Previously on The Real World: Steven told Trishelle he didn't know if they had a future together, and then said that he hoped Trishelle would start dating someone else. Trishelle said that she's never been the chaser in a relationship. Arissa broke up with Dario so that she could focus on herself. As opposed to the rest of this season, when she's been anything but self-centered and self-absorbed.
Arissa talks to Dario on the phone. He mumbles something about her thinking about something. I don't know. In an interview, Arissa says that she and Dario have broken up before, but that it usually only lasted two or three weeks. Arissa spins a scenario for Dario (hee!) about a trip to Cape Cod they could take. Apparently, they have taken that trip before, because Dario says that those nights were so great, and Arissa agrees that they used to have magic. And then they start singing "Summer Lovin'" from Grease. Not really, but that would have been funny. Really, Arissa says that Dario always said he wouldn't marry Arissa ever, and he argues that he just said he wouldn't marry her yet. Dario asks if Arissa would marry him now. In an interview, Arissa says that she always wanted to marry Dario.
Arissa tells Trishelle about Dario being all lovey-dovey. Of course he is! He wants you back! The true test is how he treats you when you're together. Trishelle points that out, and says that she thinks Arissa and Dario's relationship has run its course. Arissa says she really cares about Dario and loves him.
Irulan gets a phone call from her best friend, Dina, who is coming to visit. Aren't they moving out, like, tomorrow? Weird timing. Dina apparently goes to school with Dario, and has some gossip about him. It seems that some girl got knocked up, and Dario is the baby daddy. Irulan is shocked. Dina says that when the potential mommy told Dario that she had a bun in the oven, he stopped talking to her, and then later they were all out at a comedy club and Dario came in with Arissa on his arm, basically saying, "Arissa is my girlfriend and I don't care if you are knocked up." Or something. The whole conversation is difficult to follow. Irulan doesn't want to talk about it right now, and they hang up.
Irulan tells Alton everything out in the smokers' lounge. She explains that Dina is going to tell her the whole story when she gets to Vegas. In an interview, Irulan says that Alton counseled her not to say anything to Arissa. Dude, I'd tell her. Irulan says that Dina thinks Arissa already knows about the situation, so bringing it up might make her uncomfortable. Maybe, but Arissa doesn't really seem the type to keep something like that hidden. In an interview, Irulan says that when she was having problems with Alton, Arissa told her that ignorance is bliss. Irulan doesn't want to bring up something from the past that Arissa doesn't want "out there." I took "out there" to mean "on camera."