So after my long-winded explanation of the "tags" last week, they didn't even show any tags this week, choosing instead to start the episode two minutes early, just to fuck with me. But I was ready for them!
Previously on The Real World: Mary-Ellis Bunim told them that if they get fired from their jobs, they have to leave the show. Quarrel said that she's not going to leave any show. Mike called girls "panty droppers," and Quarrel didn't like it, but Mike thought it was funny. Quarrel can't see herself having any kind of relationship with Mike where she's not remembering his past errors. On the phone, Quarrel told her friend that Mike is going down.
Lori puts Malik's hair into bunches of some sort as everyone wonders what their job will be. Kevin suggests that they could be taxi drivers. The Greenwich Village Idiot says that he'll be the dispatcher. Lori thinks it could be like Taxicab Confessions. Wow, a reality show inside a reality show. I think she just blew my mind.
The Greenwich Village Idiot makes up a fake letter saying they are going to be working at Big Roy's Waste Transfer system. This is the text of the letter, entirely sic:
Tired of all the down time; the remedy is work. You all may find your job somewhat distasteful; report to Big Roy's Waste Transfer Station on the right corner of 4th Ave. and Bleecker St. tomorrow at 5PM. Big Roy will be there to give you further details about your new jobs. Remember the rules, you get fired; you must leave. Have fun and get dirty.
Wow, Mike really loves the semicolon, and yet he didn't use it correctly even one time in that letter. ["That guy is in college? He sure is illiterate." -- Wing Chun] Mike types "Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jon Murray" at the bottom of the letter.
Statue of Liberty shot #2 of the season. In an interview, Rachel tells us that someone left a note on the computer. Has Mike never watched this show before? Doesn't he know that the job assignment information is always delivered by courier? I mean, if you're going to play a prank, put a little effort into it. Lori finds the letter on the computer and squints in disbelief. Lori tells the roommates that she called Information and no such place exists. Nicole says that she's not going, and Mike tells her that she'll get fired if she doesn't. In an interview, Rachel says that she suspected Mike wrote the letter, but didn't think he was clever enough to write it on his own. I guess none of them fell for it, since we never find out whether anyone went to the meeting, or if they found out that Mike wrote it. Nice follow-up, editors.