Over And Over, They'll Be A Fool For You
In old news, Gus and Hera talk to their new "alliance" (including Avi and Joe and Hayden and Aaron) about how much they can't stand Spazpants. "He is a pain in the ass," Gus says presciently. And he's not even drinking yet.
More new stuff: in Iceland, Bolo and Lori come up with a trick to get through customs faster. Bolo "pretends" to have some limitations in need of accommodation. "My brother," Lori says, indicating Bolo -- who looks about as much like her blood relative as I look like Lucy Liu -- "he's a little bit slower than the rest of 'em. We're doin' a race, and we're tryin' to get ahead of everybody. Can we go ahead?" As we look at Bolo standing in an awkward, lock-kneed position as if he doesn't walk well, Lori voices over that this was their "technique" -- to make like Bolo was "a special person." Bolo clears up precisely what kind of "special" he was supposed to be by saying that he has three or four friends with cerebral palsy. "They're one of the strongest people on this earth," he says with his typical flair for language. It would have been so much easier if he had just pretended he was stupid. And really, as I said with Charla's "doctoro," I don't bother being offended by this in and of itself as much as number one, I think it's just not what I want the show to become; and number two, you can't be a hypocrite about it. Of course, in Bolo's case, he's not dropping interview gems about how he just wants to be treated like everyone else, so there isn't as much "number two" involved as there was when Charla did it, and yes, you may embrace that double meaning, as it was entirely intended. But still? Stupid and annoying, and shut up, Bolo. As Bolo limps, he tells himself, "This is for a million dollars." Which, as we know, makes everything okay. Aaron and Hayden actually talk in their car about how stupid she thinks that stunt was. It's very unsettling to find myself agreeing with her about much of anything, but there you go. She suspects that Bolo's karma will "come back and bite [him] in the butt," and I tend to agree, at least somewhat. It's a lot worse than not tipping a cab driver, after all.