But anyway. Everybody piles off the ferry at the other end, and some ask for directions inside a little office of some kind, where they're told to go right, while others ask a dude walking down the street, who says to go left. As the foreboding drums indicate, the teams who ask the street dude and are told to go left are not being sent the right way. These include Ron and Christina, Nicolas and Donald, and Marianna and Julia. Never trust a street dude! (Just one of my New York lessons.) (Sometimes they pay you compliments!) (But you still shouldn't believe them about everything!)
And now, it's time for Relationship Talk With Nathan and Jennifer. Specifically, he's pissed off because she's walking as they're going along the road. Other teams appear to be running, including Kynt and Vyxsin -- Kynt congratulates her, calling her "little pink kitten," which...again, that just isn't consistent with my understanding of Goth subculture. It's just not this happy. If it were, no one would be irrationally afraid of it. In an interview, they discuss their high level of "tenacity," and Vyxsin calls them "Gothic Energizer bunnies." I think that means they just keep on hurting and hurting and hurting and hurting.
And now, one of the funniest subplots of the week: Nathan Swears Like His Own Granny. He hollers "God bless it!" or "God blast it!" or "Dad blast it!" or "Dag blast it!" or something, as Jennifer lags behind. And then he says to her, calmly and with hate, "You are the worst person at this I've ever met." The worst at...what? The worst at racing? The worst at walking down a country road in Ireland in the rain? And how many people he's "ever met" have given him an opportunity to test their skills? She whines that she's trying as hard as she can, and then she says he knows she's "not good at long-distance sprinting." "Every other girl," he begins (unwisely), and she breaks in: "I DON'T CARE! DON'T COMPARE ME TO OTHER GIRLS!" This is where I start thinking that Jennifer is like a fortune cookie, and you can kind of add "in bed" at the end of everything she says. "Don't compare me to other girls [in bed]!" I know, that's mean. I know. "Oh my gosh," he says, suddenly realizing how things are beginning to Flo, and she yells, "Shut up, Nate!" She interviews that she was very unhappy that he didn't manage to "keep his cool and watch his mouth." Apparently, she keeps her cool by shrieking, because otherwise, WHAT? She questions for the first of what I suspect will be many tiresome times whether she really wants to be with someone who blah blah blah [subtext] HE CHEATED ON HER [/subtext] blah blah.