Yes, that's an ugly scene for Emily. Yes, she's way out of line. Yes, she came across like a jerk. But you know what? I think the math here is that you add up Emily's lack of sleep, her lack of regular food, her confusion about the clue, her fear about the unfamiliar circumstances and the mobbing of the cab, some anger about her mom having taken so long to get back (which she feels guilty about, because her mom's crying), and her guilt and discomfort about the poverty she's seeing, and it's not that hard to figure out why you get ugly behavior from her. I'm not excusing it -- she's over the line, no question. But this isn't Amie and Ana in the premiere episode, just leaning out of the car yelling at people that they're stupid because they can't give directions in English. She's scared, and as if the throng of people weren't enough to get her scared, she's experiencing perhaps the scariest thing of all, which is The Moment Your Mom Can't Deal. It's a powerful scene, but fortunately it ends on a better note, as Emily reaches over to comfort her mom again. "Don't worry about it," she says. Cut to Emily, holding her mom, calming her down, cradling her head, stroking her hair -- it's a total role-reversal, and really quite touching. Don't let it distract you from your regularly-scheduled mockery of reality TV, but this last minute or so was actually worth something.
Kevin and Drew, in their cab, realizing that they don't feel like they're getting quite the straight scoop from their driver, who seems to be vacillating on whether he knows where the hotel is. In Cab Guido, Joe (to his -- gulp -- credit) has immediately put together that the little model was the Taj Mahal, so they need to go to Agra. I hate him, but he's right. He manages, of course, to put it to us so obnoxiously that it doesn't interfere with our ability to hate him: "I just know that the Taj Mahal is in Agra. I mean, I just know this. I've known this ever since I was a little kid." (Miss Alli's Mom: "'Because I lived in India for two years.'") Back in the Shower-Fresh cab, Drew is offering to take over the driving if the driver is that confused. Driver says no, and Drew notices that suddenly, Driver speaks English. Yep.