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2005
Howdy, Welcome to Austin
Seven strangers arrive in Austin and embark upon their new journey. Wes, Nehemiah, Johanna, Rachel, Danny, Melinda, and Lacey all seem to mesh well at first and crushes are developed fast.
 
21 Jun. 2005
Chaos on 6th Street
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28 Jun. 2005
One Man's Loss; Another's Gain
Melinda comforts Danny, who is in extreme pain from his broken cheekbone, while the roommates have another night on the town.
 
5 Jul. 2005
Danny's Surgery
Danny's dad comes to visit and he and Melinda accompany Danny into surgery. In the hospital, Melinda comforts Danny and the two grow even closer.
 
12 Jul. 2005
Love & War
When Rachel talks about her experience as a soldier in Iraq, an explosive argument about war ensues with Nehemiah.
 
19 Jul. 2005
First Dates
While "on a break" from her boyfriend back home, Rachel finds a new romance with Colin. Wes and Nehemiah raid the groupie drawer in search of potential hook ups.
 
26 Jul. 2005
Mel and Danny Get Up Close and Personal
The roommates soak up the bar life, while Danny stays home to recover from his eye surgery. Just when Danny thinks he is all alone for the night, Melinda surprises him with hugs, kisses, and nakedness, which saves him from his sorrow.
 
2 Aug. 2005
A Heartbreaking Valentine's Day
Melinda primps and prepares for her big date with Danny, but when Danny arrives home from his shopping spree, he receives the tragic news that his mom died earlier that day. Stunned and shocked, Danny plans a flight home to be with his family.
 
9 Apr. 2005
Heading Home
A heartbroken Danny returns to Massachusetts for his mother's funeral.
 
16 Aug. 2005
Jo and Leo Sittin' in a Tree?
Jo and Leo finally go on a date! Jo decides she actually doesn't have strong feelings for Leo but she still flirts with him at the bar.
 
23 Aug. 2005
Danny's Back!
The gang's next film assignment is to create short portraits of each other. They choose the following set-ups: Rachel/Lacey, Wes/Nehemiah, Mel/Jo. They are also surprised to find out that they have their very own editing room in the house.
 
30 Aug. 2005
Things Are Heating Up
While Wes is out on the town trying to be the pimp he always says he can be, he meets the hottest girl in the whole bar, Wren. After Rachel makes out with the bouncer of a local bar, Nehemiah calls her a slut and Rachel freaks out. The girls try to console Rachel but all she wants to do is hit Nehemiah and go home.
 
6 Sep. 2005
Trouble's in the Air
The gang screen their portraits for their editor, Paul, who criticizes Nehemiah's work. Since Nehemiah was a film major he is surprised and hurt by this but takes it in stride.
 
13 Sep. 2005
Ranchin' It
Mel plans a weekend getaway for the gang on a ranch, but the boys seem to be thinking of open pastures in the relationship sense. The thought of a little horesplay makes Danny question just what he is doing with Mel. In Real World fashion, the gang hit the bars the night before their trip.
 
20 Sep. 2005
Johanna's Jailbreak
Drinking seems to bring out another side of Johanna. Where could it possibly land her? Rachel and Johanna sit around and talk about Johanna's drunken actions the night before. Johanna seems to get out of control when she puts back a few, so much so that it took Rachel and Mel to hold her back.
 
27 Sep. 2005
Jo and Leo: To Be or Not to Be?
Johanna has it bad for Leo, but (surprise!) Leo has a girl on the side. Johanna talks with Wes and gets his take on the whole situation. Wes tells her to be more up front with what she wants and to watch out, but Johanna can't keep her distance.
 
4 Oct. 2005
The Best Documentarians Yet
Love and work don't always mix so well. Danny realizes how lucky he is to have such a great connection with Mel and asks her to be his girlfriend. SxSW starts and the gang jump into work mode--well, maybe just a few of them. The group finds out from their boss, Paul, that by early next week they must have a decent rough cut of their documentary or they can't go on their vacation.
 
11 Oct. 2005
SxSW All the Way
South by Southwest is in full swing and the roomies are busy gathering footage for their documentary. First up is the band Halifax, whom everyone seems to like except for Lacey. When the band chills at the Real World house, Rachel develops a little crush on lead singer Mike.
 
18 Oct. 2005
Love Hurts
Rachel's boy Erik is paying Rachel a visit, but it's not clear yet whether love or heartbreak is on the itinerary. Meanwhile, Danny starts the search for the guy who sucker-punched him.
 
25 Oct. 2005
The Pressure's On
The pressure is on the roomies as the deadline for their film project approaches. Everyone's reputation is at stake, especially aspiring film student Nehimiah's.. Since the housemates know that Nehimiah has previous editing experience, they leave all of the video editing to the expert, something that Lacey and Rachel don't feel completely comfortable doing.
 
1 Nov. 2005
Watch Out, Costa Rica
Watch out, Costa Rica...here comes the cast from Real World: Austin! The housemates are so psyched to be in Costa Rica that they head straight for the beach as soon as they arrive at their ocean-view hotel. And of course, it wouldn't be a vacation without a late night of bar-hopping and hitting the town.
 
8 Nov. 2005
Nehemiah's Actin' Up
Wes can't seem to get his mind off the ladies, especially the frontrunner for his heart, Wren. He can't decide whether to continue what he has with her or to start playing the field again. Later the gang gets invited to a special screening of the documentary Dig! Wes and Danny ditch the invitation, claiming they have better things to do with their Friday night.
 
15 Nov. 2005
Who's in Jail?
Ring ring... who is it? Oh, it's Nehemiah and he is calling from jail! The documentary screening is just around the corner and the editor is behind bars. What is the gang to do? After hearing the news of Nehemiah's arrest Danny heads to the Travis County Justice Complex to gather some information on what happened.
 
22 Nov. 2005
Goodbye Austin
All good things must come to and end, and what would a roomie farewell be without some drama for the road?
 

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