Shavonda goes and talks to MJ about her blowout with Mel. Shavonda says that it really bothered her when Mel got in her face, and MJ mimics how Mel was weaving her head around. In a confessional, Shavonda says that she's tried deep breathing and walking away to avoid yelling at Mel, but that it couldn't be helped. Yeah, Melanie forced Shavonda to scream and yell at her. I get that Melanie is annoying. I just hate that Shavonda is avoiding taking responsibility for taking out weeks of frustration on Melanie. Since Shavonda is so "mature" and such a great listener, maybe she could have talked to Melanie in a more calm and sober moment. MJ urges Shavonda not to back down from what she said, and Shavonda promises that she won't.
The next day, the phone rings. Melanie stumbles out to answer it, and it's her boyfriend Andy. Melanie says she tried to call him last night, because she was upset when Shavonda and MJ said that everyone hates her. Melanie interviews that she was taken aback by what they said, and felt like all of the roommates were ganging up on her, even though only two of them were speaking at the time. Melanie tells Andy that her friends have always said she was a good listener and a good person, but now she's doubting herself. Andy asks if she respects her roommates. Melanie says that she did until last night, and now she's wondering why she's bothering to hang on. Andy tells her that staying will show her strength, and that she shouldn't let her roommates make her feel alienated. Melanie interviews that her roommates don't understand her the way her friends and family do. Andy tells Melanie that he loves her a lot, and that he has faith and respect for whatever she decides. That's a pretty good boyfriend, right there.
Later, Willie, Sarah, MJ, and Shavonda head to work. Willie says that he can't believe they're blowing off a three-hour workday. MJ interviews that Karamo, Melanie, and Landon decided not to go to work, and that their boss probably won't be excited about that. Sarah says that the people staying home will just sleep. Willie says that he didn't go to a day of weed-whacking, but that this is different, because they would only have to go for three hours. It's totally not different, Willie, but it's nice to think so. However, they did get a lecture from the boss since then, about being there on time and such, so the missing roommates should really know that skipping is not a good idea.