Now, if somebody can help me understand what the Guidos do here, I certainly hope they will. They inquire about the bus to Krabi, and they're told that it's five hundred miles, and they can't get a bus until SIX O'CLOCK that night. It's, like, ten in the morning when they hear this. It seems to me that you CAN'T take that as your option. To sit around all day like that? You can't. They ask about taxis and are told that it would be too expensive, so they just decide to wait for the six o'clock bus. I don't know whether they're really even more broke than they seemed last time, or whether they're confused about other teams…I mean, at the very LEAST, they've got to assume that all the other teams will catch up to them in the next eight hours. They've got to assume that the tasks remaining will probably not take that long, so at the very least, they're giving in to the Bunching. Why do they seem so willing to take this lying down? They can't be THAT broke, because they talk about killing their eight hours by going to a cheap hotel and sitting and having an iced tea and a shower. (Joe refers to this as "air-conditioned splendor.") Indeed, we next see them in what appears to be a hotel room. Guys, seriously. What are you thinking? There's no time for splendor. There's no time for freshness. There's CERTAINLY no time for iced tea.
Momily, in despair, searching for the private car. "This is slowly souring my attitude," Emily understates as she walks the streets looking. I have to say, based on what we see of this task, I think that if I didn't find the car quick, I'd just stop looking and get the bus. You've got to know when to cut your losses, and this looks like one of the most annoying tasks they've been handed yet. Nancy sees a bus stop at one point, but Emily says no. Unfortunately, we see a glimpse of Frustrated India Emily again as she starts to snap at the locals because she can't figure out where she's going. "Uuugh! Where IS it?" she demands of one guy. Most unfortunately of all, "Screw you," she says to another guy. EMILY! Hey. Seriously. NO. I gave you a pass in India, but I'm not happy to see this again. Next time you go abroad, having seen yourself on TV? Don't. Do. That.
Nancy wants to quit. "Let's just hire a cab. We'll be disqualified, I don't care," she says. "That's a great attitude, Mom," Emily snots, and she's right, of course, but she's not exactly helping the situation herself. After some more wandering, they give up and get a cab. Sigh. Weirdly, as they explain where they need to go, the cab driver starts talking to them about a bus, and Emily says, "No, we have to take a cab." What is that about? This confuses me. Momily gets in the cab. "Nancy and Emily have chosen to not complete the Detour," Phil voices over ominously. Again, sigh.