Melinda calls Jason, her boyfriend, and he's slurring his words and not making much sense. He says that he was about to write her off because she hasn't been calling him. Melinda starts crying, like it's a good idea to have a relationship discussion with someone who's drunk. Jason babbles about truth and responsibility and makes no sense. Melinda interviews that you don't say things like that to someone you love. Jason hangs up. Melinda slams down the phone and gets a hug from Nehemiah and Lacey. Nehemiah interviews that Melinda is feeling unwanted. Lacey tries to comfort Melinda by saying that Jason sounds very self-centered. Lacey interviews that she has yet to hear anything good about Jason, except that he gave Melinda "this rinky-dink promise ring." Heh. Nehemiah tries to cheer Melinda up as she says that she would never speak to Jason that way, even if she hated him. I don't really get why what he said was so bad, especially since he was drunk and not making much sense. Nehemiah thinks that Jason knows he's close to losing Melinda, and points out that Danny will treat her right and cares about her more than she knows. Nehemiah quotes some song lyrics to make his point. Danny walks out and hugs Melinda. She interviews that Danny truly cares about her. Danny interviews that he'll be there for Melinda every second. Danny says that Jason doesn't realize how lucky he is.
The roommates go to see Paul Stekler at the University of Texas. He tells them that it will be an interesting job, and introduces PJ, the camera trainer, and Jenn, the sound person. Jo interviews that Paul has a lot of experience with documentaries. Paul tells them that making a film so quickly will be a challenge, and asks what they know about SXSW. Jo says that it's a film and music festival meant to expose talented people. And interactive! That's the part I went to! ["Me too! With you! Good times." -- Wing Chun] Paul explains that it works on two levels. There are famous bands and movies, and then there are up-and-coming bands and filmmakers. He recommends that they focus on an up-and-coming band, because they will have far greater access. He tells them that they'll go to a camera and sound workshop, and tells them to do good work.
Melinda gets an apologetic email from Jason. They show a quick shot of it, and the boy is practically begging her to forgive him. He's also not a great speller. Melinda interviews that she doesn't want to talk to Jason or deal with his note.
As Melinda and Jo walk down the street, Melinda tells Jo about the email. Melinda says that Jason is now saying he wants to get married and have kids, but when she wanted that, he wouldn't give it to her. Jo wants some background on the situation. Melinda says that they were together for a little more than three years, and that Jason broke up with her twice to have sex with other girls. Sounds like a real prize, but if she took him back, she needs to forgive him. You don't get to take back a cheater and then hold the cheating over his head for the rest of the relationship. That's no way to live, for either side. Either forgive and forget, or make a clean break. Melinda interviews that things will be perfect with Jason for months and then he'll revert to his old ways. Melinda tells Jo that she and Jason always argue, and that he always tells her that she's wrong. Melinda thinks that now that she has Danny, she doesn't want to bother patching things up with Jason. Jo thinks that Jason can sense Melinda pulling away, and that's why he's pulling so hard to keep her. Melinda interviews that normally she would be passive in the relationship, but she's learned a lot about herself. In the WEEK that she's been there. Come on, now.