Cabs, cabs, cabs, on the way to Bangkok. Music: "[Bomp, bomp, bomp, bomp-bomp-bomp BOMP!]" As they approach the city, the traffic gets nasty and snarled. The Gary and Dave publicity machine starts in on Mary and Peach, who Dave allows are "tougher competitors than [he] thought they were going to be." Gary counters that the race requires two people with "killer instinct," and that the Fruit "can't kill anything, except maybe a pink margarita." Well, nitwit, they're running substantially ahead of you, so apparently she who can only kill a pink margarita is at least as well off as he who can kill only a perfectly good joke.
Pak Kong Talad flower market. Boston de-cabs and starts looking for the flag. Chris: "It's in here somewhere, and we're just going to have to figure out where the clue is by walking around." Give him a hand, ladies and gentlemen; he came up with that comment all on his own. For some reason, one guy that they meet holds up his fists, and Chris is highly amused. This sequence is noteworthy because it gives Chris yet another opportunity to use the expression "kick his ass." Did he really need another opportunity? Chris wants to find the flag "before the other chumps get here." Again, I note how carrying The Amazing Purse brings out Chris's eyes. I wish he had matching shoes.
Non-chumps Mary and the Fruit arrive, followed by Taraweasel. Wil comments that the flower market is "really going to separate the men from the boys." Wil, of course, will be filed under a separate special category, "annoying rodents." Back to Boston, having a very stupid conversation about what "corner" means. Chris says that "there's a corner at every road intersection." It certainly is difficult to get anything by Chris. He's a quick one.
"The bully boys' weakness," Gary says, as the Thunk cab approaches, "is that they're not in their natural environment. There are no beer bongs here, there are no toga parties, and there's not a lot of drunken women. These guys don't know what to do without their party, and soon they're going to realize they shouldn't be here at all." This is such an asinine comment that I'm really not sure whether it's supposed to be funny or not, which means that if it is, he didn't do a very good job with it. If he didn't, I think Gary needs to spend a little less time being envious and a little more time running his own race. Come to think of it, I think that's the theme of this entire trash-talking segment.
Boston, still looking. Chris: "It's not just one market, it's a whole world of flowers." The flower market's advertising department runs to put that on all of its promotional brochures, posters, pens, key chains, t-shirts, and suction-cup car-window decorations. Chris goes on to say that he and Alex are in the process of piddling away their lead.