Emily is spinning in mid-air and she totally lands on James' head. He tumbles to the ground, catching her, and taking the brunt of the fall. Okay, so James is good for cushioning blows to Emily. That's one thing.
The Real World team is STILL trying to get Kameelah up in the air while Julie and Rebecca work on a move to the side. Kameelah's feet fly out from under her again. Maybe if she wasn't wearing her brand-new product-placed Nike sneakers, she wouldn't be having these problems. Dan yells out, "Damn it, no!" Kameelah says sarcastically, "Sorry, Dan!" Jamie thinks it was good. Well, except for the falling part. In an interview, Kameelah say that Dan "just kind of snaps." In his own interview, Dan retorts that he is the leader and they're going to do it his way. They've "thought about it, discussed it, and this is just the best option. And if you don't like it, shut up." Well. Kameelah expresses the opinion of everyone in the viewing audience when she gives Dan some serious stink-eye along with one of her patented eye-rolls.
It's nighttime, and the Road Rules team is out on the field, practicing their routine under the lights. Laterrian tells us that Michelle's presence, and their trust in her, is helping their team. We see Michelle doing some head rolls while the boys spank some ass in the background. They all count off the beats. Michelle lies down on the ground, and the two girls roll her over backwards, and she ends up doing a split in the air, being held up by the boys. It's quite impressive. The camera pans over to show Dan watching the rehearsal with his hands on his hips. In my dream world, he would say something like, "I'll show them. I'll show them ALL!" and stomp off dramatically, muttering under his breath. Then he would stay up all night sewing sequined costumes for his team and make his teammates get up at 4 AM to practice the routine he developed during his feverish fit of needlework. And maybe the routine would be to "Copacabana," or possibly, "Independent Women" by Destiny's Child. But that's my dream world. In this world, he says dramatically, "Oh, my GOD!" Then he says in an interview that he had no idea how good the Road Rules team was going to be, and that his team's effort has to "really push the envelope if [they're] going to pull this win out." A song on the soundtrack tells me that it can't make me happy anymore. Like you ever did, soundtrack.
Superfluous shots of Boston. The crowd is cheering for the Real World team. The RW team is practicing outside the stadium. They do a weak, "Ready -- okay!" Jamie suggests that one person say "okay," but Dan insists that they all say it. Then he chastises some of his teammates for not saying it. Isn't it a little late for this level of detail? As they start again, Rebecca says, "Ready" and Dan snaps, "I'll do it!" They start again, but Dan stops them for some reason. Kameelah shoots him a seriously dirty look. In an interview, Jamie explains to those not in the know, "One of the cardinal tenants [sic] of cheerleading is that you have to be positive. Dan is being extremely irritable." They actually get to start the cheer this time, and it involves the lines, "We're famous -- Road Rules kiss our anus." Nice. Classy. The best part is that when they say "anus," the boys point to the girls' butts. In case you didn't know what an anus was. Dan stops them again because he thinks Rebecca turned too early. Rebecca protests, but Dan snarks, "Yeah, you did." Oh, things are not going well.