Previously on The Real World, Ruthie threw a glass and Teck yelled at her. Then she talked about suicide and her sister yelled at her. Then Wonder Bread told Ruthie about the planned secret intervention, and lied about it to Annoying and Colin, and finally Ruthie called a house meeting. So this week, we'll find out why. Maybe.
Ruthie speaks at the house meeting. In attendance are all of the cast members, Ruthie's two sisters (Rachel and Sara) and Ruthie's friends visiting from Rutgers. Ruthie says, "I want to get straight," and I think she means sober so I'm like, "Wow, I can't believe she said that. What are they going to do with the rest of this episode?" But she continues, "I've been treated like an alcoholic and when you're told something enough or treated like it enough, you become it." That's funny. Admittedly, no one has repeatedly called me or treated me like an alcoholic, but even if they did, I don't think I would become one. So if I were to meet, say, Scott Speedman, and tell him he was my boyfriend and treated him like my boyfriend, he would become my boyfriend? Cool! I'll see you guys later. I hear Scott Speedman needs me.
Just kidding. Back to the show, Ruthie says that she's not saying everyone should forget what happened just because she blacked it out (okay, except the blackout part), but instead they should forgive her and move on. Then she says that she's not quitting drinking, but she wants to change and not let alcohol and partying take over her life. She says she is willing to talk to each of them one-on-one, and hopes they will be willing to support her, but that she can't talk about it right now and hopes they will respect her wishes.
So let me get straight, Ruthie-style. When I do something that bothers people, all I have to do is tell them to forget about it and forgive me, and then tell them that I'm not going to stop doing what bothered them in the first place, and then refuse to discuss it further. And if they don't go along, they are disrespecting me. How I would love to live in Ruthie's world!
Colin pipes right up saying that he doesn't think it's fair that they don't get to respond in a group setting, since they have group issues, not individual issues. Ruthie says now is not the right time, since she has friends and family over and wants to spend time with them (and yet, before you go thinking Ruthie is Ms Hospitality, this did not stop her from inviting said friends and family to the house meeting). Justin says that a group meeting still needs to happen and Ruthie says "fine," and leaves, and her friends file out after her while the roommates just look at one another confusedly.