Over at the house, Dudd is taking pictures of everyone and he actually has to separate Cory's ionic bond to Pedro so that he can get individual shots of each of them. Enter Puck. In a confessional Rachel tells us that she's never met anyone like Puck before. Count your blessings, girl. I'd just like to say that at this point in my notes I used "PU" to differentiate Puck from Pedro, but knowing what I know about the rest of the season, I think it's pretty fitting.
It's time for the contentious picking of the rooms and everyone tromps upstairs to check them out again. Predictably Cory wants to room with Pedro probably so she can tie a string to each of their pinkies at night so she never, ever has to be alone even for one second. Puck wants the single, but so do Pam and Rachel. In a confessional (at a bar -- how appropriate) Puck says that picking a roommate is a "big decision." Irony, who will be my constant companion, flicks a booger in my direction. Pam gets the single because she's a med student and Rachel didn't feel that she could argue for the room under those circumstances. It's good to see that her sense of entitlement has boundaries. Puck and Mohammed end up rooming together, while Pedro ends up with Dudd, and Cory and Rachel team up to get the bigger room.
We've only got a few minutes left in this episode but we have to sow the seeds for as much drama and conflict as possible, which is why it's time for Pedro to drag out the scrapbook that chronicles his work with AIDS education. Everyone is very supportive except for Rachel, who goes upstairs. In a confessional, Rachel says that none of her questions were addressed. Well, duh. When you don't ask questions you can't get mad that people don't give you answers. Rachel thinks that she couldn't ask any of her questions because the positive attitudes of the other roommates would have made her out to be a "bitch." No, Rachel, it's your own close-mindedness, not your timing, that makes you a bitch.
Next week, in a shocking revelation, we learn that Puck is dirty. Very, very dirty.