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.
This spellbinding sequence is framed by Sean's confessional, in which he attempts to evoke sympathy in the viewer when he says, "They were walkin' really slow. They were lollygaggin'! And I was really cold." Er, I'm sorry, but did somebody just say "lollygaggin'?" Could he be any more of a dad? But not that child abusing, runaway, deadbeat, bettin' on the ponies, intolerant, waited-until-we-were-down-to-our-last-food-stamp-and-then-used-it-to-buy-a-two-bit-hooker kind of dad all these poor kids seem to have been cursed with. Another kind of dad. Basically, he blames Kameelah for everything. And so, his confessional continues, "I walked up ahead of the group. And I called her a bitch." And in truth, she is being just exactly ten different lethal strains of bitch, but considering my intense (and still deepening, somehow) detestation for Sean, I do not fault Kameelah's actions, reactions, or behavior in any way. Montana pipes in on the action for long enough to voice the collective opinion of the group: "Oh, Sean, okay, shut up." Exactly. Somebody should rename the entire series that. Hell, somebody should rename the entire planet that. Anyway, they finally make it into a T-stop, Kameelah telling Sean that "we're not gonna discuss this in public." Much to my surprise and delight, everyone else in the house believes this entire escapade to be beyond the boundaries of the merely "stupid" and "unnecessary," and they continue cracking up in the background while ostensible drama unfolds before the camera. Oh, this chain of fools and their wacky, foolish ways.