Meanwhile, Ken climbs up onto the fishing platform and starts in on the winch. They take their boat in under the net and Gerard grabs the clue, but then the net comes down on his head and he trips forward and pitches into the boat on his face. These guys seriously have some issues with boats and staying vertical. They get things straightened out and maneuver out from under the net.
Ian chomps his gum as he and Teri get to the beach. They hop out and run for the pit stop. "We're comin', Phil!" Ian yells in his usual way. I still think they're annoying, but I have to say that their "We're comin', Phil!" is starting to grow on me in a bizarre way. As they cross a wide swath of sand, however, a very, very strange thing happens. Ian starts to snap at her under his breath, "Don't outrun me. Don't outrun me." It's kind of...creepy, especially considering that he outruns her all the time. I can't help wondering what that's about. They step up to the mat, and the absolutely adorable greeter welcomes them to China Beach. Welcome, Team Asshat, you're team number one. Oh, and you get a cruise to Alaska. Hey, say hello to the Guidos. They may still be there. Phil mentions to Teri that she seems to be getting happier and happier, and she attributes it to being closer to home and closer to her family. I suspect being in first place has something to do with her improved attitude as well, as it does for Ian. Ian gives this really nice speech about how Teri is his friend and lover and shmoopycakes (ew), and then they walk off on the beach, holding hands. Which would be a lot more affecting if I weren't haunted by that image of him yelling "COME!" at her.
Ken and Gerard are running through the streets, asking about the location of China Beach. They ask whether they can walk or need a cab, and they get a lead that the cab will be necessary, so they grab one.