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  1. Overhearing Justin encourage Ruthie to drink before they go out, Colin vents his anger to Matt. Out on the town, Ruthie's had too much to drink and Matt offers to pay for her cab ride home. She turns him down and takes her friends on a drunken joy......  Read Full Episode Summary »

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  1. Overhearing Justin encourage Ruthie to drink before they go out, Colin vents his anger to Matt. Out on the town, Ruthie's had too much to drink and Matt offers to pay for her cab ride home. She turns him down and takes her friends on a drunken joy ride instead. Back at the house, Colin questions Justin's approach to Ruthie's drinking. The next day, the Real World supervising producer and director step out from behind the camera to call Ruthie in for a private meeting. Her drunk driving cannot be tolerated so they require that she start seeing an addiction specialist.


    When she hesitantly tells the roommates that she has to meet with a counselor in order to stay, Ruthie gets nothing but support. Ruthie is wary in her first counseling session with Dr. Alathea: "I don't really take to telling deep sh-- to a perfect stranger. No matter how professional they are." Kaia tells Justin she wants to be there for Ruthie as a friend, but she distances herself when Ruthie is drunk. Tired of the nighttime club scene, Justin and Ruthie spend the day hiking to Manoa Falls. "I really enjoy the time I spend with Ruthie," says Justin. "I think she's a great little positive light in the household."

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