The kids sit around. A pink cab pull up; shockingly, it's not for Tyler. It's for Zach. The kids hug Zach. Paula confessionals that Zach is very positive. While they all hug and Paula cries, John camera-talks the same thing. Tyler cries ugly. Zach confessionals that he has zero regrets about his time there. Friends forever, etc. "Six," says Paula, once he's gone. Sigh.
Another knock. Linda Hunt comes to the door and asks for "Michelle." Svet says there is no Michelle. Since Janelle is at least half smart, she guesses that Linda Hunt actually means her. No one is sad to see Janelle go. Paula camera-talks that Janelle is confident and a diva but a "sweetheart." Outside now. Hugs. Janelle says that she's taken a lot from this experience and now has a huge "level of understanding" about herself and other people. Sure. On display in every episode.
Jose sings "Paula Walnuts," and then asks to talk to Paula alone on the couch. He's so fucking creepy. He whispers, all "sincere," crying that he wants Paula to be strong. She nods, and then tells us that it's hard to say goodbye to Jose because he has such a big heart...and absolutely no personality or interest in girls. She and Jose hug and whisper about making the right decisions. Cry. Hug. Rub. Wipe tears. Awful song plays.
"Let's do it," Jose tells himself in the mirror. Out on the deck, he hugs Tyler, who cries. Tyler says he loves Jose and that they'll always be tight. Jose hugs them all. Tyler cries again. Paula cries. Jose says that he's learned not to judge books by their covers. He walks off and gets into the FORD! The kids are sadder to see the FORD! go; they actually say goodbye to it. Jose drives off and confessionals about how "real" the experience was. How long it did take him to think that one up? He wipes away a tear and we see him drive off in an overheard shot.
The remaining four sit outside. Cab pulls up for John. They cry again. Svet will miss him. John loves Svet. Hugs. Tyler cries again. Tyler confessionals that he loves John like a brother, even though he's a punk. John and Paula hug. "I'm so glad you pulled through," John tells Paula. He feels like he's grown. He gets into the cab and, with scratchy "fun" music playing, he drives off. You know, because John is fun.
Now a boat pulls up to the dock. The boat guy informs them that the boat is just for Svet and Tyler. Heh. They depart, leaving Paula alone. Tyler falls down the stairs outside trying to carry his bag! Two falls in one episode. Is it my birthday? (Okay, the handle of his bag legitimately broke, but still. He fell and it was awesome and you can't take it away from me.) Paula confessionals that she's never met someone as silly and smart as Tyler. They hug, cry, etc. Paula says, "He high-kicked his way to the top of my list." Genius. More crying and they'll see each other soon. Tyler has learned from Paula to let people in. Now to Svet. Paula and Svet whisper that they love each other. Hot. Paula says that Svet was the one who didn't let her "fall." Svet says that Paula was her comfort and was always there for her. Tyler says that this isn't the end, and that they'll always be a family. The boat takes off and air kisses fly and "I love you!"s and tears and hugs and then Paula is alone. You know, because she's all fucked up.