But behind Brendon, the Border Patrol tells him they're here to follow and haven't played the game yet. Rachel snaps at everyone to get out of their faces, but soon Vanessa's getting into it, arguing with Rachel about which of them shoved the other. "I'm much smaller than you," Vanessa points out. "I don't take up that much space." The other teams are laughing at the rising hostilities until Rachel calls them all crazy and Vanessa says dismissively, "Put on more sparkles." Advantage: Vanessa. As always. Ralph tells her to stop and she says she will. But since Rachel's not done yet, neither is Vanessa. "How old are you?" Rachel asks Vanessa, which is quite a question coming from an individual of Rachel's emotional maturity. "Aren't you, like, 38?" Wow, really? Maybe Vanessa wasn't kidding about her plastic surgery back in Turin. Vanessa confirms that's her age and adds, "And somehow I still look younger than you." Mean, but true. "Honey, get your nose done before you get your boobs done," she continues. "Do everybody a favor." Yow, look who brought a gun to a knife fight. Rachel stands there with her mouth open, in the typical shocked expression she deploys when anyone is as rude to her as she so frequently is to others. I'd invite her to chew on that through the commercial break, if her mouth were not for once completely immobilized.
They're still arguing after the ads, even though Ralph would still like Vanessa to stop already. As the line progresses and Team Big Brother moves to the next stage, JJ says, "That they're even in the same race as us is disgusting." Brendon doesn't care about any of this, even though he started it and Rachel got into it by defending him. But Rachel's meltdown needle is deep into the orange zone, especially as she sees JJ at the next window openly laughing at her. Brendon has to go follow Rachel as she cries over Vanessa's trash-talking. Vanessa sees this across the concourse and remarks to Ralph that Rachel's reaction is "over the top." Well, not for Rachel. "You made her cry," Ralph points out. "I didn't make her cry, her lack of self-esteem made her cry," Vanessa argues, not entirely incorrectly. "If you can't take it, don't dish it out." Yeah, Rachel still doesn't have the hang of that.