On this episode of the Real World: Austin, we got to see the cast mates party more. I think this season more than some in recent past focus on the party aspect. Most of the characters are party people. That is obvious to see. They like to go out, like to drink, and from what we can see some do so every night.
This episode surrounded three major focuses. One having to do with the newly formed couple, Danny and Melinda. For now, the two seem to be total opposites. While recovering from eye surgery, Danny is not able to do many things. He can’t go out and party, he can’t have sex, he can’t really work much.
All this leads to problems because Melinda is clearly a party girl, and she doesn’t seem to stop her ways just because her boyfriend is at home waiting for her. She even makes statements such as “I’ll just make out with Rachel.” This does give Danny some pause, and during one of her night’s out, she does end up kissing another man. The lips belonging to their roommate, Wes. She doesn’t end up telling Danny it happened, and he finds from Lacey one night.
Danny does end up confronting her, and it looks like two were just about ready to call an end to their budding relationship. However, Melinda sheds a few tears and all works out for now. It’ll be interesting to see how this relationship continues on.
The other issue that comes to light in this episode is between Rachel and Nehemia. Rachel has recently returned after a year spend in Iraq, where she served as a nurse. This experience has had a severe impact on who she is and her life. She brings it up constantly, and this is an issue for her roommate. He is anti-war, and these feelings causes some problems for the two.
At one point, Rachel and him come to verbal blows, and it is hard to watch. Both are so strong in their beliefs. Each sees their side as the right one. They did come to some type of truce by the end of the episode. Let’s hope it lasts. With recent events, and the war in Iraq, this issue needs to be dealt with carefully by the network in my opinion.
Lastly, we get to see the cast mates begin their job. This week they start learning how to use cameras to document events as they happen, so they can be prepared to do so when it comes to shoot the festival. All the cast mates went to this session. Even Danny with a patch over his eye made it to work.
I think season of Real World really is going to be one of the best so far. The interactions between the cast mates makes the show interesting. This episode was a bit weak, but still enjoyable. I’m wondering what will happen next. Will this little bump in the road mean future problems for Danny and Melinda? What about Nehemia and Rachel? Will more arguments be in there future?
I’m really not all too sure what is to come. I really can’t figure out this cast yet. I think that is what makes me want to continue watching. This cast isn’t as predictable as some have been in recent years. I really have no idea what to expect, and that is the way I like it.
Let me know what you think of this week’s episode of the Real World.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: Comments may contain speculation and spoilers for future episodes of the Real World: Austin so please be aware of that before reading. Also, please remember these are real people that lived in the house in Austin, and not fictional characters. You are entitled to your opinions and expressing them, but calling people names may not be the best way of expressing those opinions.Powered by Sidelines