Sutan is like a thousand feet tall. Sutan and Tyra mug for a while about who is the real Tyra. Tyra says that she's "Ty-Ty Baby," and Sutan says that he's, "Ty." It's so dumb. And then Tyra yells, "You know what, I think the only way we're going to be able to settle this IS TO GO TO THAILAND!" Well, that was abrupt. And I feel cheated that just because "Thai" is a homophone for "Ty" we have been cheated out of a "Pack your bags, y'all." This show is ass. Oh, but it will get better. The girls jump up and down and all around. Danielle interviews that a few minutes ago she was depressed about the gap: "Forget the gap, sucka, I'm going to Thailand." Tyra tries to talk up Thailand as a legitimate fashion location by mentioning Thai fashion week. Soon, she'll be like, "Get ready to pack your bags, because you'll be the divas of the season at Guantanamo Bay fashion week!" Furonda says that she doesn't know whether Thailand is ready for Furonda, so they'd better brace themselves. Apparently, the Thai people value aesthetics and beauty. Brace themselves, indeed. Joanie quite charmingly says that she's only ever been to Canada. She really is in a battle with Danielle for my everlasting devotion.
Jade tells us once again that we are going to Thailand. The girls pack. Furonda puts a shawl over her head and says she's Jade. Furonda says that leaving the house is bittersweet. I can't believe they never got into the Black Dahlia stuff (see the "Killer House" forum for more details). Joanie, who likes to pack in her underwear, says that being down to the final six, everyone really has to step it up. Jade packs some gumballs in a plastic bag. Don't spit it on the street! Or, rather, since it's Jade, do. The girls leave. Nnenna says that she doesn't know what's in store in Thailand, but that she has high expectations of herself and thinks that others have high expectations of her, too. Furonda says that Nnenna is one of her main competitors, and that she's going to have to work harder if she's going to win. The girls fly to Thailand and are accompanied by the most hilarious graphic ever. It's a little plane following the route on the map, just like they have on The Amazing Race, but there are pictures of the girls in each of the windows. Oh, and the plane is bright purple. It's awesome.
Sooner than you can say, "The crème de la crème of the chess world in a show with everything but Yul Brynner," we are in Bangkok. Bangkok looks a lot like Times Square. The girls arrive at the airport, and are greeted by a crazy-ass-looking pink van. Furonda says that she's never seen anything like it. Look in the mirror, sweetheart. In the van, Joanie practices some Thai words. She interviews that because they may hope to work in Thailand at some point, it's very important to make a good impression and learn and respect the Thai culture. Joanie would, like, totally use correct capitalization and never talk about the boards on the boards if she were to join the TWoP forums. I love Joanie! Sara tells the others that they learned a lot of stuff while on the plane. Furonda asks how you say, "How much?" She then asks how you say, "Too much!" Oh, that Furonda, she loves a bargain! Furonda interviews that she can't wait to shop, because she has 3,000 baht and is planning to spend it all. A helpful caption tells us that 3,000 baht equals $77.00. I think that $77.00 actually will buy you a lot in Thailand. Nonetheless: heh.
The girls arrive at their hotel, which is no joke. Joanie says that it takes your breath away, it's so beautiful. The girls are greeted by young Thai ladies, and get some fancy-looking bracelet things and a champagne glass full of a delicious-looking beverage. The girls enter their suite, which is amazing. Jade says in that irritating way of hers that the suite is fit for a king, but that they are queens, and it suits them to a "T." There is a big sunken tub and separate Jacuzzi tub, and loveliness all around. Bitches.