Outside the Beachhouse of Banality, three swings swing forlornly. Waves crash on the beach. It's still dark out. But lo, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Irene is up at the crack of dawn, getting ready to go to work while the rest of her lazy-ass roommates slumber peacefully. In an interview, Irene -- with huge poofy hair -- tells us that she likes to shower and change at work, and she doesn't disturb any of her aforementioned lazy-ass roommates when she gets up at 5 AM. The delightful "There She Goes" tinkles in the background as we see Irene trudge down what looks like a deserted alley to her car, and drive to work.
In another interview, Irene -- with even huger, poofier hair -- tells us, "There's a lot of danger in what I do." This statement is punctuated by a shot of Irene at the firing range, shooting her gun. But, see, those brilliant hucksters at Bunim-Murray Productions juxtapose that super-manly gunplay stuff with a few shots of old Irene shaving her legs and plucking her eyebrows. Because she's all girly, too, doncha know? As Irene straps her gun on, she states the obvious: "I'm a female, and I'm a police officer." Thanks for clearing that up.
In an interview, Tami and The Earrings tell us that "it's weird" living with an arm of the law, especially because she's scared that Irene will find out "about some things [she] did when [she] was younger" and lock her away. We see Irene working it, but she's not, like, pulling people over, or running sting operations. She's standing around in a courtroom, giving perps the dirty eyeball. Not that that isn't a noble cause, and all, but please -- she's no Lenny Briscoe.
In another interview, Tami -- who suddenly has long, weird blonde hair, tied back with a bandana (so that The Earrings are visible) -- tells us that she's breaking the law every time she gets in her car, because she's driving with a suspended license. She explains that her license was suspended because she never paid her parking tickets, and that she owes the state over $2000 and she could go to jail. She laughs hysterically. The Earrings swing madly. One hits her in the face.
In an interview, Irene provides us with one of the best Real World quotes in this series so far, when she says: "I am the law. Twenty-four hours a day." Whatever. Good thing you're not in the fashion police, because you'd be court-martialed for that 'do. Seriously. Cut. Your. Hair.