The girls have Tyra Mail. They all gather with the exception of Michelle, who stays in her own room. Sarah notes that Michelle separates herself from the other girls a lot. The Tyra Mail says, "Can you work with ten other bitches? Be ready at 7:15." Tatiana reads it, and shows her lack of teeth to maximum effect. Someone holds a lobster claw in her face, and I have no idea why. Noelle speculates that they'll have to work with ten girls from the past seasons. Bring back Robyn!
Noelle interviews that Michelle has been weird, and tends to blow up on people randomly. Noelle goes to Michelle's room to confront her "about her attitude." The next thing we see is Noelle saying, "You love someone for who they are, regardless." And then we know: gay. That's the big secret, everyone. Try to contain your surprise. Michelle says, "I just don't want people to freak out." And while this seems a bit archaic for the year 2005, we must remember that some of her competitors come from places where they must carve their own footwear out of limestone. Tiffany and Brandy -- the latter of whom is wearing a large sombrero -- can hear the voices from Michelle's room, and so tiptoe their way close to eavesdrop. Oh, like you wouldn't do the same thing. Michelle tells Noelle that, because she's had to keep it inside for so long, it's eating her up. And, so is Sally. Rim shot, please! I guess this is as good a time as any to note that Michelle seems to be wearing a retainer. Coming out with dental headgear. Now that's courage. As Brandy and Tiffany snicker outside the doorway, Michelle says she's worried about how the girls in the house will react. Noelle says that no one will look at her a stitch differently because she's bi. Tiffany interviews that she heard Michelle say she was gay, and was like, "What?" She and Brandy laugh and laugh as we go to commercials. And I have to say, I'm not a huge fan of the "Michelle is crazy. Michelle is crazy. Why is she crazy? She's gay!" narrative thread in this episode. I DO actually think she's crazy, but I'd like to separate that from her sexual orientation because we have enough problems already. Also, why couldn't it have been one of the pretty girls? Argh.
When we return, we get a replay of the last few minutes. Tiffany and Brandy then walk into the room and Tiffany asks Michelle, "You gay? There's nothing wrong with that." Noelle tries to interject that Michelle is bi, but Tiffany, because she is wise, just ignores her. Noelle says that Michelle has had to hide it for so long, because it's not accepted where she's from. Brandy then says in the most hilarious deadpan, "I'm gonna need you to know that I've had some fantasies." And I didn't think it could happen, but just for this minute I think that Brandy's awesome. She interviews that she doesn't have a problem with bisexuality, and that Michelle just needs to know that she'll be accepted by the other girls. Well, until she starts freaking out again. Tiffany asks how Michelle knows that she's gay. Michelle says that the first time she kissed another woman, they both went... She pauses for a minute and Tiffany interjects, "'Ew'?" Noelle laughs. Michelle says that no, they both thought it "wasn't bad." And then went straight for the puss.