At 5:00 AM, everyone catches a train to Hanoi. The train offers another opportunity for Tyler to reflect upon the scourge of addiction, because it turns out that they just saw some guys "shootin' dope" as they were leaving. "It brings back a gruesome truth for James and I," he says. "It's not a fun place to be, sitting in an alley shooting heroin," James adds, in a way that looks a little... I don't know, glib or something. I'm used to seeing addicts reflect with a little less smirking. "I remember those days," Tyler agrees. He goes on to explain in an interview that his father died when he was 15, and that fueled the addiction for him. He explains how drugs numb pain, and I feel like I'm a little old for this particular remedial class, but I know it's well-meant, so whatever. The more I know, I guess.
Now we spend some time with the *wins and *lyns, as Erwin explains that they, plus Dave and Mary, are all sharing information and helping each other. Along these lines, Godwin goes to Mary and shows her on a map which travel agencies they're planning on going to in which order. Shortly thereafter, Peter tells Sarah that he's going to the bathroom. A likely story! As he passes the *wins and *lyns, he mutters that he can tell them where the closest travel agency is to the train station, but then he just keeps walking. I have no idea what that's supposed to accomplish, since I doubt he actually has a to-do list with "Make self look like huge asshole" on it, despite the frequency with which it seems that way. Peter's next stop is with Dustin and Kandice, to whom he explains that this other group is cooperating and sharing maps -- in fact, he even thinks they're sharing money. The BQs say they don't even have a map, so Peter says that he'll share a map with them if they'll remember it "down the road." Whatever that means. He leaves. It seems that this hasn't been any sort of alliance up until now, because Dustin doesn't understand why Peter is doing this. Kandice offers, "Because he likes you." I'm not sure Peter likes anything. I'm not sure Peter feels anything. I'm not sure Peter isn't made of marzipan. "We're going to take it on a case-by-case basis with Peter," Dustin says, and for some reason, it makes me laugh a little. I only wish Sarah had been half as skeptical. Seven years she's known this guy. Seven years. He has yet to even reach "pleasant" for one moment of the entire race, which puts him acres and acres behind luminaries such as Flo herself as far as trying to figure out why anyone would be friends with him ever, let alone date him. Doesn't Sarah have friends? Don't they like her? Don't they know what an intervention is?