At lunch, Julie and Melissa are talking about black people at BYU. The details really are not important. Julie says in an interview that Melissa has "issues of spirituality" and that "everything in Melissa's world is centered around Melissa." While I agree with both statements, I don't quite understand what one has to do with the other. Julie tells Melissa that she denounces God and mocks everything that Julie believes in. Melissa gets mad and says that she has never mocked anything about Julie's beliefs or been disrespectful about her religion. Melissa says she's never said, "Julie, Mormonism is stupid" or "Julie, being a Mormon makes you suck." This episode would probably be a lot more interesting if she had.
After lunch, they are walking down the street and Melissa and Julie are continuing their discussion. Julie doesn't understand what the conflict is about. Melissa says it's about the fact that Julie told her she has been insensitive and offended her, but she's "made serious, conscious efforts to not talk about God." Julie says that they're both angry, but Melissa interrupts to say that she isn't angry. Both of them are crying now, right on the street. Kelley is somewhere around, but totally staying out of it. Thus begins Melissa's very loud, very public meltdown. Melissa yells that she's "tired of talking about this shit" and that this is why she doesn't like being there. She's "tired of talking about religion" and "tired of talking about racism" and "tired of talking about what everyone in the house feels about things." She doesn't give a [bleep] about Julie's Mormonism, she doesn't give a [bleep] about the fact that Julie prays, and she doesn't give a [bleep] about the fact that Matt prays. She feels that words are getting put into her mouth, that she denounced God. She's not a disrespectful person, and she knows that she can be, and that fact that Julie said she is when she knows she's made an effort not to be pisses her off, and that's all there is to it. Cut to commercial. I have to admit, I kind of sat there for a minute because I think that was the first display of genuine, raw emotion that we have seen this season.
Back from commercial, and the Battle of New Orleans is still in full effect. Julie grabs Melissa and says that they need to talk about this and get closure. Kelley beats a quick retreat, saying that she doesn't think she can help the situation. Julie pushes Melissa down onto some steps, and I mean that Julie literally grabs her and pushes her down. Melissa says she wants to leave the show, and that she hates this life, and that nothing makes her happy there. Julie says that she feels bad that she is adding to Melissa's misery, and it's killing her because Melissa is the most important person to her in the house. She would feel terrible if she contributed to Melissa leaving. In an interview, Julie says that for the first time, she saw Melissa open up and be true to her emotions. In an interview, Melissa says that she never thought that Julie would be in her life, but she now hopes to continue their friendship for a long time. I don't understand how they could be screaming at each other on the street, and then five minutes later, they are all BFF. But, as stated earlier, there are a lot of things about this show that I don't get.