Sometimes I get questions from random folks asking, “dude, what do you have against drinking????”  Which, I guess, is something you could ask if you kind of look at the surface of the story.  But even in the thick of Roomies!, the story is rebelling against the idea that it was alcohol specifically that did anyone in, rather than people doing stupid things while in proximity to alcohol.  Billie’s battle over alcohol isn’t really about alcohol itself, but a battle against her hatred of her own personality which includes lots of alcohol consumption.  If anything’s the villain of Roomies!, it’s depression.

Carly’s declaration of “No, Ruth killed Ruth” does explain why Danny is allowed in their house, for sure.