Melissa whispers encouragement to herself, and it's kind of cute. In an interview, Jamie says that he's so proud of Melissa, and that it took her an hour to get down the cliff, but she did it, and she'll remember it forever. Melissa finishes up and cheers for herself. Jamie takes his turn, and I think Matt does too. The music helps explain what's going on, as it says, "Straight down a mountainside." Thanks, music editor. We got that. Julie and Kelley also go down the cliff. David is next, and he whispers to himself, "What's my name? What's my name?" I think it would be funny if the comedian/tour guide didn't understand American slang, and he was like, "I thought it was David?" He doesn't say that, and David disturbs me a great deal. But if I were going over a cliff, I would probably say some stupid things also. Julie asks Melissa if she is appreciating the nature thing. Melissa says she is taking big steps, and before you know it, she'll be petting dogs. Okay, if she won't pet a dog, I officially can't like her. That's just not right.
They all go on a safari. It's really boring. Basically, they see some buffaloes having sex, and Julie is shocked. Then they see some monkeys doing a mating dance, and Melissa compares herself to the female monkey. Okay, that was a little bit funny. Can you guess what song the crack music editors played during this part? Can you? Wait for it…yes, it was in fact, "The Bad Touch," by Bloodhound Gang. You know, "You and me baby ain't nothing but mammals, so let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel." Knowing MTV, they probably bleeped out the Discovery Channel part because they didn't pay the product-placement fee.
Then they go to Victoria Falls, which is still boring. I mean, it's beautiful and all, but it's boring in terms of storyline development. Melissa enjoys nature. Jamie enjoys Melissa enjoying nature. That's about all you need to know.
Melissa and Julie are on a boat. Melissa says she smells like bug spray, and she's drinking flat soda, and she's still happy. Melissa even asks Julie to meditate with her, and Julie gets all fired up. Melissa says she knows something must be going on if she wants to meditate, but it's kind of neat. Hey, do you think Melissa discovered that nature and Africa aren't all that bad? Could this be more of an After-School Fucking Special?
They are all at dinner. In an interview, Melissa wonders why David can talk to strangers, and have intelligent and charming conversations, but can't share that with the people in the house. I wonder why she cares so much. Melissa, Jamie and Julie engage in the time-honored Real World tradition of talking about one of the roommates behind his back. Melissa tells Jamie and Julie that she feels alone and that as the two black people, they should be sharing this experience together. Jamie says that David has in him the ability to open up (because he cried), but he has this gangsta persona and it's a façade, and a shield. That was actually surprisingly perceptive for Jamie. We must be in Bizarro South Africa, because then Julie does the mature thing and suggests that they talk with David about this instead of talking behind his back. In an interview, Jamie says that he's interested in confronting David because it'll be a loss if David leaves the experience and continues to be the way he is.