Dom and Aaron talk on the porch. Dom seems drunk, and Aaron is eating something and talking with his mouth full, and therefore, I have no idea what they're talking about for the first few minutes of their conversation. Basically, I think, they're saying that everyone needs to be present for the entire interview process. Whatever.
Irene says that they are looking for a nice, outgoing roommate.
Beth says she's looking for someone who "won't kill [her] cat." No comment.
Tami laughs uproariously and chortles, through hysterical tears, that they just want to find someone who will fit in and not cause too much trouble.
Potential Roommate #1 -- Ed -- is dead in the water from the get-go. A very handsome African-American track star, who (to Aaron's great joy -- okay, and my own) trains at UCLA, Ed is very nice, polite, considerate and charming. The perfect roommate. Hence, he will never be chosen to live in the Real World house, as he has no serious socio-psychological problems. Ed, use your athletic skills and run, run far away from these people! Run! Run like the wind!
Aaron takes Ed upstairs to meet the rest of the nutjobs -- er, "roommates." Ed is from Brooklyn, he tells them, but now trains at UCLA (as we've already heard). Aaron and I squeal like little girls. Tami, in her interview, says that Ed was cute. Ed is very cute. Run away from Tami, Ed! Run! Run! Run all the way back to Brooklyn if you have to! Run!
Jon thinks it's cool that Ed is training for the Olympics.
Aaron tells Ed that "this dude [he] know[s]" is on the UCLA track team. Ed and Aaron bond over said dude.
Ed explains that he spends every day training. We see him running really, really fast around Drake Stadium, the track at UCLA. When I was at UCLA (you knew that was coming, didn't you?), I used to run at Drake Stadium, too. But it's very, very depressing when you're all slow and sweaty and unco-ordinated and gross, and these men and women are just zipping past you, completing, like, four laps while you are wheezing and crying and crawling to complete one. That's why I started running around the block, instead.
Beth asks if Ed has a girlfriend. He does. Tami glowers. Everyone laughs. Ed is very charming. I like Ed. Get out now, Ed. For the love of God, and all that is holy, Ed, get out. Leave me. Save yourself.
Dom explains that they have to interview two other people, and they'll call him later. Ed's cool with that. Handshakes all around. Run to the car and never come back, Ed.