Ana finally takes the reins, telling them she thinks "there are two issues here," failing to fully elaborate on either one of them in lieu of the real reason they're there to begin with: "Let me give you a heads-up. If you're in a school-age program and a topic like this starts, you need to be real careful, when it comes to professionalism, what you're saying, and you have to learn sometimes to say, 'Y'know what, I'm not gonna go there.'" Good work, Ana, quashing the self-indulgent televised therapy before it stretched through yet another commercial break, with your barely concealed assertion that "there are two issues here. And I really don't give a shit about either of them." Good show, Ana. Go, you.
And so Montana, Kameelah, and Genesis retire to the restroom at the center, where they seek respite because, according to Montana, "I was getting shaky. And I could tell that something was about to happen." Kameelah says she has trouble believing Syrus's story, and the three share a cleansing breath (I always find the bathroom to be the perfect locale for such deep inhalation exercises) before heading back in that eerily lit room for another riveting marathon round of just kind of sitting around whining.
Oh, goodie. No more boring sitting around in a little room today. How about a boring travel montage followed by an even more boring fight instead? Happy to oblige, shouts Real World Boston! Finally sprung from the shackles of self-righteous angsty cheese, the seven run outside and celebrate their freedom by indulging in the only leisure activity nature has to offer them, as they skate on ubiquitous patches of ice and toss out sparkling comments such as, "Look, I'm Brian Boitano." Shut up, whoever said that. They see in the distance what some believe to be the bus they need to take them home, but Kameelah screams that "that's not the bus" and announces that she will be taking over the navigating duties. Kameelah and Genesis ask for directions at a nearby Shell Station, and then Sean does the same thing at the very same Shell Station five seconds later for some strange reason. All the while a warmed-over remake of "Chain of Fools" rages as the soundtrack. Get it? Because they're acting the fools, lost as they are and unwilling to work together? And also because this whole cast and this whole scenario are nothing more than warmed-over remakes of every season that's come before it? Clever, those producers are. Clever and always thinking.