This is Jamie's opportunity for redemption. All he has to do is say that he fucked up, and acknowledge his mistake, and apologize, and my respect for him would increase by about a thousand-fold. Instead, he lamely goes with, "I gave it to Stephanie..." In an interview, Kelley says that Jamie is trying to make excuses, but they need to "put [their] tail between their legs and leave." Jamie says that he brought in content. Elton says that the best content in the world won't matter if they can't "technically execute," because the audience won't see the content if the "cameras are out of focus," and there is "no cover shot because there are too many people" on the stage, and the audience will hear someone talking and see someone else. Go, Elton. Go, Elton. It's your birthday! Jamie realizes that the "great content" argument isn't flying, but the one he comes up with next is even more ill-advised. He says that Elton was helpful "at first," to get them "amped up," but since then, he hasn't seen Elton around. Hey, good idea. Insult the guy who's pissed at you in the first place. He's sure to stop yelling at you now! If this were a cartoon, steam would be pouring out of Elton's ears, and there would be a temperature gauge on his forehead with the needle pointing above "Hot," and he'd be boiling over. Elton asks Jamie if he did not, in fact, stop by Elton's office and tell him that the show was under control. Jamie decides to go back to the "good content" argument, but Elton interrupts and tells him to "cut it," and says that Jamie's just "making excuses," and "the bottom line [is] that the show was not put together well -- accept that, learn from it, and let's move on. Goodbye." I love Elton. He is everything every other Real World boss should have been. In an interview, Danny says that "once again, Jamie screws things up because he's irresponsible as hell." Danny, you're such a gossip. I like that in a person. Jamie tells everyone that he takes "full responsibility for the shantiness [sic] of the show," but then he proceeds to dish off that responsibility, saying that he sensed a "general apathy" that made him not want to make his roommates do anything. In an interview, Jamie finds the straw that breaks the camel's back when he says that "some of [his] roommates' distaste for [him] is jealousy," and that there is "some enjoyment in seeing Jamie fail." While the second part is true for me, he can dream on about the first part.
Next week, Julie smooches some guy named Baxter. Jamie calls Kelley a "psycho woman." Julie learns how to box, and it looks like she gets beaned right in the nose.