Danny is on the phone with his mom, who is apparently back home now. Matt sits right next to him, working on the computer. Danny says that Paul liked his family. His mom asks if Paul was disappointed that Mr. Danny didn't know who he was. Danny says that he didn't tell Paul, and that he would've been disappointed, because he was all happy that Mr. Danny was so cool to him. So, wait. First, Danny pretended like he didn't know his parents would be there at the same time as Paul. Then, he pretended to Paul that his dad knew all about their relationship? Does that seem a little -- I don't know -- dishonest? Maybe it's just me. Meanwhile, I keep expecting Danny to turn to Matt and go, "A little privacy?" Matt just sits there, listening to the whole conversation. In an interview, Danny says that in the past, he had very little communication with his family. Danny tells his mom that he figured his dad was smart enough to put two and two together and figure out that Paul wasn't just "some guy hanging out at the Real World house." In an interview, Danny says he has gotten to this point by doing things a certain way, but if he wants to move ahead, he'll have to stop brushing things aside, pull them out, and deal with them. Mrs. Danny says that Mr. Danny asked who Paul was, and she said that he was Danny's friend from Atlanta, but she didn't say he was "an intimate friend." Danny laughs and says that she can say "boyfriend." His mom says that maybe someday she'll be comfortable enough to say that.
Paul gets ready to go. I don't think he really left right after Danny's parents. I'm sure he stayed the weekend. They just want to wrap up this storyline before moving on to Jamie's show. Anyway, Danny walks him out and Matt nearly falls out the window trying to see them out on the street. Could he mind his own fucking business for two minutes? I'm amazed that someone who is so against displays of homosexual love seems to be risking life and limb in order to see some. Well, really I'm not. In an interview, Matt says that he was taken aback because Danny and Paul's relationship "was different, loving, and total dedication." Different from what? From the stereotypes he has of gay men? Yeah, you know the gays. They're always out whoring it up, hopping from bed to bed with the frequency of a cheap ham radio (tm Saturday Night Live). Ugh, I hate Matt. Danny and Paul kiss goodbye on the street, and I expect to see Matt's head pop up from behind a parked car.