Moving forward at a good clip
You will recall how everyone met at the airport, but you haven't seen the Ron and Kelly meeting with Ryan and Chuck where politics were discussed. "Who'd y'all vote for?" Ryan asks the POW and Pageant Queen. "George W. Bush," Kelly drawls. "Y'all are The Republicans," Chuck says, and although they don't technically say who they voted for themselves, I don't see guys who also consider themselves Republicans setting out to refer to another team as "The Republicans." I could be wrong, but I choose to believe that Ryan and Chuck are not Bush partisans. Ryan tells Ron and Kelly that they look like they'd be gathered around the bottom of a stage chanting, "Four more years!" Not really a compliment, although Kelly seems to take it as one. Chuck adds that Bush would have loved using them as, like, spokesmodels. Awesome. And true! "That is hil-AR-ious," Kelly says, as she thinks about how wrong everything's gone since they started teaching evolution.
Elsewhere, Rob and Amber chat. He says to her as he sits with an arm around her shoulders, "Remember the three rules. Love me, have fun with me...and don't be last." Hey, at least I think he cares about them in that order.
Teams went to Lima. They dug for clues, and the lead teams weren't happy to see Rob and Amber.
Before the teams headed to Cusco, it turns out that everyone spent some time begging in the airport. Wow, Megan or Heidi -- I no longer remember which is which, but I think it's...Heidi? -- shows her back tattoo while they're begging, which is where things start to get uncomfortable. I never like it when begging for money turns into flashing for money. Uchenna and Joyce are panhandling as well, but he's decided that instead of sexing it up, he's going to try acrobatics. Desperate and fun for all ages! It turns out that Uchenna can do a back handspring, which is pretty cool. I have to wonder where he learned that. It looks like he executes it several times, while Meredith and Gretchen just hit people up in general. Because nobody wants to see broke old people. That's tough. Gretchen interviews that she thought it would be a disadvantage not to be young and hot and scantily clad, but it's working okay for her as it is. With her wool sweater. Heh. Alex, on the other hand, tells Ray and Deana he wishes he had boobs. I would like Alex a lot better if his laugh were less irritating. He kind of needs to get together with Anonymous Jen and laugh...like, away from people.