Out in the hallway, Arissa hugs Brynn, who asks Trishelle if she should go home. Trishelle says that she doesn't know. Which is hardly surprising. In an interview, Trishelle says that Steven was wrong to call Brynn all those names, but that Brynn was wrong to push him. Trishelle thinks that Brynn should have just walked away, but that's not what happened. During Trishelle's opinion on the matter, we get some dramatic black-and-white flashback footage of the incident, in case you jammed a pen up your nostril during the commercial break so that you didn't have to watch that freaky Steve Madden commercial again, and accidentally lobotomized yourself. Trishelle says that they all have to agree on what will happen, and that one person alone can't make that decision. At some point between the shoving and now, Trishelle changed her shirt. I don't know what's up with these people and their wardrobes. Brynn says that Tracey the Producer will be the one to make the decision, and she knows she'll be going home.
Steven is on the phone with Tracey again. Steven protests that he's not going to take being hit, and that Tracey can't ask him to. Tracey says that he doesn't make this decision, and that the roommates all need to decide what happens. In other words, Mary-Ellis got a call at home and realized that it would be much more dramatic for the roommates to discuss the issue and vote on it than for the producers to deus ex machina Brynn out of the house in the middle of the night. Steve asks the roommates if they can talk about it right now, and they agree. Steve calls everyone into the living room.
Steven leads off by saying that if Brynn ever hit him again, and he slapped her in return, he would be done for the rest of his life, because he would always be known as the guy who hit a girl. So, wait. He thinks that Brynn should be booted because he might, potentially, maybe, hit her? Good one. Steven dramatically repeats, "For the rest of my life!" Brynn cries and cries. Alton says he thinks that the situation can be worked out, and that Brynn's actions wouldn't be repeated, but that it's ultimately Steven's decision. Frank also thinks it's Steven's decision, although he doesn't agree with it. In other words, no one wants to be responsible for kicking Brynn out; they want to be able to blame it on Steve later if it comes off badly. Arissa tells Steve that everything he's saying is valid, but that she wonders if he will still feel the same way in the morning. Steve doesn't know. Arissa asks if he wants to try sleeping on the decision, or if he wants Brynn to leave tonight. Steven says that he "cannot have this liability." What liability? That he might potentially hit her in the event that she hits him again? Irulan has clearly been involved in some therapy, as she says to Steven, "I see where you're coming from. I hear that you feel violated. I don't think that she was right in putting her hands on you, but I honestly think that you are being a little bit overly cautious." Irulan thinks that if Steven slept on it, he might feel differently. You know what I'm kind of getting from this? That Steven is drunk (or otherwise under the influence), since they're all dressed like they just came in from a night out, and that's why Irulan and Arissa (who are dressed like they stayed in) are trying to encourage him to sober up before making this decision. Steven sums up by saying that three people think it's his decision to make. Trishelle says that she also thinks it's Steven's decision. Steven says that his decision is made.