David puts on his jacket and leaves the house. He mournfully strolls along the beach. In an interview, he says he left the house that evening because Beth made him feel uncomfortable staying there.
Beth makes the rape equation again, this time to Jon. Jon tries to side-step the entire rape comparison, and basically tells her that it's over, so they have to fix the damage and not focus on who did what to whom. Beth says vehemently that she hopes David is "punished. In some way, shape or form. That he is punished!"
How interesting that MTV chose to run a date-rape PSA during this second batch of commercials.
Tami comes back to the house. Irene and Beth both pledge to support her, because, as Irene says, "what David did was wrong."
Everyone in the house is on pins and needles, wondering how to resolve the David/Tami issue. Irene snips that she felt unsafe with David in the house. ["Dude, she's the one with the gun!" -- Wing Chun]
Dom, Aaron and Jon meet with Irene, Tami and Beth to discuss what to do with David. They do this while David is in the house, which I think is a little déclassé. Dom expresses discomfort at the fact that David is right upstairs. The girls tell the boys, basically, that they don't feel safe with David in the house. All three of the boys, separately, apologize for not stepping into the situation, and state that if they knew it was as serious as it obviously actually was, they would have done so. And they feel bad about it. Apologies are accepted. Tami is wearing a backwards Newsies cap and huge hoop earrings, an ensemble which I think lacks the proper gravitas for the situation.
David in a interview makes a very good analogy, comparing Tami to "the girl at the party who gets thrown into the swimming pool. She's embarrassed, so she acts mad." He then comments that none of this would have escalated to the level it eventually reached if Beth had kept her damn pie hole shut for once in her meddling life.
In the confessional, Beth says they were both screaming "no!" Blah blah blah Beth. Save it for your audition for The Young and The Restless.
Back at the meeting, Dom points out that this entire thing happened right after they had their house meeting in which David promised to behave. "Obviously, someone didn't learn by that [sic]," Irene says, patronizingly. God, she's irritating, too. Why doncha just take David out back and shoot him, Irene? You seem to have an awfully good grasp of what happened, considering the fact that you stayed in bed throughout the entire event. The roommates discuss the fact that David has problems with "taking it over the line." Truly, I think that's the key here; this was the last straw in a series of problems caused by David. If anyone else had pulled Tami's blanket off, a simple apology would have sufficed because no one would have interpreted it as anything more than a misunderstanding and some rough-housing that got out of hand, as occasionally happens.