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The Real World Season 9 Episodes

22 Episodes 2000 - 2000

Episode 1

Episode 1

60 mins

In the ninth season premiere, the cast settles into its New Orleans digs: a mansion. As they gradually become acquainted with each other, bonds form, secrets are revealed and potential romantic entanglements swirl to the surface. Also, the cast takes in Bourbon Street.

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Episode 2

Episode 2

30 mins

David expresses an interest in Julie, just as she begins to develop a crush on Matt. Also, Danny pines for his boyfriend, who's in the military and can't visit because he could be discharged if his sexual orientation was discovered.

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Episode 3

Episode 3

30 mins

While partying at a topless club in the French Quarter, Melissa decides to take to the stage, an act that does not sit well with David.

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Episode 4

Episode 4

30 mins

Melissa is unsure whether or not a fraternity boy she dates is right for her. Kelley is beside herself with joy when she and the other housemates learn what their jobs are.

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Episode 5

Episode 5

30 mins

Jamie is stuck in the middle when Kelley and Melissa both compete for his attention---until Kelley becomes attracted to another man. Meanwhile, Julie invites Matt to a drag show that she's performing in.

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Episode 6

Episode 6

30 mins

When her former boyfriend visits, Melissa worries that he wants to rekindle their relationship. The tension causes her to lose her temper---and take it out on David.

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Episode 7

Episode 7

30 mins

With Valentine's Day approaching, Danny is tempted to stray from his long-distance relationship with Paul. Meanwhile, Kelley's relationship with Peter reaches new heights, and Julie's younger brother Alan visits.

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Episode 8

Episode 8

30 mins

Kelley takes the lead in producing the first episode of "The Real 7," the cast's cable-access TV show. But tensions mount when David insists on singing a song during the show's introductory segment. Also: Matt builds the show's set.

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Episode 9

Episode 9

30 mins

After the guide on an airboat ride makes a racist comment, Melissa becomes upset by Jamie's inability to understand her hurt. Also, she, David and Julie discuss racism, language and the ability of words to scar.

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Episode 10

Episode 10

30 mins

David produces an episode of "The Real 7," and alienates some of his roommates by his aloof approach. Also: David invites his mother to visit when he gets the opportunity to sing the national anthem before a minor-league hockey game.

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Episode 11

Episode 11

30 mins

Melissa comes to realize the part her childhood played in contributing to her unhappy present---and makes a brave decision. Also: Matt discusses what he's looking for in a girlfriend, and invites several girls over to the house.

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Episode 12

Episode 12

30 mins

For Mardi Gras, horror scribe Anne Rice invites the roommates to ride on a float in a festival parade. David opts to host a party at home instead, but the other six enjoy themselves---Danny, perhaps, too much.

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Episode 13

Episode 13

30 mins

The cast heads to South Africa, where they tour the townships and District Six, a section of Capetown that was demolished under the country's apartheid system, forcing 60,000 people of color to move. They also experience "abseiling" (descending a steep cliff on a rope) and enjoy a safari.

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Episode 14

Episode 14

30 mins

As the South Africa trip comes to a close, Matt attempts to draw David out of his shell. The roommates also try bungee jumping at Victoria Falls, an experience that proves memorable for Matt, David and Julie.

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Episode 15

Episode 15

30 mins

Danny's family visits and meets Paul for the first time. Also: Danny and Matt, who believes homosexuality is sinful, bridge their differences; and Jamie produces an episode of the "Real 7" that explores the influence of African tribal music.

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Episode 16

Episode 16

30 mins

Julie attempts to emerge from her sheltered past by undertaking new experiences, including singing at a coffee shop's open-mike night and trying her hand at boxing at a party. Also, Jamie confronts Kelley about her attitude toward him.

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Episode 17

Episode 17

30 mins

Julie's family visits, leading to an uncomfortable reunion with her father. She also produces an episode of "The Real 7" and books her brother Alan's band to appear on the show. Danny, who's aware that Alan and his pals have not been exposed to many gay people, tries to change their views.

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Episode 18

Episode 18

30 mins

Julie's use of profanity leads to a major blowup between her and her father. In other events, Kelley is indecisive about leaving New Orleans---and Peter---once taping ends. Also, she makes a curt comment that leads to a spat with Peter.

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Episode 19

Episode 19

30 mins

Melissa finds inner peace after she takes up painting with a local instructor. Also, Jamie decides to enlist Julie as his spiritual guide when he tires of the party-animal lifestyle he's been living.

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Episode 20

Episode 20

30 mins

David produces an episode of The Real 7 focused on swimsuits, and again alienates the others with his independent behavior. Also, Matt meets a girl who intrigues him, leading Julie to pull a prank that further distances her from Matt.

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Episode 21

Episode 21

30 mins

Julie writes a letter to a surprised Matt about their strained relationship. Also, David throws a party for his friends, including several strippers, angering his roommates. In addition, he skips cleaning the house in favor of rehearsing for a recording session, a decision that leads Jamie to call a house meeting to confront him about his behavior.

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Episode 22

Episode 22

60 mins

Following a talk with his roommates, David tries to mend his ways. In other events, Julie and Matt discuss her letter to him, and Kelley---who's kept her distance---reintegrates herself into the house. Finally, the cast members reflect on their stay in New Orleans and bid their farewells.

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