David Edwards was already up against it reconnecting with his former “Real World: Los Angeles” costars for “The Real World Homecoming: Los Angeles,” and now his “unpredictable” conduct is generating alarm once more, as Jon Brennan pointed out.
Edwards was notably ejected from the initial season when, despite Tami Roman’s protests, he yanked a blanket off an underwear-clad Tami Roman on camera.
In the first two episodes of the Paramount+ revival, the two eventually came to an understanding about the issue, but in Wednesday’s new hour, he began to irritate some of his other roommates.
David opened up about a recent bicycle mishap that occurred shortly before filming began in this episode. Edwards was hit by a truck while riding his bike through downtown Los Angeles, and he awoke in the intensive care unit.
Doctors had to drill into his skull, leaving him with a visible dent in his head as well as a shattered clavicle, wrist, and maybe ribs.
Brennan questioned David if alcohol had “been a challenge” for him throughout his life during a one-on-one conversation with Jon — and after he was observed refilling his margarita. After a puff on his vape pen, David responded with a simple “No remark,” before hacking up a lung.
Before going home for dinner, the gang went bowling, eradicating the memory of a particularly terrible bowling incident from the original series.
Irene Berrera-Kearns noticed David’s water bottle was constantly being refilled… with gin. He was acting like a different person by dinnertime, approximately 8 p.m.
Glen Naessens made a joke about Tami’s wigs as they all came down to dine, which David did not find amusing. “What the f—-?” he said as he stood up from the table and grabbed an apple, which he hurled at Glen.
“Don’t be disrespectful to the queen!” David then said again to Glen, who irritated David even more by referring to him as “Dave” a few moments later. Glen went to the rooftop patio, where he, Jon, and Beth Stolarczyk all expressed their concerns about David’s behavior, frustrated by the situation.
Before Glen began to poke the bear by continually calling him “Dave,” David briefly joined them, asking Beth to go downstairs and grab him a drink, which she denied.
Jon chastised Glen for exacerbating the problem in a confessional, saying, “Shut it down for a minute, man. David was completely inebriated. It’s a good idea to leave him alone right now, and I’m worried about him.”
David eventually left the group alone once more.
When Glen wondered if this would develop into a “David intervention,” Beth asked if they would “feel alright” just sitting back. She went on to say, “It kills my heart.
“As Beth A. joined them and tried to put some of David’s behavior into perspective, they all agreed that if all six of them “ganged up” on him at the same time, nothing would get done.
Finally, they decided to let him sleep it off before reevaluating the situation the next morning. They also agreed to pack up all of the alcohol in the house and get it out of there as quickly as possible.