The most shocking and intense season of ‘The Real World’ came to an end on April 2, and while yes — we got a little chocked up when they said goodbye, it wasn’t without one last blow out. And it just happened to be the most anticipated fight of the season.
It was only a matter of time until Cory and Brian went at it over Jenny — and the finale of Real World: Ex-plosion was the time to do it.
‘Real World Ex-plosion’ Finale: Most Dramatic End Ever
Coming into this finale, I was expecting the usual — one last night of partying, one last sleepover and one last crazy hook up (my bets were fully on Cory and Jenny) before the gang said a tearful goodbye. However, it wasn’t so much that.
Instead, the finale took place where the last episode left off — Cory fighting Brian in the cab. It was absolutely ridiculous and pretty much exactly what Jenny called it — a fight over who should get more attention. After Brian tried kicking Cory in the face, he was removed from the cab and sent to a hotel for the night. Cory returned to the San Francisco house, where the roommates were beyond sick of hearing from this love triangle. The next morning, he was greeted by Brian and they decided to stay civil for the last few days.
Brian Proves He’s Cray Cray
Shockingly, that didn’t last and after the final night of partying, Brian went absolutely bananas (no literally, Johnny Bananas crazy) and freaked out over Jenny — even though they’re not together and she did nothing. From getting in everyone’s face to breaking Jenny’s bed frame, literally, it was no surprise that Cory had to tackle him to the ground to calm him down.
At one point, Arielle came in to try and make him chill out and when the camera zoomed out, we saw him tackle her — yes, a guy tackled a girl. However,
Arielle didn’t make a big deal out of it, told him it was ok, and he was escorted out. That was pretty much the last we saw of Brian, and we’re hoping that Jenny doesn’t take him back.
Jamie & Thomas Say Goodbye
At the end of every season, I usually get chocked up watching the roommates say goodbye to their roommates. However, this season was a little different — they didn’t really even seem sad. Jamie and Thomas had to figure out what was next for them, since she’s from Houston and he’s from Fort Worth (ironically, not that far from each other). It’s a little strange but he pretty much says since he’s so bad at relationships, he’s not sure they’ll be able to stay together with he distance. However, like usual, she makes a great point — if she’s worth it, it’s worth at least trying. And it worked! She taught him yes another lesson that not all relationships are easy but they are sometimes worth fighting for.
So, was it all waterworks when they had to say goodbye? Not exactly. It may have been the least dramatic separation of an in-house couple we’ve ever seen. She was more emotional the night before hugging Cory goodnight for the last time. I do have my fingers crossed for them to make it work, though!
The Happy Couples — Will They Last Forever?
It was absolutely precious seeing Arielle and Ashley head home together, proving that sometimes love can conquer all. Jay and Jenna also figured out how to get past cheating and commitment issues to be together and left as a couple. While I wasn’t crazy about the exes coming into the house, it was nice to see people come in separate and leave together as a couple like these two.
Cory and Jenny were ironically the last two in the house and returned to the confessional for one last taping — the place where they had sex on the very first episode in those epic bear suits. While they didn’t hook up again, they both agreed to see each other when they’re back in LA — and is it bad we’re kind of hoping they make it work?
Cory did say he was throwing the “player” image out the window and was ready for a girlfriend — could it be with Jenny?
What did you think of the finale, HollywoodLifers? Will Jamie and Thomas last? Will Jay finally stay faithful to Jenna? Will Jenny hook up with Cory again or get back together with Brian? Let us know your thoughts!
— Emily Longeretta