Mary-Ellis Bunim: Are they going to fuck or what? Jesus! We've got to get our ratings up before the new season of Survivor starts!
Jonathan Murray: I put that jar of condoms in there like you told me to.
Bunim: Well, they had better room together or somebody is getting fired.
Coral and Lori have a smoke out on the rooftop patio. Mike plays with the sand in the ashtray. No, really. Lori asks Coral whether she's one of those people who, when she's not happy with something, lets everyone know it. Coral says she's not rude; she just doesn't "extend anything." Mike tells Coral that she was nosy with Ellen. Coral says that she was making fun of Ellen, and sets up some more non-tension by reiterating that she thinks Ellen will be in the house. Mike doesn't agree. Coral asks him whether he wants to bet five dollars. In an interview, Coral says she "halfway kind of hopes that Ellen doesn't walk through that door," because someone will need to hold Coral back. Mike and Coral shake hands on their bet. Ooh, I'm so anxious, worrying that Ellen will be the seventh roommate! Except that I, you know, read magazines and websites, and thus know who all of the roommates are.
Rachel, age eighteen, from Orland Park, Illinois gets off a bus. Rachel voice-overs that she gets kind of freaked out in big cities because it's unfamiliar. She stops at a booth in Grand Central Station (I think) and asks a lady which subway she should take to get to 32 Hudson Street. The lady tells her. Rachel voice-overs that she's "never taken public transportation before alone, and [she's] scared to death." I can't even make fun of her, because subways in general scare me. I think it's from too many repeat viewings of the Homicide episode where Vincent D'Onofrio gets hit by a subway train. Rachel asks a woman on the street (who kind of looks like Jamie Pressly) how to get to 32 Hudson Street. Have they ever given out the house address this many times before? The woman points her in the right direction.