's like," Landon cannot resist the temptation.
In the morning, Landon hustles Mackenzie out of the house so that Shavonda doesn't feel more awkward than she already does. The morning after is a fine time to start considering Shavonda's feelings. Landon feels badly about his behavior. When Shavonda snuggles up to him, he tells her that he didn't have sex with Mackenzie and Shavonda narrates that she is relieved. Somehow we think there is more to this story than he is letting on. Shavonda realizes that her emotions have caught up with her and she really does care about Landon.
Landon writes a really sweet card to Shavonda about how he hopes for good things for her and asks her to be open to possibilities. Shavonda feels fortunate to have made such a strong connection with Landon. "It's gonna be weird not seeing you every day," Landon says on their last morning in the house as they cuddle in bed. "I could fall in love with Landon," Shavonda says. "But it's kind of hard to do that when they are in two different parts of the country."
Mel's cab arrives and they all share a group hug before they send the first roommate on her way. When Karamo leaves, MJ notes that Karamo is more accepting than he was when he first came into the house.
Willie and Sarah will take the train back to New York City and there are more tears when they leave. "I fell in love with six people," Sarah cries. "MJ gave me a kiss," Willie smiles as he and Sarah ride to the train station. "He's come pretty far with his comfort level for gay people," Willie notes.
MJ says he learned from Landon that you can be a man and still have a "sissy conversation" and it actually makes you feel good. As MJ rides off in a taxi, Shavonda and Landon can't stop hugging, crying, and hugging and then they finally say goodbye. "My eyes have been so open to what their eyes were already open to and I just pray to God that I've done the same for them," Landon narrates.