Rob and Kimberly and Dave and Mary are both kicking around the airport, and they spot each other. Rob says, "Dave," and Mary declares, "David, we're not going to help them." Rob asks Dave whether they have their tickets, and Dave says, "Yeah, we got our tickets." His failure to say more makes his intent pretty clear. Rob and Kimberly leave. "Whatever," Rob says. "They're not going to help." Dave walks over to Mary and says, "Did you hear him get mad at me?" Wow, I hope she did, because I sure didn't. Mary cackles at the idea that Rob was mad. As Rob and Kimberly go up the escalator, he tells Kimberly that Dave and Mary are "lame," and that he doesn't like dealing with them, or with the *lyns, because "they segregate themselves." Meanwhile, Dave says that Rob and Kim don't talk to them unless they're "in dire need of help." I don't think they're "in dire need" at the moment, really. "We want 'em out, so we're not going to help them," Mary says. It makes me nuts how it seems like all these people are bearing grudges against each other for totally no reason. "We don't like them because they didn't like us first!" I feel like if everyone sat down and said, "I don't have a problem with you. Do you have a problem with me?" everyone would be getting along in five minutes. They should put me in charge of world peace.
Rob and Kimberly continue to mangle the pronunciation, but they find out the same thing about tickets that everyone else has. Rob is surprised by the London connection, too. He asks what the other teams got, and the guy explains that they got these same tickets, so Rob takes them as well. A whole herd can't be wrong!
4:10 AM. Lyn and Karlyn. Karlyn is the first to say she thinks she's heard of it, and it's "a beautiful place." The fact that it's a vacation-ish, resort-ish kind of place suggests that she may be right that she's remembering the right place, so one point for Karlyn's geography knowledge. She goes on to say in an interview that she likes the alliance they're in, but she draws the line at anything that would hurt their chances in the race -- in other words, she's not going to lie down and let somebody go ahead of her. And to that, I say: right on. She follows this with an interesting comment that she tells the other teams in the group not to put themselves to any disadvantage for her, because she wouldn't do it for them. In fact, that's kind of my one rule for alliances if you actually want to stay friends with people and you insist on creating "alliances" with them in the first place. If you're going to have one, you have to make sure everybody is playing by the same rules, which they're not, really, in this case. That's how people wind up getting their feelings hurt -- Mary thinks they have one kind of alliance, and Karlyn thinks they have a different kind of alliance.