Meanwhile at the Casablanca airport, the teams who hopped there from Marrakech scamper from their little plane. The first desk Jill visits offers her a nice slam in the face. "It's not possible, all flights to Europe are overbooked," says the woman behind the desk. Big meanie. She's lucky Jill doesn't pick her up and toss her across the room, yelling, "Overbook this!"
In Marrakech, Firecop bails on the airport and heads for Casablanca. They initially plan to take a train, but when they get their taxi for the station, he offers to take them all the way to Casablanca for a hundred bucks or so, so they go with that option. They've presumably managed to hang on to some money, and this is probably a situation where it's not a bad idea to spend some of it, because the taxi could presumably be quite a bit faster than the train, and they're clearly in trouble at this point. In the cab, Andre is still unhappy about the delay back at the airport while Damon persisted in checking flights, but Damon is convinced he was right. That is the most boring argument ever.
The Casablanca airport, meanwhile, is not initially turning out to be a whole lot more promising than Marrakech. As they would say on Sesame Street, this episode is brought to you by the word "full," and by the letters S.O.L. The teams break off into their two predictable subgroups -- BoB works together, as do the crumbling remains of the HugeTinies in the form of FloZach and JVJ. Derek and Flo have a little bickerfest at a ticket counter where he, all smiles on the outside but at least partly serious on the inside, accuses her of being a dirty rat of a player and explains that she and Zach aren't trustworthy the way Gerard and Kenny are. Note that here, Flo claims that she "doesn't like to be nasty." Flo and Derek are ultimately united, though, by their shared hope that Firecop won't show up in time to bunch with them, because everyone loves a leg where there's one team that's practically out of the picture. Man, through that entire scene, I am completely distracted by Derek's noisy and overzealous gum-chewing. I have a feeling it's because he's squelching the tension of the conversation so he can pretend to be friendly.
While the airport is still being worked, here comes Firecop. It's not clear how long the other teams have been at the Casablanca airport by the time Firecop gets there, but it's presumably a while, since Andre commented that it was 7:45 AM when they were in the Marrakech airport, and that's the same time that the rest of them landed in Casablanca. Damon is deliriously happy to see the other teams in the airport when they arrive, but I think he doesn't realize yet that it's going to be a very difficult experience trying to book flights. Difficult or not, Zach laments the arrival of Firecop, complaining that the "whole lead is destroyed." Flo complains in a quick interview that Firecop is believed by the other teams to "piggyback on other people," so she's ready for them to go. (As Flo explains this, there is a hilarious shot of Andre leaning over Zach's back to listen while he and Flo are working on getting tickets. Nice touch.) Flo then decides to put her powers of Italian to use for evil, rather than good. She goes to the Lufthansa guy and tells him that she and Jill are working together, and that he should put both of their teams on the flight, but that there are these guys (i.e. Firecop) following them, and the ticket guy shouldn't let those guys on the flight. Yes, this is stupid, and I don't approve of it, and she shouldn't have done it. I think it didn't offend me all that much because it struck me as a pretty pitiful attempt -- I never believed this would do anything to keep Firecop off the flight, so I guess it made me roll my eyes more than anything else. She is chuckling the whole time, so I don't even think she thinks it's going to work, really. Furthermore, I do think it was born out of her extreme frustration that Firecop was mooching off of everyone else's work to get from one place to another, and while it didn't justify what she did, it did make me think that she had motives other than meanness, and I don't think it mattered much in the end. For better or for worse, she remarks that she and Zach are first on the waiting list for a three o'clock Lufthansa flight. "I wonder what she was able to negotiate," Damon wonders. "I don't know," Andre replies.