Then Typrah quite innocently asks, "Anyone else?" Renee volunteers. She says that she feels like she's misunderstood. Cut to an awesome reaction shot of Dionne laughing. Renee says that she's not saying that she's not mean, but then tells Tyra that she has to understand that Renee has a family to take care of. And I have to say that this whole line of reasoning has really lost some of its weight now that we know that everyone else has a baby, too. Renee says that her husband was living on the beach, and that her son was with his mom. And I think she means her mother-in-law here, though at first I was REALLY confused. But also, why is her husband living on the beach? This whole situation is much shadier than whatever Natasha's deal is. A teary Renee says that she has a lot on her shoulders, and that her main objective in being there is not to make friends. It's to win the competition and make something out of her life. And oh my God, go see a career counselor. Or go on The Bad Girls Club. It's a sad situation and all, but my sympathy is really strained at this point. The best part of the whole deal, though, is that Tyra totally doesn't take the "poor me and my hard life" bait. Instead, she makes a beeline back to the drama and asks, "Has she rubbed any of you guys the wrong way?" They answer, "All of us." Tyra is pretty impressed that all of them hate Renee. Renee says that they're all treating her like she's a bad person, but she's not. Eh, until we have empirical evidence, I wouldn't put that out as fact. Typrah then has Renee sit next to her, and says that the best thing in this situation, when Renee is feeling attacked, is to go around and have the other girls say how she has hurt them. And...HA! Best for us, the viewing audience, maybe, but certainly not for Renee. Tyra got her Ph.D. in psychology from the School of Manufactured Drama.
So, around we go. Dionne says that Renee has been negative to everyone so many times, so how are they supposed to believe her? Natasha says that Renee was even mean at casting week. Jaslene says that she thinks Renee has issues inside that she has to deal with, and that her attitude is all a front. Whitney agrees. Sarah says that Renee has a tendency to talk down to people. Jael agrees, and says that Renee says things to Whitney or Sarah that she would never say to Jael. Oooh, Renee does seem like the type to go right after the girls that she perceives as being weaker. Tyra then gives Renee the chance to respond. Renee says that she's sorry for anything that she's said to hurt or offend the other girls. She says that it's a defense mechanism, because she's been hurt by everyone she's ever loved, other than her husband and her son. Oh, wah wah. Tyra says that everyone has a story for why they are the way they are. She tells Renee that her revelation is that she has so much pain inside, and that fuels her to hurt other people. She hopes that, whether she wins or not, Renee walks away from this competition grateful that she has learned this about herself. This lesson might seem a lot more meaningful if it weren't coming from a woman who's dressed as a gypsy. Commercials.