It's fourteen hours until their assignment deadline. Mel realizes that she hasn't done her homework yet. Shavonda asks if they have to write it up, and suggests that they wake everyone up to get to work. Mel interviews that they are answering questions about safety and equipment. MJ and Landon wake up from their nap and decide to go into the office to work on the project.
Willie asks what's going on with the assignment, and Mel explains what she worked on. He asks if there's anything left for him to do, and Landon tells him not to worry about it. Here's what I don't get. There are seven questions. There are seven roommates. That can't be a coincidence. Why not just give each roommate a question to do, and agree that it needs to be done by, say, twelve hours before deadline? Then if someone flakes, or if his or her answer sucks, there is still time to redo it before the deadline. I guess I'm being too sensible here.
Shavonda keeps asking if she can come to the office with MJ and Landon, and man, is she annoying. Landon doesn't want her to go, because there are only two computers, and she'll distract them from getting their work done. Shavonda promises to be quiet.
Landon, MJ, Mel, and Shavonda head out to the office together. Melanie points out that Sarah, Willie, and Karamo aren't going to write anything. Mel says that she wants to be productive and help. At the office, MJ pulls out the list of questions. MJ interviews that they aren't trying to make themselves look better, or make anyone else look bad. They just want to get the work done. MJ picks out some questions, and it's twelve hours until deadline.
Back home, Sarah tells Karamo that Shavonda, MJ, and Landon went to the office to do the assignment. Karamo thinks it's bullshit that they don't get any input. Is there no phone at the office? Couldn't he call? Willie says that before they left, he asked what he could do, and Landon told him it's covered. Sarah thinks the whole thing was Landon's idea, and that MJ and Shavonda just went along. Sarah interviews that Landon doesn't trust anyone else's ability, and thinks they are all slackers. Wow, I can't imagine why he would think that when no one started worrying about this assignment until twelve hours before it was due. Karamo says that, in the meeting, they won't be able to have input.
And now it's time for the Most Awesome Thing I Saw on TV Last Week. The most awesome thing I saw on TV last week was an episode of Oprah that aired on Thursday. Ostensibly, it was promoting the show How Clean Is Your House?, which I've watched before, so I was familiar with the two British ladies who go into disgusting houses and show a nationwide audience how filthy people can be. So Oprah had it set up for the ladies to go into this woman's apartment and clean it up. But, oh my Lord. Okay, to set it up, this lady looked like a totally average member of Oprah's audience -- well-dressed, nice jewelry, expensive haircut. But her house was...well, let me describe it. First, there was dog poop all over the place, and I do mean all over the place, including in her bed. Like tons of it. Like, weeks' worth. Plus, she had two birds who had escaped their cage and she couldn't get them back in, so they were also just freely pooping wherever the mood struck. And then there was a flat of strawberries sitting on the dining-room table. Where it had been for two years. The cleaning ladies thought it was a box of dead mice. Plus, there was the usual crap strewn all over the place, and boxes, and whatnot. In her kitchen, she had a loaf of bread that was so old it had liquefied, and a dirty pot that contained maggots. It was about at this point that I realized the woman was not just your garden-variety slob. She was clearly mentally ill in some way, and it started to be kind of sad. She had putrefying meat in her refrigerator, and the toilet was so dirty that it was black. I'm just describing the tip of the iceberg, but I have seriously never seen a filthier place, and I once visited an old bachelor farmer who owned like thirty-seven cats. So then Oprah pretty much derailed the show to tell the woman that she clearly had mental problems and needed to get serious help, and the woman was all in denial about it, and Oprah was like, "No, for real. Get help." ["Kim, you forgot the part where she had been married and divorced six times, so clearly, her problems extended to many areas of her life. And how she kept standing up and asking the audience for 'peace and blessings' and they were like hissing at her because they hated her so much." -- Wing Chun] All I can say is that if you didn't see it, you should watch for a repeat because it was awesome.