It's been quite a few seasons since a castmember on the Real World was replaced. If you think about it, it's only happened a handful of times: Beth A. replaced Irene and Glen replaced David in Los Angeles; Jo replaced Puck in San Francisco; Charlie replaced Frankie in San Diego. That's right, it's only happened four times. If you think about the actual number of people who left the show early or momentarily and were never replaced, there's Melissa (Miami), Irene (Seattle), Justin (Hawaii) and Ruthie (Hawaii) whom all left the show earlier than scheduled or in Ruthie's case, went to a treatment program for alcohol mid-season.
It's happening once again: Trisha (Sydney) either decides to leave or hits Parisa (Sydney). It's not clear at this point what exactly happens, but tensions between the two are heating up, as you see for previews for tomorrow night's episode. The trailer makes it seems as if Trisha runs up to push Parisa.
In the past, whether it be on Challenges, Road Rules, or the actual show, the policy on hitting or physical contact has been varied. Stephen (Seattle) actually slapped Irene (Seattle) while she was leaving the house and the rest of the cast was able to vote to keep her in. Brynn (Las Vegas) threw a fork at Steven (Las Vegas) and while he demanded at first that she leave, he rescinded and decided to let her stay. Gladys (Latin America) was immediately sent home after attacking Abe (Latin America), with no intervention from the cast, who later asked if she could back to the show. Steven (Las Vegas) was immediately sent home for slapping Shane (Campus Crawl) during the Battle of the Sexes 2. So, the policy has varied.
The incident which instituted a "no hitting" policy was Steven and Shane. So, by virtue of the fact that Trisha pushes Parisa (as we see in the trailer) she could be immediately sent home. Nevertheless, Trisha does go home midseason.
Who is her replacement?
Ashli (Sydney) - MySpace Page