House. Tennis court. Water. People in water. Sunset. House. Night. Tyler whispers to Jose tha Svet told John all about his shit-talking, so he's going to get back at her. Svet comes in and asks to use the computer. Tyler starts acting overly nice, saying that he's "totally" done with the computer and commenting on how sexy she looks. This makes her happy. Tyler and Jose walk out. "Revenge is fun," says Tyler. Jose eats something, popping all kinds of collars. Tyler camera-queens that he's furious with Svet for telling John what he said. Tyler tells Jose that he's plotting. Jose wants to know what he's thinking. Jose loves it. He finally gets a storyline that doesn't involve him having to look at yucky naked girl boobs or get his ass kicked by Janelle. Tyler doesn't know what he'll do, yet. Jose eggs Tyler on. Tyler queens all over the place, his orange joker face scaring my cat. Tyler and Jose whisper. Tyler dubs it "Operation Bitch Takedown."
Night. House. Deck. Wicker Summit time. Tyler decides to confront John. But instead of apologizing, he starts off by blaming Svet for telling John, and says that she exacerbates things and that Tyler would be mad at him too, based on what Svet has told John. John doesn't fall for it and says he can't understand why Tyler doesn't just come to him with issues. Tyler once again just defends himself, saying that in a "normal college setting," he could just "bounce these ideas" off his friends and then go talk to John about it, but here people tell John before he can. Okay, there are so many things wrong with that that it makes me sleepy. But mostly I love his morphing of "catty shit-talking" into "bouncing ideas off someone." Tyler babbles more and actually says the "bouncing ideas" thing again. John still doesn't buy into any of it. Good for John. John waves his cigarette around and says that he's here to learn and would want to hear these bad things about himself directly. Tyler camera-talks, saying that for the first time he's seeing John for who he really is. And...resolved! That easy! Man, if anyone has a problem, they should just go on The Real World. USA and Iraq! Put them in a house and let the B/M editors have at 'em. Slap a mellow acoustic guitar track under it, and voila! Peace in the Middle East! Tyler misses the whole point again, saying that John is being "sweet," and telling him that the real problem isn't between them at all, but between him and Svet for her instigating just because she has nothing better to do. "I'm going to make the bitch pay," he says.