The pledges are brought upstairs, and are told that Steve failed his pledge exam and has consequently been depledged. They all look bored with the news. Jarreau says he's shocked, but then again, he expected it since Steve was, after all, a lazy ignorant crackhead. Earl says that when he first heard the news, he didn't know whether he would stay or walk. Stay or walk. Here's a helpful hint for you, Earl: the guy riled you up so much that you killed his pet at one point during the pledge process. Call me a pessimist, but I think you might want to stay. George and Colin are all tiptoeing around the pledges now and, in effect, kissing their asses, trying to tell them to hang with the fraternity and fuck Steve in the booty hole. The pledges are slowly realizing that, finally, they have the power in this whole process. The brothers don't want them to depledge because then the fraternity will be the laughingstock of every Greek organization from Buffalo to Albany. Earl asks if they can go downstairs to think about this. They're allowed to go downstairs. The brothers are all freaking out that the pledges are about to walk, while the pledges decide they need to seriously discuss what's happening. Jarreau says he can't believe that it's come to this -- that he might be walking out of the pledging process in a half-assed attempt to show solidarity with a guy who made corpses look positively animated.
Back from commercials, the pledges are discussing the Steve Situation. Jarreau says he'll walk, but he has to make sure that Steve gave a shit about any of them. Alex feels bad that Steve went all the way through the process and now has nothing to show for it except a blistered ass. Paul says that when it came time for Steve to prove that he wanted to be a brother, he couldn't do it. Tim says he doesn't trust people very easily, but that he trusted Steve all the way up until the last few days when Steve started to self-destruct. Tim says that he's not walking out of the process for Steve's benefit. Alex asks who's going to walk for Steve. Nobody wants to do it. So it's sayonara, Stevie. I guess Jerry Lewis lied when he said you'll never walk alone. The pledges come back upstairs, and the brothers are visibly worried. Alex says that they're going to stay rather than walk for that imbecile Steve. He doesn't feel like they rolled over on Steve and that, during I Week, Steve really showed the group what he was made of. None of them feels the least bit guilty about it. George wipes the sweat from his front teeth and tells the pledges that they'll continue doing what they've been doing. Colin reminds the pledges that it's not over yet. A pitiful groan emits from my throat at this revelation.