Multiple plot lines came to their messy conclusions this week as the housemates opened up and let their emotions flow. And boy, there were a lot of tears.

Ryo’s suggestion that the roommates go out to eat barbecue finally happens, with the gang gathering at a rooftop spot in the high-class neighborhood of Omotesando and having a great time digging into grilled meat and seafood. Just as spirits wind down, Ryo makes an announcement we all saw coming: he’s leaving “Terrace House.” His reason? He wants to focus on basketball, but seeing as how he’s been at the center of multiple love triangles for weeks, he probably wants a break from the flurry of flirting that has been thrown his way. His big reveal has all the women crying, some more than others. Vivi even gets a close-up moment, sobbing dramatically on a staircase. Watch out, Claire Danes.

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