Over And Over, They'll Be A Fool For You
Old news: "New York Jews in Iceland..." Kris and Jon giggle at everything. Don and MJ believe all of Iceland is drunk: "I think they're all ripped." Hornio fights over sunglasses. Spazpants fights over everything else. Snowmobiles, campsites, tents.
Lena and Kristy discuss sleeping on the glacier, and they conclude that if they're going to keep warm, they'll have to get naked in their sleeping bags. And there's a race scene that ought to start, "Dear Penthouse Forum," if ever there was one. Meanwhile, after Lori and Bolo wrestle and Lori puts the fear of God into Jonathan, Lori gives Rebecca a wrestling lesson. El Hornio rightly believes that Rebecca will break his arm with her new crazy wrestling skills. Come to think of it, I think I could break his arm, and I wouldn't even need lessons. Or wrestling. I think I could do it with a paperback book. "You're down! Stay there!" Rebecca giggles at the end of the teaching. Self-defense is a good thing, even though Rebecca isn't really the person I was looking to see gain an advantage over others.
Old news: Naked Gus scrubs with snow. Lori's implants are frozen. Everyone climbs the ice wall, except for the fools who search for buoys. Hayden and Aaron grab the first-place finish for the first leg, while Avi and Joe doubt Gus and Hera and get the boot.
Joe tells us that "The Amazing Race is an experience that, at least on some level, everybody needs to have in life." He thinks it gives you perspective, even, apparently, if you're only there for like a day and a half. Please. I've been to longer graduation parties.
Old news: Norway! Meredith and Maria stall out endlessly in the parking lot.
Meredith and Maria, it turns out, get help from Kris and Jon. Are you surprised? Yeah, I didn't think so. Of course, all Kris really does is hop in Meredith and Maria's SUV and move it out of the way so that everyone else can go, but it's clear that relieving the tension gets Maria out of her rapidly developing meltdown in time for her to pull it together and get moving, so gratitude is indeed appropriate, and it is present. In their car, Meredith and Maria declare Kris and Jon "very nice people." Heh. Well, yes. That quality was probably particularly evident given the rest of the company. And everybody looks like an angel when you're having car trouble.