'The Real World: New Orleans' Recap: So Long!

real world new orleans finaleSahar, charmed by an Edible Arrangement, couldn't say goodbye to Pablo on the season finale of The Real World: New Orleans, but the entire cast had to say farewell to the Big Easy.

There were tears, there was thunder ... there wasn't a fruit bouquet in the world big enough to ease the ache in their hearts. And yet, another season came to an end and the roommates were forced to move on.

Let's take a look at how they each bid adieu:


Ryan said goodbye for a second time (well, sort of), but not before reminding everyone in the house why he left the first time. From his hair to the blue bird graphic MTV had to use to censor his middle finger, everything about him irritated me. Good riddance. 

Knight and Eric showed us that parting truly is sweet sorrow. Especially when getting ready to leave means devouring a freezer section's worth of ice cream. After watching Knight yak in the street, surely there is a spike in lactose intolerance among 18- to 34-year-olds across America today. 

Poor Jemmye tried to have a moment, waxing poetic about life taking place in the house, and everyone cut her down. McKenzie joked that she was "the most improved," which I actually think is true. She arrived flashing her vajayjay all over the south, and Jemmye left a woman with perspective and about two inches added to her hemline. Well done. 

Preston, it seems, was the only roommate to take a little bit of the Big Easy with him. And I'm not talking about a doggie bag of crawfish. Did he take Marty to Boston? 

McKenzie and Sahar also left focusing on their relationships -- Sahar went back to Michigan to deal with Pablo, and McKenzie, suffering from the longest-lasting bout of beer goggles on record, tried to maintain something with her St. Paddy's Day hookup. 

That leaves just Ashlee, who was the only cast member not to have her own problem storyline. Ashlee, you were far, far too functional to be on this show. And I mean that in the best way possible. 

So what's next for the NOLA cast? Fame? Fortune? A "Loretta & the Soup Kitchen" spinoff?

Most likely there will be a reunion show, maybe a few appearances on Real World/Road Rules Challenge, and then the cast fades away into MTV folklore. 

Did you watch The Real World This Week? What did you think of the season finale? 

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