The Real World D.C. house became a veritable Streetcar Named Desire as the relationship between housemates Emily and Ty escalated. There were exhibitions of brute strength! Spitting! Sexually charged fumblings!
By the end of the quarrel, Ty tried to dismantle the very pillars holding the house together.
In a discussion after the fight, housemate Emily explains that, to her, spitting in one's face is "not a sign of disrespect" but rather a sign of "at loss of what to do when under physical you know - restraint."