On the boat to Ao Nang, the Frats are enjoying a beverage. "This is...this is paradise," Drew says. Kevin holds up his drink. "Gimme a little...gimme a little love," he says, and they clink bottlenecks. They now have a sobering conversation about the lead that Esquire and Danza probably have. They're pretty sure Rob and Brennan beat closing time at S/L/T, but they're hoping maybe Frank and Margarita didn't. Once they clear the boat, they stand on what looks like a little bridge, chatting as the storm continues in the distance (thought it's not raining on them, quite). "We'd better make sure this place we're gonna stay tonight at Ao Luk," Kevin says, "has a roof on it." Drew says something about how "everybody laughs at stupid Americans." Kevin: "Actually, I think they just still keep laughing at you." Heh. Numerous foot-cleaning shots seem to be designed to make us notice that this day was hard on the feet, what with the rock-climbing and everything. "Me, I fit right in," Kevin says. "I melt right into the culture." "Yeah, yeah, you melt," Drew volleys. "I seen the way you melted right into that ocean." Pfft. They're funny.
The Guidos get to the flag at the King. Having scoped it out, they then go and find the cheapest hotel they can. You know, one of my wishes for the next round of this show is that the money be made a little tighter, because I don't think the teams (like Esquire and Danza) that have been substantially more willing to sleep outside have reaped nearly enough benefit from it. I'd rather they really made them live on the cheap, because I think it'd be more interesting.
The Frats get to S/L/T. They reach in to check the envelopes. There are only two. "They both made it," Drew notes sadly. We get very nice shots of Esquire and Danza relaxing by a fire. Drew notes that, due to this string of events with operating hours, they're now fifteen or seventeen hours behind. "We lost an additional eight or nine hours," he says. "They both made it," Kevin repeats.
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8:00 AM, Kevin and Drew at S/L/T. They read the kayak clue, and Kevin takes it. Meanwhile at the King, Team Guido -- in yet another set of matching shirts, these with American flags on them -- get their climbing gear on. "We're here for a reason," Joe motivational-speakers, "and we will complete this and win it in our own special way. We can't get depressed just because we're behind everybody now." Yep. Call that The Legacy of Momily. Furthermore, "our own special way"? Ugh. The Guidos should just start their own religion, because that's the only way they're going to get the recognition for their pure, unadulterated specialness that they're convinced they deserve. "Holy God," Joe says as they approach the big rocks. (See? They're thinking about starting their own religion as we speak.) They explain that their strategy is to focus on the team in front of them: Kevin and Drew.