Monica and Joseph pass BJ and Tyler for first place. BJ and Tyler have decided to refer to Joseph and Monica as "Ken and Barbie," which...isn't very good, since it's slightly appropriate to her, but not at all appropriate to him. He isn't Ken-doll-looking at all. A shot of Lake in his car, snapping directions at his wife, reveals that what I dislike about his appearance is that he has the Jerkweed Tuft. You know, he has the short hair, and right at the top of the forehead, there's a spiky little area that sticks up like a stiff paintbrush? That is the Jerkweed Tuft, and remarkably, it's very rare for guys other than jerkweeds to have them. It's partly a function of badly handling hairline issues (why this is coming up twice in one recap, I don't know), but it's also just something domineering men do, for reasons unknown to me.
In Ray and Yolanda's car, they discuss the fact that they've been dating five years, but it's been long-distance the entire time. Which means there should be quotes around "dating," because really, don't even get me started. Yolanda says that this will be the longest they've ever been together at once. Eric and Jeremy pass the time bantering dully about how they're going to take their $140 to a bar and hit on women. Wow, a whole $140? For the two of you to split with the women you're targeting? That ought to be enough to really impress the ladies! I would certainly never refuse to go home with someone who spent an entire $35 trying to pick me up. As they are passed by Danielle and Dani, they comment, "The hos passed us." Oh. Wonderful. You kiss your mother with that mouth, you fucking asshole? They do go on to call the hos "hot," and say that they can't wait to meet them. I don't know if that's a good idea. It's been known to happen that once you talk to women, their value as hos decreases. Danielle and Dani, meanwhile, are not talking about these nimrods, but are instead discussing the fact that they want to go to Brazil. Danielle (I think) also wants a brush and some makeup.
Fran and Barry discuss the fact that the American flight leaves first, so they'll go for that, and if not that, then Continental leaves next. Wanda and Desiree are all excited, and refer to their team as Team Boricua. Apparently, it means Puerto Rican, which is news to me, because I know nothing. They pass Fran and Barry, and then they also pass Dave and Lori. Lori isn't worried; they can "speed right on ahead" later. For his part, John worries that they might have to go on small planes, but Scott promises that from Colorado to Brazil, you're probably going to be dealing mostly with large planes. In an interview, Lisa (I think) says that she's almost 50, and she looks forward to the opportunity to "unsheath [her] womanhood." I don't want to get graphic, but I'm not sure womanhood can really be unsheathed. Like, what would you sheath? I do like her speech about how she wants to be herself after being other people's wife/mother/whatever for 20 years, and I get a little bit of a chuckle out of Joni's (I think) declaration that they're representing "the big-boned women of America." Because in their case, it's true.