Stop Being Polite: The Real World Chicago Reunion
McFayden wisely moves on to ask Chris about Kurt. Chris says that Kurt is a great guy, but that Chris didn't want a relationship and Kurt did. Chris says that he's single now, and looking for Mr. Right. Theo says that he did his dirt outside and didn't bring it back to the house. McFayden says that he figured Theo was a choirboy and, after the hot-tub incident, didn't hook up. Aneesa laughs at that. Theo says that he loves women too much to disrespect them on camera.
Now we see the Keri-and-Kyle clip package. If you're reading this recap, I'm sure you know the progression. They were attracted to each other, they flirted, they admitted that they liked each other, and they kissed. Kyle was still hung up on Nicole, even though he was humping Keri in her bedroom. Keri got sick of Kyle's double-talk and kicked him to the curb. Keri thought CJP was attracted to Kyle and vice versa. In the inset, they show Keri mouthing, "That's bullshit." I'm not sure if it's bullshit that she thought they were attracted to each other, or if it's bullshit that Kyle claimed he wasn't attracted to CJP. Then they show the big fight where Keri accused Kyle of trying to promote his "political career." There was some debate over that on the forums, and I think when she said "political career," she wasn't referring to Kyle actually going into government. I think she meant that Kyle had a carefully crafted image to present to the camera, and he didn't want anything said on camera that might hurt it. McFayden asks Kyle if he played Keri and used Nicole as an excuse not to get close. Kyle says that he tried to be upfront about his feelings for Nicole, but maybe he should have been clearer. He admits that part of the problem was that he was really attracted to Keri. Keri steps in and says that their relationship wasn't as big a deal as the cameras made it out to be. McFayden asks if Keri ever felt played, and Keri says that it only happened one time, and they talked about it, and it was shown on television. McFayden brings up the fighting at the end of the season, and the way Kyle was complaining about Keri always being around. Kyle says that none of them could stand each other by the end, and it was stressful always being under the microscope.