In an interview, David laughs about Irene and Nathan. He says that there is "redirected sexual tension manifested in a ridiculous manner." That marks two Real World recaps in a row where someone named David has used the word manifested. What an eerie coincidence. Or is it? Is he going to start talking about the glass menagerie again? David describes Irene and Nathan's relationship as "a loony Sonny and Cher thing." Throughout all the interviews in this scene, we see Nathan and Irene chasing each other around the house, playing grab-ass. In an interview, Janet says that when you find someone new that you like, it consumes your mind and you want to be around them because you get a happy, euphoric feeling. Is she talking about her and Lindsay or Irene and Nathan? In an interview, Stephen says that Irene and Nathan play around like kids, and he has no idea if it's a "bizarre mating ritual." In an interview, Janet says she wants to see where it's going, and that games only last so long. We see Nathan throw Irene onto her bed and try to pin her down, and she accuses him of pinching her breast. In an interview, Janet says she wishes something would happen because she's dying to know what's going on. Irene laughs and suddenly, we're back to the Space Needle for the twenty-second time. You guys thought I was just kidding when the Space Needle thing started, but it really does get more camera time than anyone else.
Back to the lame subplot. Rebecca, Lindsay and Janet are walking down the street. Rebecca asks why no one else is with them, and Lindsay says they all blew it off. In an interview, Janet reminds us that at first, everyone made a big deal out of the teamwork aspect of the doorjamb fiasco, but it ended up being just her, Rebecca and Lindsay. They arrive at the studio and Glenn asks where the others are. Lindsay mumbles some excuse. In an interview, Janet says she thinks Glenn was disappointed when he saw the three of them because he wanted to teach them a group lesson. Glenn makes a big production out of asking them if they know how to paint and stuff. He's bugging me. Janet says they'll do the best they can. Lindsay and Janet decide that if they get this done, they're going to celebrate by buying an ice cream cone. For God's sack, it's not like they have to move a piano, or paint a whole house. Janet starts sanding with a power sander, but it's not working. In an interview, Janet says they had no idea what they were doing, as if we can't see that for ourselves. Lindsay comments that the sander is like a "little vibrator." Um, ouch? I mean, she can do whatever she's got to do, but sandpaper? They start putting spackle on the door with their fingers, which doesn't seem like the most efficient means of delivery, and one of them comments that "this spackle stuff sucks." Rebecca tries to open one of the paint cans with very little success. Some guy, who looks like Jason Lee crossed with Matt Dillon's character from Singles walks in and observes, and starts giving them advice. In an interview, Janet says that he's a contractor. How many interviews did Janet do this week? I feel like every other sentence of this recap starts with, "In an interview, Janet says...". Janet asks the contractor to help. He makes fun of them a little about not being able to get the lid off the paint can and Rebecca says, "You don't even know, chief." I'm going to start calling people "chief," I think. The contractor points that they tried to punch a hole in the paint can lid, as if it were a can of Hi-C. He checks out the "damage" to the door, and I suspect he giggles a little at how minimal it is. Janet begs him to tell them what to do, and he does, and then leaves.