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The Real World Season 12 Episodes

28 Episodes 2002 - 2002

Episode 1

Episode 1

Tue, Sep 17, 2002 60 mins

Cast members arrive at their new home: a penthouse suite in a Las Vegas casino hotel. The cast features sweet Boston native Arissa; self-described "party animal" Brynn; Frank, who hails from a small Pennsylvania town; likable Alton, who plays the violin; artistic Irulan, who has a boyfriend back home in New York; Trishelle, a flirtatious Louisiana native; and Steven, who's in the midst of getting divorced.

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Episode 2

Episode 2

Tue, Oct 29, 2002 30 mins

Frank vies for Trishelle's affections, but to almost everybody's surprise, his efforts go for naught. She hooks up with Steven instead.

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Episode 3

Episode 3

Tue, Sep 24, 2002 30 mins

Alton's former girlfriend, whom he slept with before leaving for Vegas, may be pregnant; Trishelle discusses the loss of her mother and the impact it had on her relationship with her father; Brynn hooks up with Steve and Trishelle.

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Episode 4

Episode 4

Tue, Oct 1, 2002 30 mins

The roommates receive their job assignments; Arissa misses her boyfriend and becomes annoyed with Irulan, who blames Frank for the rift.

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Episode 5

Episode 5

Tue, Oct 8, 2002 30 mins

Irulan flirts with her boss Marc, but becomes uncomfortable with his attention; Arissa is hurt by a "joke" Frank makes, causing Alton to come to her defense.

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Episode 6

Episode 6

Tue, Oct 15, 2002 30 mins

Brynn's jealousy of Steven and Trishelle's relationship erupts when the lovebirds decide to share a room. In the melee that follows, Brynn throws a fork at Steven and pushes him; and he demands that she be kicked off the show.

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Episode 7

Episode 7

Tue, Oct 22, 2002 30 mins

The roomies take part in a "Good to Be Bad" event at Rain, but not all of them enjoy the roles they're assigned. Brynn and Irulan have fun preparing a sensual ski dance with each other, but Alton worries how he will be perceived. Also, Trishelle's behavior with a bartender rubs the other girls the wrong way.

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Episode 8

Episode 8

Tue, Oct 29, 2002 30 mins

Alton hooks up with a contestant in the "Ghetto Fabulous Bikini Contest," but their romp in the communal bathtub doesn't sit well with Arissa. Also: Brynn, in need of extra cash, takes a part-time job as a go-go dancer.

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Episode 9

Episode 9

Tue, Nov 5, 2002 30 mins

The roomies worry that Trishelle has an eating disorder; Alton has a minor problem that Irulan hopes she can solve for him.

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Episode 10

Episode 10

Tue, Nov 12, 2002 30 mins

Irulan's boyfriend Gabe arrives for a visit. Also: Alton's mother visits, bringing with her important papers that Alton must sign regarding the case against the man who abducted and killed his brother.

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Episode 11

Episode 11

Tue, Nov 19, 2002 30 mins

Steven's best friend, who is gay, arrives for a visit. Everyone likes him except for Alton---who admits that he has issues with gay people. Brynn, however, helps him to rethink his position. Also, Trishelle acts jealous when Steven hits on a few sorority girls.

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Episode 12

Episode 12

Tue, Nov 26, 2002 30 mins

Frank meets a nice girl who's in town for Spring Break. Looking for some privacy, they choose to retire to the confessional, but their fun is interrupted by Arissa, who walks in on them. Also, the roommates' latest performance at the club draws a small crowd, causing their boss to become concerned with their work performance.

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Episode 13

Episode 13

Tue, Dec 3, 2002 30 mins

The roommates attend an all-day workshop that teaches team-building skills; Arissa begins to feel comfortable with the others and opens up to them; Alton and Trishelle both come to terms with their feelings relating to their lost loved ones.

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Episode 14

Episode 14

Tue, Dec 10, 2002 30 mins

Brynn is torn between Mo, a cool guy she's been hanging out with, and Austin, a nice guy she met a week before coming to Vegas. Also, despite being late and nauseous, Trishelle refuses to take a pregnancy test until Steven buys one for her.

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Episode 15

Episode 15

Tue, Dec 17, 2002 30 mins

Arissa is involved in a fight with a female customer at the Rain nightclub after the woman calls her a name. Also: Arissa's boyfriend visits, which causes Irulan to pitch a tent in the living room to give the lovebirds privacy.

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Episode 16

Episode 16

Tue, Jan 7, 2003 30 mins

Irulan celebrates her birthday and has fun with her visiting friend Mikey and Alton, with whom she goes out to celebrate. Also: Alton hooks up with a school teacher.

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Episode 17

Episode 17

Tue, Jan 14, 2003 30 mins

The cast learns that they're going to Australia to promote the Palms. Also, a drunken Steven tells Trishelle that he loves her, but the admission causes them to go their separate ways. In Australia, Trishelle hangs out with Frank while Steven spends time with the other roommates.

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Episode 18

Episode 18

Tue, Jan 21, 2003 30 mins

In Australia, Irulan is upset with Alton for bunking with the boys instead of her; Alton, however, is having a ball, and claims to Steven that he slept with two women at once earlier in the evening. After the roommates return to Las Vegas, that claim plays a part in Irulan's decision to go home.

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Episode 19

Episode 19

Tue, Jan 28, 2003 30 mins

Rather than be "played" by Alton, Irulan prepares to leave for home until Arissa convinces her to stay. However, when she learns of Alton's tryst in Australia, an angry Irulan confronts him about it.

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Episode 20

Episode 20

Tue, Feb 4, 2003 30 mins

Arissa has a major fight with her mother that leaves her in tears. She later celebrates her birthday with her roommates and not her uncle, who's visiting Vegas. Also: Frank's ex-girlfriend Emily visits; he hopes to rekindle their romance.

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Episode 21

Episode 21

Tue, Feb 11, 2003 30 mins

Frank has relationship issues with Emily; and travels with Steve and Trishelle to L.A. for an interview to enter USC's MBA program. Also: the housemates work on a story for a Stuff magazine article and pictorial.

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Episode 22

Episode 22

Tue, Feb 18, 2003 30 mins

Alton and Irulan continue their drama, with Alton resenting her decision to date his friend Davin. Meanwhile, Arissa contemplates breaking up with her boyfriend of six years.

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Episode 23

Episode 23

Tue, Feb 25, 2003 30 mins

Trishelle's friend Brian visits before leaving for China, where he plans to do volunteer work. Steven encourages the relationship, but can't hide his jealousy. Also: Irulan, Arissa and Trishelle take part-time jobs at the hotel pool as cocktail waitresses.

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Episode 24

Episode 24

Tue, Mar 4, 2003 30 mins

Steven admits that he has feelings for Trishelle, but they decide to remain just friends. Steven also celebrates his birthday. Meanwhile, Irulan and Alton discuss their feelings for each other; and Alton almost gets into a fight when someone spills a drink on him.

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Episode 25

Episode 25

Tue, Mar 11, 2003 30 mins

Brynn suffers anxiety and panic attacks and fears she may be schizophrenic; she also worries about her mother, who has checked herself into rehab. In other events, Arissa and her ex-boyfriend have a yelling match on the phone; Arissa meets a nice guy named Alex.

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Episode 26

Episode 26

Tue, Mar 18, 2003 30 mins

Steven explains to Trishelle that he only wants to be friends, which doesn't go over well with her. Meanwhile, Irulan and Alton's relationship turns hot, but she has second thoughts when he asks a dancer for her phone number in front of her.

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Episode 27

Episode 27

Tue, Mar 25, 2003 30 mins

Arissa contemplates getting back together with her ex-beau Dario until a friend of Irulan's---who knows Dario from school---tells Arissa some heartbreaking information. Also: Steven plays matchmaker for Trishelle and introduces her to a nice young man.

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Episode 28

Episode 28

Tue, Apr 1, 2003 30 mins

The Vegas roommates prepare to go home. Before they do, they enjoy one last night on the town, and take a helicopter tour. Also: Arissa doesn't want to return to her native Boston; and Alton and Irulan contemplate a bicoastal relationship.

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