Ryan, sensing that there is something "definitely different" about Katelynn, speculates that she is a trans woman. The women, especially Devyn, notice how attractive Scott is. Ryan's drinking causes concern for the others when they enjoy a night out together. He later discusses the effect of his time in Iraq, and how he channels it into his journal and music.
Kat does not perceive Ryan to be the type of person who would be accepting if she came out to him, but because of the painful experiences that both she and J. Ryan takes umbrage with some of the topical discussions among the others.
The housemates take issue with Chet's pranks, but when J. Baya pursues her dance aspirations. A trip to a gay bar proves interesting for Chet and Ryan. The cast enjoys a visit from Chet's family. Comments about immigrants from a drunken J. Kat deals with the difficulties of her long-distance relationship with her boyfriend, Mike, and looks elsewhere for companionship. Devyn and Scott, who regard each other as " BFF "'s, express their mutual attraction through flirting, but Devin is frustrated by what she sees as mixed signals by Scott, and questions regarding whether or not he is single.
Baya, Chet and Ryan meet with an agency named Crush Management in order to further their aspirations. Baya and Ryan flirt with each other, and he joins her and the other girls in a pole dancing workout class, but they have different ideas about their relationship. Chet explores his romantic opportunities with a woman named Alex, even though they may conflict with his religious beliefs.
Sarah discusses the childhood sexual abuse she suffered the hands of a teacher and inappropriate behavior from her father, to whom she hasn't spoken in eight years, an issue that becomes more immediate when she receives unwanted phone calls from him that greatly disturb her.
Ryan's pranks lead to a retaliation by J. Chet pursues his aspirations of being a TV host, and receives some constructive criticism, a disappointing surprise when he visits the filming location of Total Request Live , and an interview with Pete Wentz.
The suicide of one of Ryan's Army friends gives him cause to discuss the posttraumatic stress disorder that afflicts some of his fellow soldiers, his own traumatic memories of the Iraq War , and how the September 11 Attacks led to his enlistment.
He also discusses the effect on him of the seventh anniversary, ceremonies for which he plans to attend. This also leads to a heated argument between J. Kat comes out to Devyn, but is still ambivalent about doing so with Ryan, who wonders why she has not done so yet, and decides to pursue the matter more directly. Kat is honest with him, but later is angered by both his and J. They try to work on their relationship, but Chet does not approve of her seeing two men.
Ryan's girlfriend Belle comes for a visit, causing Ryan to consider the unwelcome possibility of being recalled to Iraq. Devyn ultimately decides she's not ready to be in a relationship with David or anyone else. Ryan pursues his filmmaking interests, as does Sarah with the art therapy classes she teaches at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center. The group's feud over cleanliness eventually escalates into heated arguments, and violence on J. Devyn pursues a job with a dress designer, and tries to help Sarah with a modeling job.
Chet conducts an interview at Atlantic Records , and further pursues his VJ dreams, but all does not go as planned. Baya, who continues her dance training, explains why she did not accept the dance conservatory's offer, but the military-trained Ryan thinks that her resilience in the face of difficulty could use improvement. Kat launches a website to promote openness and awareness among the transgender community, sparking a more serious conversation on the topic between her and Chet.
San Francisco , and is asked to promote and host a screening for a larger group, but Chet is offended at the reasons given for why he should not be one of the hosts. Scott's family visits to celebrate his 24th birthday, along with his roommates, but Kat, who is broke, needs to work that night. This leads to a series of pranks by an offended Scott, and a heated argument.
He also seeks help from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America IAVA for his knees, and for posttraumatic stress, from which some of his friends and housemates suspect he suffers, in part after seeing his short film, No More Tomorrow, in which his character commits suicide.
On Election Night, Ryan, J. Ryan and a war buddy march in the Veterans Day Parade, and discuss a fallen comrade. The housemates attend an IAVA gala. Ryan is crushed to learn he's being recalled to active duty. Ryan begins preparations for his tour of duty, as do his housemates, who give him a journal to maintain in Iraq. Scott, Baya and Devyn plan to stay in New York, and move in together as roommates.
Ryan prepares to report for active duty as part of Operation: Iraqi Freedom , but not before getting into an altercation at a bar. The women engage in one last war of pranks, with J. Despite the conflict, the group bonds one last time over Ryan's guitar music on their last night together, and enjoys some emotional exchanges as they each leave the loft the next day.
Brooklyn Reunion premiered on April 1, , following the premiere of the season finale. The program, hosted by Maria Menounos , featured all eight housemates. Ryan , whose appearance was a surprise to the other seven, is set to leave for Fort Bragg, North Carolina before leaving for Iraq. Among the topics discussed are how life has changed for the cast, the argument in the season finale, Sarah and Kat's unresolved issues with J.
It is revealed that Ryan and Belle broke up, and that he and Baya are in a relationship. He blogs at http: San Diego and Real World: He got married in In , she had been dating her boyfriend, Mike, for more than two years. She eventually married, but by July had recently divorced.