So, in brief, teams who showed signs of serious stupidity there: Meredith and Gretchen, Ryan and Chuck, Ron and Kelly, Heidi and Megan. Stupidity, I'm saying. It's not like only one of those teams blew it, either. Four out of eleven teams -- FOUR OUT OF ELEVEN! -- took a later flight when an earlier one was available and could have been theirs for the asking had they just looked. That is kind of depressing and inauspicious.
It gets to be evening, and everyone sits on the beach around a fire. Not unreasonably, Rob mentions that this kind of reminded him of Survivor, and he was sure everyone would be plotting against him. Nicely, this comes at the close of the first hour, just about, so I'm throwing out all Survivor references as introductory to this point, and after the first hour, I don't want to hear a whole hell of a lot about it, mostly because it sets off a firestorm in the forums, which is a huge pain in the behind for me, and really? All about me.
In the morning, Debbie and Bianca, Susan and Patrick, and Rob and Amber head for the airport to catch the 6:00 AM. Amber -- working a headlamp over a fuzzy hat in a combination that I just don't think is going to work -- comments that while the other teams are being nice to them, she senses that they don't want them around. True, of course. "They don't want us to win again," he says. "That's just too bad for them, isn't it?" And basically, your entire opinion of Boston Rob, I think, comes down to whether you think he's being cocky there, or he's doing himself being cocky. I tend to read it as the second one, and I find it a little funny, but I certainly get how people feel otherwise. These three teams head in as 7:00 AM flyers begin to arrive, followed by 7:40 flyers. The 6:00 AM leaves as planned, but then there is bad news about the 7:00 AM. As it turns out, the 7:00 AM has been delayed. Like, a lot. By what are referred to as "technical difficulties," which makes me think it's a problem with the vertical hold or something. I've never heard a plane referred to as having "technical difficulties." The way it works out, the 7:00 AM plane is screwed enough that it's now going to leave behind the 7:40, so all the stupid people are not going to pay for their stupidity, which is really fucking frustrating. Megan and Heidi are all hugging and "Eeeee!", and I kind of hate them now. I mean, more.
Commercials. Wow. A movie called Spring Break Shark Attack. I almost can't not watch that. I hope everyone gets eaten.