In the extended dance mix of Kris's Pretty American sequence, she follows her comments about how "enlightening" it is to visit other cultures by saying: "Most Americans have this idea that their culture is the only one out there, that it is the elite." Snarky-ass cut to Jonathan shrieking at a bunch of cab drivers about how he wants one who speaks English. "And that everyone else is just 'unfortunate.'" Snarky-ass cut to Hayden climbing into a cab and talking about how "gross" it is. Back to Kris, who says, "If I see 'ugly American' behavior on the race, it's really going to bug me." Snarky-ass cut to Freddy arguing with his cab driver over five dollars, followed by Kendra saying "ghetto Africa." Think the show doesn't know when people are assholes? Yeah. It does. And Kris rules. And I'm so glad a few people were tagging along to act human, for God's sake.
Remember how Jonathan made his brilliant alliance with Ejal? And gave the children candy? And Victoria thought that he would be a great father? And how the teams stacked fish and went fishing? And puked over the side of the boat? Well, we see much of it again. The best thing added to the salt-hauling is slightly more footage of Don talking about how much he loves MJ. He tells us that he remembers when he fell in love with her at Stanford, which was his first real love, and that he didn't think he could love her more, but now he does. Of course, I am distracted by the repeat opportunity to second-guess people's strategy, as I often do, and I notice that many of the people who did well with this Roadblock were wearing some kind of a visor or a hat that may have helped keep salt water from dripping into their eyes as they worked, which would seem to be an advantage considering that you're going to get your hair wet, and you don't want it all to drip down and blind you. I often require a similar strategy on the elliptical trainer, lest wisps of my hair drip sweat into my eyes and force me to blink helplessly right through the part where my iPod blasts salsa music to ward off impending death. But I digress. Anyway, the most unfortunate thing added to this sequence is that Lori and Bolo had trouble getting away from the locals on shore, due to what was apparently yet another fare dispute of some kind. Unwisely, one of the guys hangs on to Bolo's backpack strap as they're trying to leave, and unsurprisingly, Bolo's voice begins to rise as he tells the guy not to actually grab him. That's probably as close to a physical confrontation as I've ever seen a racer get with a local. Pretty tense, that moment. As Lori nears the cab, Bolo yells to her not to give the guy who's hassling her any more money, but to just get in the car so they can go.