The situation (no pun intended) is a tricky one for MTV. On the one hand, the arrest of a shady character makes for some good drama, but they also don’t want the cast of one of their most successful shows to be connected to drugs in any way shape or form. No one from the cast was arrested for drugs, but the mere fact that one of the cast member’s best friends was arrested outside of the Shore house could be trouble for the network.
Either way, unless The Unit was arrested twice while in Seaside (and let’s be honest: that isn’t outside of the realm of possibilities) the arrest that took place on this week’s episode looked a lot more dramatic than a run-of-the-mill public intoxication bust. There were multiple police cars lining up to cart The Unit away, and The Situation looked genuinely worried for his friend. Something tells us that The Sitch wouldn’t act this concerned if his buddy was just sleeping off his buzz in the local drunk tank.