Buffalo. Day. Brooke and her friends go for a big day out at the Outback Steakhouse. I guess she doesn't want to step all over Karissa's shit and bite on her Applebee's vibe. Brooke complains that she misses college -- that she doesn't feel like she's in it right now. She tells us that pledging is like being in high school, but with really strict parents. The girls all diss on the "sitting in the union together" thing. Brooke says that pledging is not fun and she can't wait for it to be over. One of the "roommates" tells Brooke that the "room" doesn't have the same "vibe" without her. Hee. She said "vibe."
Buffalo. Buffalo. Bums. Buffalo. Pledge house. Brooke gathers the girls together, and she tells us that it's been difficult and she's not putting in enough to be a good pledge and what is she doing here. She tells the other sisters that she misses her life and she doesn't like this. She loves college and she loves her life and she hates this. They try to tell her that once pledging is over it'll be different, but she says that pledging just isn't as important to her as it is to everyone, and someone should have her room who really wants this. Julia camera-porns that there is no talking anyone out of something like that. Not that she'd even try -- it'll give her and Maggie more of a chance to run things, and force everyone to learn to airbrush t-shirts. Brooke says it's "degrading" to everyone who really wants this, and Maggie halfheartedly says, "It's not degrading." See -- because then right away she tells us that she doesn't want Brooke as her sister, lying that she likes her "as a person" but maybe sororities just aren't for everyone. Brooke finally just has to break it down and tell everyone she doesn't like arts and crafts and wearing her pin -- she wants to go home and study tonight. And like that, she's depledging. Julia tells her that she's making the right decision (yeah, she is) and that she can come back whenever she wants. Brittany's drunk ass slurs something, but she's probably too fucked up to understand what's going on. She's probably just busy wondering what all the cameras are here for. Karissa tells us that she doesn't know how she's going to make it without Brooke. Aw. Mackenzie weighs in, happy to see Brooke go, if she doesn't want this.
Buffalo. A sign that reads, "Special Spaghetti Meatballs $4.99. Good Help Wanted." Wow. I wonder what they pay there. Sixty cents an hour? Sister House. Night. MamaStacey tells Brooke that if there's anything she can do to make this "easier," she should let her know. Brooke bails, kinda blowing her off. As she's walking away, Sister Laura stops Brooke and asks what's up. Laura kind of looks like a bigger Rachel Dratch. She tries to assure Brooke that she went through the exact same thing when she was pledging; it just takes time to get close and bond. "It makes me so sad," says Laura, her words obviously having had no effect whatsoever. They continue walking.