Cut back to Norm, explaining to Lindsay that he tried to get to know Beth, and she just kept telling "lie after lie after lie." Cut back to Beth saying that she feels sorry for Norm because "he's pushing forty, he's unsuccessful, and he's an angry person." As opposed to Beth, who is young and spry, a huge success, and harbors no bitterness whatsoever. Except not. In an interview, Beth tells Norm to "take a look around, because this is all you have, and it's very sad." So what I think Beth is really pissed about is that Norm has become a kind of unofficial "dad" among the Real World alumni, organizing parties and such, and everyone likes him. On the other hand, no one likes Beth.
ADDam gets a message on his phone saying that they are all supposed to go somewhere for dinner. Cut to Baby Belou in a crib, sleeping. Someone off-screen says that they need to hurry. Belou starts freaking out and swearing, saying that she's not going to hurry because her baby is sleeping and not even dressed. As if anyone cares if she brings the baby to dinner in a diaper. Also, the baby looks kind of dead. And if Belou is so worried about the baby's uninterrupted slumber, maybe she shouldn't be yelling "FUCK" at the top of her lungs. I'm just saying. In an interview, Tara says that Belou is "a loose cannon," and she's passionate in both a good way and a bad way. Holly and Tara try to get Belou to calm down. Holly suggests that they go ahead, and Belou can come to dinner whenever she's ready and "hang out for a little bit." Belou is still really upset that the producers dared to tell her to be somewhere at a certain time. What did she think this was going to be about? That she could just do competitions at her leisure? She is really unhinged. She has earned the first nickname of the recap, courtesy of miiiike: Belounatic.
The contestants arrive at dinner. Beth has definitely lost a little weight since last we saw her. I think she just passed it over to Jon, though. Holly tells Kelley and Emily that this Challenge is like no other, because "you work as a team, but against each other." Emily agrees that it's going to be ugly once the competitions start. Emily has cut her hair really short and bleached it, and I don't think it's a good look for her. Belounatic and Tara walk to dinner. Chris follows behind, carrying the baby. Chadwick and Scaryteeth are all kissy-kissy. God, get a room. London Mike tells someone that he was in a relationship for five years, so now it's weird to date again. He got a girl for five years. I probably shouldn't assume that it was a female. Becky agrees that it is harder to find dates, because at their age, people are looking for partners, so the stakes are higher.