I would be remiss if I didn't mention that I thought that was totally cool of the Guidos. I mean, on one hand, it's easy to be gracious when you just got the better of somebody, but on the other hand, this is about as un-obnoxious as I've seen them be. Joe and Bill really WERE, I think, trying to tell them how to get back in it. The information was good information. In fact, Joe probably hoped Momily WOULD get back in it, because from his perspective, he and Bill now know that with the FF, they're not going to be eliminated, so they'd probably rather that the team eliminated tonight is ANYBODY but Momily. They'd much rather rid themselves of the Frats or Esquire or Danza. But I give them credit for it, because they managed to do it without seeming any more condescending than was absolutely inherent and unavoidable in the situation. They came across as legitimately encouraging, so there you go.
And in the end, Nancy and Emily take the boat, just like Guido said.
Commercials. Eat at McDonald's. Mmm, fries. Also, the teaser for our local ten o'clock news features distinguished anchor Don Shelby saying, "A dolphin proves he's never too old to have a baby. At ten!" No, that really happened. I wasn't hallucinating.
Bangkok. Thumpy music. Joe and Bill are looking at the FF, which tells them to go to Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi, which is 500 miles south of Bangkok. Meanwhile, Momily heads for the Temple of Dawn.
The Frats have now been looking for their car for two hours. You want an argument for the Esquire take-the-safe-route strategy? There it is. They're still looking as Momily shows up. Incidentally, Kevin and Drew appear, as they did last episode, to be bickering with a little less humor and a little more edge than we're used to. I think it's safe to say, based on events throughout this episode, that this is the part of the race where the mental stress of the conditions start to take a significant toll on the performance of even the really strong teams who have, to this point, done a very good job of not letting things get to them too much. Remember Rob's snit in the last episode? Think about Momily AND Guido AND the Frats AND Danza in this episode people are getting worn down, and you can tell.