Meanwhile, inside, Colin and Annoying can see WB talking to Ruthie, and they start to suspect that he may be telling her everything. There's no putting one over on those two, I tell ya.
M: We had a meeting last night. I thought it was going to be concern for Ruthie but it was a meeting of "Let's tell her if something awful happens again, that will be the last straw."
Okay, I'd like to point out that (a) Matt has a strong self-preservation instinct -- note the way he's separating himself from the herd -- and (b) what was actually said at the meeting was, "We really want Ruthie to get help, but just telling her that isn't going to work because we've tried that before. Maybe we should threaten her with getting kicked out. Maybe that's what it will take for her to get help." Except maybe Teck. He kind of said what Matt relayed above.
While Matt is talking to Ruthie, Colin comes outside and looks at them, except that they insert this shot in the wrong place so that one second Matt is sitting down, the next he is standing, and then he's sitting again. Good editing, guys.
Ruthie babbles something about taking advantage of all the opportunities, and that she doesn't know what's wrong with her, but having everyone gang up on her isn't going to help, and that she doesn't know what to do but she wants to do something. If WB truly wanted to help, this would be his cue to say, "What you should do is stop drinking. Everyone will leave you alone if you stop." But that would require him to relinquish his role as rebel martyr, so he angrily says, "[The housemates] are too selfish to realize that help is what's necessary. That being supportive is what's necessary." WB gets his big reward when Ruthie says, "You're so right, Matt. You understand," and hugs him. I'm thinking: When the one with the problem is the only one who agrees with you, you know you're in trouble.
WB goes inside and Colin asks if he told Ruthie about the meeting, and he says yes. Annoying groans and Colin gives the "What the...?" look. Annoying bugs me with the whispering to Colin, but she makes a good point in a confessional: "I have a feeling Matt is trying to look like the only person who wants to help Ruthie." WB comes back into the room and Colin asks if they're ever going to have the meeting; Annoying adds that Ruthie really shouldn't know about it in advance. WB puts the final nail in his coffin as far as I'm concerned right here: he says that he did not tell Ruthie what the meeting was about. In yet another scary voice-over, he says, "I consciously choose to mask the whole truth from Colin because if I break Ruthie's trust, she will never reach out for help to me. If Ruthie doesn't reach out for help to me, I don't know who she'll reach out to." Quite revealing, that. She might reach out to her sister? Or her other sister? Or her counsellor? Or the producers? Or her brother? Or anyone but Wonder Bread? He needs to stop acting like he's the only one in her world that understands her. And it was really wrong to lie to Colin like that. When he said that, I turned into one of those women in the audience on Jerry Springer and jumped off the couch crying, "No, he didn't!"