Lake and Michelle, meanwhile, learn that they have come to the wrong bus station. Mwah-ha-ha! They get a taxi to take them to the right one. Between that screw-up and the non-reading of the entire airline-ticket clue from the first episode, they are suffering from a severe lack of sharpness. It's practically the only thing I like about him so far that he has managed to avoid the trap of many guys of this type that we have seen, in that he hasn't blamed her entirely for everything that goes wrong. Well, that we've seen.
Dave and Lori and Desiree and Wanda get to the bus station. They both grab tickets on the 11:15 AM bus, so basically, all my favorite teams are now on the same bus. I sure hope it doesn't crash. It's like having everyone who knows the formula for Coca-Cola riding on the same plane. After pulling their departure times, Desiree and Lori share a high-five, which looks very genuine and reflects well on both of them and makes me feel happy. I always want all the nice people to like each other. It's so affirming.
Danielle and Dani arrive and find nothing but 12:15 departures available. When they run into the Choad Family, they ask when the guys are leaving, and somebody says, "Two hours before you guys." Eric tells Danielle that he's heard she has "guns," so she peels off her jacket and shows off her bicep. That is a bodybuilding bicep, y'all. That is a gym girl, so it's no wonder she did all those damn stairs. Of course, not content to admire her arm, Eric turns her around and stares at her ass, saying, "Let me see this, then." She smiles, not that she had much time to think, and then he says, "I'm going to touch it a little." And then he does. It's that ownership that I think is so fucking creepy. That's why I hated BJ and Tyler with the "Can I call you 'Great Big Tits'?" thing in the opener. The fact that she has a cute ass or big boobs doesn't make it, or them, yours. I find it particularly unsettling that this is Eric's reaction to seeing a woman with a lot of physical strength. She shows off that she has big muscles, and he immediately -- immediately -- goes directly to a way to insult her, by grabbing her ass without permission. She laughs, but again, it really doesn't make it okay, because it's not like it's the first time this kind of thing has ever happened to her, and you really don't have a choice. You laugh, or else they walk away and mutter that you're probably a lesbian. That's who these guys are. That's what it is to think that you have a claim to other people just because you're hot for them. Showing off her bicep is not an invitation to turn her around and stare at her ass, and letting you stare at her ass is not an invitation for you to grab it. It's gross. It's not a matter of where the line is, even -- it's a matter of who draws it, and it's her, not you, so don't grab people in public, okay, dipshit? You can grab all the asses you want, and it's not going to make you any more of a stud than you already aren't.